Kabwe Central is a constituency of the National Assembly of Zambia. It covers part of Kabwe District in Central Province.



The constituency was established in 1926 as Northern, covering Broken Hill, Kasempa, Mkushi, Mwinilunga, Ndola and Solwezi.[1] In 1929 Abercorn, Chinsali, Isoka, Kasama, Luwingu, Mpika and Mporokoso were added to the constituency, whilst Kasempa, Ndola and Solwezi were transferred to the new Ndola constituency.[1]

In 1941 the constituency was renamed Broken Hill, covering only Broken Hill, Mkushi and Serenje, with the remaining settlements transferred to the new North-Eastern constituency.[1] It was reduced in size again in 1948, now covering only the urban area of Broken Hill and the northern part of the Broken Hill rural area.[1]

The constituency was renamed Kabwe in 1964, and became Kabwe Central in 2001.

List of MPs

Election year MP Party
1926 Louis Gordon
1928 (by-election) Chad Norris
1929 Chad Norris
1932 Chad Norris
1935 Stewart Gore-Browne
1938 Roy Welensky
Broken Hill
1941 Roy Welensky Labour Party
1944 Roy Welensky
1948 Roy Welensky
1954 John Roberts Federal Party
1959 John Roberts United Federal Party
1962 John Roberts United Federal Party
1964 Nalumino Mundia United National Independence Party
1968 Josy Monga United National Independence Party
1973 Miziyabo Mkandawire United National Independence Party
1978 Alice Lloyd United National Independence Party
1983 Wilfred Wonani United National Independence Party
1988 Wilfred Wonani United National Independence Party
1991 Paul Tembo Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
1996 Austin Chewe Independent
Kabwe Central
2001 Patrick Musonda Heritage Party
2002 (by-election) Patrick Musonda Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
2006 Kayula Kakusa Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
2011 James Kapyanga Patriotic Front
2016 Tutwa Ngulube Patriotic Front
2021 Chrizoster Halwindi United Party for National Development


  1. ^ a b c d Official Verbatim Report of the Debates of the Fifth Session (Resumed) of the Ninth Legislative Council, Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia, pp19–23