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General Election Results - 15 December 1970

The general election for the Legislative Council was held on Tuesday, 15 December 1970.  The number of seats in the council was increased from five to seven.  The election was dominated by the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) led by Percival Austin Bramble, winning all seven of the seats in the Legislative Council.  Percival Austin Bramble, son of former Chief Minister William Henry Bramble became the new Chief Minister.  Voter turnout was 80%.

Critical Dates
Dissolution of Parliament Nomination Day Polling Day
- - Tuesday, 15 December 1970
Summary
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
Montserrat Labour Party MLP 1,183 30.32% 7 0
Progressive Democratic Party PDP 2,515 64.45% 7 7
Independents IND 204 5.23% 2 0
Total 3,092 100% 16 7
Invalid Votes 122
Total Votes Cast 4,024
Registered Voters 5,030
Voter Turnout 80.00%  
Key
AIC = Alliance of Independence Candidates; MCAP = Movement for Change and Prosperity; PDM = People's Democratic Movement; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources

Fergus, H.A. 1981. Electoral Behaviour in Montserrat. Caribbean Quarterley, Vol. 27, No. 1. Electoral Politics (MArch 1981), pp. 32-41.

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