Gambian legislative election, 1954

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General elections were held in the Gambia in 1954 following constitutional amendments, which increased the number of elected members on the Legislative Council from three to four, with an additional seven non-elected members.[1] The seven unelected members were the Colonial Secretary, Financial Secretary, the Attorney General, the Senior Commissioner, Dr. S.H.O Jones (director of Medical Services), and two members appointed by the Governor-general from a list of nine names submitted by the Bathurst Town Council and the Kombo Rural Authority after consultation with members of the council.[1]

Results[edit]

Constituency Candidate Party Votes % Notes
Bathurst Pierre Sarr N'Jie United Party 2,123 28.4 Elected
John Colley Faye Democratic Party 1,979 26.5 Elected
Ibrahima Momodou Garba-Jahumpa Muslim Congress Party 1,569 21.0 Elected
George St Clair Joof Gambian People's Party 252 3.4
Total 5,923 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,286 94.23
Kombo St Mary Henry Madi Independent 904 58.2 Elected
Samuel Oldfield Independent 650 41.8
Total 1,554 100
Registered voters/turnout 97
Source: Hughes & Perfect[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History & Development of The Gambia Legislature National Assembly of the Gambia
  2. ^ Arnold Hughes & David Perfect (2006) A political history of the Gambia, 1816–1994, University of Rochester Press, pp124, 126, 300