1888 Maltese general election

General elections were held in Malta between 1 and 3 March 1888.[1]

← 1883 1–3 March 1888 1889 →


The elections were the first held under the new Knutsford Constitution.[1] The number of elected seats was increased from eight to ten, whilst a further four members were elected to represent nobility and landowners, graduates, clerics and the Chamber of Commerce.[2]


A total of 9,696 people were registered to vote, of which just 3,487 cast votes, giving a turnout of 36%.[1]

General elected members
Name Votes Notes
Dun Pawl Agius 1,520 Re-elected
Baruni Azzopardi 1,345
Aless. Baruni Chapelle 1,312
Don Teodoro Galea 1,370
Oreste Grech Mifsud 1,641
Antonio Lanzon 1,239
Fortunato Mizzi Re-elected from Gozo unopposed
Enrico Naudi 1,140
Paolo Sammut 1,060
Edoardo Vella 1,023
Special elected members
Seat Name Votes Notes
Nobility and Landowners Gerald Strickland 256
Graduates Filippo Sceberras 254
Clergy Paolo Cachia Unopposed
Chamber of Commerce Lorenzo Mifsud Unopposed
Source: Schiavone, pp177–178


  1. ^ a b c Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, p13
  2. ^ Schiavone, pp177–178