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British Virgin Islands General Election Results - 11 November 1983

General Elections were held in the British Virgin Islands on 11 November 1983 for all nine seats in the Legislative Council.

Electoral System

The British Virgin Islands elects on territorial level to a unicameral legislature. The Legislative Council consists of 11 members; nine elected representatives for a four year term, the Attorney General (non-voting, ex officio member) and one elected Speaker.

Results

The result was a victory for the opposition United Party in coalition with independent candidate Cyril Romney over the governing Virgin Islands Party (VIP) led by former Chief Minister Lavity Stoutt. Each major party won four seats, and Cyril Romney was the sole remaining elected independent.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 73.1%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 9 single-member constituencies
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day Tue, 1 Nov 1983
Polling Day Fri, 11 Nov 1983
First Meeting of Parliament -
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo H. Lavity STOUTT
Virgin Islands Party (VIP)
  Photo Ralph T. O'NEAL
BVI United Party (UP)
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