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Electoral Results by Party

NOTE: The official record - the report of the Chief Electoral Officer - makes no mention of political affiliation before 1963. Electoral results from 1867 to 1984 are taken from a chart prepared by the Office of Chief Electoral Officer of Canada and those from 1988 to date from the reports of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada.

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42 General Elections
^ 42nd  General Election (2015.10.19) - Autumn
Government:
184
Opposition:
154
Majority:
30

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 184 338 6,930,136 39.5%
Conservative Party of Canada 99 338 5,600,496 31.9%
New Democratic Party 44 338 3,461,262 19.7%
Bloc Québécois 10 78 818,652 4.7%
Green Party of Canada 1 336 605,864 3.4%
Other 364 142,943 0.8%
Total3381,79217,559,353100%

^ 41st  General Election (2011.05.02) - Spring
Government:
166
Opposition:
142
Majority:
24

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative Party of Canada 166 307 5,835,270 39.6%
New Democratic Party 103 308 4,512,411 30.6%
Liberal Party of Canada 34 308 2,783,076 18.9%
Bloc Québécois 4 75 891,425 6.1%
Green Party of Canada 1 304 572,095 3.9%
Other 285 129,703 1%
Total3081,58714,723,980100%

^ 40th  General Election (2008.10.14) - Autumn
Government:
143
Opposition:
165
Minority:
22

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative Party of Canada 143 307 5,209,069 37.7%
Liberal Party of Canada 77 307 3,633,185 26.3%
Bloc Québécois 49 75 1,379,991 10%
New Democratic Party 37 308 2,515,288 18.2%
Other 2 604 1,096,761 7.8%
Total3081,60113,834,294100%

^ 39th  General Election (2006.01.23) - Winter
Government:
124
Opposition:
184
Minority:
60

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative Party of Canada 124 308 5,374,071 36.3%
Liberal Party of Canada 103 308 4,479,415 30.2%
Bloc Québécois 51 75 1,553,201 10.5%
New Democratic Party 29 308 2,589,597 17.5%
Other 1 635 820,875 5.5%
Total3081,63414,817,159100%

^ 38th  General Election (2004.06.28) - Summer
Government:
135
Opposition:
173
Minority:
38

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 135 308 4,982,220 36.7%
Conservative Party of Canada 99 308 4,019,498 29.6%
Bloc Québécois 54 75 1,680,109 12.4%
New Democratic Party 19 308 2,127,403 15.7%
Other 1 686 755,472 5.6%
Total3081,68513,564,702100%

^ 37th  General Election (2000.11.27) - Autumn
Government:
172
Opposition:
129
Majority:
43

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 172 301 5,252,031 40.8%
Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance 66 298 3,276,929 25.5%
Bloc Québécois 38 75 1,377,727 10.7%
New Democratic Party 13 298 1,093,868 8.5%
Progressive Conservative Party 12 291 1,566,998 12.2%
Other 545 290,220 2.3%
Total3011,80812,857,773100%

^ 36th  General Election (1997.06.02) - Spring
Government:
155
Opposition:
146
Majority:
9

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 155 301 4,994,377 38.5%
Reform Party 60 227 2,513,070 19.4%
Bloc Québécois 44 75 1,385,821 10.7%
New Democratic Party 21 301 1,434,509 11%
Progressive Conservative Party 20 301 2,446,705 18.8%
Other 1 467 211,482 1.6%
Total3011,67212,985,964100%

^ 35th  General Election (1993.10.25) - Autumn
Government:
177
Opposition:
118
Majority:
59

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 177 295 5,647,952 41.3%
Bloc Québécois 54 75 1,846,024 13.5%
Reform Party 52 207 2,559,245 18.7%
New Democratic Party 9 294 939,575 6.9%
Progressive Conservative Party 2 295 2,186,422 16%
Other 1 989 488,453 3.6%
Total2952,15513,667,671100%

^ 34th  General Election (1988.11.21) - Autumn
Government:
169
Opposition:
126
Majority:
43

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Progressive Conservative Party 169 295 5,667,563 43.02%
Liberal Party of Canada 83 294 4,205,072 31.92%
New Democratic Party 43 295 2,685,308 20.38%
Other 681 719,841 4.65%
Social Credit Party 9 3,407 0.03%
Total2951,57413,281,191100%

^ 33rd  General Election (1984.09.04) - Summer
Government:
211
Opposition:
71
Majority:
140

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Progressive Conservative Party 211 282 6,278,697 50.03%
Liberal Party of Canada 40 282 3,516,486 28.03%
New Democratic Party 30 282 2,359,915 18.8%
Other 1 552 376,964 3%
Social Credit Party 51 16,659 0.13%
Total2821,44912,548,721100%

^ 32nd  General Election (1980.02.18) - Winter
Government:
147
Opposition:
135
Majority:
12

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 147 282 4,853,914 44.34%
Progressive Conservative Party 103 282 3,552,994 32.45%
New Democratic Party 32 282 2,164,987 19.78%
Other 574 190,533 1.74%
Social Credit Party 84 185,486 1.69%
Total2821,50410,947,914100%

^ 31st  General Election (1979.05.22) - Spring
Government:
136
Opposition:
146
Minority:
10

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Progressive Conservative Party 136 282 4,111,559 35.89%
Liberal Party of Canada 114 282 4,594,319 40.1%
New Democratic Party 26 282 2,048,779 17.88%
Social Credit Party 6 103 527,604 4.61%
Other 475 173,441 1.52%
Total2821,42411,455,702100%

^ 30th  General Election (1974.07.08) - Summer
Government:
141
Opposition:
123
Majority:
18

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 141 264 4,102,776 43.16%
Progressive Conservative Party 95 264 3,369,335 35.44%
New Democratic Party 16 262 1,467,748 15.44%
Social Credit Party 11 152 481,231 5.06%
Other 1 267 84,818 0.9%
Total2641,2099,505,908100%

^ 29th  General Election (1972.10.30) - Autumn
Government:
109
Opposition:
155
Minority:
46

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 109 263 3,718,258 38.46%
Progressive Conservative Party 107 264 3,383,530 35%
New Democratic Party 31 251 1,713,528 17.72%
Social Credit Party 15 166 737,972 7.63%
Other 2 173 362,773 1.19%
Total2641,1179,916,061100%

^ 28th  General Election (1968.06.25) - Summer
Government:
155
Opposition:
109
Majority:
46

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 155 263 3,696,945 45.5%
Progressive Conservative Party 72 263 2,554,880 31.4%
New Democratic Party 22 263 1,378,260 17%
Ralliement des créditistes 14 71 361,045 4.4%
Other 1 76 71,910 0.9%
Social Credit Party 31 62,956 0.8%
Total2649678,125,996100%

^ 27th  General Election (1965.11.08) - Autumn
Government:
131
Opposition:
134
Minority:
3

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 131 265 3,099,519 40.2%
Progressive Conservative Party 97 265 2,499,913 32.4%
New Democratic Party 21 255 1,381,658 17.9%
Ralliement des créditistes 9 77 359,438 4.7%
Social Credit Party 5 86 282,454 3.7%
Other 2 63 90,334 1.1%
Total2651,0117,713,316100%

^ 26th  General Election (1963.04.08) - Spring
Government:
129
Opposition:
136
Minority:
7

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 129 264 3,293,790 41.7%
Progressive Conservative Party 95 265 2,591,614 32.9%
Social Credit Party 24 224 940,703 11.9%
New Democratic Party 17 232 1,037,857 13.1%
Other 38 30,112 0.4%
Total2651,0237,894,076100%

^ 25th  General Election (1962.06.18) - Spring
Government:
116
Opposition:
149
Minority:
33

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Progressive Conservative Party 116 265 2,868,295 37.3%
Liberal Party of Canada 99 263 2,874,076 37.4%
Social Credit Party 30 230 896,574 11.7%
New Democratic Party 19 218 1,036,853 13.4%
Other 1 40 14,336 0.2%
Total2651,0167,690,134100%

^ 24th  General Election (1958.03.31) - Spring
Government:
208
Opposition:
57
Majority:
151

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Progressive Conservative Party 208 265 3,910,852 53.7%
Liberal Party of Canada 48 264 2,447,744 33.6%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 8 169 692,398 9.5%
Liberal Labour Party* 1 1 11,956 0.2%
Social Credit Party 82 188,717 2.6%
Other 50 35,630 0.4%
Total2658317,287,297100%

^ 23rd  General Election (1957.06.10) - Spring
Government:
112
Opposition:
153
Minority:
41

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Progressive Conservative Party 112 256 2,578,045 39%
Liberal Party of Canada 105 264 2,796,039 42.3%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 25 162 707,659 10.8%
Social Credit Party 19 114 437,049 6.6%
Other 4 66 87,188 1.3%
Total2658626,605,980100%

^ 22nd  General Election (1953.08.10) - Summer
Government:
171
Opposition:
94
Majority:
77

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 171 264 2,819,813 50%
Progressive Conservative Party 51 248 1,751,215 31%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 23 170 636,310 11.3%
Social Credit Party 15 72 305,973 5.4%
Other 5 143 127,961 2.3%
Total2658975,641,272100%

^ 21st  General Election (1949.06.27) - Summer
Government:
190
Opposition:
72
Majority:
118

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 190 258 2,929,391 50.1%
Progressive Conservative Party 41 250 1,742,276 29.7%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 13 180 782,410 13.4%
Social Credit Party 10 28 139,815 2.4%
Other 8 132 255,079 4.4%
Total2628485,848,971100%

^ 20th  General Election (1945.06.11) - Spring
Government:
125
Opposition:
120
Majority:
5

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 125 233 2,170,625 41.4%
Progressive Conservative Party 67 203 1,455,453 27.7%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 28 205 822,661 15.7%
Social Credit Party 13 95 214,998 4.1%
Other 12 216 582,393 11.1%
Total2459525,246,130100%

^ 19th  General Election (1940.03.26) - Spring
Government:
181
Opposition:
64
Majority:
117

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 178 244 2,536,214 54.9%
Progressive Conservative Party 39 213 1,416,257 30.6%
Other 10 85 151,116 3.3%
New Democracy (Includes votes for the Social Credit) 10 30 123,443 2.7%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 8 96 393,230 8.5%
Total2456684,620,260100%

^ 18th  General Election (1935.10.14) - Autumn
Government:
173
Opposition:
72
Majority:
101

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 171 244 1,955,727 44.4%
Conservative (1867-1942) 39 232 1,311,459 29.8%
Social Credit Party 17 46 182,767 4.1%
Other 11 251 566,041 12.8%
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation 7 119 390,860 8.9%
Total2458924,406,854100%

^ 17th  General Election (1930.07.28) - Summer
Government:
137
Opposition:
108
Majority:
29

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 137 233 1,909,955 49%
Liberal Party of Canada 91 234 1,714,860 43.9%
Other 17 79 274,180 7.1%
Total2455463,898,995100%

^ 16th  General Election (1926.09.14) - Summer
Government:
125
Opposition:
120
Majority:
5

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 116 220 1,421,804 43.6%
Conservative (1867-1942) 91 233 1,504,855 46.2%
Other 38 77 329,849 10.2%
Total2455303,256,508100%

^ 15th  General Election (1925.10.29) - Autumn
Government:
99
Opposition:
146
Minority:
47

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 116 234 1,466,324 46.6%
Liberal Party of Canada 99 215 1,269,401 40.4%
Other 30 130 408,612 13%
Total2455793,144,337100%

^ 14th  General Election (1921.12.06) - Autumn
Government:
116
Opposition:
119
Minority:
3

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 116 202 1,272,660 40.7%
Other Includes votes for the Progressive Party 69 225 905,562 29%
Conservative (1867-1942) 50 208 945,681 30.3%
Total2356353,123,903100%

^ 13th  General Election (1917.12.17) - Autumn
Government:
153
Opposition:
82
Majority:
71

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 153 1,074,918 57%
Liberal Party of Canada 82 755,086 40.1%
Other 55,325 2.9%
Total2354701,885,329100%

^ 12th  General Election (1911.09.21) - Summer
Government:
133
Opposition:
88
Majority:
45

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 133 215 669,594 51.2%
Liberal Party of Canada 86 222 625,103 47.8%
Other 2 26 12,831 1%
Total2214631,307,528100%

^ 11th  General Election (1908.10.26) - Autumn
Government:
133
Opposition:
88
Majority:
45

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 133 216 594,270 50.6%
Conservative (1867-1942) 85 212 552,134 47%
Other 3 31 28,299 2.4%
Total2214591,174,703100%

^ 10th  General Election (1904.11.03) - Autumn
Government:
139
Opposition:
75
Majority:
64

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 139 211 540,827 52.5%
Conservative (1867-1942) 75 205 483,177 46.9%
Other 28 6,784 0.7%
Total2144441,030,788100.1%

^ 9th  General Election (1900.11.07) - Autumn
Government:
132
Opposition:
81
Majority:
51

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 132 207 494,427 52%
Conservative (1867-1942) 81 204 450,790 47.4%
Other 25 5,546 0.6%
Total213436950,763100%

^ 8th  General Election (1896.06.23) - Summer
Government:
118
Opposition:
95
Majority:
23

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 118 193 405,506 45.1%
Conservative (1867-1942) 88 209 416,640 46.3%
Other 7 61 76,900 8.6%
Total213463899,046100%

^ 7th  General Election (1891.03.05) - Winter
Government:
123
Opposition:
92
Majority:
31

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 123 217 404,599 52%
Liberal Party of Canada 92 192 361,238 46.4%
Other 27 12,662 1.6%
Total215436778,499100%

^ 6th  General Election (1887.02.22) - Winter
Government:
123
Opposition:
92
Majority:
31

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 123 209 367,191 50.7%
Liberal Party of Canada 92 193 353,919 48.9%
Other 37 2,708 0.4%
Total215439723,818100%

^ 5th  General Election (1882.06.20) - Spring
Government:
139
Opposition:
72
Majority:
67

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 139 275,537 53.38%
Liberal Party of Canada 71 240,420 46.58%
Other 187 0.04%
Total210413516,144100%

^ 4th  General Election (1878.09.17) - Summer
Government:
137
Opposition:
69
Majority:
68

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 137 282,966 53.2%
Liberal Party of Canada 69 240,065 45.1%
Other 8,817 1.7%
Total206412531,848100%

^ 3rd  General Election (1874.01.22) - Winter
Government:
133
Opposition:
73
Majority:
60

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Liberal Party of Canada 133 53.8%
Conservative (1867-1942) 73 45.4%
Other 0.8%
Total206364100%

^ 2nd  General Election (1872.10.12) - Autumn
Government:
103
Opposition:
98
Majority:
5

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 103 49.9%
Liberal Party of Canada 97 49.1%
Other 1%
Total200337100%

^ 1st  General Election (1867.09.20) - Summer
Government:
101
Opposition:
79
Majority:
22

Political AffiliationElected MembersNumber of CandidatesNumber of Valid VotesPercentage of Popular Vote
Conservative (1867-1942) 101 50%
Liberal Party of Canada 80 49%
Other 1%
Total181100%


Sources

Members Elected

  Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Statistics taken from a chart prepared by the Office of Chief Electoral Officer of Canada

Number of Candidates

1867 - 1911 Scarrow, H.A.. Canadian Parliamentary Companion. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1867 - 1911 Scarrow, H.A.. Canadian Parliamentary Guide. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1867 - 1911 Scarrow, H.A.. Canada Votes. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1917 - 1917 Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Number of Candidates at the 1917 General Election. Chart provided by the Chief Electoral Officer
1921 - 1940 Scarrow, H.A.. Canada Votes. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1945 - 1984 Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Breakdown by Affiliation and by Province of the Number of Candidates from 1945 to 1984. Tables provided by the Chief Electoral Officer for Canada

Number of Valid Votes

1878 - 1896 Scarrow, H.A.. Canada Votes. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1896 - 1911 Foley, James G.. Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. Résumé of General Elections of 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1911 and of by-elections held between July 11th, 1896 and January 1st, 1914. Ottawa, Government Printing Bureau, 1916.
1917 - 1921 Scarrow, H.A.. Canada Votes. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1925 - 1984 Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Summary by Political Affiliation of the Valid Votes Cast. Tables provided by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Percentage of Popular Vote

1867 - 1874 Madden, Wayne D.. Canadian Guide of Electoral History and Leadership 1867-1976. Photostated copy.
1878 - 1925 Scarrow, H.A.. Canada Votes. New Orleans, Hauser Press, 1962.
1925 - 1984 Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Percentage of Valid Votes Obtained by Political Parties. Charts prepared by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada

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Updated on: 2015.10.19

Revised on: 2015.10.22

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