October 10th, remembered historically it is the date associated with the first elections held in Grenada under the basis of Adult Suffrage.
Persons 21 years and over were allowed to vote in the elections, on October 10th, 1951 where Eric Gairy won six (6) of the eight (8) seats that were up for Grabs.
Delbert Braveboy Historian, says in the lead up to the elections, a number of persons lost their lives.
According to the historian, 21 candidates contested the first polls. They Included:
The town of St. George: T.A Marry show & Alburn Radix
The Parish of St. George: Eric Matthew Gairy & E.A Mitchell
St. John & St. Mark: H.A Marquis, C.G Ferguson, and G.A Glean
St. Andrew North: Rootsvin A.K Douglas, Ralph O Williams, and Claude A Morrison
St. Andrew South: Franklyn C Noel, David Sylvester, And T.E Noble-Smith
St. Patrick: RCP Moore & Eric Copland
St. David: J Joseph Gibbs, Daniel Radix And L.C J Thomas
Carriacou: Tyrell St. Bernard-Sylvester & Frederick Bridgewater Patterson
He spoke of the Successful Candidates.
Some 34 Thousand Persons were eligible to vote at the Time, 64.26 % Votes in Favor of the Winning party GULP and 36.2 % in favor of independents.
23,566 Voted in that elections.