1951 Sierra Leonean general election
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General elections were held in Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate in November 1951.
The 1947 constitution expanded the Legislative Council to 35 members, of which seven were government officials, seven were appointed Europeans, fourteen were Africans indirectly elected from the Protectorate (ten from District Councils and two from the Protectorate Assembly) and seven were Africans directly elected from the Colony. Around 5,000 people were registered to vote.
Only five of the seven directly-elected constituencies were contested, with candidates running unopposed in two of the rural constituencies.
The National Council (NCSL) won three of the seven elected seats, and the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) two. However, the SLPP gained the support of the indirectly elected protectorate representatives.
|Sierra Leone People's Party||2|
|Source: Wyse, Sternberger et al.|
|National Council||Herbert Bankole-Bright|
|C M A Thompson|
|J Rogers Williams|
|Sierra Leone People's Party||A G Randle|
|M S Mustapha|
|Independents||I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson|
|J C O Crowther|
|Bo District||R B S Koker|
|Bonthe District||Milton Margai|
|Bombali District||Bai Farima Tass II|
|Kailahum District||Bokari Sambi of Daru|
|Kenema District||Kenewa Gamanga|
|Moyamba District||W H Fitzjohn|
|Port Loko District||Alkali Modu III|
|Pujehun District||Jaia Kaikai|
|Tonkolili District||Bai Kurr|
|Protectorate Assembly||Siaka Stevens|
- Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p1886
- Sternberger et al., pp1889−1890
- Akintola Wyse (2003) H. C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919-1958, Cambridge University Press, p159
- Sierra Leone: Political parties Nations Encyclopedia