1980 Gibraltar general election

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General elections were held in Gibraltar on 6 February 1980.[1] The result was a victory for the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights, which won eight of the 15 seats in the House of Assembly.[2]

Electoral system

The electoral system for the House of Assembly allowed each voter to vote for up to eight candidates.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights 8 0
Democratic Party for a British Gibraltar 6 +2
Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party 1 New
Party for the Autonomy of Gibraltar 0 0
Total 15 0
Source: McHale


  1. ^ General election to the House of Assembly Parliament of Gibraltar
  2. ^ Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p327 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  3. ^ McHale, p322
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