1975 New Democratic Party leadership election

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1975 New Democratic Party leadership election

← 1971 July 4 – 7, 1975 1989 →
  Ed Broadbent.jpg Lorne Nystrom (2012).jpg
Candidate Ed Broadbent Rosemary Brown Lorne Nystrom
Fourth ballot delegate count 984
(59.9%)
658
(40.1%)
Eliminated
Third ballot delegate count 694
(43.4%)
494
(30.9%)
413
(25.8%)
Second ballot delegate count 586
(36.1%)
397
(24.5%)
342
(21.1%)
First ballot delegate count 536
(33.1%)
413
(25.6%)
345
(21.3%)

  NDP NDP
Candidate John Paul Harney Douglas Kay Campbell
Fourth ballot delegate count Eliminated Eliminated
Third ballot delegate count Eliminated Eliminated
Second ballot delegate count 299
(18.4%)
Eliminated
First ballot delegate count 313
(19.3%)
11
(0.7%)

Leader before election

David Lewis

Elected Leader

Ed Broadbent

1975 New Democratic Party leadership election
DateJuly 4 – 7, 1975
ConventionWinnipeg, Manitoba
Resigning leaderDavid Lewis
Won byEd Broadbent
Ballots4
Candidates5
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The 1975 New Democratic Party leadership election, was held in Winnipeg, from July 4 to 7 to elect a leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. David Lewis retired as federal leader, and Ed Broadbent was elected as his successor. Rosemary Brown made the first attempt by woman-of-colour to run for leader of a major recognized Canadian political party and came in second. Broadbent led the NDP to its greatest electoral successes to then, including the historic 43 seats in the House of Commons in 1988. This convention marked the beginning of fourteen years of party unity and stability that allowed it to reach its best electoral performances of the 20th century.

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  • Morton, Desmond (1986). The New Democrats, 1961-1986 : the politics of change (3 ed.). Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman. ISBN 0-7730-4618-6. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Smith, Cameron (1989). Unfinished Journey: The Lewis Family. Toronto: Summerhill Press. ISBN 0-929091-04-3. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)