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Trinidad and Tobago General Election Results - 28 October 1946
Parliament Building, Trinidad and Tobago

General Elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 28 October 1946 for all nine seats on the Legislative Council.

Electoral System

The nine members of th eLegislative Council are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.

Background

This was the first election since the introduction of universal adult suffrage on 3 August 1945.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 42 candidates and five political parties contested the 1946 election.

Results

The British Empire Citizens' and Workers' Home Rule Party and the United Front won three seats each. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 52.92%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 18 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 128,918
Invalid Votes 8,408
Total Votes Cast 137,326
Registered Voters 259,512
Voter Turnout 52.92%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Nomination Day Sat, 15 Jun 1946
Polling Day Mon, 28 Oct 1946
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes
  United Front PNM 37,891 29.39% - 3
  British Empire Citizens' and Workers' Home Rule Party BEC WHRP 28,767 22.31% - 3
  Trade Union Congress and Socialist Party TUCSP 22,191 17.21% - 2
  Trinidad Labour Party TLP 1,356 1.05% - 0
  Progressive Democratic Party PDP 515 0.40% - 0
  Independent Candidates IND 38,198 29.63% - 1
  Total   128,918 100% 42 9
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PNM= People's National Movement; PP=People's Partnership; ILP=Independent Labour Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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