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British Virgin Islands General Election Results - 30 September 1954

General Elections were held in the British Virgin Islands on 30 September 1954 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 are six representatives elected for a three year term - one elected for each of four districts, and two members in the second district. The Council also includes a President, two Official Members (Appointed by the Governor), and two Nominated Members (Appointed by the Governor).

Background

The 1954 election was the first election to employ districting. The Territory was divided into five districts, the largest of which (the 2nd District - Road Town) would have two members.

Political Parties & Candidates

At the time candidates were not affiliated with political parties.

Results

The following candidates were elected to the Legislative Council:

District Member(s)
1st District Wilfred W. Smith
2nd District
(two members)
H.R. Penn, MBE
Isaac G. Fonseca
3rd District Edwin H. Leonard
4th District Leslie Franklyn Malone
5th District Theodolph Faulkner
ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 5 single-member constituencies
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Thu, 30 Sep 1954
First Meeting of Parliament Sat, 16 Oct 1954
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