1980 Turks and Caicos Islands general election

General elections were held in the Turks and Caicos Islands on 4 November 1980.[1] The result was a victory for the opposition Progressive National Party (PNP), which won eight of the eleven seats in the Legislative Council.[1] Following the elections, PNP leader Norman Saunders became Chief Minister.

Electoral system

The eleven members of the Legislative Council were elected from single-member constituencies.[1]


A total of 24 candidates contested the elections, with the PNP and People's Democratic Movement (PDM) running in all eleven constituencies. The other two candidates were independents.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Progressive National Party 1,724 60.32 8 +4
People's Democratic Movement 1,134 39.68 3 –2
Independents 39 1.36 0 –2
Invalid/blank votes 17
Total 2,914 100 11 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,420 85.20
Source: Caribbean Elections


  1. ^ a b c d General Election Results - 4 November 1980 Caribbean Elections

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