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Barbados By-Election Results: City of Bridgetown - 12 May 1976

The resignation of Mr. Elliott Mottley, Member of Parliament and the Barbados Labour Party representative for the City of Bridgetown, occasioned the By-Election on 12 May 1976.

Parties & Candidates

There were five candidates contesting the election - Billie Miller for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Lisle Carmichael, for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Carl Moore for the PPA, and two independent candidates.

Results

The result was victory for Billie Miller of the BLP with 56.88% of the vote.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 60.7%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Nomination Day 22 April 1976
Election Day 12 May 1976
Number of Candidates 5
Number of Registered Electors 5,692
Number of Electors who voted 3,455 (1,412 M, 2,043 F)
Voter Turnout 60.7%
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Candidate Party Votes % Votes
  BILLIE MILLER* BLP 1,872 56.88%
  Lisle Carmichael DLP 1,318 40.05%
  Carl Moore PPA 56 1.70%
  Al Gilkes IND 30 0.91%
  Callie Mottley IND 15 0.46%
  Total Valid Votes - 3,291 -
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Key
  Bajan Free Party   NDP = National Democratic Party   United Progressive Party
  Barbados Integrity Movement   People's Democratic Congress   WPB = Workers Party of Barbados
  Barbados Labour Party   PEP = People's Empowerment Party   Independent Candidate
  Democratic Labour Party   PPA = People's Political Alliance   *incumbent
  Kingdom Government of Barbados   Solutions Barbados   ** Political Leader
Sources
Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission
Bajan Free Party (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/Bajan-Free-Party-BFP-HonAlex-MitchellEl-1767331239973521/
Barbados Integrity Movement (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/barbdaosintegritymovement/?ref=py_c
Barbados Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.blp.org.bb/
Coalition of United Party. (2018) Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/alexmitchell.el/
Democratic Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from http://dlpbarbados.org/site/
Solutions Barbados. (2018). Retrieved from https://solutionsbarbados.com/
United Progressive Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://uppbarbados.org/
Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2018). Barbados. Retrieved from http://archive.ipu.org/parline/reports/2025_E.htm
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