1956 Barbadian general election
24 seats in the House of Assembly
13 seats needed for a majority
Results by constituency
General elections were held in Barbados on 7 December 1956. The result was a victory for the Barbados Labour Party, which won 15 of the 24 seats. MPs were elected across twelve two-member constituencies, using the block vote method. Voter turnout was 60.3%.
Despite winning more votes than the newly formed Democratic Labour Party, the Progressive Conservative Party won fewer seats, a consequence of the plurality voting system used.
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|Barbados Labour Party||48,667||49.35||15||0|
|Progressive Conservative Party||21,060||21.35||3||–1|
|Democratic Labour Party||19,650||19.92||4||New|
|People's Progressive Movement||1,695||1.72||0||New|
|Source: Caribbean Elections|
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- ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p90 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
- ^ "Barbados General Election Results - 6 December 1956". Caribbean Elections. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
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