Manitoba general election, 1973

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Manitoba general election, 1973
Manitoba
1969 ←
June 28, 1973
→ 1977

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Edward Schreyer (crop).jpg PC LIB
Leader Edward Schreyer Sidney Spivak Izzy Asper
Party New Democratic Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since June 7, 1969 February 27, 1971 October 31, 1970
Leader's seat Rossmere River Heights Wolseley
Last election 28 22 5
Seats won 31 21 5
Seat change +3 -1 ±0
Popular vote 197,585 171,553 88,907
Percentage 42.31% 36.73% 19.04%
Swing +4.04pp +1.17pp -4.95pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Edward Schreyer
New Democratic

Elected Premier

Edward Schreyer
New Democratic

The Manitoba General Election of June 28, 1973 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the social-democratic New Democratic Party, which took 31 of 57 seats. The Progressive Conservative Party finished second with 21, while the Manitoba Liberal Party took the remaining five.

A right-of-centre municipal organization known as the Independent Citizens' Election Committee convinced the Progressive Conservative and Liberal parties to avoid competing against each other in certain Winnipeg-area ridings, such that a single "anti-socialist" alternative to the NDP could be offered. This campaign was generally unsuccessful.

Results[edit]

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1969 Elected % Change # % Change
     New Democratic
Edward Schreyer
57 28 31 +10.7% 197,585 42.31% +4.04
     Progressive Conservative
Sidney Spivak
52 22 21 -4.5% 171,553 36.73% +1.17
     Liberal
Israel Asper
50 5 5 - 88,907 19.04% -4.95
     Social Credit
Jacob Froese
3 1 - -100% 1,709 0.37% -0.99
     Communist
William Cecil Ross
3 - - - 252 0.05% -0.17
     Marxist-Leninist
 
3 - - - 69 0.01% +0.01
     Independent 18 1 - -100% 6,969 1.49% +0.89
Total 186 57 57   467,044 100%  

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon East:

Brandon West:

Burrows:

Charleswood:

Churchill:

Crescentwood:

Dauphin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac Du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

Morris:

Osborne:

Pembina:


Manitoba general election, 1973: Point Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     New Democrat Donald Malinowski 3,676 65.55
     Independent Joseph Borowski 1,127 20.10
Liberal Lawrence Belanger 569 10.15
     Independent George Munroe 236 4.21
Total valid votes 5,608 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 100
Turnout 5,708 65.56
Electors on the lists 8,706

Portage La Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

Riel:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rossmere:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:


Manitoba general election, 1973: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     New Democratic Party Jim Walding 3,870 39.25 +3.56
Liberal Dan Kennedy 3,765 38.18 +9.87
     Progressive Conservative John Gee 2,225 22.57 -13.44
Total valid votes 9,860 100.00
Rejected votes 51
Turnout 9,911 85.84 +17.80
Electors on the lists 11,546

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Killarney:

Springfield:

Sturgeon Creek:

Swan River:

The Pas:


Manitoba general election, 1973: Thompson
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Ken Dillen 2,742 37.54
Progressive Conservative Anna Denby 2,480 33.95
Liberal Blain Johnston 2,083 28.51
Total valid votes 7,305 100.00
Rejected votes 33
Turnout 7,338 71.30
Electors on the lists 10,292

Transcona:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

Post-election changes[edit]

St. Boniface (election declared void), December 20, 1974:

Wolseley (res. Israel Asper, March 1, 1975), June 25, 1975:

Crescentwood (election declared void, February 20, 1975), June 25, 1975:

Souris-Killarney (dec. Earl McKellar, April 18, 1976), November 7, 1976:

See also[edit]


Preceded by
1969 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1977 Manitoba election