Newfoundland_general_election,_1971

Newfoundland general election, 1971

The 1971 Newfoundland general election was held on 28 October, 1971 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland, Canada. It resulted in a hung parliament as, with the support of the Labrador Party's lone MHA, the Smallwood government had the support of 21 MHAs compared to 21 for the Progressive Conservative party. Smallwood ultimately resigned in January 1972 allowing Moores' Tories to form a government but the instability in the House led to the March 24, 1972 provincial election.

Results

  Party Leader 1966 Seats won % change Popular vote (%) Progressive Conservative Frank Moores 3 21 align=right
600%
118,899 51.3% Liberal Joey Smallwood 39 20 -49% 102,775 44.4% New Democratic John Connors 0 0 0% 4,075 1.8% Labrador - 1 N/A * 2.4% Other 0 0 0% 5,804 0.1%
Totals 42 42 - 233,573 100%
*Labrador Party's votes included in "Other" votes

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