1984 Nova Scotia general election

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1984 Nova Scotia general election

← 1981 November 6, 1984 1988 →
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52 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
PC
Lib
Leader John Buchanan A.M. "Sandy" Cameron
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since March 6, 1971 June 8, 1980
Leader's seat Halifax Atlantic Guysborough
(lost re-election)
Last election 37 13
Seats won 42 6
Seat change Increase5 Decrease7
Percentage 50.6% 31.3%
Swing Increase4.8% Decrease1.9%

  Third party Fourth party
  Alexa McDonough cropped.jpg
CBL
Leader Alexa McDonough Paul MacEwan
Party New Democratic Cape Breton Labour
Leader since November 16, 1980 1982
Leader's seat Halifax Chebucto Cape Breton Nova
Last election 1 N/A
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Increase2 Increase1
Percentage 15.9% 2.0%
Swing Decrease2.2% Increase2.0%

Premier before election

John Buchanan
Progressive Conservative

Premier after election

John Buchanan
Progressive Conservative

The 1984 Nova Scotia general election was held on November 6, 1984 to elect members of the 54th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative party.

Results[change | change source]

Results by party[change | change source]

  Party Leader 1981 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
  Progressive Conservative John Buchanan 37 42 +14% 209,298 50.6%
  Liberal A.M. "Sandy" Cameron 13 6 -54% 129,310 31.3%
  New Democratic Alexa McDonough 1 3 +300% 65,876 15.9%
     Cape Breton Labour Paul MacEwan 1 1 0% 8,322 2.0%
     Other 0 0 630 0.2%
Total Seats 52 52 413,436 100%
Popular vote
PC
50.62%
Liberal
31.28%
New Democratic
15.93%
Cape Breton Labour
2.01%
Others
0.16%
Seats summary
PC
80.77%
Liberal
11.54%
New Democratic
5.77%
Cape Breton Labour
1.92%

References[change | change source]

  • Government of Nova Scotia. "Summary Results from 1867 to 2011" (PDF). Elections Statistics. Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  • Government of Nova Scotia. "Election Returns 1984" (PDF). Elections Statistics. Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2013-10-02.