1961 Montserratian general election

General elections were held in Montserrat on 2 March 1961.[1] The result was a victory for the Montserrat Labour Party, which won five of the seven seats in the Legislative Council. MLP leader William Henry Bramble remained Chief Minister.



The elections followed the introduction of a new constitution in 1960, which provided for a ministerial system of government.[1] The number of elected seats in the Legislative Council was increased from five to seven.


Montserrat Labour Party1,51257.675+2
Montserrat United Workers' Movement1,11042.332New
Valid votes2,62298.65
Invalid/blank votes361.35
Total votes2,658100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,63957.30
Source: Emmanuel[2]

Elected MPs

Constituency Elected MP Party
Central Michael Edward Walkinshaw Montserrat Labour Party
Eastern William Henry Bramble Montserrat Labour Party
North-Western David Fenton Montserrat Labour Party
Northern James Allen Montserrat United Workers' Movement
Plymouth Margaret Rose Kelsick Montserrat Labour Party
Southern Michael Dyer Montserrat United Workers' Movement
Windward Brunel Wycliffe Edwards Montserrat Labour Party


  1. ^ a b General Election Results - 2 March 1961 Archived 5 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine Caribbean Elections
  2. ^ Patrick A Emmanuel (1992) Elections & Party Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean 1944-1991, Caribbean Development Research Service, pp10–24