General elections were held in Bermuda on 11 December 1980 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 83 candidates from two parties contested the election, with both the United Bermuda Party (UBP) and the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) each presenting a full slate of 40 candidates. There were also three independent candidates.
The result was a victory for the ruline United Bermuda Party (UBP) of Premier David Gibbons, which won 22 of the 40 seats in the House of Assembly. The Progressive Labour Party (PLP), led by Lois Browne Evans, won the 18 remaining seats.
In 18 constituencies both elected members were from the same party, whilst two constituencies elected one member of the United Bermuda Party and one from the Progressive Labour Party.
Voter turnout was 79.84%.