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8 Seats

– Votes ( – %)


2 Seats

– Votes ( – %)


2 Seats

– Votes ( – %)

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands in November 1980 for all 12 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Teams & Candidates

Candidates were presented by the Unity Team and Dignity Team along with several independents.


The result was a victory for the Unity Team led by Jim Bodden, which won eight of the 12 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Dignity Team, headed by Benson Ebanks, won two seats, and two went to independents.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was -%.

Electoral System

System: First-past-the-post

Elected Members:12 elected members

Voter Turnout

Total Votes Cast:

Registered Voters: 8,051

Voter Turnout: – %

Critical Dates

Dissolution of House:

Nomination Day:

Polling Day: Wed, Nov 1980

First Meeting of Parliament:

Political Leaders

Jim Bodden

(Unity Team – UT)

Benson Ebanks

(Dignity Team – DT)

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