Bahamian general election, 1962

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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 2 May 1962,[1] the first under universal suffrage.[2] Whilst the Progressive Liberal Party won the most votes, the United Bahamian Party won the most seats, largely as a result of gerrymandering.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Progressive Liberal Party 32,261 43.9 8
United Bahamian Party 26,500 36.1 18
Labour Party 3,049 4.1 1
Independents 11,516 15.7 6
Invalid/blank votes - -
Total 73,326 100 33
Source: Hughes

Elected MPs[edit]

Number Name Party District Ethnicity
1 Stafford Sands United Bahamian Party New Providence - Nassau City (first place) White
2 Raymond W. Sawyer United Bahamian Party New Providence - Nassau City (second place) White
3 Roland Symonette United Bahamian Party New Providence East Central (first place) White
4 Eugene Dupuch Independent New Providence East Central (second place) White
5 Arthur Hanna Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East (first place) Black
6 Geoffrey Johnstone United Bahamian Party New Providence East (second place) White
7 Paul Adderley Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West (first place) Black
8 Milo Butler Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West (second place) Black
9 Lynden Pindling Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South Central (first place) Black
10 Orville Turnquest Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South Central (second place) Black
11 S.S. Bethel Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South (first place) Black
12 Randol Fawlkes Labour Party New Providence South (second place) Black
13 Harold Degregory Independent Grand Bahama & Bimini White
14 Clarence Bain Progressive Liberal Party Andros & Berry Islands (first place) Black
15 John Stevenson Progressive Liberal Party Andros & Berry Islands (second place) Black
16 Leonard Thompson Independent Abaco (first place) White
17 F.H. Christie United Bahamian Party Abaco (second place) White
18 J.H. Bethell United Bahamian Party Abaco (third place) White
19 J.T. Albury United Bahamian Party Harbour Island (first place) White
19 G.D. Foster Clarke United Bahamian Party Harbour Island (second place) White
20 Alvin Braynen Independent Harbour Island (third place) White
21 George Baker United Bahamian Party Eleuthera (first place) White
22 Charles Trevor Kelly United Bahamian Party Eleuthera (second place) White
23 Useph Baker United Bahamian Party Eleuthera (third place) White
24 G.K. Kelly United Bahamian Party Cat Island White
25 Harold G. Christie United Bahamian Party Cat Island White
26 Robert Symonette United Bahamian Party Exuma (first place) White
27 F.H. Brown United Bahamian Party Exuma (second place) White
28 Roy M. Solomon United Bahamian Party Rum Cay & San Salvador White
29 Peter Graham United Bahamian Party Long Island (first place) White
30 Donald D’albenas United Bahamian Party Long Island (second place) White
31 B.T. Kelly United Bahamian Party Crooked Islands, Long Cay, & Acklins White
32 Bernard Dupuch Independent Mayaguana & Inagua Islands White
Source: Hughes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, C (1981) Race and Politics in the Bahamas ISBN 978-0-312-66136-6
  2. ^ Brief History Of Voting In The Bahamas Government of Bahamas
  3. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p73 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6