General Elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 4 December 1961 for all 30 seats in the House of Representatives. The number of seats had been incresed from 24 prior to the election.
The 30 members of the House of Representatives are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.
Political Parties & Candidates
A total of 69 candidates and four political parties contested the 1961 election.
The result was a victory for the People's National Movement, which won 20 of the 30 seats.
Trinidad & Tobago formally achieved its independence from Britain and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations on 31 August 1962.
Voter turnout was 88.11%.