Ontario general election, 1929

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Ontario general election, 1929

← 1926 October 30, 1929 1934 →

112 seats in the 18th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
57 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Howard Ferguson.jpg LIB
Leader George Howard Ferguson W.E.N. Sinclair
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since December 2, 1920 1923
Leader's seat Grenville Ontario South
Last election 72 15
Seats won 90 13
Seat change Increase18 Decrease2
Percentage 58.8% 32.8%
Swing Increase1.2% Increase8.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader John Giles Lethbridge Leslie Oke
Party Progressive United Farmers
Leader since 1927 -
Leader's seat Middlesex West (lost re-election) Lambton East (lost re-election)
Last election 10 3
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Decrease6 Decrease2
Percentage 3.4% 1.3%
Swing Decrease3.8% -

Premier before election

George H. Ferguson
Conservative

Premier-designate

George H. Ferguson
Conservative

The Ontario general election, 1929 was the 18th general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada, it was held on October 30, 1929, to elect the 112 Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly of Ontario ("MLAs").

The Ontario Conservative Party, led by George Howard Ferguson, was elected for a third consecutive term in government with an increased majority in the Legislature.

The Ontario Liberal Party, led by W.E.N. Sinclair, lost one seat, but continued to form the official opposition.

Conservative gains came at the expense of the Progressive Party and the United Farmers of Ontario.

Earl Hutchinson of Kenora is the sole Labour MLA elected.

Results[edit]

  Party Leader 1926 Elected % change Popular vote
% change
  Conservative George Howard Ferguson 72 90 +11.1% 58.8% +1.2%
  Liberal W.E.N. Sinclair 14 13 -7.1% 32.8% +8.2%
  Liberal-Prohibitionist 1 - *   *
Progressive John Giles Lethbridge 10 4 -60.0% 3.4% -3.8%
United Farmers[a] Leslie Warner Oke 3 1 -66.7% 1.3% -
  Conservative Independent   2 2 -    
Liberal–Progressive   4 1 -75.0%    
     Labour[b]   1 1 -    
  Liberal Independent   4 - *   *
  Progressive Independent   1 - *   *
Total 112 112 - &100%  

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ There were only two UFO candidates in the election, Oke and Farquhar Oliver. Thomas Farquhar, who was elected as a UFO MLA in 1926, ran for re-election in 1929 as a Liberal.
  2. ^ Waterloo South Labour MLA Karl Homuth is re-elected as a Conservative in this election. Earl Hutchinson of Kenora replaced Hamuth as the sole Labour representative in the legislature.

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