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British Virgin Islands General Election Results - 1 September 1975

General Elections were held in the British Virgin Islands on 1 September 1975 for all seven 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 seven representatives elected for a four year term - one elected per district. The Council also includes a Speaker, Attorney General, one Financial Official, and one Nominated Member.

Results

The 1975 General Elections did not produce a clear majority for any party and the loyalties, which appeared to have existed prior to and in the course of the election campaign, fell apart in the aftermath.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 74.6%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 7 single-member constituencies
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day Fri, 8 Aug 1975
Polling Day Mon, 1 Sep 1975
First Meeting of Parliament -
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  Photo H. Lavity STOUTT
Virgin Islands Party (VIP)
  Photo Walwyn BREWLEY
BVI United Party (UP)
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