Newfoundland general election, 1989

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Newfoundland general election, 1989
Newfoundland and Labrador
1985 ←
April 20, 1989 (1989-04-20) → 1993

52 seats of the Newfoundland House of Assembly
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Clyde Wells Tom Rideout Cle Newhook
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative New Democratic
Leader's seat Ran in Humber East (lost) Baie Verte-Springdale Ran in Cape St. Francis (lost)
Last election 15 36 1
Seats won 31 21 0
Seat change +16 -15 -1
Popular vote 137,271 138,609 12,929
Percentage 47.2% 47.6% 4.4%

Premier before election

Tom Rideout
Progressive Conservative

Elected Premier

Clyde Wells
Liberal

The 42nd Newfoundland general election was held on April 20, 1989 to elect members of the 41st General Assembly of Newfoundland, the 13th general election for the province of Newfoundland, Canada. It was won by the Liberal party despite polling fewer votes than the Conservatives.

Unusually, however, Liberal leader Clyde Wells was defeated by Lynn Verge in his own riding of Humber East despite having led his party to victory. Consequently, a member of his caucus, Eddie Joyce, resigned shortly after the election, and Wells was acclaimed to office in the riding of Bay of Islands.[1]

Results[edit]

  Party Leader 1985 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
     Liberal Clyde Wells 15 31 +107% 137,271 47.2%
Progressive Conservative Tom Rideout 36 21 -42% 138,609 47.6%
     New Democratic Cle Newhook 1 0 -100% 12,929 4.4%
     Other 0 0 0% 2,138 0.8%
Totals 52 52 - 291,785 100%

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External Links[edit]

Election Report