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Barbados By-Election Results: St. Joseph - 21 May 1958

The By-Election was held on 5 May 1958.

Parties & Candidates

There were four candidates contesting the election - Glenroy Straughn for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Wilfred Coward, for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), and two independent candidates.

Results

The result was victory for Glenroy Straughn of the BLP with 46.88% of the vote.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 60.7%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Nomination Day 5 May 1958
Election Day 21 May 1958
Number of Candidates 4
Number of Registered Electors 4,107 (1,756 M, 2,351 F)
Number of Electors who voted 2,493 (1,165 M, 1,328 F)
Voter Turnout 60.7%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Candidate Party Votes % Votes
  GLENROY E.S. STRAUGHN Winner BLP 1,112 46.88%
  Wilfred R. Coward DLP 926 39.04%
  Joseph N.T. Kellman IND 249 10.50%
  Louis A. Vaughn IND 85 3.58%
  Total Valid Votes - 2,372 -
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Key
  Bajan Free Party   NDP = National Democratic Party   United Progressive Party
  Barbados Integrity Movement   People's Democratic Congress   WPB = Workers Party of Barbados
  Barbados Labour Party   PEP = People's Empowerment Party   Independent Candidate
  Democratic Labour Party   PPA = People's Political Alliance   *incumbent
  Kingdom Government of Barbados   Solutions Barbados   ** Political Leader
Sources
Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission
Bajan Free Party (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/Bajan-Free-Party-BFP-HonAlex-MitchellEl-1767331239973521/
Barbados Integrity Movement (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/barbdaosintegritymovement/?ref=py_c
Barbados Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.blp.org.bb/
Coalition of United Party. (2018) Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/alexmitchell.el/
Democratic Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from http://dlpbarbados.org/site/
Solutions Barbados. (2018). Retrieved from https://solutionsbarbados.com/
United Progressive Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://uppbarbados.org/
Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2018). Barbados. Retrieved from http://archive.ipu.org/parline/reports/2025_E.htm
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