1975 Alberta general election
75 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
38 seats were needed for a majority
Popular vote by riding. As this is a first-past-the-post election, seat totals are not determined by total popular vote, but instead by results in each riding.
The Social Credit Party saw its vote collapse. After 36 years in government from 1935 to 1971—virtually its entire history—it was ill-prepared for a role in opposition. It lost over half of its popular vote from the previous election, and was cut down to only four MLAs—just barely holding onto official party status.
Overall voter turnout was 59.58%.
|Party||Party leader||# of
|1971||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Progressive Conservative||Peter Lougheed||75||49||69||+40.8%||369,764||62.65%||+16.25%|
|Social Credit||Werner Schmidt||70||25||4||-84.0%||107,211||18.17%||-22.93%|
|New Democrats||Grant Notley||75||1||1||0%||76,360||12.94%||+1.52%|
|Independent Social Credit||1||*||1||100%||4,428||0.75%||*|
|Independent Progressive Conservative||3||*||-||*||1,059||0.18%||*|
|Constitutional Socialist||Mike Uhryn||3||*||-||*||115||0.02%||*|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
For complete electoral history, see individual districts.
- Elections Alberta (November 25, 2007). "General Elections 1975-2004 (Overall Summary of Ballots Cast and % of Voter Turnout)". Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011.