Esmond I Forde is Tunapuna's new Member of Parliament. Outstanding service as an elected Councillor for the Auzonville/Tunapuna region since 2010 has placed him in an elite group of PNM representatives who have risen to represent their constituencies by building from the ground. Tunapuna-born and bred, and resident in the community, Esmond received his primary education at the Tunapuna Anglican School and subsequently attended Hillview College and the St. Augustine Secondary School. He later earned a Certificate in Mass Media and Communications from the UWI School of Continuing Studies and a Certificate in Marketing and Public Relations from the LCCI.

His working career began in 1983 with the National Insurance Board where he held several positions, including that of Public Relations Officer – Education and Publicity. From 1995 he held a number of management positions at Automotive Components Ltd. and up until 2003 was Manager of the Services Division. In April of 2013 he resigned his position as Export Sales Executive, Lensyl Products Ltd., a post he had held since 2010. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Authority and the Eastern Credit Union.

Esmond Forde has been a member of the executive of the Tunapuna Constituency and an active member of the Party Group in his area for several years. He was drawn to service as a Councillor because of his love of people, sports and interest in the development of his home community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Men’s Ministry of the Reformation Life Centre Full Gospel Church and serves on the executive of the Tunapuna Evangelical Association of Ministers (T.E.A.M). He was President of the Tacarigua Presbyterian School PTA from 1998 to 2002 and President and member of the Parent Support Group of Bishop's Anstey and Trinity College East from 2003 to 2007. He is also an Honorary Member of two major sporting groups in Tunapuna and is active in community social work.