1968 Bahamian general election

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Early general elections were held in the Bahamas on 10 April 1968. The result was a victory for the Progressive Liberal Party, which won 29 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 85.5%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Progressive Liberal Party 29,156 62.8 29 +11
United Bahamian Party 12,371 26.6 7 -11
Labour Party 823 1.7 1 0
Independents 1,486 3.2 1 0
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 46,411 100 38 0
Source: Hughes

Elected MPs[edit]

Number Name Party District Ethnicity
1 Cleophas Adderley United Bahamian Party New Providence – Nassau City Black
2 R.F.A. Roberts Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East - Centreville Black
3 Roland Symonette United Bahamian Party 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 Geoffrey Johnstone United Bahamian Party New Providence East – Fort Montagu White
8 L.L. Davis Progressive Liberal Party New Providence East – Fox Hill Black
9 E.L. Donaldson Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Killarney Black
10 C.T. Maynard Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West - Gambier Black
11 C.C. McMillan Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Fort Charlotte Black
12 Milo Butler Progressive Liberal Party New Providence West – Bains Town Black
13 C.V. Wallace Whitfield Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Agnes Black
14 A.A. Foulkes Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Grants Town Black
15 J.M. Thompson Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Fort Fincastle Black
16 J.J. Shepherd Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Michaels Black
17 Randol Fawkes Labour 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 W.J. Levarity Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama – West End & Bimini Black
22 M.E. Moore Progressive Liberal Party Grand Bahama Black
23 A.L. Roker Progressive Liberal Party Andros – Nicholls Town & Berry Islands Black
24 C.A. Bain 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 Sherwin Archer United Bahamian Party Abaco – Marsh Harbour White
28 Norman Solomon United Bahamian Party Harbour Island – St. George & Dunmore Town White
29 Alvin Braynen Independent Harbour Island – St. Johns White
30 George Thompson 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 Peter Graham United Bahamian Party Long Island – North Long Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador White
36 Donald D'albenas United Bahamian 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