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Antigua and Barbuda General Election Results - 29 November 1960
Parliament Chamber, Antigua and Barbuda

General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 29 November 1960.

Electoral System

The 10 elected members of the Legislative Council  were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post.

Background

The election was the third in Antigua and Barbuda to be held under universal suffrage and the fourth general election held during Antigua and Barbuda's history as a colonial territory of the British Empire. It was the only general election held in the territory during its membership of the West Indies Federation, a brief attempt to create a federal state in the British West Indies.

The number seats on the Legislative Council was increased by two for the 1960 eleciton.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 14 candidates were nominated to contest the General Elections in the eight constituencies: Antigua Labour Party (ALP) – 10; Antigua Democratic Labour Party - 2; Barbuda Democratic Movement – 1; and Independent - 1.

Results

The election was won by the governing Antigua Labour Party. ALP leader Vere Bird was re-elected as Chief Minister of Antigua. Bird had served as the first Chief Minister of Antigua since 1 January 1960.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 37.98%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 10 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 2,503
Invalid Votes 56
Total Votes Cast 2,559
Registered Voters 6,738
Voter Turnout 37.98%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Sat, 29 Oct 1960
Nomination Day Mon, 21 Nov 1960
Polling Day

Tue, 29 Nov 1960

First Meeting of Parliament Sat, 3 Dec 1960  
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Antigua Labour Party Winner ALP 2,128 85.02% -1.67% 10 10 -
  Antigua Democratic Labour Party ADLP 66 2.60% +2.60% 2 - -
  Barbuda Democratic Movement BDM 151 6.03% +6.03% 1 - -
  Independent Candidates IND 158 6.31% +6.31% 1 - -
  Total Valid Votes   6,355 100% - 14 10 +2
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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   Edmund H. LAKE Antigua Labour Party
St. John's Rural West   Vere C. BIRD Antigua Labour Party
St. John's Rural South   George A. SHEPPARD Antigua Labour Party
St. John Rural North   Denfield W. HURST Antigua Labour Party
St. George   Joseph M. LAWRENCE Antigua Labour Party
St. Mary   Christian T. SIMON Antigua Labour Party
St. Peter/St. Philip   Donald M. SHEPPARD Antigua Labour Party
St. Paul   Ernest E. WILLIAMS Antigua Labour Party
Barbuda   McChesney B.D. GEORGE 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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