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Dominica General Election Results - 15 August 1957

General elections were held in Dominica on 15 August 1957 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

Two political parties – the Dominical Labour Party (DLP) and the People's National Movement (PNM) and nine independent candidates contested the election.

Results

The DLP won 3 seats, the PNM 2 seats, and 3 seats are won by independent candidates.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 75.6%.

Post-Election

On 1 January 1960, Britain grants Dominica self-government, with a Legislative Council and a Chief Minister.  Frank Baron became Dominica’s first Chief Minister.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 8 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 16,626
Invalid Votes 1,013
Total Votes Cast 17,639
Population 64,000
Voting Age Population 28,544
Registered Voters 23,348
Voter Turnout 75.55%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day Fri, 26 Jul 1957
Polling Day Thu, 15 Aug 1957
First Meeting of Parliament -
 
SUMMARY RESULTS
Party Code Votes % votes Seats
Independents IND 16,626 100.00% 8
Total Valid Votes 16,626 100% 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 DUCREAY, Nicholson Alexander Nathaniel Dominica Labour Party
Roseau South BARON, Franklin A.M. Independent
Western HENRY, Elkin Bernard Independen
Southern ST. LUCE, Reyland Patrick Dominica Labour Party
Eastern DIDIER, Lawrence Christian People's National Movement
Northern LAVILLE, Lionel People's National Movement
Portsmouth LEBLANC Edward Oliver Dominica Labour Party
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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