1959 Gibraltar general election

1959 Gibraltar general election
Gibraltar
← 1956 24 September 1959 1964 →

7 seats in the Legislative Council
4 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
AACR Joshua Hassan 41.95 3 -1
TGWU 11.50 1 New
Independents 46.55 3 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Speaker of the Legislative Council before Speaker of the Legislative Council after
Joseph Patron
Independent
Joseph Patron
Independent

General elections were held in Gibraltar on 23 September 1959. The Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights remained the largest party in the legislature, winning three of the seven elected seats.[1]

Electoral system

The legislature was elected by single transferable vote.[2]

Campaign

A total of 13 candidates contested the elections; four for the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights, four representing the Transport and General Workers' Union and five independents.[2]

Results

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights3,58341.953–1
Transport and General Workers' Union98211.501New
Independents3,97646.553+1
Total8,541100.0070
Source: Garcia, Parliament

Elected members

Member Party
Anthony Baldorino Jnr Transport and General Workers' Union
Dorothy Ellicott Independent
Joshua Hassan Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights
Peter Isola Independent
Albert Risso Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights
Abraham Serfaty Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights
Solomon Seruya Independent
Source: Garcia, Parliament

References

  1. ^ Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p327 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ a b Joseph John Garcia (1991) The Modern Political and Constitutional Development of Gibraltar, 1940 – 1988
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