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General Election Results - 7 June 1972
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in Bermuda on 7 June 1972 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

A total of 75 candidates from two parties contested the election, with the United Bermuda Party (UBP) presenting a fully slate of 40 candidates and the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) presenting 35 candidates.

Results

The result was a victory for the United Bermuda Party (UBP), led by Edward richards, which won 30 of the 40 seats in  the House of Assembly. The Progressive Labour Party (PLP), led by Lois Browne-Evans, won the 10 remaining seats.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 76.90%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 20 double-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast 17,673
Registered Voters 22,981
Voter Turnout 76.90%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day 7 Jun 1972
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Lois BROWNE-EVANS
Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
  Photo Edward RICHARDS
United Bermuda Party (UBP)
RELATED RESOURCES
Bermuda Constitution Order (1968) Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PLP
35 candidates
10 seats
13,018 votes
(38.2%)
UBP
40 candidates
30 seats
2,036 votes
(61.8%)
SEATS 21 seats for a majority
PLP 10 seats
30 seats UBP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Progressive Labour Party PLP 13,018 38.23% +3.83% 35 10 -
  United Bermuda Party Winner UBP 21,036 61.77% +5.71% 40 30 -
  Total   34,054 100%   75 40 -
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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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