Manitoba general election, 1958

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Manitoba's general election of June 16, 1958 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

This election was the first in Manitoba after a comprehensive electoral redistribution in 1956. The redistribution saw the city of Winnipeg abandon its multi-member ridings for single-member constituencies, and gain increased representation in the legislature.

It resulted in a minority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. Roblin's Tories won twenty-six seats, while Premier Douglas Campbell's Liberal-Progressives were reduced to second-place status with nineteen. The social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) held the balance of power with eleven seats, and independent Stephen Juba was also elected in Winnipeg. Both Social Credit and the Labour Progressive Party lost their legislative representation.

After the election, the Liberal-Progressives attempted to form a coalition with the CCF to remain in power. The CCF rejected this offer, and allowed Roblin's Tories to form government, ending 36 years of Progressive and Liberal-Progressive led governments in Manitoba. Although the Progressive Conservatives had been part of a coalition government with the Liberal-Progressives from 1940 to 1950, this was the first time since 1915 that they had formed an administration on their own.

This minority parliament proved unstable, and Roblin's government was defeated in the legislature in early 1959. Manitobans returned to the polls shortly thereafter.

Map of Election Results

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1953 Elected Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative
Dufferin Roblin
56 12 26 +14   40.6% -3.9%
     Liberal-Progressive
Douglas Campbell
56 35 19 -16   34.7% -9.5%
     Co-operative Commonwealth
Lloyd Stinson
43 5 11 +6   20.0% 3.44%
     Social Credit
none
12 2 0 -2   1.8% -11.56%
     Labour Progressive
William Cecil Ross
1 1 0 -1      
     Independent 11 2 1 -1      
Total   57 57     100%  


Preceded by
1953 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1959 Manitoba election

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

Burrows:

Carillon:

Churchill:


Manitoba general election, 1958: Cypress
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Marcel Boulic 2,347 52.12
     Liberal-Progressive Samuel Burch 1,835 40.75
     Co-operative Commonwealth G.H. McIntosh 321 7.13
Total valid votes 4,503 100.00
Rejected votes 19
Turnout 4,522 68.13
Electors on the lists 6,637

Dauphin:

Dufferin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Ethelbert Plains:

Fisher:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Hamiota:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac Du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

Morris:

Osborne:

Pembina:

Portage La Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rockwood-Iberville:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

St. Vital:

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Lansdowne:

Springfield:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

See also[edit]