1986 Manitoba general election

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1986 Manitoba general election
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  1981 March 18, 1986 1988  

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
 First partySecond partyThird party
 
Leader Howard Pawley Gary Filmon Sharon Carstairs
Party New Democratic Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since November 4, 1979 December 10, 1983 March 4, 1984
Leader's seat Selkirk Tuxedo River Heights
Last election34230
Seats won30261
Seat changeDecrease2.svg4Increase2.svg3Increase2.svg1
Popular vote198,261193,72866,469
Percentage41.50%40.56%13.92%
SwingDecrease2.svg5.88pp Decrease2.svg3.26pp Increase2.svg7.22pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Howard Pawley
New Democratic

Premier after election

Howard Pawley
New Democratic

The 1986 Manitoba general election was held on March 18, 1986 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the New Democratic Party, which took 30 seats out of 57. The Progressive Conservative Party won 26 seats and formed the official opposition. The Manitoba Liberal Party, which had not been represented in the previous legislature, won one seat.

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Results

PartyParty Leader# of
candidates
SeatsPopular Vote
Before1Elected% Change#%Change
  New Democratic Howard Pawley 573230-6.3%198,26141.50%-5.88
  Progressive Conservative Gary Filmon 572226+18.2%193,72840.56%-3.26
  Liberal Sharon Carstairs 57-1 66,46913.92%+7.22
Confederation of Regions Dennis Heeney 14---11,6772.44%+2.44
Progressive Sidney Green 12---2,4510.51%-1.30
  Western Canada Concept Fred Cameron5---6720.14%+0.14
Communist Paula Fletcher 5---3560.08%+0.03
 Independent92--100%4,0760.85%+0.61
Libertarian Clancy Smith(4)---   
Total2165757-477,690100% 

1 "Before" refers to standings in the Legislature at dissolution, and not to the results of the previous election. These numbers therefore reflect changes in party standings as a result of by-elections and members crossing the floor.

Popular vote
New Democratic
41.50%
PC
40.56%
Liberal
13.92%
Others
4.02%
Seats summary
New Democratic
52.63%
PC
45.61%
Liberal
1.75%

Riding results

Party key:

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Brandon East:

Brandon West:

Burrows:

Charleswood:

Churchill:

1986 Manitoba general election : Concordia
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  New Democratic Party Gary Doer 4,52554.37−6.54
  Progressive Conservative Brent Aubertin2,68432.25+2.71
Liberal Gail Stapon 90910.92+7.39
  Western Canada Concept Fred Cameron2042.45
Turnout8,33566.22−3.44
New Democratic hold Swing -4.63
Source: Elections Manitoba [1]

Dauphin:

1986 Manitoba general election : Ellice
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Harvey Smith 3,98957.67
Progressive Conservative Seech Gajadharsingh1,73125.03
Liberal Ted Alcuitas92913.43
Progressive Alex Arenson2683.87
Turnout
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Manitoba [2]
1986 Manitoba general election : Elmwood
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Maloway 3,24145.84−21.99
    Independent Russell Doern 2,00628.37
     Progressive Conservative Ray Brunka1,43520.29−4.91
Liberal Gilbert Benoit 3895.50+0.92
Turnout7,10564.33
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Manitoba [3]

Emerson:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Inkster:

Interlake:

1986 Manitoba general election : Kildonan
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Marty Dolin 6,19951.65-3.46
Progressive Conservative Bev Rayburn4,21035.08-1.25
Liberal Hy Berman1,1349.45+3.33
Progressive Ben Hanuschak 4593.82+1.39
Turnout12,03263.47
Eligible voters18,957
New Democratic hold Swing -1.10
Source: Elections Manitoba [4]

Kirkfield Park:

1986 Manitoba general election : Lac du Bonnet
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Clarence Baker 3,90346.12
     Progressive Conservative Darren Praznik 3,60142.55
Liberal Jerry Fontaine 95911.33
Turnout8,48073.94
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Manitoba [5]

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

1986 Manitoba general election : Logan
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Maureen Hemphill 3,76573.07+1.08
Progressive Conservative Doris Perron79115.35+2.73
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 5029.74
Libertarian Dennis Owens941.84
Turnout5,195 56.00-5.72
New Democratic hold Swing -0.83
Source: Elections Manitoba [6]

Minnedosa:

1986 Manitoba general election : Morris
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Progressive Conservative Clayton Manness 4,37868.78-2.77
New Democratic Audreen House1,14017.91-10.54
Liberal Calvin Knaggs84713.31n/a
Turnout6,38259.73-5.09
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.89
Source: Elections Manitoba [7]

Niakwa:

Osborne:

Pembina:

Portage la Prairie:

1986 Manitoba general election : Radisson
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Gerard Lecuyer 4,81053.71-13.78
Progressive Conservative Brian Benoit2,66629.77+1.42
Liberal Allan Patterson 1,23913.84+9.69
Progressive Herold Driedger 2402.68n/a
Turnout8,98869.55
New Democratic hold Swing -7.60
Source: Elections Manitoba [8]

Rhineland:

Riel:

River East:

1986 Manitoba general election : River Heights
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Sharon Carstairs 4,62044.98+21.57
Progressive Conservative Warren Steen 3,13530.52-14.94
New Democratic Murray Smith 2,51624.50-5.31
Turnout10,28780.66
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +18.26
Source: Elections Manitoba [9]

Roblin-Russell:

Rossmere:

Rupertsland:

1986 Manitoba general election : St. Boniface
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Laurent Desjardins 4,97860.77-2.61
Liberal Georges Bohemier1,95123.82+2.94
Progressive Conservative Wes Rowson1,11413.60-1.37
Progressive James Jackson1491.82+0.67
Turnout8,22069.73
New Democratic hold Swing -2.78
Source: Elections Manitoba [10]

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Norbert:

1986 Manitoba general election : St. Vital
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Walding 4,43045.32−7.48
     Progressive Conservative Paul Herriot3,87239.62−1.02
Liberal Walter Pederson1,47215.06+8.50
Turnout9,80573.81−6.80
New Democratic hold Swing -3.23
Source: Elections Manitoba [11]

Ste. Rose:

1986 Manitoba general election : Selkirk
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Howard Pawley 5,13554.93-9.17
Progressive Conservative Eugene Kinaschuk3,11933.36-1.05
Liberal Gwen Charles 1,02310.94n/a
Progressive Raye Porhownik720.77-0.72
Turnout9,36874.93-0.10
New Democratic hold Swing -4.06
Source: Elections Manitoba [12]
1986 Manitoba general election : Seven Oaks
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Eugene Kostyra 5,15864.71+8.73
Progressive Conservative George Finkle1,84123.10-0.69
Liberal Wayne Glowacki90711.38+6.07
Communist Harold Dyck 650.82n/a
Turnout7,98863.36-8.74
New Democratic hold Swing +4.71
Source: Elections Manitoba [13]

Springfield:

1986 Manitoba general election : Sturgeon Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Frank Johnston 4,99455.17-3.02
New Democratic Leslie Campbell2,40226.54-7.59
Liberal Robert Inman1,53016.90+9.22
Independent S. Dalgliesh1261.39n/a
Turnout9,07367.45-5.62
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.28
Source: Elections Manitoba [14]

Swan River:

The Pas:

Thompson:

Transcona:

Turtle Mountain:

1986 Manitoba general election : Tuxedo
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Gary Filmon 5,26849.08-15.51
Liberal Jim Carr 3,54433.02+20.96
New Democratic Bill Armstrong1,81616.92-6.42
Progressive David Pearlman1040.97
Turnout10,74471.84
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -18.24
Source: Elections Manitoba [15]

Virden:

Wolseley:

Post-election changes

Early in 1988, Laurent Desjardins announced his retirement from the legislature. Soon after this, NDP backbencher Jim Walding voted against his party's budget, causing the government to fall.

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Preceded by
1981 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1988 Manitoba election