Brantley and others v Constituency Boundaries Commission and others

St Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla – Constitutional law. The appellants had obtained an interim injunction prohibiting the Governor-General from making a proclamation altering the constituency boundaries of St Christopher and Nevis until the determination of their legal challenge or further order. That order was discharged and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal upheld that discharge on the basis that the interim injunction had come too late, because it held that the proclamation had already been made. The Privy Council, in allowing the appellants' appeal, held that the dissolution of the National Assembly had occurred before the impugned proclamation had been made. Accordingly, the proclamation, if valid, did not govern the election which followed that dissolution.

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