1953  1960
South Arabian general election, 1957
All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia
June 16, 1957 (1957-06-16)
First party Second party Third party
Leader Ken Burton Benjamin Rhodes Connor Blackburn
Party [[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]] [[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]] [[National Party|Template:National Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1955 1944 1954
Leader's seat Dubai Central Aden South Qatar Doha
Seats before 11 15 2
Seats won 21 7 6
Seat change +10 -8 +4
Fourth party
Leader Lucian Allard
Party [[National Labour Party|Template:National Labour Party/meta/shortname]]

Leader since 1950
Leader's seat Hadramut
Last election NA
Seats before 7
Seats won 1
Seat change -6

Previous Prime Minister
Benjamin Rhodes
[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Ken Burton
[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]

The 1957 South Arabian General Election saw the Labour Party win a majority.


Following the 1953 general election the younger more charismatic Ken Burton took up the leadership of the Labour Party, this combined with the view of the Progressive government as becoming ever more out of touch helped the Labour Party to gain large amounts of supporters from the Progressive as well as gaining back voters who abandoned Labour for National Labour.


The election saw the Labour win its first ever majority on the Federal Assembly whilst the Progressives and National Labour seeing major losses with Prime Minister Benjamin Rhodes being defeated in his own Aden South seat to the Labour candidate future Prime Minister Christian Abbott.

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