General Elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 24 September 1956 for all 24 seats in the Legislative Council. The number of seats had been incresed from 18 prior to the election.
The 24 members of the Legislative Council are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.
Political Parties & Candidates
A total of 129 candidates from nine political parties were nominated to contest the elction. One candidate in St. Patrick East withdrew from his candidture before polling day
The result was a victory for the People's National Movement, which won 13 of the 24 seats.
Voter turnout was 80.20%.