Prince Edward Island general election, 1996

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Prince Edward Island general election, 1996
Prince Edward Island
1993 ←
November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18) → 2000
outgoing members ← → members

All 27 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
14 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
PC
Lib
Herb Dickieson.jpg
Leader Pat Binns Keith Milligan Herb Dickieson
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since May 4, 1996 October 5, 1996 March 1995
Leader's seat Murray River-Gaspereaux Cascumpec-Grand River West Point-Bloomfield
Last election 30 seats, 60.7%1 seat, 39.5% 31 seats, 55.1% 0 seats, 5.4%
Seats won 18 8 1
Seat change +17 -23 +1
Popular vote 37,910 35,802 6,283
Percentage 47.4% 44.8% 7.9%
Swing +7.9pp -10.3pp +2.5pp

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

Premier before election

Keith Milligan
Liberal

Premier-designate

Pat Binns
Progressive Conservative

The 60th Prince Edward Island general election was held on November 18, 1996.[1] It was the first election since 1893 to not use multi-member constituencies, and instead elect single members to 27 districts.

The governing Liberals of Premier Keith Milligan, who had been in power since Joe Ghiz first won government in 1986, lost to the resurgent Progressive Conservatives under their new leader, Pat Binns.

This was also the first election where a party other than the Liberals or Tories won a seat in the Legislature, with New Democratic Party leader Herb Dickieson winning a three-way race in a Prince County riding.

This election was the only one where a party formed government without winning a majority of the vote until the 2015 election.

Party Standings[edit]

Party Party Leader Seats Popular Vote
1993 Elected Change # %
     Progressive Conservative Pat Binns 1 18 +17 37,910 47.39%
     Liberal Keith Milligan 31 8 -23 35,802 44.76%
     New Democrats Herb Dickieson - 1   6,283 7.85
Total   32 27 - 79,995 100%










Members Elected[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP
1. Souris-Elmira Andy Mooney
1,287
Ross Young
1,159
Brian MacDonald
54
new districts
2. Morell-Fortune Bay Kevin MacAdam
1,347
Walter Bradley
1,269
Kathy Murphy
40
3. Georgetown-Baldwin's Road Michael Currie
1,463
Rose Marie MacDonald
1,182
Patricia Allen
43
4. Montague-Kilmuir Jim Bagnall
1,259
Beverly Deelstra
964
Janet Gillis
71
5. Murray River-Gaspereaux Pat Binns
1,309
Barry Hicken
1,022
Alan Hicken
112
6. Belfast-Pownal Bay Wilbur MacDonald
1,275
Lynwood MacPherson
1,242
Edith Perry
99
7. Glen Stewart-Bellevue Cove Pat Mella
2,357
Mary Hughes
914
Pat Burgoyne
146
8. Tracadie-Fort Augustus Mildred Dover
1,511
Alan McIsaac
1,279
Suzanne Gibler
90
9. Stanhope-East Royalty Jamie Ballem
1,625
Eddie Reardon
1,404
Leo Cheverie
165
10. Sherwood-Hillsborough Elmer MacFadyen
1,585
Larry Hughes
1,212
Ronald Kelly
207
11. Parkdale-Belvedere Chester Gillan
1,584
Stephen Dowling
1,008
Larry Duchesne
169
12. Charlottetown-Kings Square Brian McKenna
1,075
Wayne Cheverie
1,345
Sybil Frei
363
13. Charlottetown-Rochford Square Jeff Lantz
1,242
Paul Connolly
1,348
Mark Forrest
226
14. Charlottetown-Spring Park Wes MacAleer
1,481
Ian MacDonald
1,119
Leo Broderick
862
15. Winsloe-West Royalty Don MacKinnon
1,751
Perley MacNeill
1,575
James Rodd
190
16. North River-Rice Point Brian Dollar
1,606
Ron MacKinley
1,958
Marlene Hunt
224
17. Crapaud-Hazel Grove Norman MacPhee
1,666
Eric MacArthur
1,529
J'Nan Brown
312
18. Park Corner-Oyster Bed Beth MacKenzie
1,824
Gordon MacInnis
1,652
Gerard Gallant
187
19. Borden-Kinkora Eric Hammill
1,521
Stavert Huestis
1,310
Gerard Sexton
195
20. Kensington-Malpeque Mitch Murphy
2,020
Bill Campbell
1,312
Calvin Roberts
227
21. Wilmot-Summerside Greg Deighan
1,506
Walter McEwen
1,394
Bill McKinnon
492
22. St. Eleanors-Summerside Gardiner MacNeill
1,145
Nancy Guptill
1,716
Marsha Arseneault
307
23. Cascumpec-Grand River Barry Balsom
715
Keith Milligan
1,823
Donna Lewis
162
24. Evangeline-Miscouche Gerard Richard
735
Robert Maddix
1,519
Gerard Bernard
188
25. West Point-Bloomfield Gary Morgan
695
Fairley Yeo
783
Herb Dickieson
921
26. Alberton-Miminegash Eddie Trail
1,127
Hector MacLeod
1,351
Ed Kilfoil
175
27. Tignish-DeBlois Gail Shea
1,149
Bobby Morrissey
1,413
Howard Waite
56

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Provincial General Election Results, 1996" (PDF). Elections PEI.