List of Manitoba general elections

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Number of seats won by major parties at each election
Electoral results by parties and independent MLAs (as a percentage of total Legislative Assembly seats) from 1907 to 2007.

This article provides a summary of results for the general elections to the Canadian province of Manitoba's unicameral legislative body, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. The number of seats has increased over time, to the present 57.

The chart on the upper right shows the information graphically, with the most recent elections towards the right. It show the dominance of the Conservative party (blue) and Liberal party (red) prior to World War I; the inter-war wins of the United Farmers party (yellow); and the post-World War II rise of the NDP (orange), which mirrors the decline of the Liberal Party. The narrow wins of the Progressive Conservative Party (blue) in the 1960s and 1980s can be also be made out.

Summary of results[edit]

The table below shows the total number of seats won by the major political parties at each election. The winning party's total is shown in bold. Full details on any election are linked via the year of the election at the start of the row.

Year Seats NDP[A] Conservative[B] Liberal[C] Social Credit United Farmers[D] Independent Other Parties
1879 24 6 2      5[F] 11 Liberal-Conservative(7),
Independent Conservative (2),
Independent Liberal, National
1883 30 20 10
1886 35 20 15
1888 38 4 33 1
1892 40 9      28[E] 1 2 Independent Liberal
1896 40 5 32 1 2 Patrons of Industry
1899 40 18 17 5 Independent Conservative (2)
Liberal-Conservative (3)
1903 40 32 8
1907 41 28 13
1910 41 28 13
1914 49 28 20 1
1915 47 1 5 40 1
1920 55 11 8 21 12 3
1922 55 6 7 8 28 5 1 Ind. Labourers
1927 55 3 15 7 29 1
1932 55 5 10 38 2
1936 55 7 16 23 5 3 1 Communist
1941 55 3 12 27 3 7 3 Anti-coalition Conservative
1945 55 9 13 25 2 5 1 Labor-Progressive
1949 57 7 9 31 9 1 Labor-Progressive
1953 57 5 12 35 2 2 1 Labor-Progressive
1958 57 11 26 19 1
1959 57 10 36 11
1962 57 7 36 13 1
1966 57 11 31 14 1
1969 57 28 22 5 1 1
1973 57 31 21 5
1977 57 23 33 1
1981 57 34 23
1986 57 30 26 1
1988 57 12 25 20
1990 57 20 30 7
1995 57 23 31 3
1999 57 32 24 1
2003 57 35 20 2
2007 57 36 19 2
2011 57 37 19 1
Notes
A Includes results for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1936 to 1959), Independent Labour Party (1922 to 1936), Labour (1920), Socialists (1920) and Social Democrats (1915 and 1920).
B Includes results for Progressive Conservatives, and also the Independent Conservative candidate elected in 1903.
C Includes results for the Liberal-Progressive party.
D Includes results for the Progressive party in 1927.
E Includes the two Liberal-Conservatives elected, who were members of the government.
F Includes those of unknown party status.

Elections prior to provincial political parties[edit]

Until the 1879 election, political parties were not active in the province. However, some candidates declared their support for (or opposition to) the administration of the time. Full details on any election are linked via the year of the election at the start of the row.

Year Seats Government Opposition Other
1870 24 17 5 2
1874 24 9 6 9
1878 24 16 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Government of Manitoba (June 3, 2003). "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Statement of Votes for the 38th Provincial General Election. Elections Manitoba. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  • Government of Manitoba (June 10, 2003). "Official Election Results". Manitoba's 38th General Election. Elections Manitoba. Archived from the original (ASP) on 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2006-12-02.