1996 Prince Edward Island general election
The 1996 Prince Edward Island general election was held on November 18, 1996. It was the first election since 1893 to not use multi-member constituencies, and instead elect single members to 27 districts.
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||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|
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- "Provincial General Election Results, 1996" (PDF). Elections PEI.