1929 Saskatchewan general election

The 1929 Saskatchewan general election was the seventh provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 6, 1929 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

1929 Saskatchewan general election

← 1925 June 6, 1929 (1929-06-06) 1934 →

63 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jimmy Gardiner.jpg James Thomas Milton Anderson.jpg
Leader James Gardiner James Anderson
Party Liberal Conservative Progressive
Leader since February 25, 1926 March 25, 1924
Leader's seat North Qu'Appelle Saskatoon City
Last election 50 3 6
Seats won 28 24 5
Seat change Decrease22 Increase21 Decrease1
Popular vote 164,487 131,550 24,988
Percentage 45.6% 36.4% 6.9%
Swing Decrease6.0pp Increase18.1pp Decrease16.1pp

Premier before election

James Gardiner

Premier after election

James Anderson

As a result of corruption scandals, the Liberal Party of Premier James Gardiner lost a significant share of its popular vote, but more important, lost twenty-two of the seats it had won in the 1925 election. While the Liberals held the largest number of seats in the legislature, they had only a minority. Gardiner tried to continue as a minority government, but was quickly defeated in a Motion of No Confidence, and resigned as premier.

The Conservative Party of James T.M. Anderson increased its representation in the legislature from three to twenty four seats. Following Gardiner's resignation, Anderson was able to form a coalition government with the support of the Progressive Party and some independents.

The Progressives had lost a large part of the popular vote it had won in 1925, but managed to retain five of the six seats it had won previously.


Party Party Leader # of
Seats Popular Vote
1925 Elected % Change Votes % % Change
  Liberal James Gardiner 62 50 28 -44% 164,487 45.56% -5.95%
  Conservative James Anderson 40 3 24 +700% 131,550 36.44% +18.09%
  Independent 17 2 6 +200% 32,729 9.06% +5.55%
Progressive 16 6 5 -18.3% 24,988 6.92% -16.12%
  Liberal-Labour 1 * * 4,181 1.16%  
Economic Group 3 * * 1,942 0.54% *
  Independent Liberal 1 1 -100% 1,160 0.32% -0.75%
Total 140 63 63 361,037 100%  
Source: Elections Saskatchewan

Note: * Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.


Popular vote
Seats summary

Members electedEdit

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

7th Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
  Arm River Duncan Hutcheon Conservative
  Bengough Herman Warren Conservative
  Biggar William Miller Conservative
  Cannington Samson Arthur Independent
  Canora Anton Morken Liberal
  Cut Knife George McLean Independent
  Cypress John Gryde Conservative
  Elrose James Cobban Conservative
  Estevan Eleazer Garner Liberal
  Francis Samuel Horner Progressive
  Gravelbourg Benjamin McGregor Liberal
  Hanley Reginald Stipe Progressive
  Happyland Donald Strath Liberal
  Humboldt Henry Therres Liberal
  Jack Fish Lake Donald Finlayson Liberal
  Kerrobert Robert Hanbidge Conservative
  Kindersley Ebenezer Whatley Progressive
  Kinistino Charles McIntosh Liberal
  Last Mountain Jacob Benson Progressive
  Lloydminster Robert J. Gordon Liberal
  Lumsden James Bryant Conservative
  Maple Creek George Spence Liberal
  Melfort Rupert Greaves Conservative
  Milestone Joseph Patterson Independent
  Moose Jaw City #1 John Merkley Conservative
  Moose Jaw City #2 Robert Henry Smith Conservative
  Moose Jaw County Sinclair Whittaker Conservative
  Moosomin Frederick Munroe Conservative
  Morse Richard Eades Conservative
  North Qu'Appelle James Garfield Gardiner Liberal
  Notukeu Alexander Grant Liberal
  Pelly Reginald Parker Liberal
  Pheasant Hills Charles Dunn Liberal
  Pipestone William John Patterson Liberal
  Prince Albert Thomas Clayton Davis Liberal
  Redberry George Cockburn Liberal
  Regina City #1 Murdoch MacPherson Conservative
  Regina City #2 James Grassick Conservative
  Rosetown Nathaniel Given Conservative
  Rosthern John Uhrich Liberal
  Saltcoats Asmundur Loptson Liberal
  Saskatoon City #1 James Anderson Conservative
  Saskatoon City #2 Howard McConnell Conservative
  Saskatoon County Charles Agar Liberal
  Shellbrook Edgar Clinch Liberal
  Souris William Oliver Fraser Conservative
  South Qu'Appelle Anton Huck Liberal
  Swift Current William Wensley Smith Conservative
  The Battlefords Samuel Huston Independent
  Thunder Creek Harold Lilly Conservative
  Tisdale Walter Buckle Conservative
  Touchwood John M. Parker Liberal
  Turtleford Charles Ayre Liberal
  Vonda James Hogan Liberal
  Wadena John Robeson Taylor Independent
  Weyburn Robert Leslie Progressive
  Wilkie Alexander John McLeod Conservative
  Willow Bunch Charles William Johnson Liberal
  Wolseley William George Bennett Conservative
  Wynyard Wilhelm Paulson Liberal
  Yorkton Alan Carl Stewart Independent

July 16, 1929Edit

  District Member Party
  Cumberland Deakin Alexander Hall Liberal

August 12, 1929Edit

  District Member Party
  Île-à-la-Crosse Jules Marion Liberal

See alsoEdit