1961 Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla general election

General elections were held in Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla on 16 November 1961.[1] The result was a victory for the Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Labour Party, which won seven of the ten elected seats.

Background

A new constitution came into force on 1 January 1960, providing for a 13-member Legislative Council with ten elected members, two nominated members and one ex officio member, the Crown Law Officer.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Labour Party 7,808 64.48 7 +2
People's Political Movement 1,346 11.12 0 New
United National Movement 876 7.23 2 New
Independents 2,079 17.17 1 –2
Appointed members 3 –3
Total 12,109 100.00 13 –1
Valid votes 12,109 96.19
Invalid/blank votes 479 3.81
Total votes 12,588 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 18,310 68.75
Source: Nohlen, O'Flaherty[3]

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p574 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ S. Steinberg The Statesman's Year-Book: Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1961 p442
  3. ^ Victoria Borg O'Flaherty (2004) 20th century election results in St. Kitts - Nevis, The National Archives, pp18–21

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