1977 Manitoba general election

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1977 Manitoba general election
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  1973 October 11, 1977 1981  

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
 First partySecond partyThird party
 PC Edward Schreyer (crop).jpg LIB
Leader Sterling Lyon Edward Schreyer Charles Huband
Party Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal
Leader since December 6, 1975 June 7, 1969 February 22, 1975
Leader's seat Charleswood Rossmere Ran in Crescentwood (lost)
Last election21315
Seats won33231
Seat changeIncrease2.svg12Decrease2.svg8Decrease2.svg4
Popular vote237,496188,12459,865
Percentage48.75%38.62%12.29%
SwingIncrease2.svg12.02pp Decrease2.svg3.69pp Decrease2.svg6.75pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Edward Schreyer
New Democratic

Premier after election

Sterling Lyon
Progressive Conservative

The 1977 Manitoba general election was held on October 11, 1977 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative Party, which took 33 seats out of 57. The governing New Democratic Party fell to 23 seats, while the Liberal Party won only one seat.

Contents

Results

PartyParty Leader# of
candidates
SeatsPopular Vote
1973 Elected% Change#%Change
  Progressive Conservative Sterling Lyon 572133+57.1%237,49648.75%+12.02
  New Democratic Edward Schreyer 573123-25.8%188,12438.62%-3.69
  Liberal Charles Huband 5351-80.0%59,86512.29%-6.75
Social Credit Jacob Froese 5---1,3230.27%-0.10
Communist William Cecil Ross 4---2990.06%+0.01
  Revolutionary Workers 1**470.01%*
 Independent-1--100%---1.49
Total1775757-487,154100% 

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

Popular vote
PC
48.75%
New Democratic
38.62%
Liberal
12.29%
Others
0.34%
Seats summary
PC
57.89%
New Democratic
40.35%
Liberal
1.75%

Riding results

Party key:

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon East:

Brandon West:

Burrows:

Charleswood:

Churchill:

Crescentwood:

Dauphin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac Du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

Morris:

Osborne:

Pembina:

1977 Manitoba general election : Point Douglas
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 3,11663.32
     Progressive Conservative Margaret Didenko91518.59
Liberal Don Marks 76915.63
Communist Harold Dyck621.26
Social Credit Peter Stevens591.20
Total valid votes4,921100.00
Rejected votes85
Turnout5,00661.10
Electors on the lists8,193

Portage la Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

Riel:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rossmere:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

1977 Manitoba general election : St. Vital
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Walding 3,92441.62+2.37
     Progressive Conservative Gil Shaw3,39035.95+13.38
Liberal Eddie Coutu2,11522.43−15.75
Total valid votes9,429100.00
Rejected votes18
Turnout9,44784.70−1.14
Electors on the lists11,154
New Democratic hold Swing -5.50

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Killarney:

Springfield:

Sturgeon Creek:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Thompson:

Transcona:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

1977 Manitoba general election : Wolseley
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Robert Wilson 2,76341.01+18.63
New Democratic Murdoch MacKay 2,68939.90+1.12
Liberal Norma McCormick 1,28619.09-19.74
Turnout6,87374.98
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +19.18
Source: Elections Manitoba [1]

Post-election changes

Rossmere (Edward Schreyer appointed Governor-General of Canada, December 7, 1978), October 16, 1979:

River Heights (res. Sidney Spivak, April 12, 1979), October 16, 1979:

Fort Rouge (res. Lloyd Axworthy, April 6, 1979), October 16, 1979:

Sidney Green (NDP) changed his party affiliation to Independent NDP on December 4, 1979.

Robert Wilson was expelled from the Progressive Conservative caucus on November 20, 1980, and from the Progressive Conservative party on November 28, 1980. On June 17, 1981, he was expelled from the legislature, having been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ben Hanuschak (NDP) became an Independent MLA on February 26, 1981. On February 27, 1981, Bud Boyce left the NDP caucus.

On March 3, 1981, Green, Hanuschak and Boyce announced their membership in the new Progressive Party of Manitoba.

See also

Preceded by
1973 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1981 Manitoba election
  1. "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-14.

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