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General Election Results - 18 May 1976
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in Bermuda on 18 May 1976 for all 36 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 76 candidates from two parties contested the election, with the United Bermuda Party (UBP) presenting a 39 candidates and the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) presenting 36 candidates. There was also one independent candidate.

Results

The result was a victory for the United Bermuda Party (UBP), led by John Sharpe, which won 25 of the 40 seats in  the House of Assembly. The Progressive Labour Party (PLP), led by Lois Browne-Evans, won the 11 remaining seats.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 18 double-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast 34,370
Registered Voters -
Voter Turnout -%  
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Tue, 18 May 1976
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Lois BROWNE-EVANS
Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
  Photo John SHARPE
United Bermuda Party (UBP)
RELATED RESOURCES
Bermuda Constitution Order (1968) Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PLP
36 candidates
11 seats
15,246 votes
(44.4%)
UBP
39 candidates
25 seats
19,091 votes
(55.5%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
1 candidate
0 seats
33 votes
(0.1%)
SEATS 19 seats for a majority
PLP 11 seats (+1)
25 seats (-5) UBP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Progressive Labour Party PLP 15,246 44.36% +6.13% 36 11 +1
  United Bermuda Party Winner UBP 19,091 55.55% -6.23% 39 25 -5
  Independent Candidates IND 33 0.10% +0.10% 1 0 -
  Total   34,370 100% 0% 76 36 -4
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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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