List of Newfoundland and Labrador general elections

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This article provides a summary of results for the general elections to the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador's unicameral legislative body, the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. The number of seats has varied over time, from a low of twenty-seven for the first election in 1949, to a high of fifty-two during the 1980s and early 1990s. There are currently 48 seats in the house.

The chart on the right shows the information graphically, with the most recent elections on the right. It shows that politics in Newfoundland and Labrador have been dominated by two parties: the Liberal party (red) and the Conservative party (blue). The Liberal party have won ten out of the seventeen elections held.

This article only covers elections since the province became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1949. It was then named Newfoundland, and its official name changed to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. Prior to becoming part of Canada, Newfoundland was a British dominion, and the Newfoundland House of Assembly (as it was known before 2001) was first formed in 1832. For elections prior to 1949, see General elections in Newfoundland (pre-Confederation).

Summary[edit]

The table below shows the total number of seats won by the major political parties at each election. It also shows the percentage of the vote obtained by the major political parties at each election, if greater than 0.1%. The winning party's totals are shown in bold. To date, there has only been one election (in 1989) where the party that formed the government did not have the largest share of the vote. Full details on any election are linked via the number of the election at the start of the row.

48th October 11, 2011 19.1 6 56.1 37 24.6 5 0.2 48
47th October 9, 2007 22.0 3 69.6 44 8.2 1 0.2 48
46th October 21, 2003 33.2 12 58.7 34 6.9 2 1.2 48
45th February 9, 1999 49.5 32 40.6 14 8.2 2 1.4 [C] 48
44th February 22, 1996 55.1 37 38.7 9 4.5 1 1.7 1 Independent 48
43rd May 3, 1993 49.1 35 42.1 16 7.4 1 1.4 52
42nd April 20, 1989 47.2 31 47.6 21 4.4 0.8 52
41st April 2, 1985 36.7 15 48.6 36 14.4 1 0.3 52
40th April 6, 1982 34.9 8 61.2 44 3.7 0.2 52
39th June 8, 1979 40.6 19 50.4 33 7.8 1.2 52
38th September 16, 1975 37.1 16 45.5 30 4.0 13.4 [D] 5 Reform Liberal 51
37th March 24, 1972 37.2 9 60.5 33 [E] 2.7 [F] 42
36th October 28, 1971 44.4 20 51.3 21 1.8 2.5 [G] 1 Labrador Party 42
35th September 8, 1966 61.8 39 34.0 3 1.8 2.4 42
34th November 19, 1962 58.7 34 36.6 7 3.6 1.1 1 Independent 42
33rd August 20, 1959 58.0 31 25.3 3 7.2 9.5 [H] 2 United Newfoundland 36
32nd October 2, 1956 66.3 32 32.0 4 1.7 36
31st November 26, 1951 63.6 24 35.6 4 0.8 28
30th May 27, 1949 65.5 22 32.9 5 1.6 1 Independent 28

Notes[edit]

A Includes results for Progressive Conservatives.
B Includes results for Co-operative Commonwealth Federation prior to 1963.
C Includes 1.0% for the Newfoundland and Labrador Party
D Includes 11.9% for the Reform Liberal Party.
E Captured less than 1% of the vote. Its vote total is included in the "other" vote share.
F Includes 1.2% for the Labrador Party.
G Includes 2.4% for the Labrador Party.
H Includes 8.2% for the United Newfoundland Party.

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