Manitoba general election, 1977
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|Map of Election Results|
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.
|Party||Party Leader||# of
|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|
|Social Credit||Jacob Froese||5||-||-||-||1,323||0.27%||-0.10|
|Communist||William Cecil Ross||4||-||-||-||299||0.06%||+0.01|
* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.
- PC: Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba
- L: Manitoba Liberal Party
- NDP: New Democratic Party of Manitoba
- SC: Manitoba Social Credit Party
- Comm: Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba
- RWL: Revolutionary Workers League
- WDP: Western Democracy Party (see by-elections)
- M-L: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada - Manitoba (see by-elections)
- Ind: Independent
|Point DouglasManitoba general election, 1977:|
|New Democrat||Donald Malinowski||3,116||63.32|
|Progressive Conservative||Margaret Didenko||915||18.59|
|Social Credit||Peter Stevens||59||1.20|
|Total valid votes||4,921||100.00|
|Electors on the lists||8,193|
|St. VitalManitoba general election, 1977:|
|New Democratic Party||Jim Walding||3,924||41.62||+2.37|
|Progressive Conservative||Gil Shaw||3,390||35.95||+13.38|
|Total valid votes||9,429||100.00|
|Electors on the lists||11,154|
- Victor Schroeder (NDP) 6191
- Harold Piercy (PC) 5961
- E.J. Sandy Clancy (L) 523
- Linda J. Penner (WDP) 39
- Manuel Gitterman (M-L) 21
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.
On March 3, 1981, Green, Hanuschak and Boyce announced their membership in the new Progressive Party of Manitoba.
1973 Manitoba election
|List of Manitoba elections||Succeeded by
1981 Manitoba election