1954 Southern Rhodesian general election

General elections were held in Southern Rhodesia on 27 January 1954.[1] The result was a victory for the United Rhodesia Party, which won 26 of the 30 seats. The candidates of the Rhodesia Labour Party and Southern Rhodesia Labour Party ran as independents.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/−
United Rhodesia Party 15,631 55.9 26 +2
Confederate Party 6,232 22.3 0 New
Independent Labour 1,148 4.1 1 New
Independent Rhodesia Party 800 2.8 1 New
Independents 4,161 14.9 2 New
Total 27,974 100 30 0
Registered voters/turnout 50,477
Source: East Africa and Rhodesia[3]


  1. ^ Dvorin, EP (1954) Central Africa's First Federal Election: Background and Issues Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 7, pp369-390
  2. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p1676
  3. ^ "Decisive Electoral Victory for United Rhodesia Party", East Africa and Rhodesia, 4 February 1954, pp694–695

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