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Montserrat General Election Results - 1966

The general election for the Legislative Council was held in 1966. 

Electoral System

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

Political Parties & Candidates

Twenty candidates contested the elections; the Montserrat Labour Party (MLP), led by Chief Minister William Henry Bramble, had a full slate of seven candidates, the Montserrat Workers' Progressive Party (MWPP) nominated five, with the remaining eight running as independents.

Results

The result was a victory for the Montserrat Labour Party, which won five of the seven seats in the Legislative Council. The MWPP won one seat and the remaining seat was won by an independent candidate.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 53.6% of the 7,265 registered voters.

Post-election

MLP leader William Henry Bramble remained Chief Minister.
ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 7 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 3,937
Invalid Votes 69
Total Votes Cast 4,006
Registered Voters 7,265
Voter Turnout 55.14%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of Legislative Assembly -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day 1966
SUMMARY RESULTS
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
Montserrat Labour Party MLP 2,395 60.83% 7 5
Montserrat Workers Progressive Party MWPP 611 15.52% 5 1
Independents IND 931 23.65% 8 1
Total 3,937 100% 20 7
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
The unicameral Legislative Council includes 7 members popularly elected to serve five-year terms. The Council was constituted as follows:
Constituency Representative Party
Plymouth Percival Austin BRAMBLE Montserrat Labour Party
Eastern Brunel Wycliffe EDWARDS Montserrat Labour Party
Southern Michael DYER Independent
Northern J.J. HOWE Montserrat Labour Party
North-Western John A. OSBORNE Montserrat Workers Progressive Party
Windward William Henry BRAMBLE Montserrat Labour Party
Central Eustace A. DYER Montserrat Labour Party
Key
MCAP = Movement for Change and Prosperity; MNC = Montserrat National Congress; MULP = Montserrat United Labour Party; PDM = People's Democratic Movement; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Montserrat Electoral Commission
Emmanuel, Patrick A. (1992) Elections & Party Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean 1944-1991, Caribbean Development Research Service, pp10–24

 

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