Falkland Islands general election, 1971

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The Falkland Islands general election of 1971 was held on 30 November–2 December 1971 to elect members to the Legislative Council. Four out of the ten Councillors were elected through universal suffrage, two from Stanley and one each from East Falkland and West Falkland.


Candidates in bold were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents.

Stanley constituency[edit]

Stanley result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan William Edward Bowles Symbol confirmed.svg 260 31.5 N/A
Nonpartisan Sydney Miller Symbol confirmed.svg 254 30.8 N/A[nb 1]
Nonpartisan Sarah Jones Black Clements 216 26.2 N/A
Nonpartisan Nanette King 96 11.6 -18.8
Turnout 862

East Falkland constituency[edit]

East Falkland[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Adrian Bertrand Monk Symbol confirmed.svg 176 70.7 N/A
Nonpartisan Alan Charles Miller 73 29.3 -2.4
Turnout 249

West Falkland constituency[edit]

West Falkland[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Lionel Geoffrey Blake Symbol confirmed.svg Uncontested N/A N/A


  1. ^ Sydney Miller was elected as a member for the West Falkland constituency at the previous election


  1. ^ a b c "FI Gazette LEC/20/1". Jane Cameron National Archives. 1971. Missing or empty |url= (help)