1912 Saskatchewan general election

The 1912 Saskatchewan general election was held on July 11, 1912 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Premier Walter Scott led the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan to a third term in office with a significant increase in the share of the popular vote. The opposition, now renamed from the Provincial Rights Party to the Conservative Party of Saskatchewan and led by Wellington Bartley Willoughby, lost both votes and seats in the legislature.

1912 Saskatchewan general election

← 1908 July 11, 1912 (1912-07-11) 1917 →

54 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Premier Scott.jpg
CON
Leader Thomas Walter Scott Wellington Willoughby
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since August 16, 1905 1912
Leader's seat Swift Current Moose Jaw City
Last election 27 14
Seats won 45 8
Seat change Increase18 Decrease6
Popular vote 50,004 36,848
Percentage 57.0% 42.0%
Swing Increase6.2pp Decrease5.9pp

Premier before election

Thomas Walter Scott
Liberal

Premier after election

Thomas Walter Scott
Liberal

ResultsEdit

Party Party Leader Candidates Seats Popular Vote
1908 Elected Change Votes % Change
  Liberal Walter Scott 53 27 45 +60.0% 50,004 56.96% +6.17%
  Conservative1 Wellington Willoughby 53 14 8 -42.9% 36,848 41.98% -5.90%
  Independent 5 - - 934 1.06% +0.40%
Total 111 41 532 +29.3% 87,786 100% N/A
Source: Elections Saskatchewan

Notes:

  • 1 Results compared to those of Provincial Rights Party in 1908 election, which became the Conservative Party.
  • 2 There were 54 seats contested at the 1912 election, however Cumberland was declared void and only 53 people were elected. A by-election was held on September 8, 1913 to fill the vacancy that existed in Cumberland.
Popular vote
Liberal
56.96%
Conservative
41.98%
Others
1.06%
Seats summary
Liberal
85.19%
Conservative
14.81%

Members of the Legislative Assembly electedEdit

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

3rd Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
  Arm River George A. Scott Liberal
  Athabasca Joseph Nolin Liberal
  Battleford Sydney Simpson Liberal
  Biggar Charles Cawthorpe Liberal
  Cannington John D. Stewart Liberal
  Canora John D. Robertson Liberal
Cumberland (void) n/a
  Eagle Creek George Harris Liberal
  Estevan George Bell Liberal
  Francis Walter Robinson Liberal
  Gull Lake Daniel C. Lochead Liberal
  Hanley James MacNeill Liberal
  Humboldt William Turgeon Liberal
  Kerrobert George Watson Liberal
  Kindersley William R. Motherwell Liberal
  Kinistino Edward Devline Liberal
  Last Mountain Samuel Latta Liberal
  Lloydminster John Lyle Liberal
  Lumsden Frederick Tate Conservative
  Maple Creek David Wylie Conservative
  Melfort George B. Johnston Liberal
  Milestone Bernard Larson Liberal
  Moose Jaw City Wellington Willoughby Conservative
  Moose Jaw County John Sheppard Liberal
  Moose Mountain Robert Magee Liberal
  Moosomin Alexander S. Smith Liberal
  Morse Malcolm L. Leitch Liberal
  North Battleford Donald Finlayson Liberal
  North Qu'Appelle John Archibald McDonald Conservative
  Pelly John K. Johnston Liberal
  Pheasant Hills Andrew Benjamin Cunningham Liberal
  Pinto Creek Samuel Moore Liberal
  Pipestone Richard Phin Liberal
  Prince Albert City John E. Bradshaw Conservative
  Quill Plains Wilhelm Paulson Liberal
  Redberry George Langley Liberal
  Regina City James Bole Liberal
  Rosetown Cephas Mark Liberal
  Rosthern Gerhard Ens Liberal
  Saltcoats James Alexander Calder Liberal
  Saskatoon City Archibald McNab Liberal
  Saskatoon County William C. Sutherland Liberal
  Shellbrook Samuel J. Donaldson Conservative
  Souris Richard Forsyth Liberal
  South Qu'Appelle Frederick Haultain Conservative
  Swift Current Walter Scott Liberal
  Thunder Creek Alexandre Beaudreau Liberal
  Touchwood George Atkinson Liberal
  Trampling Lake James M. Scott Liberal
  Vonda Albert Totzke Liberal
  Wadena Herbert Pierce Liberal
  Weyburn Robert Mitchell Liberal
  Willow Bunch William W. Davidson Conservative
  Yorkton Thomas Garry Liberal

By-election, September 8, 1913Edit

  District Member Party
  Cumberland Deakin Alexander Hall Liberal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Hopkins, J. Castell (1913). The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, 1912. Toronto: The Annual Review Publishing Company.