Bahamian general election, 1967

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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 10 January 1967. The result was a tie between the Progressive Liberal Party and the United Bahamian Party, both of which won 18 seats.[1] In a reversal of the last election (in which the PLP received the most votes but the UBP won the most seats), this time the PLP won fewer votes but was able to form the country's first black-led government with the support of the sole Labour Party MP Randol Fawkes.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
United Bahamian Party 19,408 45.0 18 0
Progressive Liberal Party 18,452 42.8 18 +10
Labour Party 2,118 4.9 1 0
National Democratic Party 0 New
Independents 3,107 7.2 1 -5
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 43,085 100 38 +5
Source: Hughes, Bahamian Fragments

Elected MPs[edit]

Number Name Party District Ethnicity
1 Stafford Sands United Bahamian Party New Providence – Nassau City White
2 Roland Symonette United Bahamian Party New Providence East - Centreville White
3 U. McPhee Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East - Shirlea Black
4 G.D.F. Clarke United Bahamian Party New Providence East – Palmdale White
5 Arthur Hanna Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Anns Town Black
6 Geoffrey Johnstone United Bahamian Party New Providence East – Fort Montagu White
7 C.E. Francis Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Winton Black
8 E.L. Donaldson Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Killarney Black
9 C.C. McMillan Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Fort Charlotte Black
10 Milo Butler Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Bains Town Black
11 C.V. Wallace Whitfield Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Agnes Black
12 A.A. Foulkes Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Grants Town Black
13 J.M. Thompson Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Fort Fincastle Black
14 J.J. Shepherd Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Michaels Black
15 Randol Fawkes Labour Party New Providence South – St. Barnabas Black
16 Clifford Darling Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South - Englerston Black
17 E.S. Moxey Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Coconut Grove Black
18 W.J. Levarity Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama – West End & Bimini Black
19 M.E. Moore Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama Black
20 William Christie United Bahamian Party Andros – Nicholls Town & Berry Islands White
21 C.A. Bain Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Mangrove Cay Black
22 Lynden Pindling Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Kemps Bay Black
23 J.H. Bethell United Bahamian Party Abaco (first place) White
24 Leonard Thompson United Bahamian Party Abaco (second place) White
25 F.H. Christie United Bahamian Party Abaco (third place) White
26 Norman Solomon United Bahamian Party Harbour Island (first place) White
27 Alvin Braynen Independent Harbour Island (second place) White
28 George Thompson Progressive Liberal Party Eleuthera (first place) Black
29 G. Baker United Bahamian Party Eleuthera (second place) White
30 Preston Albury Progressive Liberal Party Eleuthera (third place) Black
31 G.K. Kelly United Bahamian Party Cat Island White
32 Robert Symonette United Bahamian Party Exuma (first place) White
33 F.H. Brown United Bahamian Party Exuma (second place) White
34 R.M. Solomon United Bahamian Party Rum Cay & San Salvador White
35 Peter Graham United Bahamian Party Long Island (first place) White
36 Donald D'albenas United Bahamian Party Long Island (second place) White
37 B.T. Kelly United Bahamian Party Crooked Islands, Long Cay, & Acklins White
38 Bernard Dupuch United Bahamian Party 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. ^ An Informal History of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, 1955-1985 Bahamian Fragments