All 17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament
9 seats needed for a majority
General elections were held in Gibraltar on 26 November 2015 to elect all 17 members to the third Gibraltar Parliament. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced the date of the election on Monday 19 October 2015 during a speech on the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation.
Under section 38(2) of the Gibraltar Constitution Order 2006, the parliament must be dissolved by the Governor four years after its first meeting following the last election (unless the Chief Minister advises the Governor to dissolve parliament sooner). Under section 37 of the Constitution, writs for a general election must be issued within thirty days of the dissolution and the general election must then be held no later than three months after the issuing of a writ. In October 2015, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced that the election would take place on 26 November. Following the British tradition, elections in Gibraltar conventionally take place on a Thursday.
The UK-based UK Independence Party announced in 2014 that it was planning on fielding candidates for the first time in Gibraltar's next general election. However, ultimately they did not field any candidates. There were also no independents.
|Party or alliance||Slogan|
|GSLP/Libs Alliance||"The Strongest Foundations For Your Future"|
The results saw the first occasion on which a party received over 100,000 votes. Both the GSLP and LPG received more votes in the elections than in any other previous general elections, with the LPG receiving the highest percentage of votes in its history. Contrastingly, the GSD saw the largest drop in its vote share in its history. Voter turnout (70.77%) was the lowest since 1980.
|Party or alliance||Votes||%||Seats||+/–|
|Alliance||Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party||70,551||47.83||7||0|
|Liberal Party of Gibraltar||30,399||20.61||3||0|
|Gibraltar Social Democrats||46,545||31.56||7||0|
|Source: Parliament of Gibraltar|
|Fabian Picardo||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||10,852||Elected|
|Joseph Garcia||LPG||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||10,661||Elected|
|John Cortes||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||10,529||Elected|
|Gilbert Licudi||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||10,379||Elected|
|Albert Isola||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||10,313||Elected|
|Neil Costa||LPG||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||10,048||Elected|
|Samantha Sacramento||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||9,822||Elected|
|Steven Linares||LPG||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||9,690||Elected|
|Paul Balban||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||9,511||Elected|
|Joseph Bossano||GSLP||GSLP–Liberal Alliance||9,145||Elected|
|Marlene Hassan Nahon||GSD||-||4,892||Elected|
|Source: Parliament of Gibraltar|
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