1948 Northern Rhodesian general election

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General elections were held in Northern Rhodesia on 14 August 1948. [1]

Northern Rhodesia protectorate in south central Africa in 1924–1964

Northern Rhodesia was a protectorate in south central Africa, formed in 1911 by amalgamating the two earlier protectorates of Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia and North-Eastern Rhodesia. It was initially administered, as were the two earlier protectorates, by the British South Africa Company (BSAC), a chartered company, on behalf of the British Government. From 1924, it was administered by the British Government as a protectorate, under similar conditions to other British-administered protectorates, and the special provisions required when it was administered by BSAC were terminated.

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Electoral system

The ten elected members of the Legislative Council (an increase from eight in the 1944 elections) were elected from ten single-member constituencies. [2] Two new constituencies were created; Lusaka was split out of the Midland constituency, whilst Mufulira–Chingola was created by taking Mufulira from the Luanshya constituency and Chingola from the Nkana constituency. [2]

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The Livingstone and Western and Southern constituencies were reorganised into Livingstone and South-Western. There were a total of 7,086 registered voters. [2]

ConsitutencySettlementsRegistered voters
Broken Hill Broken Hill Urban, Broken Hill Rural (north)920
Livingstone Livingstone, Sesheke 365
Luanshya Luanshya 714
Lusaka All settlements within 10 miles of Lusaka Boma 809
Midland Balovale, Broken Hill Rural (South), Kabompo, Kasempa, Lusaka Rural, Mumbwa, Mwinilunga, Serenje, Solwezi 321
Mufulira–Chingola Chingola, Mufulira 1,211
Ndola Ndola Rural, Ndola Urban795
Nkana Kitwe 1,064
North-Eastern Abercorn, Chinsali, Fort Jameson, Fort Rosebery, Isoka, Kasama, Kawambwa, Lundazi, Luwingu, Mpika, Mporokoso, Petauke 452
South-Western Gwembe, Kalabo, Kalomo, Mankoya, Mazabuka, Mongu Namwala, Senanga 435
Source: Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia [2]

Results

ConstituencyCandidateVotes%Notes
Broken Hill Roy Welensky UnopposedRe-elected
Livingstone Herbert Millar Elected
Cuthbert Garret
Luanshya Albert Davies Elected
Harold Webb
Lusaka Ernest Sergeant Elected
Alexander Scott
Clarence Lewis
Midland Marais von Eeden Elected
Clifford Kelly
Mufulira–Chingola James Morris Elected
Gladys Douglas
Alexander Stevens
Ndola Ewain Wilson UnopposedElected
Nkana George L'Ange Elected
Brian Goodwin Defeated
North-Eastern Frank Robertson UnopposedElected
South-Western Geoffrey Beckett UnopposedElected
Source: East Africa and Rhodesia [3]

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References

  1. "General Election in N. Rhodesia: Four Candidates Returned Unopposed", East Africa and Rhodesia, 29 July 1948, p1315
  2. 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, p23
  3. "Northern Rhodesia's General Election: Six New Members Returned at Last Week's Poll, East Africa and Rhodesia, 2 September 1948, p1465