Early general elections were held in Montserrat on 20 September 1973.
The seven members of the Legislative Council were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.
Following the 1970 elections, the next elections were not due until March 1976. However, Bramble asked the Governor to dissolve the Legislative Council on 7 August, resulting in early elections. Bramble claimed that he required a new mandate to combat racism in the island's education system.
Political Parties & Candidates
Fifteen candidates contested the 1973 election. The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), led by Chief Minister Percival Austin Bramble, presented a full slated of seven candidates, while the Montserrat Action Party (MAP) presented two candidates. There were also six independent candidates.
The result was a victory for the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), which won five of the seven seats in the Legislative Council.
Voter turnout was 70.3% of the 5,051 registered voters.
PDP leader Percival Austin Bramble remained Chief Minister.