2015 Gibraltar general election

2015 Gibraltar general election

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All 17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Fabian Picardo Daniel Feetham
Party Alliance Social Democrats
Last election 48.88%, 10 seats 46.76%, 7 seats
Seats won 10 7
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 100,950 46,545
Percentage 68.44% 31.56%
Swing Increase19.56pp Decrease15.20pp

Chief Minister before election

Fabian Picardo
Socialist Labour

Elected Chief Minister

Fabian Picardo
Socialist Labour

General elections were held in Gibraltar on 26 November 2015 to elect all 17 members to the third Gibraltar Parliament. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced the date of the election on Monday 19 October 2015 during a speech on the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation.[1]


Under section 38(2) of the Gibraltar Constitution Order 2006, the parliament must be dissolved by the Governor four years after its first meeting following the last election (unless the Chief Minister advises the Governor to dissolve parliament sooner). Under section 37 of the Constitution, writs for a general election must be issued within thirty days of the dissolution and the general election must then be held no later than three months after the issuing of a writ.[2][3] In October 2015, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced that the election would take place on 26 November. Following the British tradition, elections in Gibraltar conventionally take place on a Thursday.


The UK-based UK Independence Party announced in 2014 that it was planning on fielding candidates for the first time in Gibraltar's next general election.[4][5] However, ultimately they did not field any candidates. There were also no independents.

Party slogans

Party or alliance Slogan
GSLP/Libs Alliance "The Strongest Foundations For Your Future"
GSD "Forward Together"

Opinion polls

A GBC public opinion poll of 17 November predicted 67% for GSLP/Libs and 33% for GSD.[6]


The results saw the first occasion on which a party received over 100,000 votes. Both the GSLP and LPG received more votes in the elections than in any other previous general elections, with the LPG receiving the highest percentage of votes in its history. Contrastingly, the GSD saw the largest drop in its vote share in its history. Voter turnout (70.77%) was the lowest since 1980.

Party or allianceVotes%Seats+/–
AllianceGibraltar Socialist Labour Party70,55147.8370
Liberal Party of Gibraltar30,39920.6130
Gibraltar Social Democrats46,54531.5670
Valid votes15,57894.56
Invalid/blank votes8975.44
Total votes16,475100.00
Registered voters/turnout23,27870.77
Source: Parliament of Gibraltar

By candidate

Candidate Party Alliance Votes Notes
Fabian Picardo GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 10,852 Elected
Joseph Garcia LPG GSLP–Liberal Alliance 10,661 Elected
John Cortes GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 10,529 Elected
Gilbert Licudi GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 10,379 Elected
Albert Isola GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 10,313 Elected
Neil Costa LPG GSLP–Liberal Alliance 10,048 Elected
Samantha Sacramento GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 9,822 Elected
Steven Linares LPG GSLP–Liberal Alliance 9,690 Elected
Paul Balban GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 9,511 Elected
Joseph Bossano GSLP GSLP–Liberal Alliance 9,145 Elected
Daniel Feetham GSD - 5,054 Elected
Marlene Hassan Nahon GSD - 4,892 Elected
Elliott Phillips GSD - 4,784 Elected
Edwin Reyes GSD - 4,766 Elected
Roy Clinton GSD - 4,733 Elected
Trevor Hammond GSD - 4,578 Elected
Lawrence Llamas GSD - 4,565 Elected
Robert Vasquez GSD - 4,535
Christopher White GSD - 4,324
Kim Karnani-Santos GSD - 4,314
Source: Parliament of Gibraltar


  1. ^ "Gibraltar calls elections for November 26". AFP. Yahoo! News. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Official text of the Gibraltar Constitution Order 2006". Gibraltar Laws. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Reporting of the Proceedings of the Gibraltar Parliament" (PDF). Parliament of Gibraltar. 21 December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  4. ^ UKIP To Contest Gibraltar 2015 General Election YGTV, 19 August 2013
  5. ^ UKIP hopes to fight elections in Gibraltar Archived 11 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Gibraltar Chronicle, 1 March 2014
  6. ^ Latest GBC opinion poll gives the GSLP Liberal Alliance big lead over the GSD Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation, 17 November 2015
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