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Grenada General Election Results - 28 February 1972

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General elections were held in Grenada on 28 February 1972. The number of seats in the Legislative Council was increased by five to 15.

Electoral System

The 15 members of the Legislative Council were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.

Political Parties & Candidates

Two political parties contested the election - the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP) and the Grenada National Party (GNP). Each party presented a full slate of 15 candidates.

Results

The result was a victory for the Grenada United Labour Party, which won 13 of the 15 seats and 58.5% of the vote. The Grenada National Party won the two remaining seats and 41.2% of the vote. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 83.49%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 15 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 34,244
Invalid Votes 435
Total Votes Cast 34,679
Registered Voters 41,538
Voter Turnout 83.49%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day Thu, 10 F2b 1972
Polling Day Mon, 28 Feb 1972
First Meeting of Parliament -
ELECTORAL LEGISLATION View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
Grenada House of Representatives Election Act (1958) Download
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
  Grenada United Labour Party Winner GULP 20,158 58.81% 15 13
  Grenada National Party GNP 14,086 41.19% 15 2
  Total Valid Votes Total 34,244 100% 30 15
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Constituency   Representative Party
Carriacou   Herbert A. BLAIZE Grenada National Party
St. Andrew South East   Hubert ALEXIS Grenada United Labour Party
St. Andrew South West   David SYLVESTER Grenada United Labour Party
St. Andrew North East   Waple NEDD Grenada United Labour Party
St. Andrew North West   Nadia BENJAMIN Grenada United Labour Party
St. David   Cynthia GAIRY Grenada United Labour Party
Town of St. George   John MORRIS Grenada United Labour Party
St. George North East   Franklyn DOLLAND Grenada United Labour Party
St. George North West   George HOSTEN Grenada United Labour Party
St. George South East   Armond WILLIAMS Grenada United Labour Party
St. George South   Eric M. GAIRY Grenada United Labour Party
St. John   Herbert PREUDHOMME Grenada United Labour Party
St. Mark   Albert FORSYTHE Grenada United Labour Party
St. Patrick East   Oliver PAEBURN Grenada United Labour Party
St. Patrick West   Wellington FRIDAY Grenada National Party
SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND CANDIDATE
Constituency Registered
Voters
Candidate Party  Votes Vote%
Carriacou 2,673 Herbert A. BLAIZE Winner GNP 1,632 75.21%
Michael CAESAR GULP 538 24.79%
St. Andrew South East 1,958 Hubert ALEXIS Winner GULP 1,102 64.94%
Ralph BOHLA GNP 595 35.06%
St. Andrew South West 3,306 David SYLVESTER Winner GULP 1,572 54.11%
Harry OGILVIE GNP 1,333 45.89%
St. Andrew North East 2,571 Waple NEDD Winner GULP 1,461 72.15%
Vernon SIMON GNP 564 27.85%
St. Andrew North West 1,841 Nadia BENJAMIN Winner GULP 1,166 69.99%
Ben JONES GNP 500 30.01%
St. David 4,454 Cynthia GAIRY Winner GULP 2,404 65.58%
Unison WHITEMAN GNP 1,262 34.42%
Town of St. George 3,381 John MORRIS Winner GULP 1,229 50.43%
Hudson SCIPIO GNP 1,208 49.57%
St. George North East 3,251 Franklyn DOLLAND Winner GULP 1,502 53.80%
F.G. O'NEAL GNP 1,290 46.20%
St. George North West 2,204 George HOSTEN Winner GULP 1,341 70.62%
Keith MITCHELL GNP 558 29.38%
St. George South East 2,620 Armond WILLIAMS Winner GULP 1,328 63.33%
Gordon RENWICK GNP 769 36.67%
St. George South 2,726 Eric M. GAIRY Winner GULP 1,548 70.81%
Selwyn STRAGHAN GNP 638 29.19%
St. John 3,731 Herbert PREUDHOMME Winner GULP 1,777 60.30%
John A. BRANCH GNP 1,170 39.70%
St. Mark 1,883 Albert FORSYTHE Winner GULP 1,037 62.77%
Rupert JAPAL GNP 615 37.23%
St. Patrick East 2,207 Oliver PAEBURN Winner GULP 965 55.75%
Wilberforce NYACK GNP 766 44.25%
St. Patrick West 2,723 Wellington FRIDAY Winner GNP 1,185 50.02%
Winston WHYTE GULP 1,184 49.98%
SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND PARTY
Constituency Registered Voters GULP GNP Valid Votes Voter Turnout
Carriacou 2,673 538 1,632 2,170 81.18%
St. Andrew South East 1,958 1,102 595 1,697 86.67%
St. Andrew South West 3,306 1,576 1,333 2,909 87.99%
St. Andrew North East 2,571 1,461 564 2,025 78.76%
St. Andrew North West 1,841 1,166 500 1,666 90.49%
St. David 4,454 2,404 1,262 3,666 82.31%
Town of St. George 3,381 1,229 1,208 2,437 72.08%
St. George North East 3,251 1,502 1,292 2,794 85.94%
St. George North West 2,204 1,341 558 1,899 86.16%
St. George South East 2,629 1,328 768 2,096 79.73%
St. George South 2,726 1,548 638 2,186 80.19%
St. John 3,731 1,777 1,170 2,947 78.99%
St. Mark 1,883 1,037 615 1,652 87.73%
St. Patrick East 2,207 965 766 1,731 78.43%
St. Patrick West 2,723 1,184 1,185 2,369 87.00%
Total 41,538 20,158 14,086 34,244 82.44%
Key
NNP = New National Party; NDC = New Democratic Congress; GEM = Grenada Empowerment Movement; GPM = Grenada Progressive Movement; GRP = Grenada Renaissance Party; GUPM = Grenada United Patriotic Movement; TLP = The Liberal Partry; TPP= The Progress Party; 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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