1981 Nova Scotia general election

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1981 Nova Scotia general election

← 1978 October 6, 1981 1984 →
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52 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
PC
Lib
Alexa McDonough cropped.jpg
Leader John Buchanan A.M. "Sandy" Cameron Alexa McDonough
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since March 6, 1971 June 8, 1980 November 16, 1980
Leader's seat Halifax Atlantic Guysborough Halifax Chebucto
Last election 31 17 4
Seats won 37 13 1
Seat change Increase7 Decrease4 Decrease3
Popular vote 200,228 139,604 76,289
Percentage 45.8% 33.2% 18.1%
Swing Template:Equal0.0 Decrease6.2% Increase3.7%

Premier before election

John Buchanan
Progressive Conservative

Premier after election

John Buchanan
Progressive Conservative

The 1981 Nova Scotia general election was held on October 6, 1981, to elect members of the 53rd House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] It was won by the Progressive Conservative party.

Results[change | change source]

Results by party[change | change source]

  Party Leader 1978 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
  Progressive Conservative John Buchanan 31 37 +19% 200,228 45.8%
  Liberal A.M. "Sandy" Cameron 17 13 -23% 139,604 33.2%
  New Democratic Alexa McDonough 4 1 -75% 76,289 18.1%
     Independent N/A 1 N/A 1.2%
Total Seats 52 52 421,123 100%

* vote share included in "other".

Popular vote
PC
47.55%
Liberal
33.15%
New Democratic
18.12%
Others
1.18%
Seats summary
PC
71.15%
Liberal
25.00%
New Democratic
1.92%
Others
1.92%

References[change | change source]

  1. Nova Scotia General Election, 1981 Elections Nova Scotia
  • Government of Nova Scotia. "Summary Results from 1867 to 2011" (PDF). Elections Statistics. Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2013-10-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)