2007 Jamaican general election

General elections were held in Jamaica on 3 September 2007. They had originally been scheduled for 27 August 2007 but were delayed due to Hurricane Dean.[1] The preliminary results indicated a slim victory for the opposition Jamaican Labour Party led by Bruce Golding, which grew by two seats from 31–29 to 33-27 after official recounts. The JLP defeated the People's National Party after eighteen years of unbroken governance.[2]

2007 Jamaica general election

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All 60 seats in the Jamaica House of Representatives
  First party Second party
  Bruce Golding.jpg Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg
Leader Bruce Golding Portia Simpson-Miller
Leader's seat Kingston West Saint Andrew South Western
Last election 26 seats, 47.4% 34 seats, 52.1%
Seats before 26 34
Seats won 32 28
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6
Popular vote 410,438 405,293
Percentage 50.27% 49.64%
Swing Increase2.9% Decrease2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Portia Simpson-Miller

Subsequent Prime Minister

Bruce Golding


Jamaica Labour Party410,43850.2732+6
People's National Party405,29349.6428–6
National Democratic Movement3540.0400
Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Political Party1920.0200
Jerusalem Bread Foundation90.000New
Valid votes816,50699.41
Invalid/blank votes4,8190.59
Total votes821,325100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,336,30761.46
Source: Electoral Commission of Jamaica


  1. ^ Jamaica slated for Aug. 27 election The Star, 9 July 2007
  2. ^ Pollster's diary: virtual motion picture of campaign 2007 Archived 2008-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica Gleaner, September 9, 2007