A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA), or a MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE (ML), is a representative elected by the voters of a constituency to the legislature or legislative assembly of a sub-national jurisdiction.
* 1 Australia
* 2 Brazil
Members of the Legislative Assembly use the suffix MP in New South
In Western Australia , Northern Territory , Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island , members are known as MLAs. However the suffix MP is also commonly used. South Australia and Tasmania have a House of Assembly and denote its members MHA.
In Victoria members can use either MP or MLA.
In federal parliament, members of the House of Representatives are designated MP and not MHR.
In Brazil, Members of all 26 Legislative Assemblies (Portuguese : Assembléias Legislativas) are called deputados estaduais (English: state deputies). The Federal District Legislative Assembly is actually called Legislative Chamber (Portuguese : Câmara Legislativa), and is composed by deputados distritais (English: districtual deputies). Unlike the federal legislative body, which is bicameral , Brazilian states legislatures are unicameral . Members of the Lower House are also called deputies, but they are deputados federais (English: federal deputies).
Members of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia , Alberta , Saskatchewan , Manitoba , New Brunswick , Nova Scotia (despite being a House of Assembly), Prince Edward Island and in the three territories (Yukon , NWT and Nunavut ) are known as MLAs.
Members of the
Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands
Main article: Member of the Legislative Assembly (India)
A Member of Legislative Assembly are elected on the basis of adult suffrage.The limit of the maximum number of members are in a state is 500 and the minimum number is 60. Some MLAs may have triple responsibilities: as an MLA, as a cabinet minister of a department and as a chief minister of that state.
Members of the
Northern Ireland Assembly
The Assembly was suspended on October 14, 2002 but the persons
elected to it at the 2003 Assembly Election were called together on 15
May 2006 under the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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United States of America
The formal name varies from state to state. In 24 states, the legislature is simply called the Legislature, or the State Legislature, while in 19 states, the legislature is called the General Assembly. In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the legislature is called the General Court, while North Dakota and Oregon designate the legislature as the Legislative Assembly.
Just as a member of the
United States House of Representatives