Northern Rhodesian general election, 1929
General elections were held in Northern Rhodesia on 31 August 1929. The number of elected seats on the Legislative Council was increased from five to seven, with new constituencies in Ndola and Livingstone. One issue in the elections was the proposed amalgamation of the colony with neighbouring Southern Rhodesia.
In Livingstone two members opposed to amalgamation with Southern Rhodesia were elected, defeating pro-amalgamation Labour Party candidates. The member elected in Broken Hill claimed he was not yet in favour of a merger, whilst the rural Midlands and Southern constituencies returned the leading proponent of amalgamation and one opponent of the concept unopposed. The member for Ndola was undecided on the issue, whilst the member for Fort Jameson was in favour of his region becoming part of Nyasaland. The total results gave one member in favour, one "lukewarm" to the idea, three opposed and two neutral.
The newly elected council held its first meeting on 8 November.
- "North And South Rhodesia: Conflicting Views On Union", The Times, 16 November 1929, p 15, Issue 45370