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Montserrat General Election Results - 25 August 1987

The general election for the Legislative Council was held on Tuesday, 25 August 1987.

Electoral System

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

Political Parties & Candidates

Three political parties contested the 1987 election – the People's Liberation Movement (PLM) led by Chief Minister John Osborne; the National Development Party (NDP); and the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).

Results

The People’s Liberation Movement (PLM) led by John A. Osborne won a third term in office, but with a further reduced parliamentary majority, winning four of the seven seats in the Legislative Council.  The National Development Party (NDP) won two seats, while the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) won a single seat. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 71.2% of the 7,461 registered voters.

Post-election

Osborne continued in his third term as Chief Minister.
ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 7 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 5,122
Invalid Votes 191
Total Votes Cast 5,313
Registered Voters 7,461
Voter Turnout 71.21%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of Legislative Assembly -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Tue, 25 Aug 1987
SUMMARY RESULTS
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
People's Liberation Movement PLM 2,298 44.87% - 4
National Devleopment Party NDP 1,714 33.46% - 2
Progressive Democratic Party PDP 1,110 21.67% - 1
Total 5,122 100% - 7
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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