1962 Jamaican general election

General elections were held in Jamaica on 10 April 1962.[1] The result was a victory for the Jamaica Labour Party, which won 26 of the 45 seats. Voter turnout was 72.9%.[1]

1962 Jamaica general election
Jamaica
← 1959 10 April 1962 1967 →

45 seats in the House of Representatives
23 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
JLP Alexander Bustamante 50.04 26 +10
PNP Norman Manley 48.59 19 -10
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Premier before Premier after
Norman Manley
PNP
Alexander Bustamante
JLP

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Jamaica Labour Party288,13050.0426+10
People's National Party279,77148.5919–10
People's Political Party4,9550.860New
Independents2,9230.5100
Total575,779100.00450
Valid votes575,77999.18
Invalid/blank votes4,7380.82
Total votes580,517100.00
Registered voters/turnout796,54072.88
Source: Nohlen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p430 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6