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Falkland Islands general election, 1985

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The Falkland Islands general election of 1985 was held on Thursday 3 October 1985 to elect members to the Legislative Council. Eight Councillors were elected through universal suffrage using block voting, four from each constituency (Camp and Stanley).

It was the first election since Falkland Islands Constitution Order 1985 came into force which increased the number of elected Councillors to eight (four from each constituency) and abolished four constituencies (East Falkland, East Stanley, West Falkland and West Stanley).

Results

Candidates in bold were elected. Candidates in italic were incumbents.

Camp constituency

Camp result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Anthony Thomas Blake Symbol confirmed.svg Uncontested N/A N/A
Nonpartisan Lionel Geoffrey Blake Symbol confirmed.svg Uncontested N/A N/A
Nonpartisan Robin Myles Lee Symbol confirmed.svg Uncontested N/A N/A
Nonpartisan Timothy John Durose Miller Symbol confirmed.svg Uncontested N/A N/A

Stanley constituency

Stanley result[1]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Darwin Lewis Clifton Symbol confirmed.svg 379 21.7 N/A
Nonpartisan Charles Desmond Keenleyside, Jr Symbol confirmed.svg 275 15.8 N/A
Nonpartisan Norma Edwards Symbol confirmed.svg 200 11.5 N/A
Nonpartisan John Edward Cheek Symbol confirmed.svg 193 11.1 N/A[nb 1]
Nonpartisan William Edward Bowles 180 10.3 -9.6
Nonpartisan Terence Severine Betts 150 8.6 N/A
Nonpartisan Terence John Peck 131 7.5 -15.8
Nonpartisan Derek Stanley Evans 126 7.2 N/A
Nonpartisan Phillip John Middleton 109 6.3 N/A
Turnout 1743

Notes

  1. ^ John Edward Cheek was elected as a member for the West Stanley constituency at the previous election

References

  1. ^ a b "FI Gazette LEC/20/8". Jane Cameron National Archives. 1985. Missing or empty |url= (help)