Falkland Islands general election, 2001

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The Falkland Islands general election of 2001 was held on Thursday 22 November 2001 to elect members to the Legislative Council through universal suffrage using block voting.[1] Chief Executive Michael Blanch acted as Chief Counting Officer.[2]

The election took place on the same day as the referendum on merging Stanley and the Camp into a single electoral constituency elected by proportional representation.

At the start of the campaign the Democratic Association, one of the only political parties in the history of the Falkland Islands, had suggested it would field as many as eight candidates. However, all candidates in the election stood as nonpartisans. The Democratic Association strongly opposed the 1999 Treaty allowing Argentine Nationals to visit the Falklands.[3]

Election results[edit]

Stanley constituency[edit]

Stanley result[2]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Michael Summers Symbol confirmed.svg 541 16.89 -0.21
Nonpartisan Stephen Luxton Symbol confirmed.svg 407 12.70 N/A
Nonpartisan John Birmingham Symbol confirmed.svg 405 12.64 -1.86
Nonpartisan Jan Cheek Symbol confirmed.svg 356 11.11 -8.09
Nonpartisan Richard Cockwell Symbol confirmed.svg 334 10.42 N/A
Nonpartisan Eric Goss 291 9.08 N/A
Nonpartisan Ian Doherty 283 8.83 N/A
Nonpartisan Sharon Halford 231 7.21 -6.59
Nonpartisan June Besley-Clark 135 4.21 -0.89
Nonpartisan Rod Tuckwood 120 3.75 N/A
Nonpartisan Kevin Ormond 101 3.15 N/A
Turnout 823 68.7

Camp constituency[edit]

Camp result[2]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Norma Edwards Symbol confirmed.svg 179 26.56 +2.36
Nonpartisan Roger Edwards Symbol confirmed.svg 168 24.93 N/A
Nonpartisan Philip Miller Symbol confirmed.svg 92 13.65 N/A
Nonpartisan Ian Hansen 89 13.20 N/A
Nonpartisan Richard Stevens 86 12.76 +0.66
Nonpartisan Christopher May 38 5.64 N/A
Nonpartisan Robin Goodwin 22 3.26 N/A
Turnout 250 82.2

Referendum results[edit]

The question posed by the referendum was:[4]

Do you agree that there should be a SINGLE CONSTITUENCY for the Falkland Islands, with a new voting system for proportional representation?

Falkland Islands electoral boundary referendum, 2001
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 596 56.65
Yes 456 43.35
Valid votes 1052 98.50
Invalid or blank votes 16 1.50
Total votes 1068 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 1502 71.11
Source: [2]

Results by constituency[edit]

Region Turnout[2] No vote Yes vote No % Yes %
Stanley Constituency 68.4 409 395 49.9 48.2
Camp Constituency 81.6 187 61 74.8 24.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A General Election will be held in the Falklands on 22 November". MercoPress. 17 November 2001. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e J. Brock (22 November 2001). "Falklands Election Results in Mixed Bag for Stanley and Predictable Outcome for Camp". The Falklands News Network. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  3. ^ "Falklands General Election planned for late November". MercoPress. 21 December 2000. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ J. Brock (24 August 2001). "Falklands Voters Polled on Single Constituency". The Falklands News Network. Retrieved 2011-06-26.