Montserratian general election, 2001

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General elections were held in Montserrat on 2 April 2001.[1] The result was a victory for the New People's Liberation Movement (NLPM), which won seven of the nine seats in the Legislative Council. NLPM leader John Osborne became Chief Minister.

Electoral system[edit]

A new electoral system was introduced for the 2001 elections as a result of the volcanic eruptions rendering four of the seven constituencies uninhabitable. The seven single-member constituencies were replaced with one nine-member constituency in which voters could vote for nine candidates.[1]


A total of 24 candidates contested the elections.[1] The NLPM and the National Progressive Party both fielded nine candidates, with six independents also running.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
New People's Liberation Movement 9,859 51.84 7 +3
National Progressive Party 6,765 35.57 2 +1
Independents 2,394 12.59 0 –2
Total 19,018 100 9 +2
Valid ballots 2,242 97.99
Invalid/blank ballots 46 2.01
Total ballots cast 2,288 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,953 77.48
Source: Caribbean Elections