Bahamian general election, 1997

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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 14 March 1997.[1] The result was a victory for the Free National Movement, which won 34 of the 40 seats, and through a by-election later increased this to 35. Voter turnout was 92.9%. Hubert Ingraham was sworn in for a second term as Prime Minister on 18 March.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Free National Movement 68,766 57.7 35 +2
Progressive Liberal Party 49,932 41.9 5 -11
Independents 475 0.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,377 - - -
Total 120,710 100 40 -9
Source: Nohlen

Elected MPs[edit]

Number Name Party District Ethnicity
1 Sylvia Scriven Free National Movement New Providence East - St. Margaret Black
2 Pierre Dupuch Free National Movement New Providence East - Shirlea White
3 William Allen Free National Movement New Providence East - Montagu Black
4 Juanianne Dorsette Free National Movement New Providence East – Fox Hill Black
5 Janet Bostwick Free National Movement New Providence East - Yawmacraw Black
6 Lestor Turnquest Free National Movement New Providence East - Malcolm Creek Black
7 Carl Bethell Free National Movement New Providence East – Holy Cross Black
8 Zhivargo Laing Free National Movement New Providence West – Fort Charlotte Black
9 Watkins Floyd Free National Movement New Providence West - Delaporte Black
10 Anthony Rolle Free National Movement New Providence West - Carmichael Black
11 Frank Watson Free National Movement New Providence West – Adelaide Black
12 Dion Faulkes Free National Movement New Providence West – Blue Hills Black
13 Orville Turnquest Free National Movement New Providence West – Mt. Moriah Black
14 Gregory Williams Free National Movement New Providence West – Bain Town Black
15 Bradley Roberts Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Grants Town Black
16 Perry Christie Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Centreville Black
17 Cynthia Mother Pratt Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – St. Cecilia Black
18 Phillip Galanis Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South - Englerston Black
19 Algernon Allen Free National Movement New Providence South - Marathon Black
20 Italia Johnson Free National Movement New Providence South -Garden Hills Black
21 Theresa Moxey-Ingraham Free National Movement New Providence South – Golden Gates Black
22 Tennyson Wells Free National Movement New Providence South – Bamboo Town Black
23 Bernard Nottage Progressive Liberal Party New Providence South – Kennedy Black
24 Michael Smith Free National Movement New Providence South – South Beach Black
25 David Wallace Free National Movement Grand Bahama – West End & Bimini Black
26 Cornelius Smith Free National Movement Grand Bahama – Pine Ridge Black
27 Kenneth Russell Free National Movement Grand Bahama – High Rock Black
28 Lindy Russell Free National Movement Grand Bahama – Eight Mile Rock Black
29 Neko Grant Free National Movement Grand Bahama – Lucaya Black
30 David Thompson Free National Movement Grand Bahama – Marco City Black
31 Earl Deveaux Free National Movement Andros – North Andros & Berry Islands Black
32 Lynden Pindling Progressive Liberal Party Andros – South Andros & Mangrove Cay Black
33 Hubert Ingraham Free National Movement Abaco – North Abaco Black
34 Robert Sweeting Free National Movement Abaco – South Abaco White
35 Alvin Smith Free National Movement Eleuthera – North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells, & Harbour Island Black
36 Anthony Miller Free National Movement Eleuthera – South Eleuthera Black
37 James Miller Free National Movement Cat Island, San Salvador & Rum Cay Black
38 Elliot Lockheart Free National Movement Exuma – Exuma Black
39 James Knowles Free National Movement Long Island – Long & Ragged Island White
40 Vernon Symonette Free National Movement Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked, Acklins, & Long Cay Islands Black
Source: Election Passport.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p78 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Bahamas: Elections held in 1997 Inter-Parliamentary Union