Northern Rhodesia: Legislative Council

Northern Rhodesia

Legislative Council

When Northern Rhodesia became a Protectorate under the British Empire on 1 April 1924, a Legislative Council was established on which the Governor of Northern Rhodesia sat ex officio as Presiding Officer.

The initial council consisted entirely of nominated members, as no procedure existed at the time for holding elections. However, the members were divided between the “official members” who held executive posts in the administration of the Protectorate, and the “unofficial members” who held no posts.


  • Walter Herdzik