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REPORTS OF BY-ELECTIONS

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1984 By-Election in the Constituency of St. Peter


The resignation of Mr. Burton Hinds, Member of Parliament and the Barbados Labour Party representative for the St. Peter, resulted in the 1984 By-Election.


Nomination Day: 4 July 1984
No. of Candidates 5
Election Day: 19 July 1984
No. of Registered Electors: 7,613
No. of Electors who voted: 5,647 (2,664 Males, 2,983 Females)
Percentage who voted: 74.2%

Elections Results:

CANDIDATES

PARTY

VOTES

Mr. Owen Arthur BLP 2,764
Ms. Sybil Leacock DLP 2,765
Mr. Glenroy Straughn IND 32
Mr. Martin Cadogan IND 29
Mr. Everton Greene IND 20
Total (Valid) Votes Cast 5,610

Candidate Elected: Ms. Sybil Leacock won by 1 vote

The Supreme Court of Judicature on 6 September 1984 ruled that the election held on 19 July 1984 at which Mrs. Sybil Leacock was declared elected was null and void on account of errors made by election officals. A second by-election was held.

Second 1984 By-Election in the Constituency of St. Peter


Nomination Day: 7 November 1984
No. of Candidates 3
Election Day: 22 November 1984
No. of Registered Electors: 7,745 (3, 731 Males, 3, 217 Females)
No. of Electors who voted: 6,095 (2,872 Males, 3,217 Females)
Percentage who voted: 78.7%

Elections Results:

CANDIDATES

PARTY

VOTES

Mr. Owen Arthur BLP 3,145
Ms. Sybil Leacock DLP 2,907
Mr. Martin Cadogan IND 24
Mr. Everton Greene IND 20
Total (Valid) Votes Cast 6,076

Candidate Elected: Mr. Owen Arthur