Bahamian general election, 1972

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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 19 September 1972. The result was a victory for the Progressive Liberal Party, which won 57.9% of the vote and 29 of the 38 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 88%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Progressive Liberal Party 28,599 57.9 29 0
Free National Movement 19,781 40.0 9 +2
Commonwealth Labour Party 254 0.5 0 New
Independents 753 1.5 0 -1
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 49,387 100 38 0
Source: Hughes

Elected MPs[edit]

Number Name Party District Ethnicity
1 Cleophas Adderley Free National Movement New Providence – Nassau City Black
2 R.F.A. Roberts Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East - Centreville Black
3 Roland Symonette Free National Movement New Providence East - Shirlea White
4 A.G. Butler Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Culmerville Black
5 Arthur Hanna Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Anns Town Black
6 S.L. Bowe Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Free Town Black
7 Kendall Isaacs Free National Movement New Providence East – Fort Montagu Black
8 L.L. Davis Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Fox Hill Black
9 C.C. Armbrister Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Killarney Black
10 C.T. Maynard Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Gambier Black
11 E.V. Thompson Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Fort Charlotte Black
12 Milo Butler Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Bains Town Black
13 B.C. Braynen Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Agnes Black
14 F.R. Wilson Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Grants Town Black
15 A.T. Maycock Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Fort Fincastle Black
16 George Mackey Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Michaels Black
17 S.S. Outten Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Barnabas Black
18 Clifford Darling Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South - Englerston Black
19 E.S. Moxey Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Coconut Grove Black
20 C.E. Francis Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – South Beach Black
21 H.J. Bowden Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama – West End & Bimini Black
22 K.W. Nottage Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama Black
23 A.L. Roker Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Nicholls Town & Berry Islands Black
24 D.E. Rolle Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Mangrove Cay Black
25 Lynden Pindling Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Kemps Bay Black
26 S.C. Bootle Progressive Liberal Party Abaco – Coopers Town Black
27 E.W.I. Watkins Free National Movement Abaco – Marsh Harbour Black
28 Norman Solomon Free National Movement Harbour Island – St. George & Dunmore Town White
29 Noel Roberts Free National Movement Harbour Island – St. Johns White
30 P.M. Bethel Progressive Liberal Party Eleuthera – Governors Harbour Black
31 Preston Albury Progressive Liberal Party Eleuthera – Rock Sound Black
32 O.N. Johnson Progressive Liberal Party Cat Island Black
33 George Smith Progressive Liberal Party Exuma – Rolleville White
34 Livingston Coakley Progressive Liberal Party Exuma – George Town & Ragged Island Black
35 Cyril Fountain Free National Movement Long Island – North Long Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador White
36 Mike Lightbourn Free National Movement Long Island – Clarence Town White
37 C.F. Tynes Free National Movement Crooked Islands, Long Cay, & Acklins Black
38 J.R. Ford Progressive Liberal Party Mayaguana & Inagua Islands Black
Source: Hughes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, C (1981) Race and Politics in the Bahamas ISBN 978-0-312-66136-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p78 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6