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|‹ 1953 1960 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1957|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|June 16, 1957|
|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's seat||Dubai Central||Aden South||Qatar Doha|
|Party|| [[National Labour Party|Template:National Labour Party/meta/shortname]]
Previous Prime Minister
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.