Past Election Results

The General Election of 1968 was the first election in Bermuda in which in which property did not play a role and everyone 21-years-old and over could vote.

In January 1990 the voting age was lowered to 18, and in 2003 the old system of electing 40 MPs representing 20 dual-seat constituencies was phased out in favour of 36 single seat constituencies.

Since 1968 there have been 12 General Elections; the United Bermuda Party won 8, the Progressive Labour Party won 3 and the One Bermuda Alliance has won 1. The UBP governed from 1968 to 1998,  the PLP from 1998 – 2012, and the OBA came into power in 2012.

Click the right side of the slideshow to view each election year:

The June 1968 election saw the UBP win the first of their eight consecutive victories with 30 seats to the PLP’s 10 seats. The UBP repeated their wins in 1972 [30-10], 1976 [26-14], 1980 [22-18], 1983 [26-14], 1985 [31-7-2], 1989 [23-15-2], and 1993 [22-18].

The UBP Premiers were Sir Henry Tucker [1968 – 1971], Sir Edward Richards [1971 – 1975], Sir John Sharpe [1975 – 1977], Sir David Gibbons [1977 – 1982], Sir John Swan [1982 – 1995], Dr. David Saul [1995 – 1997] and Dame Pamela Gordon [1997 – 1998].

The November 1998 General Election saw the PLP win and take control of the Government for the first time with 26 seats to the UBP’s 14 seats. The PLP repeated this victory in 2003 and 2007, both times winning 22 seats to the UBP’s 14.

The PLP Premiers have been Dame Jennifer Smith [1998 – 2003], Alex Scott [2003 – 2006], Dr. Ewart Brown [2006 – 2010] and Paula Cox [2010 – 2012].

In December 2012, the One Bermuda Alliance contested their first General Election, winning by a 19-17 majority. Craig Cannonier was sworn in as Premier shortly after.

Links To Full General Election Results:

  • 1972: UBP [30 seats] PLP [10 seats]  – link
  • 1976: UBP [26 seats] PLP [14 seats]  – link
  • 1980: UBP [22 seats] PLP [18 seats]  – link
  • 1983: UBP [26 seats] PLP [14 seats]  – link
  • 1985: UBP [31 seats] PLP [7 seats] NLP [2 seats]  – link
  • 1989: UBP [23 seats] PLP [15 seats] NLP [1 seat] IND [1 seat]  – link
  • 1993: UBP [22 seats] PLP [18 seats]  – link
  • 1998: PLP [26 seats] UBP [14 seats]  – link
  • 2003: PLP [22 seats] UBP [14 seats] – link
  • 2007: PLP [22 seats] UBP [14 seats] – link
  • 2012: OBA [19 seats] PLP [17 seats] – link
Other Links:
  • Interactive infographic of 1972 – 2007 elections – link
  • Various bye-election results from 1994 – 2012 – link