Prince Edward Island general election, 1931

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Prince Edward Island general election, 1931
Prince Edward Island
1927 ←
August 6, 1931 (1931-08-06) → 1935

All 30 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  James David Stewart.jpg Walter Maxfield Lea.jpg
Leader James D. Stewart Walter Lea
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1921 1930
Leader's seat 5th Kings 4th Prince
Last election 6 seats, 46.9% 24 seats, 53.1%
Seats won 18 12
Seat change +12 -12
Popular vote 36,219 33,836
Percentage 51.7% 48.3%
Swing +4.8pp -4.8pp

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Map of PEI's ridings coloured in based on how they voted

Premier before election

Walter Lea


James D. Stewart

The Prince Edward Island general election, 1931 was held on 6 August 1931 in the Canadian Province of Prince Edward Island.[1] The governing Liberals of Premier Walter Lea were defeated by the Conservatives led by James D. Stewart.

Party Standings[edit]

18 12
Conservative Liberal
Party Party Leader Seats Popular Vote
1927 Elected Change # % Change
     Conservative James D. Stewart 6 18 +12 36,219 51.7% +4.8%
     Liberal Walter Lea 24 12 -12 33,836 48.3% -4.8%

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]


District Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
1st Kings     Augustine A. MacDonald Conservative     Harry D. McLean Conservative
2nd Kings     Harry H. Cox Liberal     James P. McIntyre Liberal
3rd Kings     Leslie S. Hunter Conservative     H. Francis MacPhee Conservative
4th Kings     John A. Campbell Liberal     Montague Annear Liberal
5th Kings     J. Howard MacDonald Conservative     James David Stewart Conservative


District Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
1st Queens     Thomas Wigmore Conservative     Walter G. MacKenzie Conservative
2nd Queens     David F. Bethune Conservative     Bradford W. LePage Liberal
3rd Queens     Matthew W. Wood Conservative     J. Augustine MacDonald Conservative
4th Queens     J. James Larabee Liberal     Callum J. Bruce Liberal
5th Queens     W. Allen Stewart Conservative     William Joseph Parnell MacMillan Conservative


District Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
1st Prince     Aeneas Gallant Liberal     Thane Alexander Campbell Liberal
2nd Prince     G. Shelton Sharp Conservative     William H. Dennis Liberal
3rd Prince     Adrien F. Arsenault Conservative     Thomas MacNutt Conservative
4th Prince     Heath Strong Conservative    
Walter M. Lea Liberal
5th Prince     Leonard M. MacNeill Conservative     Lucas R. Allen Liberal


  1. ^ "Provincial General Election Results, 1931" (PDF). Elections PEI. 
  2. ^ Fred Driscoll. "History and Politics of Prince Edward Island" (PDF). Canadian Parliamentary Review.