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General Election Results - 25 Jun 1964

General elections were held in Saint Lucia on 25 June 1964 for the 10-seat Legislative Council. 

A total of 27 candidates contested the election.  The George F.L. Charles led St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) presented a full slate of 10 candidates, while the United Workers Party (UWP) led by John Compton presented eight candidates.  There were nine independents. 

The result was a victory for the United Workers Party, which won six of the 10 seats. Voter turnout was 51.9%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
Total Valid Votes 18,665
Invalid Votes 909
Total Votes Cast 19,574
Population 92,000
Registered Voters 37,774
Voter Turnout 51.82%
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of previous Parliament -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Thu, 25 Jun 1964
First Meeting of new Parliament -
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo George F.L. CHARLES
Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP)
  Photo John COMPTON Winner
United Workers Party (UWP)
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code  Votes Number of Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  St. Lucia Labour Party SLP 5,614 30.08% -31.6% 10 2 -7
  United Workers Party UWP 9,615 51.51% +51.5% 8 6 +6
  Independents IND 3,436 18.41% +12.1% 9 2 +2
  Total Valid Votes   18,665 100%   27 10  

 

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SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND PARTY
Central Castries 3,852 691 1,181 - 1,872 52 1,924 49.95%
East Castries 4,234 661 821 75 1,557 128 1,685 39.80%
South Castries 4,438 935 812 192 1,939 139 2,078 46.82%
Anse-la-Raye/Canaries 3,638 1,007 705 91 1,803 70 1,873 51.48%
Soufriere 3,983 585 1,577 47 2,209 102 2,311 58.02%
Choiseul 3,594 294 - 1,597 1,891 31 1,922 53.48%
Vieux-Fort/Laborie 4,263 500 1,114 606 2,220 83 2,303 54.02%
Micoud/Praslin 2,684 80 1,532 45 1,657 104 1,761 65.61%
Dennery 3,488 83 1,873 55 2,011 82 2,093 60.01%
Northwest Castries/Gros Islet 3,600 778 - 781 1,559 118 1,677 46.58%
Total 37,774 5,614 9,615 3,489 18,718 909 19,627 51.96%
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  Representative Party
Central Castries   MALLET, George W. United Workers Party
East Castries   FRANCOIS, Hunter J. United Workers Party
South Castries   CHARLES, George F.L. Saint Lucia Labour Party
Anse-la-Raye/Canaries   Jn BAPTISTE, Martin Saint Lucia Labour Party
Soufriere   DuBOULAY, Michael R. United Workers Party
Choiseul   BOUSQUET, Joseph M.D. Independent
Vieux-Fort/Laborie   GIRAUDY, E.Henry United Workers Party
Micoud/Praslin   COMPTON, John George M. United Workers Party
Dennery   MASON, Maurice M. United Workers Party
Northwest Castries/Gros Islet   BOUSQUET, J.R.Allan Independent
Key

SLP = Saint Lucia Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent; *Incumbent; **Political Leader

Sources
The Electoral Office of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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