The 1996 Prince Edward Island general election was held on November 18, 1996. It was the first election in the province's history to not use multi-member constituencies, and instead elect a single member in each of 27 districts. (Previously, since 1873 the province had been divided into 15 or 16 districts, each electing two members.)
All 27 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
14 seats needed for a majority
Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via plurality results by each riding.
This was also the first election where a party other than the Liberals or Tories won a seat in the Legislature, with New Democratic Party leader Herb Dickieson winning a three-way race in a Prince County riding.
This election was the only one in PEI history where a party formed government without winning a majority of the vote until the 2015 election.
Party standings Edit
|Party||Party Leader||Seats||Popular Vote|
|Progressive Conservative||Pat Binns||1||18||+17||37,910||47.39%|
|New Democrats||Herb Dickieson||-||1||+1||6,283||7.85|
Members elected Edit
See also Edit
Further reading Edit
- Mutimer, David, ed. (2002). Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs, 1996. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442672093.