Gambian legislative election, 1951

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Legislative elections were held in the Gambia in 1951. They were the first election to feature political parties,[1] as the Democratic Party and the Muslim Congress Party had been founded earlier in the year.


There were only three elected seats in the Legislative Council at the time.

Constituency Candidate Party Votes % Notes
BathurstJohn Colley FayeDemocratic Party90540.01Elected
Ibrahima Momodou Garba-JahumpaMuslim Congress Party82836.60Elected
Pierre Sarr N'JieIndependent46320.47
Edward Francis SmallGambia National League451.99
Mustapha ColleyCommon People's Party100.44
J Francis SenegalIndependent60.27
John Finden DaileyCommon People's Party50.22
Kombo St MaryHenry MadiIndependent81375.63Elected
Howsoon Semege-JannehIndependent25523.72
John KuyeIndependent70.65
Source: Hughes & Perfect[2]


  1. Gregg, E. (2003) The Rough Guide to the Gambia
  2. Arnold Hughes & David Perfect (2006) A political history of the Gambia, 1816–1994, University of Rochester Press, p299
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