Newfoundland general election, 1985

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Newfoundland general election, 1985

← 1982 April 2, 1985 (1985-04-02) 1989 →

52 seats of the Newfoundland House of Assembly
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Brian Peckford Leo Barry Peter Fenwick
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since 17 March, 1979 1984 1981
Leader's seat Green Bay Mount Scio Menihek
Last election 44 8 0
Seats won 36 15 1
Seat change Decrease8 Increase7 Increase1
Popular vote 134,893 102,016 39,954
Percentage 48.6% 36.7% 14.4%

Premier before election

Brian Peckford
Progressive Conservative

Premier-designate

Brian Peckford
Progressive Conservative

The 41st Newfoundland general election was held on 2 April 1985 to elect members of the 40th General Assembly of Newfoundland, the 12th general election for the province of Newfoundland, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative party under Premier Brian Peckford.

Results[edit]

  Party Leader 1982 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
Progressive Conservative Brian Peckford 44 36 -18% 134,893 48.6%
Liberal Leo Barry 8 15 +88% 102,016 36.7%
     New Democratic Peter Fenwick 0 1 100% 39,954 14.4%
     Other 0 0 0% 778 0.3%
Totals 52 52 - 278,502 100%

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