General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 1 November 1956.
The eight elected members of the Legislative Council were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post.
The election was the second in Antigua and Barbuda to be held under universal suffrage.
Political Parties & Candidates
A total of 14 candidates were nominated to contest the General Elections in the eight constituencies: Antigua Labour Party (ALP) – 8; Antigua National Party - 4; Post Union – 2.
The Antigua Labour Party retained all 8 seats and the party's leader Vere Bird became Minister of Trade and Production after a ministerial system of government was established.
Voter turnout was 57.02%.