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St Helena

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of the last elections to be held on St. Helena and list the number of contested seats, the number of votes cast and the percentage turn-out in each case.

The most recent general election in St. Helena was held on 10 May 1989. Twelve councillors were elected from eight constituencies. The number of votes cast in each constituency was as follows:

Number
Jamestown823
St. Paul's669
Longwood447
Half Tree Hollow431
Blue Hill123
Levelwood76
Alarm Forest157
Sandy Bay1
1 Candidate elected unopposed.
The overall percentage turn-out was 72 per cent.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the gross national product per capita for St. Helena for the last 10 years for which figures are available.

It is not possible to enumerate these statistics because no system of national accounting as yet exists in St. Helena. However, such a system is now being developed.