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General Election Results - 22 May 1968
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in Bermuda on 22 May 1968 for all 40 seats in the House of Assembly using a first-past-the-post system. Each constituency returned two members to the House of Assembly.

Political Parties & Candidates

The elections were the first held under equal universal suffrage, as the additional vote for property owners used in the 1963 elections was scrapped, and the voting age lowered from 25 to 21. The Bermuda Demoicratic Party (BDP) lost the three seats it had previously held.

Results

The result was a victory for the United Bermuda Party (UBP), led by Henry Tucker, which won 30 of the 40 seats in  the House of Assembly. The Progressive Labour Party (PLP), led by Walter Robinson, won the 10 remaining seats.

On 10 June Henry Tucker became the territory's first Premier.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 20 double-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast -
Registered Voters -
Voter Turnout -%  
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Wed, 22 May 1968
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Walter ROBINSON
Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
  Photo Henry TUCKER
United Bermuda Party (UBP)
RELATED RESOURCES
Bermuda Constitution Order (1968) Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PLP
- candidates
10 seats
- votes
(-%)
UBP
- candidates
30 seats
- votes
(-%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
- candidates
0 seats
- votes
(-%)
SEATS 21 seats for a majority
PLP 10 seats
30 seats UBP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Number Change
  Progressive Labour Party PLP - 34.40% - 10 -
  United Bermuda Party Winner UBP - 56.60% - 30 -
  Bermuda Democratic Party BDP - 9.00% - 0 -
  Independent Candidates IND 9 0 -
  Total   - - - 36 -
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Key
OBA = One Bermuda Alliance; PLP = Progressive Labour Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Bermuda Parliamentary Registry Office
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