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General Election Results - 26 October 1970

General elections were held in Dominica on 26 October 1970.  Edward LeBlanc was re-elected Premier after his faction of the Labour Party, the Leblanc Labour Party, won eight of the 11 seats in the House of Assembly.  Voter turnout was 81.6%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Total Valid Votes 19,775
Invalid Votes 1,347
Total Votes Cast 21,122
Population 70,000
Voting Age Population 32,480
Registered Voters 25,890
Voter Turnout 81.58%
Critical Dates
Dissolution of Parliament Nomination Day Polling Day
- - Monday, 26 October 1970
Summary by Party
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
Dominica Labour Party DLP 1,387 7.01% 11 1
Dominica Freedom Party DFP 7,578 38.32% 11 2
Le Blanc Labour Party LLP 9,877 49.95% 11 8
Independents IND 933 4.72% 2 0
Total Valid Votes 19,775 100% 35 11
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Summary by Constituency
Constituency Registered Voters DLP DFP LLP IND Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Voter Turnout
Eastern 1,806 78 539 729 - 1,346 36 1,382 76.52%
North-Eastern 2,595 758 571 616 - 1,945 237 2,182 84.08%
North-Western 1,789 46 353 977 - 1,376 161 1,537 85.91%
Northern 1,739 11 267 942 - 1,220 230 1,450 83.38%
Portsmouth 1,916 37 423 1,030 - 1,490 74 1,564 81.63%
Roseau-Northern 2,735 98 755 1,256 10 2,119 55 2,174 79.49%
Roseau-Southern 3,750 103 1,254 1,417 - 2,774 147 2,921 77.89%
South- Eastern 1,656 28 472 851 - 1,351 14 1,365 82.43%
South-Western 2,195 33 1,144 528 - 1,705 116 1,821 82.96%
Southern 2,556 49 1,214 607 - 1,870 220 2,090 81.77%
Western 3,153 146 586 924 923 2,579 57 2,636 83.60%
Total 25,890 1,387 7,578 9,877 933 19,775 1,347 21,122 81.58%
Elected Members of the House of Assembly
The Dominica House of Assembly has 11 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies.
Constituency Representative   Party
Eastern Henckell L. CHRISTIAN   LeBlanc Labour Party
North - Eastern Wills S. STEVENS   Dominica Labour Party
North -Western Edward O. LeBLANC   LeBlanc Labour Party
Northern John L. ROYER   LeBlanc Labour Party
Portsmouth Earle A. LESLIE   LeBlanc Labour Party
Roseau -Northern Patrick R. JOHN   LeBlanc Labour Party
Roseau -Southern Ronald O.P.ARMOUR   LeBlanc Labour Party
South - Eastern Thomas ETIENNE   LeBlanc Labour Party
South -Western Anthony MOISE   Dominica Freedom Party
Southern Ralph S. FADELLE   Dominica Freedom Party
Western E.J. SHILLINGFORD   LeBlanc Labour Party
Key
DLP = Dominica Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Electoral Office of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
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