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Antigua and Barbuda General Election Results - 20 December 1951
Parliament Chamber, Antigua and Barbuda

General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 20 December 1951.

Electoral System

The eight elected members of the Legislative Council  were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post.

Background

The election was the first in Antigua and Barbuda to be held under universal suffrage.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 12 candidates were nominated to contest the General Elections in the eight constituencies: Antigua Labour Party (ALP) – 8; Independents – 4.

Results

Vere Bird formed the Antigua Labour Party in 1951 and led the party to victory, winning all 8 seats on the legislative council.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 70.33%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 8 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 4,785
Invalid Votes 58
Total Votes Cast 4,843
Registered Voters 6,886
Voter Turnout 70.33%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day

Thu, 20 Dec 1951

First Meeting of Parliament Thu, 3 Jan 1952  
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes
  Antigua Labour Party Winner ALP 4,182 87.40% 8 8
  Independent Candidates IND 603 12.60% 4 -
  Total Valid Votes   4,785 100% 12 8
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ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
Constituency   Representative Party
St. John's City North   Lionel A. HURST Antigua Labour Party
St. John's City South/Barbuda   Edmund H. LAKE Antigua Labour Party
St. John's Rural West   Vere C. BIRD Antigua Labour Party
St. John's Rural South   Novelle H. RICHARDS Antigua Labour Party
St. George/St. John Rural North   Denfield W. HURST Antigua Labour Party
St. Mary   Bradley T. CARROTT Antigua Labour Party
St. Peter/St. Philip   Donald M. SHEPPARD Antigua Labour Party
St. Paul   Ernest E. WILLIAMS Antigua Labour Party
Key
ABLP = Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party; UPP = United Progressive Partry; ABTLP = Antigua and Barbuda True Labour Party; BPM = Barbuda Preople's Movemnet; ABPM = Antigua Barbuda People's Movement; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission. http://www.abec.gov.ag/
Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party. https://www.ablpantigua.com/
Antigua Barbuda True Labour Party. https://www.facebook.com/truelabourite/
Democratic National Alliance. https://www.facebook.com/DNAAntiguaBarbuda/
United Progressive Party. www.http://unitedprogressive.party
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