List of Manitoba general elections

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Number of seats won by major parties at each election
Electoral results by parties and independent MLAs (as a percentage of total Legislative Assembly seats) from 1907 to 2007.

This article provides a summary of results for the general elections to the Canadian province of Manitoba's unicameral legislative body, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. The number of seats has increased over time, to the present 57.

The chart on the upper right shows the information graphically, with the most recent elections towards the right. It show the dominance of the Conservative party (blue) and Liberal party (red) prior to World War I; the inter-war wins of the United Farmers party (yellow); and the post-World War II rise of the NDP (orange), which mirrors the decline of the Liberal Party. The narrow wins of the Progressive Conservative Party (blue) in the 1960s and 1980s can be also be made out.

Summary of results[edit]

The table below shows the total number of seats won by the major political parties at each election. The winning party's total is shown in bold. Full details on any election are linked via the year of the election at the start of the row.

Year NDP [A] Conservative [B] Liberal [C] Social Credit United Farmers [D] Independent Other Parties Total Seats
2011 37 19 1 57
2007 36 19 2 57
2003 35 20 2 57
1999 32 24 1 57
1995 23 31 3 57
1990 20 30 7 57
1988 12 25 20 57
1986 30 26 1 57
1981 34 23 57
1977 23 33 1 57
1973 31 21 5 57
1969 28 22 5 1 1 57
1966 11 31 14 1 57
1962 7 36 13 1 57
1959 10 36 11 57
1958 11 26 19 1 57
1953 5 12 35 2 2 1 Labor-Progressive 57
1949 7 9 31 9 1 Labour Progressive 57
1945 9 13 25 2 5 1 Labour Progressive 55
1941 3 12 27 3 7 3 Anti-coalition Conservative 55
1936 7 16 23 5 3 1 Communist 55
1932 5 10 38 2 55
1927 3 15 7 29 1 55
1922 6 7 8 28 5 1 Ind. Labourers 55
1920 11 8 21 12 3 55
1915 1 5 40 1 47
1914 28 20 1 49
1910 28 13 41
1907 28 13 41
1903 32 8 40
1899 18 17 5 Independent Conservative (2)
Liberal-Conservative (3)
40
1896 5 32 1 2 Patrons of Industry 40
1892 9      28 [E] 1 2 Independent Liberal 40
1888 4 33 1 38
1886 20 15 35
1883 20 10 30
1879 6 2      5 [F] 11 Liberal-Conservative(7),
Independent Conservative (2),
Independent Liberal, National
24

Elections prior to provincial political parties[edit]

Until the 1879 election, political parties were not active in the province. However, some candidates declared their support for (or opposition to) the administration of the time. Full details on any election are linked via the year of the election at the start of the row.

Year Seats Government Opposition Other
1878 24 16 8
1874 24 9 6 9
1870 24 17 5 2

Notes[edit]

A Includes results for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1936 to 1959), Independent Labour Party (1922 to 1936), Labour (1920), Socialists (1920) and Social Democrats (1915 and 1920).
B Includes results for Progressive Conservatives, and also the Independent Conservative candidate elected in 1903.
C Includes results for the Liberal-Progressive party.
D Includes results for the Progressive party in 1927.
E Includes the two Liberal-Conservatives elected, who were members of the government.
F Includes those of unknown party status.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Government of Manitoba (June 3, 2003). "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Statement of Votes for the 38th Provincial General Election. Elections Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  • Government of Manitoba (June 10, 2003). "Official Election Results" (ASP). Manitoba's 38th General Election. Elections Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2006-12-02.