Ontario general election, 1955

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Ontario general election, 1955
← 1951 June 9, 1955 1959 →

98 seats in the 25th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
50 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Leslie Frost Premier of Ontario.jpg Farquhar Oliver.JPG Donald C. Macdonald crop.JPG
Leader Leslie Frost Farquhar Oliver Donald C. MacDonald
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal Co-operative Commonwealth
Leader since April 27, 1949 April 9, 1954 November 21, 1953
Leader's seat Victoria Grey South York South
Last election 79 8 2
Seats won 83 11 3
Seat change Increase4 Increase3 Increase1
Percentage 48.5% 33.3% 16.5%
Swing ±0.0pp Decrease1.8pp Decrease2.6pp

Premier before election

Leslie Frost
Progressive Conservative


Leslie Frost
Progressive Conservative

The Ontario general election of 1955 was held on June 9, 1955, to elect the 98 members of the 25th Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Members of Provincial Parliament, or "MPPs") of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, led by Leslie Frost, won a fifth consecutive term in office, increasing its caucus in the legislature from 79 in the previous election to 83.

The Ontario Liberal Party, again led by Farquhar Oliver, won three additional seats in the enlarged legislature, increasing its caucus from 8 to 11, and continuing in the role of official opposition. Liberal-Labour MPP Albert Wren was re-elected and continued to sit with the Liberal caucus.

The social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), led by Donald C. MacDonald, won one additional seat, for a total of three.

The Labor-Progressive Party (which was the Communist Party) lost its last remaining seat with the defeat of J.B. Salsberg.

One "PC Independent" was elected.


  Party Leader 1951 Elected % change Popular vote
 % change
  Progressive Conservative Leslie Frost 79 83 +5.1% 48.5% -
  Liberal Farquhar Oliver 7 10 +42.9% 33.3% -1.8%
  Liberal-Labour 1 1 -
  Co-operative Commonwealth Donald C. MacDonald 2 3 +50% 16.5% -2.6%
  PC Independent   - 1      
Labor–Progressive Stewart Smith 1 0 -100%    
Total 90 98 +8.9% 100%  

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