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2 Seat

5,067 Votes (19.95 %)


9 Seat

12,210 Votes (48.08 %)


1 Seat

4,526 Votes (17.82 %)


3 Seat

3,592 Votes (14.14 %)

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 20 November 1996 for all 15 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

Three teams with a total of 44 candidates contested the general election: the governing National Team, Team Cayman and the Democratic Alliance Group.


The National Team was returned to office but with a reduced majority, winning nine seats. The Democratic Alliance won two seats in George Town, Team Cayman won one in Bodden Town and independents won seats in George Town, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 85.48%.


Truman Bodden continued as Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Assembly.

Electoral System

System: First-past-the-post

Elected Members: 15 elected members.

Voter Turnout

Total Votes Cast: 8,872

Registered Voters: 8,933

Voter Turnout: 85.48%

Critical Dates

Dissolution of House:

Nomination Day:

Polling Day: Wed, 20 Nov 1996

First Meeting of Parliament: Wed, 27 Nov 1996

Political Leaders

Kurt Tibbets

(Democratic Alliance – DA)

Truman Bodden

(National Team – NT)

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