1980 Gibraltar general election

1980 Gibraltar general election
← 1976 6 February 1980 1984 →

15 seats in the House of Assembly
8 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader Seats +/–
AACR Joshua Hassan 8 0
DPBG Peter Isola 6 +2
Socialist Labour Joe Bossano 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Chief Minister before Chief Minister after
Joshua Hassan
Joshua Hassan

General elections were held in Gibraltar on 6 February 1980.[1] The result was a victory for the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights, which won eight of the 15 seats in the House of Assembly.[2]

Electoral system

The electoral system for the House of Assembly allowed each voter to vote for up to eight candidates.[3]


Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights80
Democratic Party for a British Gibraltar6+2
Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party1New
Party for the Autonomy of Gibraltar00
Total votes10,636
Registered voters/turnout16,20065.65
Source: McHale, Parliament


  1. ^ General election to the House of Assembly Parliament of Gibraltar
  2. ^ Vincent E. McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p327 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  3. ^ McHale, p322
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