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General Election Results - 5 October 1993
Parliament Building, Bermuda

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.

Results

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

Voter turnout was 78.33%

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 20 double-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast 26,572
Registered Voters 33,922
Voter Turnout 78.33%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Mon, 9 Nov 1998
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Frederick WADE
Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
  Photo John SWAN
United Bermuda Party (UBP)
  Photo Gilbert DARRELL
National Liberal Party (NLP)
RELATED RESOURCES
Bermuda Constitution Order (1968) Download report
Parliamentary Election Act (1978) Download report
Parliamentary Election Rules (1979) Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PLP
35 candidates
18 seats
23,168 votes
(45.8%)
UBP
40 candidates
22 seats
25,527 votes
(50.5%)
OTHERS
Minor
Parties & Independent Candidates
13 candidates
0 seats
358 votes
(3.7%)
SEATS 21 seats for a majority
PLP 18 seats (+3)
22 seats (-1) UBP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Progressive Labour Party PLP 23,168 45.84% +9.13% 35 18 +3
  United Bermuda Party Winner UBP 25,527 50.51% +0.51% 40 22 -1
  National Liberal Party NLP 1,449 2.87% -6.97% 8 0 -1
  Independent Candidates IND 397 0.79% -2.67% 5 0 -1
  Total   50,541 100% 0% 88 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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