Alberta general election, 1952
60 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
31 seats were needed for a majority
Ernest C. Manning in his third election as leader of the Social Credit Party, and its first election since the Social Credit Party paid off Alberta's first debt in 1949, led it to its fifth consecutive election victory, increasing its share of the popular vote, and winning fifty two of the sixty one seats in the legislature.
The Liberal Party formed the official opposition with only four seats. The Conservative Party returned to Alberta politics again, nominating candidates both under the "Conservative" banner, and under the "Progressive Conservative" banner recently adopted by its federal counterpart. The party won two seats, one under each banner. The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation won two seats, one that of leader Elmer Roper. The remaining seat was won by an Independent.
|Party||Party Leader||# of
|1948||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Social Credit||Ernest C. Manning||61||51||53||+3.9%||167,789||56.24%||+0.61%|
|Liberal||James Harper Prowse||55||2||3||+50.0%||66,738||22.37%||+4.51%|
|Cooperative Commonwealth||Elmer Roper||41||2||2||0.0%||41,929||14.05%||−5.08%|
|Independent Social Credit||6||1||1||0%||4,203||1.41%||+0.41%|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
1 Taken from first count votes.
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
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