Manitoba general election, 1959


Manitoba general election, 1959

Manitoba's general election of May 14, 1959 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It resulted in a majority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. This was the first time since 1914 that the party won a majority government in the province.

Roblin's Tories won 36 seats, against 11 for the Liberal-Progressives (commonly known as Liberals), and 10 for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. CCF leader Lloyd Stinson was defeated in his own riding.

The Manitoba Social Credit Party did not contest this election. A few months later, it regained a foothold in the legislature by winning a by-election.

Map of Election Results

Results

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1958 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative
Dufferin Roblin
    36     46.3%  
     Liberal-Progressive
Douglas Campbell
    11     30.0%  
     Co-operative Commonwealth
Lloyd Stinson
    10     21.9%  
     Labour Progressive
William Cecil Ross
    -        
     Independent            
Total     57     100%  
Preceded by
1958 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1962 Manitoba election

See also

Riding results

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

  • (x)John Cobb (PC) 2513
  • John McRae (LP) 1932
  • William Powne (Ind) 556

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

  • Robert Smellie (PC) 2239
  • (x)Rodney Clement (LP) 2015
  • Michael Sotas (CCF) 947

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

  • (x)Ed Schreyer (CCF) 2017
  • Gordon Burnett (PC) 1409
  • (x)Arthur Trapp (LP) 1083

Burrows:

Carillon:

Churchill:

1959 Manitoba provincial election : Cypress edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
     Progressive Conservative (x)Marcel Boulic 2,951 62.36 +10.24
     Liberal-Progressive John Sundell 1,781 37.64 -3.11
Total valid votes 4,732 100.00
Rejected votes 27
Turnout 4,759 72.77 +4.64
Electors on the lists 6,540

Dauphin:

  • (x)Stewart McLean (PC) 2951
  • A. Clifford Matthews (CCF) 1233
  • Emma Ringstrom (LP) 967

Dufferin:

  • William Homer Hamilton (PC) 2077
  • (x)Walter McDonald (LP) 1923
  • Chester Johnson (CCF) 167

Elmwood:

  • (x)Steve Peters (CCF) 2782
  • Emerson Snyder (PC) 2560
  • Alex Turk (LP) 1488

Emerson:

Ethelbert-Plains:

Fisher:

  • (x)Peter Wagner (CCF) 1777
  • Roy Eillison (PC) 1361
  • W.J. Griffin Jr. (LP) 1028

Flin Flon:

  • Charles Witney (PC) 1810
  • (x)Francis Jobin (LP) 1728
  • Frederick Pope (CCF) 923

Fort Garry:

  • (x)Sterling Lyon (PC) 4842
  • Stanley Farwell (LP) 2035
  • Nena Woodward (CCF) 1373

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

  • (x)George Johnson (PC) 2570
  • Alex Hawrysh (LP) 1007
  • Zado Zator (CCF) 932

Gladstone:

Hamiota:

  • (x)Barry Strickland (PC) 2377
  • James Scott (LP) 2136
  • Arthur Nicholson (CCF) 440

Inkster:

  • (x)Morris Gray (CCF) 3635
  • Mary Wawrykow (PC) 2106
  • J.A. Kolt (LP) 981
  • L.W. Kaminski (LPP) 468

Kildonan:

  • (x)A.J. Reid (CCF) 3659
  • J. Willis (PC) 3511
  • C.K. Huebert (LP) 1972

Lac du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

  • Lemuel Harris (CCF) 2098
  • A.E. Bennett (PC) 1921
  • John Kozoriz (LP) 873

Minnedosa:

  • Walter Weir (PC) 2386
  • (x)Charles L. Shuttleworth (LP) 2029
  • J.M. Lee (CCF) 1090

Morris:

Osborne:

Pembina:

Portage La Prairie:

Radisson:

  • (x)Russell Paulley (CCF) 4085
  • Harold Huppe (PC) 2998
  • Nick Slotek (LP) 2029

Rhineland:

River Heights:

  • (x)W.B. Scarth (PC) 4936
  • Keith Routley (LP) 3060
  • Magnus Eliason (CCF) 478

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rockwood-Iberville:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

Ste. Rose:

  • (x)Gildas Molgat (LP) 2390
  • Albert Fletcher (PC) 1576
  • Leon Hoefer (CCF) 353

St. Vital:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

  • (x)Arthur Wright (CCF) 3889
  • Charles Nye (PC) 1973
  • Calvin Scarfe (LP) 1343

Souris-Lansdowne:

  • (x)Malcolm McKellar (PC) 2688
  • George Griffith (LP) 1448

Springfield:

Swan River:

  • (x)Albert H.C. Corbett (PC) 2292
  • Hilliard Farriss (CCF) 1431
  • Arvid Burst (LP) 786

The Pas:

  • (x)John Carroll (PC) 2345
  • Marvin Hill (LP) 1027
  • Peter Shewchuk (CCF) 779

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

Wellington:

  • (x)Richard Seaborn (PC) 3082
  • James McIsaac (CCF) 2854
  • William Norrie (LP) 1624

Winnipeg Centre:

  • (x)James Cowan (PC) 3712
  • Fred Paulley (CCF) 1474
  • Gurzon Harvey (LP) 1462

Wolseley:

  • (x)Duff Roblin (PC) 4351
  • Frank Muldoon (LP) 1707
  • Peter Griffin (CCF) 1131

post-election changes:

Arthur (dec. John Cobb, August 21, 1959), November 26, 1959:

  • J. Douglas Watt (PC) 2036
  • Harry Patmore (LP) 1959

Cypress (dec. Marcel Boulic, September 23, 1959), November 26, 1959:

Wallace C. Miller (LP, Rhineland), died on October 4, 1959). A by-election was called to choose his successor.

Manitoba provincial by-election, November 26, 1959 : Rhineland edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
     Social Credit Jacob Froese 1,300 36.27
     Progressive Conservative Leo Recksiedler 1,209 33.73
     Liberal-Progressive David K. Friesen 1,075 29.99
Total valid votes 3,584 100
Rejected and discarded votes 15
Turnout 3,599 60.61
Electors on the lists 5,938

Turtle Mountain (Errick Willis appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, late 1959), November 26, 1959:

Pembina (dec. Maurice Ridley, October 2, 1960), December 9, 1960:

The Liberal-Progressives formally became known as Liberals on April 19, 1961. The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation dissolved later in the year, and was replaced by the New Democratic Party of Manitoba.

La Verendrye (res. Stan Roberts, May 1962)

St. Johns (res. David Orlikow, May 1962)

Virden (res. John Thompson, October 24, 1962)


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