Gambian legislative election, 1954

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General elections were held in the Gambia in 1954 following constitutional amendments, which increased the number of elected members on the Legislative Council from three to four, with an additional seven non-elected members.[1] The seven unelected members were the Colonial Secretary, Financial Secretary, the Attorney General, the Senior Commissioner, Dr. S.H.O Jones (director of Medical Services), and two members appointed by the Governor-general from a list of nine names submitted by the Bathurst Town Council and the Kombo Rural Authority after consultation with members of the council.[1]


Constituency Candidate Party Votes % Notes
BathurstPierre Sarr N'JieUnited Party2,12328.4Elected
John Colley FayeDemocratic Party1,97926.5Elected
Ibrahima Momodou Garba-JahumpaMuslim Congress Party1,56921.0Elected
George St Clair JoofGambian People's Party2523.4
Registered voters/turnout6,28694.23
Kombo St MaryHenry MadiIndependent90458.2Elected
Samuel OldfieldIndependent65041.8
Registered voters/turnout 97
Source: Hughes & Perfect[2]


  1. 1 2 History & Development of The Gambia Legislature National Assembly of the Gambia
  2. Arnold Hughes & David Perfect (2006) A political history of the Gambia, 1816–1994, University of Rochester Press, pp124, 126, 300
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