Bahamian general election, 1977

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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 19 July 1977.[1] The result was a victory for the Progressive Liberal Party, which won 30 of the 38 seats. Voter turnout was 92.6%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Progressive Liberal Party 35,090 54.7 30 +1
Bahamian Democratic Party 17,252 26.9 6 New
Free National Movement 9,995 15.6 2 -7
Vanguard Nationalist and Socialist Party 55 0.1 0 New
Independents 1,716 1.5 0 -1
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 64,108 100 38 0
Source: Hughes, Nohlen

Elected MPs[edit]

Number Name Party District Ethnicity
1 Perry Christie Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East - Centreville Black
2 Roland Symonette Bahamian Democratic Party New Providence East - Shirlea White
3 David Knowles Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East - Salem Black
4 Arthur Hanna Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Anns Town Black
5 M.B. Butler Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East - Pinedale Black
6 J.H. Bostwick Bahamian Democratic Party New Providence East - Montagu Black
7 Frank Edgecombe Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Fox Hill Black
8 P.D. Pinder Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Delaporte Black
9 P.L. Adderley Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Carmichael Black
10 C.T. Maynard Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Yellow Elder Black
11 V. Grimes Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Fort Charlotte Black
12 N.R. Gay Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Bains Town Black
13 B.C. Braynen Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Agnes Black
14 S.A. Morris Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Grants Town Black
15 A.T. Maycock Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Fort Fincastle Black
16 George Macky 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 L. Minnis Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Bamboo Town Black
20 E. Glinton Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – South Beach Black
21 H.J. Bowden Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama – West End & Bimini Black
22 Garnet Levarty Free National Movement Grand Bahama – Pine Ridge Black
23 Maurice Moore Free National Movement Grand Bahama – High Rock Black
24 A.L. Roker Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Nicholls Town & Berry Islands Black
25 D.E. Rolle Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Mangrove Cay Black
26 Lynden Pindling Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Kemps Bay Black
27 Hubert Ingraham Progressive Liberal Party Abaco – Coopers Town Black
28 Mike Lightbourn Bahamian Democratic Party Abaco – Marsh Harbour White
29 Norman Solomon Bahamian Democratic Party Harbour Island – St. John White
30 P.M. Bethel Progressive Liberal Party Eleuthera – Governors Harbour Black
31 Preston Albury Progressive Liberal Party Eleuthera – Rock Sound Black
32 E. Knowles Bahamian Democratic 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 P.P. Smith Progressive Liberal Party Long Island – North End Black
36 James Knowles Bahamian Democratic Party Long Island – Clarence Town White
37 W.A. Moss Progressive Liberal Party Crooked Islands, Long Cay, & Acklins Black
38 J.R. Ford Progressive Liberal Party Mayaguana & Inagua Islands Black
Source: Hughes

References[edit]

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