The general election for the Legislative Council was held in February 1983.
The seven members of the Legislative Council were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.
Political Parties & Candidates
Twenty-two candidates contested the elections; the People’s Liberation Movement (PLM) led by Chief Minister John Osborne; and the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) both nominated seven, the United National Front (UNF) nominated four, with the other four candidates running as independents, three of which contested the Northern constituency.
The People’s Liberation Movement (PLM) led by John A. Osborne retained the parliamentary majority in government but with a reduced parliamentary majority, winning five of the seven seats in the Legislative Council. The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) was the other party contesting the election.
Voter turnout was 74.7% of the 6,213 registered voters.
Osborne continued in his second term as Chief Minister.