General Elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 7 November 1966 for all 36 seats in the House of Representatives. The number of seats had been incresed from 30 prior to the election.
The 36 members of the House of Representatives are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. There is no fixed election date in effect in Trinidad and at this time; hence, the choice of election date is the prerogative of the Prime Minister.
This was the first election to be held since the country attained independence on 31 August 1962.
Political Parties & Candidates
Seven political parties contested the 1966 election.
The result was a victory for the People's National Movement, which won 24 of the 36 seats. The Democratic Labor Party (DLP) won 12 seats in the House of Representatives.
Voter turnout was 65.79%.