New Ingerland general election, 1961

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New Ingerland general election, 1961

← 1958 29 April 1961 1963 →

All 116 seats in the House of Assembly

  First party Second party
Leader Jonathan Braddock Tony Hendon
Party Democratic Party National Party
Leader since 1959[1] 1959
Leader's seat Stanhill Codrington

Composition of the House of Assembly chamber after the election. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results

PM before election

Tony Hendon
National Party

Elected PM

Jonathan Braddock
Democratic Party

A general election for the House of Assembly was held on Saturday, 13 May 1961. The election resulted in the National Party under Tony Hendon, being defeated by Jonathan Braddock of the Democratic Party.

Key dates

Date Event
8 March 1961 Writs were issued by the Sovereign to proceed with an election.
22 March 1961 Close of nominations.
15 April 1961 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
1 May 1961 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
14 June 1961 41st Parliament assembled.
15 June 1961 State Opening of Parliament

References and notes

  1. Braddock previously led the Liberal Party from 1952, until it's merger with the Reform Party created the Democrats in July 1959.

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