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General Election, 1948

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 18 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the total registered electorate of Northern Rhodesia at the time of the last General Election; what percentage of the electorate voted; and whether he will give details of the votes cast for each of the elected members now serving on the Governor's Executive Council.

The last general election in Northern Rhodesia was held in August, 1948. The Revised Register for 1947 showed a total registered electorate of 5,276 persons; 3,405 or about 64 per cent. of this number voted in the six constituencies where polling was held. In the remaining four constituencies candidates were returned unopposed. All three of the elected members of Legislative Council who serve on Executive Council were so returned.