Falkland Islands general election, 1976
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The Falkland Islands general election of 1976 was held in 1976 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. The election was delayed twice, first in November 1975 when the dissolution of the Legislative Council was postponed by ten weeks to 31 January 1976 and then again in January 1976 when it was postponed to 28 February 1976. This was done in the hope that the election would be held under the proposed new constitution and to allow the Falkland Islanders opportunity to study the report of the Select Committee before the election took place. In reality, the new constitution did not come into force until the following year, with the first election under the new constitution taking place in October 1977, just 15 months after the last election.
Candidates in bold were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents.
|Nonpartisan||William Edward Bowles||328||40.2||+8.7|
|Nonpartisan||Desmond George Buckley King||145||17.8||N/A|
East Falkland constituency
|Nonpartisan||Adrian Bertrand Monk||155||79.1||+8.4|
West Falkland constituency
|Nonpartisan||Lionel Geoffrey Blake||97||58.1||N/A|
|Nonpartisan||Alan David Cusworth||70||41.9||N/A|
- The Falkland Islands (Legislative Council) (Amendment) Order 1975 (PDF), Parliament of the United Kingdom, 1975, retrieved 3 May 2014
- The Falkland Islands (Legislative Council) (Amendment) Order 1976 (PDF), Parliament of the United Kingdom, 1976, retrieved 3 May 2014
- "FI Gazette Vol LXXXV No.6". Jane Cameron National Archives. 1976. Missing or empty