Manitoba general election, 1977

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Manitoba general election, 1977
Manitoba
1973 ←
October 11, 1977
→ 1981

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  PC Edward Schreyer (crop).jpg LIB
Leader Sterling Lyon Edward Schreyer Charles Huband
Party Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal
Leader since December 6, 1975 June 7, 1969 February 22, 1975
Leader's seat Charleswood Rossmere Ran in Crescentwood (lost)
Last election 21 31 5
Seats won 33 23 1
Seat change +12 -8 -4
Popular vote 237,496 188,124 59,865
Percentage 48.75% 38.62% 12.29%
Swing +12.02pp -3.69pp -6.75pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Edward Schreyer
New Democratic

Elected Premier

Sterling Lyon
Progressive Conservative

The Manitoba general election of October 11, 1977 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative Party, which took 33 seats out of 57. The governing New Democratic Party fell to 23 seats, while the Liberal Party won only one seat.

Results[edit]

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1973 Elected % Change # % Change
     Progressive Conservative Sterling Lyon 57 21 33 +57.1% 237,496 48.75% +12.02
     New Democratic Edward Schreyer 57 31 23 -25.8% 188,124 38.62% -3.69
     Liberal Charles Huband 53 5 1 -80.0% 59,865 12.29% -6.75
     Social Credit Jacob Froese 5 - - - 1,323 0.27% -0.10
     Communist William Cecil Ross 4 - - - 299 0.06% +0.01
     Revolutionary Workers 1 * * 47 0.01% *
     Independent - 1 - -100% - - -1.49
Total 177 57 57 - 487,154 100%  

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

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, 1977: Point Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
     New Democrat Donald Malinowski 3,116 63.32
     Progressive Conservative Margaret Didenko 915 18.59
Liberal Don Marks 769 15.63
     Communist Harold Dyck 62 1.26
     Social Credit Peter Stevens 59 1.20
Total valid votes 4,921 100.00
Rejected votes 85
Turnout 5,006 61.10
Electors on the lists 8,193

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, 1977: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
     New Democratic Party Jim Walding 3,924 41.62 +2.37
     Progressive Conservative Gil Shaw 3,390 35.95 +13.38
Liberal Eddie Coutu 2,115 22.43 -15.75
Total valid votes 9,429 100.00
Rejected votes 18
Turnout 9,447 84.70 -1.14
Electors on the lists 11,154

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Killarney:

Springfield:

Sturgeon Creek:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Thompson:

Transcona:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

Post-election changes[edit]

Rossmere (Edward Schreyer appointed Governor-General of Canada, December 7, 1978), October 16, 1979:

River Heights (res. Sidney Spivak, April 12, 1979), October 16, 1979:

Fort Rouge (res. Lloyd Axworthy, April 6, 1979), October 16, 1979:

Sidney Green (NDP) changed his party affiliation to Independent NDP on December 4, 1979.

Robert Wilson was expelled from the Progressive Conservative caucus on November 20, 1980, and from the Progressive Conservative party on November 28, 1980. On June 17, 1981, he was expelled from the legislature, having been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ben Hanuschak (NDP) became an Independent MLA on February 26, 1981. On February 27, 1981, J.R. Bud Boyce left the NDP caucus.

On March 3, 1981, Green, Hanuschak and Boyce announced their membership in the new Progressive Party of Manitoba.

See also[edit]


Preceded by
1973 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1981 Manitoba election