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General Election Results - 16 November 1961

General elections were held in Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla on 16 November 1961. The result was a victory for the Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Labour Party, which won seven of the ten seats. Voter turnout was 68.8%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Total Valid Votes 12,109
Invalid Votes 479
Total Votes Cast 12,588
Registered Voters 18,310
Voter Turnout 68.75%
Critical Dates
Dissolution of Parliament Nomination Day Polling Day
- - Thursday, 16 November 1961
Summary by Party
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Labour Party SKNLP 8,123 67.08% 8 7
People's Political Movement PPM 1,346 11.12% 7 0
United National Movement UNM 876 7.23% 2 2
Independents IND 1,764 14.57% 4 1
Total Valid Votes 12,109 100% 21 10
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Summary by Constituency
Constituency  Registered Voters SKNALP PPM UNM IND Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Voter Turnout
Basseterre East 1,701 946 135 - - 1,081 13 1,094 64.32%
Basseterre Central 2,953 1,566 315 - - 1,881 32 1,913 64.78%
Basseterre West 1,755 1,049 102 - - 1,151 84 1,235 70.37%
Old Road/Sandy Point 1,750 1,005 183 - - 1,188 24 1,212 69.26%
Sandy Point/Dieppe Bay 1,744 977 216 - - 1,193 28 1,221 70.01%
Saddlers/Molineaux 1,963 1,099 257 - - 1,356 131 1,487 75.75%
Cayon 2,125 1,166 138 - - 1,304 37 1,341 63.11%
Charlestown (Nevis) - - - Unopposed - - - - -
Gingerland (Nevis) 1,978 - - 876 530 1,406 99 1,505 76.09%
Anguilla 2,341 315 - - 1,234 1,549 31 1,580 67.49%
Total 18,310 8,123 1,346 876 1,764 12,109 479 12,588 68.75%
Key
CCM = Concerned Citizens Movement; NRP = Nevis Reformation Party; PAM = People's Action Movement; PLP = People's Labour Party; SKNLP = St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
St. Kitts and Nevis Electoral Office
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