Prince Edward Island general election, 1970

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Results of the 1970 PEI general election.

The Prince Edward Island general election, 1970 was held on May 11, 1970.[1]

The incumbent Liberal government of Alex Campbell was easily re-elected, gaining a total of 7.8% in the popular vote on the Tories, who dropped by the identical amount, as only the two parties ran any candidates in both the 1970 and 1966 elections.[2]

Jean Canfield, the first woman ever elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, was a victorious candidate in 1st Queens in this election.[3]

Results[edit]

Summary of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island election results
Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote
1966 Dissol. 1970 Change # % Change
Liberal Alex Campbell 32 17 27 +10 58.3% +7.8
Progressive Conservative George Key 32 15 5 -10 41.7% -7.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PEI Liberals' sweep seen as endorsement of development plan". The Globe and Mail, May 12, 1970.
  2. ^ "Big Grit Win in PEI (Pt. 1)". Ottawa Journal. May 12, 1970. p. 1. Retrieved March 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ "Big Grit Win (Pt. 2)". Ottawa Journal. May 12, 1970. p. 25. Retrieved March 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read