Prince Edward Island general election, 1927

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Prince Edward Island general election, 1927
Prince Edward Island
1923 ←
June 25, 1927 (1927-06-25) → 1931
outgoing members ← → members

All 30 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Albert Saunders.jpg James David Stewart.jpg
Leader Albert C. Saunders James D. Stewart
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1923 1921
Leader's seat 2nd Prince 5th Kings
Last election 5 seats, 44.1% 25 seats, 52.3%
Seats won 24 6
Seat change +19 -19
Popular vote 33,983 30,072
Percentage 53.1% 46.9%
Swing +9.0pp -5.4pp

Premier before election

James D. Stewart
Conservative

Premier-designate

Albert C. Saunders
Liberal

The 41st Prince Edward Island general election was held in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on June 25, 1927.[1]

The opposition Liberals led by Albert C. Saunders gained a large number of seats to defeat the incumbent government of Conservative Premier James D. Stewart.

Party Standings[edit]

24 6
Liberal Conservative
Party Party Leader Seats Popular Vote
1923 Elected Change # % Change
     Liberal Albert C. Saunders 5 24 +19 33,983 53.1% +9.0%
     Conservative James D. Stewart 25 6 -19 30,072 46.9% -5.4%

Members Elected[edit]

The Legislature of Prince Edward Island had two levels of membership from 1893 to 1996 - Assemblymen and Councillors. This was a holdover from when the Island had a bicameral legislature, the General Assembly and the Legislative Council.

In 1893, the Legislative Council was abolished and had its membership merged with the Assembly, though the two titles remained separate and were elected by different electoral franchises. Assembleymen were elected by all eligible voters of within a district, while Councillors were only elected by landowners within a district.[2]

Kings[edit]

District Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
1st Kings     Augustine A. MacDonald Conservative     Harry D. McLean Conservative
2nd Kings     Harry Cox Liberal     James P. McIntyre Liberal
3rd Kings     John Mustard Liberal     Thomas V. Grant Liberal
4th Kings     John A. Campbell Liberal     Walter Bruce Butler Liberal
5th Kings     Paul A. Scully Liberal     James David Stewart Conservative

Queens[edit]

District Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
1st Queens     Peter Sinclair Liberal     W. F. Alan Stewart Liberal
2nd Queens     Angus McPhee Liberal     Bradford W. LePage Liberal
3rd Queens     Russell C. Clark Liberal     David McDonald Liberal
4th Queens     J. James Larabee Liberal     George S. Inman Liberal
5th Queens     W. Chester S. McLure Conservative     William J. P. MacMillan Conservative

Prince[edit]

District Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
1st Prince     Jeremiah Blanchard Liberal     Robert H. Gordon Liberal
2nd Prince     Albert Charles Saunders Liberal     William H. Dennis Liberal
3rd Prince     Adrien Arsenault Conservative     Harry A. Darby Liberal
4th Prince     Horace Wright Liberal    
Walter Lea Liberal
5th Prince     John F. MacNeill Conservative     Lucas R. Allan Liberal

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Provincial General Election Results, 1927" (PDF). Elections PEI. 
  2. ^ Fred Driscoll. "History and Politics of Prince Edward Island" (PDF). Canadian Parliamentary Review.