1963 Nova Scotia general election

The 1963 Nova Scotia general election was held on 8 October 1963 to elect members of the 48th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservatives.

1963 Nova Scotia general election

← 1960 October 8, 1963 1967 →

43 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
22 seats needed for a majority
Turnout77.87% Decrease4.15pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Premier Bob Stanfield.jpg
Lib
NDP
Leader Robert Stanfield Earl Wallace Urquhart James H. Aitchison
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since November 10, 1948 November 3, 1962 1963
Leader's seat Colchester Richmond
(Lost re-election)
Did not run
Last election 27 15 1[1]
Seats won 39 4 0
Seat change Increase12 Decrease11 Decrease1
Popular vote 191,128 134,873 14,076
Percentage 55.87% 39.43% 4.11%
Swing Increase7.76pp Decrease2.93pp Decrease4.78pp

Premier before election

Robert Stanfield
Progressive Conservative

Premier after election

Robert Stanfield
Progressive Conservative

ResultsEdit

Results by partyEdit

39 4
Progressive Conservative Liberal
Official results [2][3]
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1960 Dissolution Elected Change # % Change (pp)
  Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield 43 27 26 39 +12 191,128 55.87% +7.76%
  Liberal Earl Wallace Urquhart 43 15 15 4 -11 134,873 39.43% -2.93%
  New Democratic James H. Aitchison 20 1 1 0 -1 14,076 4.11% -4.78%
  Vacant 1  
Total valid votes 340,077 99.42% -0.12%
Blank and invalid ballots 1,997 0.58% +0.12%
Total 106 43 43 43 342,074 100.00%
Registered voters / turnout 400,078 77.87%[4] -4.15%
Popular vote
PC
55.87%
Liberal
39.43%
New Democratic
4.11%
Seats summary
PC
90.70%
Liberal
9.30%

Retiring incumbentsEdit

Liberal
Progressive Conservative

Nominated candidatesEdit

Legend
bold denotes party leader
† denotes an incumbent who is not running for re-election or was defeated in nomination contest

ValleyEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
PC Liberal NDP
Annapolis East John I. Marshall
2,962
56.40%
Melbourne Parker Armstrong
2,232
42.50%
Murray Alton Bent
58
1.10%
Vacant
Annapolis West Kenneth E. Green
2,075
45.81%
Peter M. Nicholson
2,386
52.67%
Dale A. Young
69
1.52%
Peter M. Nicholson
Clare Hector J. Pothier
2,154
52.61%
Joseph C. LeBlanc
1,940
47.39%
Pierre E. Belliveau
Digby Robert Baden Powell
2,671
52.23%
Victor Cardoza
2,378
46.50%
Louis A. Beeler
65
1.27%
Victor Cardoza
Hants West Norman T. Spence
4,193
58.20%
W. Whitney Spicer
2,840
39.42%
Arthur Benedict
171
2.37%
George Henry Wilson
Kings North Gladys Porter
3,668
59.43%
David Durell Sutton
2,405
38.97%
George Turner
99
1.60%
Gladys Porter
Kings South Edward Haliburton
2,505
65.27%
Bruce M. Trenholm
1,333
34.73%
Edward Haliburton
Kings West Paul Kinsman
3,879
55.85%
Edward D. MacArthur
3,067
44.15%
Edward D. MacArthur

South ShoreEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
PC Liberal NDP
Lunenburg Centre George O. Lohnes
4,785
57.06%
Leon J. Iverson
3,601
42.94%
George O. Lohnes
Lunenburg East Maurice L. Zinck
2,267
63.17%
Charles E. Harris
1,322
36.83%
Maurice L. Zinck
Lunenburg West Harley J. Spence
2,937
58.12%
Joye F. Davison
2,116
41.88%
Harley J. Spence
Queens W. S. Kennedy Jones
3,833
65.85%
W. Alton Snow
1,988
34.15%
W. S. Kennedy Jones
Shelburne James McKay Harding
3,737
54.40%
Robert Quinlan Hood
3,133
45.60%
James McKay Harding
Yarmouth George A. Burridge
4,884
25.20%
Irving Charles Pink
4,345
22.42%
Angus Boyd MacGillivary
358
1.85%
George A. Burridge
George A. Snow
5,077
26.19%
Willard O'Brien
4,719
24.35%
Willard O'Brien

Fundy-NortheastEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
PC Liberal NDP
Colchester Robert Stanfield
9,606
32.42%
Gordon T. Purdy
5,515
18.61%
Harvey T. Curtis
382
1.29%
Robert Stanfield
George Isaac Smith
9,147
30.87%
Charles K. Sutherland
4,746
16.02%
Helen K. Wright
233
0.79%
George Isaac Smith
Cumberland Centre Stephen T. Pyke
2,545
66.68%
William Thomas Noiles
1,272
33.32%
Stephen T. Pyke
Cumberland East James A. Langille
5,226
63.10%
Norman Willard Noonan
2,795
33.75%
Lloyd L. Ayer
261
3.15%
James A. Langille
Cumberland West D. L. George Henley
2,516
54.04%
Allison T. Smith
2,140
45.96%
Allison T. Smith
Hants East Albert J. Ettinger
2,739
52.86%
George E. Fraser
2,356
45.47%
Ralph Loomer
87
1.68%
Albert J. Ettinger

Halifax/Dartmouth/Eastern ShoreEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
PC Liberal NDP
Halifax Centre Donald MacKeen Smith
5,478
58.57%
Gordon S. Cowan
3,875
41.43%
Donald MacKeen Smith
Halifax County-Dartmouth Irvin William Akerley
9,884
52.88%
Gordon L. S. Hart
8,150
43.60%
Edward B. Doyle
657
3.52%
Gordon L. S. Hart
Halifax East Nelson Gaetz
3,061
52.62%
Duncan MacMillan
2,756
47.38%
Duncan MacMillan
Halifax North James H. Vaughan
8,602
52.43%
John E. Ahern
7,360
44.86%
Peggy Prowse
444
2.71%
John E. Ahern
Halifax Northwest Gordon H. Fitzgerald
5,559
56.07%
George Douglas Burris
4,027
40.62%
Gerald A. Guptill
329
3.32%
Gordon H. Fitzgerald
Halifax South Richard Donahoe
5,986
63.23%
Merlin Nunn
3,183
33.62%
Gordon A. Smith
298
3.15%
Richard Donahoe
Halifax West D. C. McNeil
8,792
57.00%
Charles H. Reardon
6,126
39.72%
Harold J. Martell
506
3.28%
Charles H. Reardon

Central NovaEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
PC Liberal NDP
Antigonish William F. MacKinnon
3,334
54.58%
Ronald Saint John Chisholm
2,774
45.42%
William F. MacKinnon
Guysborough Alexander MacIsaac
3,229
52.86%
Thomas Edwin Kirk
2,880
47.14%
Alexander MacIsaac
Pictou Centre Donald R. MacLeod
5,752
60.21%
Thomas H. Frazer
3,801
39.79%
Donald R. MacLeod
Pictou East John Andrew McLean
2,649
49.90%
A. Lloyd MacDonald
2,660
50.10%
John W. MacDonald
Pictou West Harvey Veniot
2,999
59.54%
Charles Ernest MacCarthy
2,038
40.46%
Harvey Veniot

Cape BretonEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
PC Liberal NDP
Cape Breton Centre Mike Laffin
3,699
54.12%
Joseph Flaudio Rizzetto
939
13.74%
Michael James MacDonald
2,197
32.14%
Michael James MacDonald
Cape Breton East Layton Fergusson
5,870
58.06%
Bernard Currie
1,359
13.44%
John L. MacKinnon
2,881
28.50%
Layton Fergusson
Cape Breton North Tom MacKeough
6,200
58.71%
Murray J. Ryan
2,961
28.04%
John Dolhanty
1,399
13.25%
Tom MacKeough
Cape Breton Nova Percy Gaum
3,344
53.37%
Charles Richard Sigut
1,213
19.36%
Albert Ollie Wilson
1,709
27.27%
Percy Gaum
Cape Breton South Donald C. MacNeil
5,283
49.21%
John F. MacIntosh
3,579
33.34%
Edward Johnston
1,873
17.45%
Donald C. MacNeil
Cape Breton West Edward Manson
4,941
56.30%
Allan Sullivan
3,835
43.70%
Edward Manson
Inverness Norman J. MacLean
4,474
26.78%
Joseph Clyde Nunn
3,988
23.87%
Joseph Clyde Nunn
Alfred J. Davis
4,026
24.10%
William N. MacLean
4,219
25.25%
William N. MacLean
Richmond Gerald Doucet
2,670
50.79%
Earl Wallace Urquhart
2,587
49.21%
Earl Wallace Urquhart
Victoria Fisher Hudson
1,890
49.42%
Carleton L. MacMillan
1,934
50.58%
Carleton L. MacMillan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Party was then the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
  2. ^ "Election Returns 1963" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Election Returns 1963 Recapitulation" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  4. ^ While 342,074 votes were cast, only 311,562 electors voted as Colchester, Inverness and Yarmouth electors voted for two candidates.

Further readingEdit