General elections were held in Bermuda on 5 October 1993 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 88 candidates from three parties contested the election, with the United Bermuda Party (UBP) presenting a full slate of 40 candidates; the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) presenting 35 candidates; and the National Liberal Party (NLP) presenting eight candidates. There were also five independent candidates.
It was the first General Election to be fought with the new lower voting age of 18; and both main parties agreed the youth vote was a powerful factor, with the PLP thought to be the main beneficiary.
The result was a victory for Premier John Swan's United Bermuda Party (UBP), which won 22 of the 40 seats in the House of Assembly. The Progressive Labour Party (PLP), led by Frederick Wade won the remaining 18 seats.
Voter turnout was 78.33%