The 1977 Manitoba general election was held on October 11, 1977 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative Party, which took 33 seats out of 57. The governing New Democratic Party fell to 23 seats, while the Liberal Party won only one seat.
57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
Map of Election Results
|Party||Party Leader||# of
|Progressive Conservative||Sterling Lyon||57||21||33||+57.1%||237,496||48.75%||+12.02|
|New Democratic||Edward Schreyer||57||31||23||-25.8%||188,124||38.62%||-3.69|
|Social Credit||Jacob Froese||5||-||-||-||1,323||0.27%||-0.10|
|Communist||William Cecil Ross||4||-||-||-||299||0.06%||+0.01|
* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.
|1977 Manitoba general election: Point Douglas|
|New Democratic||Donald Malinowski||3,116||63.32|
|Progressive Conservative||Margaret Didenko||915||18.59|
|Social Credit||Peter Stevens||59||1.20|
|Total valid votes||4,921||100.00|
|Electors on the lists||8,193|
|1977 Manitoba general election: St. Vital|
|New Democratic||Jim Walding||3,924||41.62||+2.37|
|Progressive Conservative||Gil Shaw||3,390||35.95||+13.38|
|Total valid votes||9,429||100.00|
|Electors on the lists||11,154|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-5.50|
|1977 Manitoba general election: Wolseley|
|Progressive Conservative||Robert Wilson||2,763||41.01||+18.63|
|New Democratic||Murdoch MacKay||2,689||39.90||+1.12|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+19.18|
|Source: Elections Manitoba|
Sidney Green (NDP) changed his party affiliation to Independent NDP on December 4, 1979.
Robert Wilson was expelled from the Progressive Conservative caucus on November 20, 1980, and from the Progressive Conservative party on November 28, 1980. On June 17, 1981, he was expelled from the legislature, having been sentenced to seven years in prison.
On March 3, 1981, Green, Hanuschak and Boyce announced their membership in the new Progressive Party of Manitoba.
1973 Manitoba election
|List of Manitoba elections||Succeeded by|
1981 Manitoba election