1941 Northern Rhodesian general election

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General elections were held in Northern Rhodesia on 29 August 1941. [1] All five Labour Party candidates won their seats. [2]

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Northern Rhodesian Labour Party

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Electoral system

The eight elected members of the Legislative Council (an increase from seven in the 1938 elections) were elected from eight single-member constituencies. The additional seat was created by splitting Ndola into two to form the new constituency of Luanshya. [3] The Northern Constituency was renamed Broken Hill and most of its area was transferred to the new North-Eastern constituency, which replaced Eastern. [3] There were a total of 5,638 registered voters. [3]

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ConsitutencySettlementsRegistered voters
Broken Hill Broken Hill, Mkushi, Serenje 837
Livingstone and Western Balovale, Kalabo, Livingstone, Mankoya, MonguLealui, Senanga, Sesheke 497
Luanshya Luanshya, Mufulira 1,253
Midland Broken Hill (South), Lusaka, Mumbwa 556
Ndola Fort Rosebery, Kasempa, Kawambwa, Mwinilunga, Ndola 570
Nkana Chingola, Nkana 1,390
North-Eastern Abercorn, Chinsali, Fort Jameson, Isoka, Kasama, Lundazi, Luwingu, Mpika, Mporokoso, Petauke 253
Southern Mazabuka, Namwala 282
Source: Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia [3]

Results

ConstituencyCandidatePartyVotes%Notes
Broken Hill Roy Welensky Labour Party UnopposedElected
Livingstone and Western Francis Sinclair Labour Party Elected
Leopold Moore Defeated
Luanshya Michael McGann Labour Party Elected
I H Webb
Midland Hugh Kennedy McKee UnopposedElected
Ndola Frederick Roberts Labour Party Elected
Arthur Stephenson Defeated
Nkana Martin Visagie Labour Party Elected
Albert Smith Defeated
Catherine Olds
North-Eastern Thomas Spurgeon Page UnopposedElected
Southern Richard Ernest Campbell UnopposedElected
Source: East Africa and Rhodesia [2] [4]

Aftermath

Following the elections Stewart Gore-Browne was reappointed to the Legislative Council by the Governor as the member representing native interests. [2]

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Stewart Gore-Browne, DSO,, called Chipembele by Zambians, was a soldier, pioneer white settler, builder, politician and supporter of independence in Northern Rhodesia.

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References

  1. "News Items in Brief", East Africa and Rhodesia, 24 July 1941, p750
  2. 1 2 3 "N. Rhodesian elections: New Labour Party Wins Five Seats", East Africa and Rhodesia, 4 September 1941, p7
  3. 1 2 3 4 Official Verbatim Report of the Debates of the Fifth Session (Resumed) of the Ninth Legislative Council, Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia, p22
  4. "Matters of Moment", East Africa and Rhodesia, 4 September 1941, p3