1988 Nova Scotia general election
52 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
27 seats needed for a majority
The 1988 Nova Scotia general election was held on September 6, 1988 to elect members of the 55th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative party.
John Dunsworth, who would later gain fame for playing alcoholic trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey on the TV series Trailer Park Boys, stood as the NDP candidate in Halifax Bedford Basin. He finished in third place with a little over 19% of the vote. His underdog campaign was later the subject of a short documentary.
Results[change | change source]
Results by party[change | change source]
|Party||Leader||1984||Seats won||% change||Popular vote||(%)|
|Progressive Conservative||John Buchanan||42||28||-33.3%||204,150||43.4%|
|New Democratic||Alexa McDonough||3||2||-33.3%||74,038||15.8%|
* Vote share included in "other"
References[change | change source]
- Government of Nova Scotia. "Summary Results from 1867 to 2011" (PDF). Elections Statistics. Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2013-08-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Government of Nova Scotia. "Election Returns 1988" (PDF). Elections Statistics. Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2013-08-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)