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British Virgin Islands General Election Results - 27 November 1950

General Elections were held in the British Virgin Islands on 27 November 1950 for all five seats in the Legislative Council.

Electoral System

The British Virgin Islands elects on territorial level to a unicameral legislature. In the Legislative Council, there four at large Elected Members of the Singular Constituency. The Council also includes a Commissioner, two Financial Officials, one Nominated Official Member, and two Nominated Unofficial Members. There was no Legal Official (the Attorney General sat in Antigua).

Background

This was the first election held in the British Virgin Islands after the decision to restore the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands.

Political Parties & Candidates

There were no political parties in the Territory at the time, nor any system of Ministerial government. 

Results

The four persons elected to the inaugural Legislative Council were:

  • Isaac Glanville Fonseca
  • H.R. Penn, MBE
  • Carlton L.E. de Castro
  • John Charles Brudenell-Bruce, MBE
ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 4 at-large Elected Members of the Singular Constituency
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Mon, 27 Nov 1950
First Meeting of Parliament Tue, 5 Dec 1950
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