Saskatchewan general election, 1952

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Saskatchewan general election, 1952
Saskatchewan
1948 ←
members
June 11, 1952 (1952-06-11) → 1956
members

53 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Tommy Douglas crop.jpg
LIB
Leader Tommy Douglas Walter Tucker
Party Co-operative Commonwealth Liberal
Leader since July 17, 1942 August 6, 1946
Leader's seat Weyburn Rosthern
Last election 31 19
Seats won 42 11
Seat change +11 –8
Popular vote 291,705 211,882
Percentage 54.1% 39.3%
Swing +6.5pp +8.7pp

Premier before election

Tommy Douglas
Co-operative Commonwealth

Premier after election

Tommy Douglas
Co-operative Commonwealth

The Saskatchewan general election of 1952 was the twelfth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 11, 1952, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation government of Premier Tommy Douglas was re-elected for a third term with an increased majority.

The Liberal Party of Walter Tucker increased its share of the popular vote to almost 40%, but lost 9 of the seats it had held in the previous legislature.

The Social Credit and Progressive Conservative parties continued to lose support.

Results[edit]

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1948 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Co-operative Commonwealth
Tommy Douglas
53 31 42 +35.5% 291,705 54.06% +6.50%
  Liberal
Walter Tucker
53 20 11 -42.1% 211,882 39.27% +8.67%
     Social Credit 24 21,045 3.90% -4.19%
     Progressive Conservative
Alvin Hamilton
8 10,648 1.97% -5.66%
  Independent-Prog. Conservative 1 * * 1,542 0.29% *
     Independent 3 1 -100% 1,517 0.28% -1.95%
     Labour Progressive 2 1,151 0.21% -0.05%
  Independent Liberal 1 103 0.02% -0.64%
Total 145 52 53 +1.9% 539,593 100%  
Source: Elections Saskatchewan

Note: * Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

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