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Dominica General Election Results - 19 August 1954

General elections were held in Dominica on 19 August 1954 for the 8 elected seats in the Legislative Council using a first-past-the-post system. 

Electoral System

The unicameral Parliament of Dominica, the Legislative Council, was composed of eight elected Representatives, in single-member constituencies through a first-past-the-post system.

Parties & Candidates

No political parties contested the elections and all candidates ran as independents. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 70.3%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 8 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 15,749
Invalid Votes 997
Total Votes Cast 16,746
Population 55,000
Voting Age Population 24,310
Registered Voters 23,835
Voter Turnout 70.26%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Thu, 19 Aug 1954
First Meeting of Parliament -
 
SUMMARY RESULTS
Party Code Votes % votes Seats
Independents IND 15,749 100.00% 8
Total Valid Votes 15,749 100% 8
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ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
The Dominica House of Assembly has 8 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies.
Constituency Representative Party
Roseau North STEWART-BOYD, J. Alison Independent
Roseau South BARON, Franklin Andrew Merrifield Independent
Western CHARLES, John Baptiste Independent
Southern ST. LUCE, Reyland Patrick Independent
Eastern DIDIER, Lawrence Christian Independent
Northern LAVILLE, Lionel Independent
Portsmouth DOUGLAS, Robert Bernard Independent
North Western SHILLINGFORD, Howell Donald Independent
Key
DLP = Dominica Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Electoral Office of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
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