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Grenada General Election Results - 10 October 1951

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General elections were held in Grenada on 10 October 1951, the first to be held under universal suffrage.

Electoral System

The eight members of the Legislative Council were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.  The Legislative Council however had few powers.  The role of head of government remained with the Administrator.

Results

Eric Gairy's Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union (GMMWU) won six of the eight seats. The Action Council (AC) won the remaining two seats.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 70.21%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 8 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 20,622
Invalid Votes 2,819
Total Votes Cast 23,441
Registered Voters 33,389
Voter Turnout 70.21%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Wed, 10 Oct 1951
First Meeting of Parliament -
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
  Action Council AC 5,195 25.09% 8 2
  Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union MMWU 14,197 68.84% 8 6
  Independent Candidates IND 1,250 6.06% 5 0
  Total Valid Votes Total 20,622 100% 21 8
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Constituency   Representative Party
St. George's Town   Theophilus Albert MARRYSHOW Action Council
St. George Parish   Eric Matthew GAIRY Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union
St. John/St. Mark   H.A. McKIE Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union
St. Patrick   R.C.P. MOORE Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union
St. Andrew North  

Ruthven Alison KEENS-DOUGLAS

Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union
St. Andrew South   Franklyn Carlyle NOEL Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union
St. David   Thomas Joseph GIBBS Grenada Mental and Manual Workers Union
Carriacou   C. St. B. SYLVESTER Action Council
SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND CANDIDATE
Constituency Candidate Party  Votes Vote%
St. George's Town T.A. MARRYSHOW Winner AC 1,118 56.21%
A. RADIX MMWU 871 43.79%
St. George Parish E.A. MITCHELL AC 778 18.23%
E.M. GAIRY Winner MMWU 3,490 81.77%
St. John/St. Mark C.G. FERGUSON AC 594 20.65%
H.A. McKIE Winner MMWU 2,119 73.65%
G.A. GLEAN IND 164 5.70%
St. Patrick W.E. COPLAND AC 738 27.89%
R.C.P. MOORE Winner MMWU 1,908 72.11%
St. Andrew North R.O. WILLIAMS AC 425 22.75%
R.A. KEENS-DOUGLAS Winner MMWU 1,352 72.38%
C.W. MORRISON IND 91 4.87%
St. Andrew South T.E. NOBLE-SMITH AC 242 9.28%
F.C. NOEL Winner MMWU 1,729 66.27%
D.T. SYLVESTER IND 638 24.45%
St. David L.C.J. THOMAS AC 133 6.09%
T.J. GIBBS Winner MMWU 1,693 77.55%
D.W. RADIX IND 345 15.80%
L. SARGEANT IND 12 0.55%
Carriacou C. ST.B. SYLVESTER Winner AC 1,147 52.57%
F.B. PATTERSON MMWU 1,035 47.43%
SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND PARTY
Constituency AC MMVU IND Valid Votes
St. George's Town 1,118 871 - 1,989
St. George Parish 778 3,490 - 4,268
St. John/St. Mark 594 2,119 164 2,877
St. Patrick 738 1,908 - 2,646
St. Andrew North 425 1,352 91 1,868
St. Andrew South 242 1,729 638 2,609
St. David 133 1,693 357 2,183
Carriacou 1,147 1,035 - 2,182
Total 5,175 14,197 1,250 20,622
Key
NNP = New National Party; NDC = New Democratic Congress; ULP = United Labour Platform; GULP = Grenada United Labour Platform; PLM = People's Labour Movement; GOD = Good Old Democracy; MBPM = Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement; URP = United Republican Party; CDLP = Christian Democratic Labour Party; GFLP = Grenada Federated Labour Party;IND = Independent; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Grenada Parliamentary Elections Office
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