Manitoba general election, 1962

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Manitoba general election, 1962
Manitoba
← 1959 December 16, 1962 (1962-12-16) 1966 →

All 57 seats to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  PC Gildas Molgat.jpg NDP
Leader Dufferin Roblin Gildas Molgat Russell Paulley
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since June 1954 April 20, 1961 November 4, 1961
Leader's seat Wolseley Ste. Rose Radisson
Last election 36 seats, 46.3% 11 seats, 30.0% 10 seats, 21.9%
Seats before 36 11 10
Seats won 36 13 7
Seat change ±0 Increase2 Decrease3
Percentage 44.7% 36.1% 15.2%

  Fourth party
  SC
Leader Jacob Froese
Party Social Credit
Leader since 1959
Leader's seat Rhineland
Last election 0 seats, 0.00%
Seats before 1
Seats won 1
Seat change ±0
Percentage 2.5%

ManitobaElection1962.png
Map of Manitoba showing ridings won

Premier before election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

Elected Premier

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

Manitoba's general election of December 16, 1962 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It resulted in a second majority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. Roblin's Tories won thirty-six seats, against thirteen for the Liberals, seven for the New Democratic Party, and one for the Social Credit Party.

Note that voting was deferred until January 4, 1963 in the northern ridings of Churchill and Rupertsland.

Results[edit]

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1959 Elected % Change # % % Change
  Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin   36 36 -   44.7%  
  Liberal Gildas Molgat   11 13 +18.2%   36.1%  
  New Democratic Russell Paulley   10 7 -30.0%   15.2%  
Social Credit Jacob Froese   * 1 *   2.5% *
Communist William Cecil Ross     -        
  Independent            
Total   57 57 -   100%  

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

Bold name denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

Burrows:

Carillon:

Churchill:

Cypress:

Dauphin:

Dufferin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Ethelbert-Plains:

Fisher:

[Note: Wagner was originally declared the winner, until news came from a northern part of the riding that a miscount had occurred. Many suspect the final result was rigged.]

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. Mathews:

St. Vital:

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Lansdowne:

Springfield:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

Post-election changes[edit]

River Heights (res. Maitland Steinkopf, June 12, 1964), September 30, 1964:

Brokenhead (res. Edward Schreyer, October 20, 1965)

Inkster (dec. Morris Gray, January 12, 1966)[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/gray_ma.shtml


Preceded by
1959 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1966 Manitoba election