Antigua and Barbuda general election, 1956

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General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 1 November 1956.[1] The Antigua Labour Party retained all 8 seats and the party's leader Vere Bird became Minister of Trade and Production after a ministerial system of government was established.[2][3] Voter turnout was 57.0%.[1]

Election results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Antigua Labour Party 5,509 86.7 8 0
Antigua National Party 797 12.5 0 New
Post Union 49 0.8 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 145 - - -
Total 6,500 100 8 0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p66 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Gunson, Phil; Chamberlain, Greg; Thompson, Andrew (1991). The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean. Routledge. p. 40. ISBN 0-415-02445-5. 
  3. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda's National Hero Dies At The Age Of 89". Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations. Retrieved 2009-01-08.