Ontario general election, 1879

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Ontario general election, 1879
Ontario
1875 ←
members
June 5, 1879 → 1883
members

88 seats in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
45 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Oliver Mowat.jpg William Ralph Meredith.png
Leader Oliver Mowat William Ralph Meredith
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1872 1879
Leader's seat Oxford North London
Last election 50 34
Seats won 57 29
Seat change +7 -5

Premier before election

Oliver Mowat
Liberal

Elected Premier

Oliver Mowat
Liberal

Ontario general election, 1879 was the fourth general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It was held on June 5, 1879, to elect the 88 Members of the 4th Legislative Assembly ("MLAs").

The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Oliver Mowat, won a third term in government with a larger majority in the Legislature.

The Ontario Conservative Party, led by William Ralph Meredith, continued to lose seats.

Results[edit]

  Party Leader 1875 Elected % change
     Liberal Oliver Mowat 50 57 +14.0%
     Conservative William Ralph Meredith 34 29 -14.7%
     Liberal-Conservative 1 - -
     Conservative Independent   2 2 -
     Liberal - Independent   1 - -
Total Seats 88 88 -

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