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Barbados By-Election Results: St. Peter - 19 July 1984 & 22 November 1984
ROUND 1 - 19 JULY 1984

The resignation of Mr. Burton Hinds, Member of Parliament and the Barbados Labour Party representative for the St. Peter, resulted in the 1984 By-Election.

Parties & Candidates

There were five candidates contesting the election - Owen, for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), and Sybil Leacock, for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), and three independent candidates.

Results

The result was victory for Sybil leacock of the DLP with 49.29% of the vote and a single-vote margin.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 74.2%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Nomination Day 4 Jul 1984
Election Day 19 Jul 1984
Number of Candidates 5
Number of Registered Electors 7,613
Number of Electors who voted 5,647 (2,664 M, 2,983 F)
Voter Turnout 74.2%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Candidate Party Votes % Votes
  SYBIL LEACOCK DLP 2,765 49.29%
  Owen Arthur BLP 2,764 49.29%
  Glenroy Straughn IND 32 0.57%
  Martin Cadogan IND 29 0.52%
  Everton Greene IND 20 0.36%
  Total Valid Votes - 5,610 -
 
ROUND 2 - 22 NOVEMBER 1984

The Supreme Court of Judicature on 6 September 1984 ruled that the election held on 19 July 1984 at which Mrs. Sybil Leacock was declared elected was null and void on account of errors made by election officals.

A second by-election was held on 22 November 1984.

Parties & Candidates

There were four candidates contesting the second by-election - Owen, for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), and Sybil Leacock, for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), and two independent candidates.

Results

The result was a reversal of the July outcome, with Owen Arthur of the BLP winning the seat with 51.83% of the vote.

Voter Turnout

There was a higher voter turnout of 78.7%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Nomination Day 7 Nov 1984
Election Day 22 Nov 1984
Number of Candidates 4
Number of Registered Electors 7,745
(3,731 M, 3, 217 F)
Number of Electors who voted 6,095
(2,872 M, 3,217 F)
Voter Turnout 78.7%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Candidate Party Votes % Votes
  OWEN ARTHUR* BLP 3,145 51.83%
  Sybil Leacock DLP 2,907 47.91%
  Martin Cadogan IND 24 <0.01%
  Everton Greene IND 20 <0.01%
  Total Valid Votes - 6,067 -
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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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