Falkland Islands general election, 1981

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The Falkland Islands general election of 1981 was held on Thursday 1 October 1981 to elect members to the Legislative Council. Six Councillors were elected through universal suffrage, one from each constituency (Camp, East Falkland, East Stanley, West Falkland, West Stanley and Stanley).

Results[edit]

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

Camp constituency[edit]

Camp result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Anthony Thomas Blake Symbol confirmed.svg 173 50.6 N/A
Nonpartisan Timothy John Durose Miller 126 36.8 -5.9
Nonpartisan Alan Charles Miller 43 12.6 N/A
Turnout 342

East Falkland constituency[edit]

East Falkland result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Ronald Eric Binnie Symbol confirmed.svg 133 64.9 N/A
Nonpartisan Brook Hardcastle 72 35.1 N/A
Turnout 205

East Stanley constituency[edit]

East Stanley result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan William Henry Goss Symbol confirmed.svg 93 47.7 N/A
Nonpartisan Stuart Barrett Wallace 43 22.1 N/A
Nonpartisan Michael Ronald Harris 37 19.0 N/A
Nonpartisan Christopher Richard Spall 22 11.3 N/A
Turnout 195

Stanley constituency[edit]

Stanley result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Terence John Peck Symbol confirmed.svg 110 23.3 N/A
Nonpartisan William Edward Bowles 94 19.9 N/A
Nonpartisan Stuart Barrett Wallace 74 15.7 N/A[nb 1]
Nonpartisan Desmond George Buckley King 58 12.3 N/A
Nonpartisan Donald Davidson 56 11.9 N/A
Nonpartisan Michael Ronald Harris 41 8.7 N/A
Nonpartisan Janet Linda Cheek 39 8.3 N/A
Turnout 472

West Falkland constituency[edit]

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

West Stanley constituency[edit]

West Stanley result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan John Edward Cheek Symbol confirmed.svg 115 42.4 +12.1
Nonpartisan William Edward Bowles 67 24.7 N/A
Nonpartisan Desmond George Buckley King 61 22.5 N/A
Nonpartisan Graham Leslie Bound 28 10.3 N/A
Turnout 271

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart Barrett Wallace was elected as a member for the West Stanley constituency at the previous election

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "FI Gazette Vol XC No.13". Jane Cameron National Archives. 1981.