Barbadian general election, 1971

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General elections were held in Barbados on 9 September 1971.[1] After the previous election had been held using two-member constituencies, this election saw the system revert to single-member constituencies.[2] The result was a victory for the Democratic Labour Party, which won 18 of the 24 seats. Voter turnout was 81.6%, the highest in the country's history.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Democratic Labour Party 53,295 57.4 18 +4
Barbados Labour Party 39,376 42.4 6 -2
Independents 174 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,174 - - -
Total 94,019 100 24 0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p90 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p92