Manitoba general election, 1959

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Manitoba's general election of May 14, 1959 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It resulted in a majority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. This was the first time since 1914 that the party won a majority government in the province.

Roblin's Tories won 36 seats, against 11 for the Liberal-Progressives (commonly known as Liberals), and 10 for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. CCF leader Lloyd Stinson was defeated in his own riding.

The Manitoba Social Credit Party did not contest this election. A few months later, it regained a foothold in the legislature by winning a by-election.

Map of Election Results

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1958 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin   26 36     46.3%  
     Liberal-Progressive Douglas Campbell   19 11     30.0%  
     Co-operative Commonwealth Lloyd Stinson   11 10     21.9%  
Labor–Progressive William Cecil Ross     -        
     Independent   1        
Total   57 57     100%  


Preceded by
1958 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1962 Manitoba election

See also[edit]

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

Burrows:

Carillon:

Churchill:


Manitoba general election, 1959: Cypress
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Marcel Boulic 2,951 62.36 +10.24
Liberal–Progressive John Sundell 1,781 37.64 −3.11
Total valid votes 4,732
Rejected votes 27
Turnout 4,759 72.77 +4.64
Electors on the lists 6,540

Dauphin:

Dufferin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Ethelbert-Plains:

Fisher:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Hamiota:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

Morris:

Osborne:

Pembina:

Portage la Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rockwood-Iberville:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

Ste. Rose:

St. Vital:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Lansdowne:

Springfield:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

post-election changes:

Arthur (dec. John Cobb, August 21, 1959), November 26, 1959:

Cypress (dec. Marcel Boulic, September 23, 1959), November 26, 1959:

Wallace C. Miller (LP, Rhineland), died on October 4, 1959. A by-election was called to choose his successor.

Manitoba provincial by-election, November 26, 1959: Rhineland
Party Candidate Votes %
Social Credit Jacob Froese 1,300 36.27
Progressive Conservative Leo Recksiedler 1,209 33.73
Liberal–Progressive David K. Friesen 1,075 29.99
Total valid votes 3,584 100
Rejected and discarded votes 15
Turnout 3,599 60.61
Electors on the lists 5,938

Turtle Mountain (Errick Willis appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, late 1959), November 26, 1959:

Pembina (dec. Maurice Ridley, October 2, 1960), December 9, 1960:

The Liberal-Progressives formally became known as Liberals on April 19, 1961. The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation dissolved later in the year, and was replaced by the New Democratic Party of Manitoba.

La Verendrye (res. Stan Roberts, May 1962)

St. Johns (res. David Orlikow, May 1962)

Virden (res. John Thompson, October 24, 1962)