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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial Election (1953)

Link to:
Provincial General Election (1949) | Provincial General Election (1958)

The Manitoba general election of 1953 was held on 8 June, with two constituencies (Rupertsland, Ste. Rose) deferred to 6 July. The results were as follows:

Party

Leader

Seats

Liberal-Progressive

Douglas Lloyd Campbell (1895-1995)

35

Progressive Conservative

Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

12

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Lloyd Cleworth Stinson (1904-1976)

5

Social Credit

?

2

Independent

-

2

Labour Progressive (Communist)

?

1

Total

57

The voting results for individual constituencies, the last election in Manitoba where proportional voting was used, were as follows:

Constituency

Candidate

Party

Votes

Arthur

James Arthur Ross (1893-1958)

Progressive Conservative

1,920

John Robertson Pitt (1885-1970)

Liberal-Progressive

1,440

Assiniboia

Reginald Frederick Wightman (1899-1981)

Liberal-Progressive

4,196

Alvin Henry Mackling

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

3,846

George Edmund Fournier

Progressive Conservative

1,646

Florence May Bloomfield

Social Credit

677

Birtle

Francis Campbell “Frank” Bell (1892-1968)

Liberal-Progressive

2,148

Francis Macdonald Manwaring

Progressive Conservative

957

Brandon City

Reginald Otto Lissaman (1908-1974)

Progressive Conservative

3,800

James Albert “Jimmy” Creighton (1905-1990)

Liberal-Progressive

3,217

William Alex Wyborn

Social Credit

1,054

Carillon

Edmond Prefontaine (1897-1971)

Liberal-Progressive

3,278

Klaas T. Kroeker

Social Credit

1,065

Cypress

Francis Milton Ferg (1889-1960)

Liberal-Progressive

1,932

Roderick George Hurton

Progressive Conservative

1,371

Marcel Philippe

Social Credit

950

Dauphin

William Lewis Bullmore (1912-1972)

Social Credit

2,534

John Potoski (1903-1983)

Liberal-Progressive

1,844

Ernest Newburn McGirr (1887-1982)

Progressive Conservative

1,313

Frank Fullbrook

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

78

Deloraine-Glenwood

James Oswald Argue (1888-1955)

Progressive Conservative

1,862

Robert Elmer “Bob” Moffat (1916-2002)

Liberal-Progressive

1,594

Dufferin

Walter Clifton McDonald (1903-1999)

Liberal-Progressive

2,195

George Loeppky

Social Credit

1,676

Earl Thompson Collins (1895-1958)

Progressive Conservative

936

Emerson

John Roman Solomon (1910-1985)

Independent Liberal

2,355

Frank Casper

Liberal-Progressive

2,234

George J. Friesen

Social Credit

220

Ethelbert

Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk (1905-1978)

Liberal-Progressive

1,948

Heller Basaraba

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,368

John L. Solomon

Progressive Conservative

276

Henry Dyck

Social Credit

225

Fairford

James Frederick Anderson (1903-1983)

Liberal-Progressive

1,088

Fred George Cook

Social Credit

699

Daniel McFadyen

Progressive Conservative

310

John Angus McDonald

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

249

Fisher

Nicolas Volodymir Bachynsky (1887-1969)

Liberal-Progressive

1,554

Leon William Michalchuk

Independent

705

Mrs. Elsie Lyon

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

211

David Heindrichs

Social Credit

144

Gilbert Plains

Raymond “Ray” Mitchell (1897-1984)

Liberal-Progressive

1,308

Robert J. Wilson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,211

Everett Percival Brown

Social Credit

740

Burdette Elliott

Progressive Conservative

380

Gimli

Steinn Olafur Thompson (1893-1972)

Liberal-Progressive

2,252

Elmer Henry Fitch

Social Credit

867

John Firman

Independent Liberal

194

Gladstone

William Morton (1884-1958)

Liberal-Progressive

Acclaim

Hamiota

Charles Lemington “Lem” Shuttleworth (1910-2006)

Liberal-Progressive

1,687

Edward Terry Venables

Progressive Conservative

1,315

Fred Charles

Social Credit

525

Iberville

John McDowell (1894-1980)

Progressive Conservative

1,637

C. Henry Jarvis

Liberal-Progressive

1,454

Jan K. “John” Hilgenga (1906-1992)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

717

Cornelius F. Rempel

Social Credit

374

Kildonan-Transcona

Andrew Russell “Russ” Paulley (1909-1984)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

6,052

John Leslie Bodie (1909-1997)

Liberal-Progressive

4,566

Lorne G. Carson

Social Credit

1,209

Steve Melnyk

Independent

820

Killarney

Abram William Harrison (1898-1979)

Progressive Conservative

1,981

Clifford William Landerkin (1898-1969)

Liberal-Progressive

1,427

George Glen Paterson

Social Credit

666

Lakeside

Douglas Lloyd Campbell (1895-1995)

Liberal-Progressive

2,290

James William Lee Tulley

Social Credit

786

Charles Harold Spence (1925-1987)

Progressive Conservative

662

Hazel Christina Allan

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

342

Lansdowne

Matthew Robinson Sutherland (1893-1971)

Liberal-Progressive

2,160

Thomas Henry Seens (1895-1989)

Progressive Conservative

1,787

Roy W. Doherty

Social Credit

709

La Verendrye

Joseph Edmond Brodeur (c1899-1988)

Liberal-Progressive

2,203

Damase Dufresne

Social Credit

1,576

Manitou-Morden

Hugh Borthwick Morrison (1892-1957)

Progressive Conservative

1,749

Charles D. McLean

Liberal-Progressive

1,161

Albert O'Donnell

Social Credit

758

Minnedosa

Gilbert Eugene “Bunty” Hutton (1908-1995)

Social Credit

1,688

Henry Smalley Rungay (1888-1955)

Liberal-Progressive

1,572

John Anthony Burgess

Progressive Conservative

1,047

Morris

Harold Proctor “Harry” Shewman (1900-1968)

Independent

1,960

Arthur S. Beaubien

Liberal-Progressive

1,249

Wilbert J. Tinkler

Social Credit

844

Mountain

Ivan Schultz (1891-1974)

Liberal-Progressive

1,851

Dollard Eustache Lafreniere

Social Credit

894

John Argyle Mabon

Independent

399

Norfolk-Beautiful Plains

Samuel Edward Burch (1889-1974)

Liberal-Progressive

2,390

Charles John McKinnon

Social Credit

1,737

Harold Alexander Nelson

Progressive Conservative

1,365

Portage la Prairie

Charles Edwin Greenlay (1899-1984)

Liberal-Progressive

1,747

William Charles “Bill” Warren (1917-1958)

Progressive Conservative

1,529

Bernard H. Rempel

Social Credit

784

Rhineland

William Conrad “Wally” Miller (1896-1959)

Liberal-Progressive

1,608

Victor Peters

Social Credit

964

Leo Arthur Recksiedler

Progressive Conservative

565

Roblin

Ronald Douglas Robertson (1920-1998)

Liberal-Progressive

1,474

Joseph Perchaluk

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

866

Earl Daniel McIntyre

Social Credit

366

Fred Eber Cowan

Progressive Conservative

227

Rockwood

Robert William “Bobby” Bend (1914-1999)

Independent Liberal

1,952

Henry Gratton “Gin” Langrell (1893-1979)

Progressive Conservative

656

Charles E. Toutant

Social Credit

389

Rupertsland
(held on 6 July)

Francis Roy Brown (1896-1960)

Liberal-Progressive

1,138

Harry Boulette

Independent Liberal

1,001

Charles Leo Abbott

Independent

186

Russell

Rodney Stewart “Rod” Clement (1919-1969)

Independent Liberal

2,033

Michael John Sotas

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,322

Keith Porter

Progressive Conservative

846

Charles Russell Beswatherick

Social Credit

152

St. Andrews

Thomas Paterson Hillhouse (1896-1991)

Liberal-Progressive

2,938

Keith Hedley Robson

Progressive Conservative

1,366

Ernest Richard Draffin (1909-1982)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

838

St. Boniface
(* elected)

Roger Joseph Teillet (1912-2002) *

Liberal-Progressive

6,220

Leslie Raymond “Ray” Fennell (1893-1986) *

Liberal-Progressive

4,886

David Turner

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

4,497

Joseph Gustave Van Belleghem (1901-1967)

Independent Liberal

3,932

Raymond Hughes

Progressive Conservative

2,568

Antonio Lemoine

Social Credit

1,537

Mrs. Kay E. MacKinnon

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,329

Louis Leger

Progressive Conservative

737

St. Clements

Stanley Copp (1914-1987)

Liberal-Progressive

2,821

Edgar E. Smee

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,358

Osborne A. Earle

Social Credit

935

Walter Hudson Whyte (1919-1998)

Progressive Conservative

371

St. George

Christian Halldorson (1891-1956)

Liberal-Progressive

1,695

Rev. Ernest H. Hartfield

Social Credit

321

Ste. Rose
(held on 6 July)

Gildas Laurent “Gil” Molgat (1927-2001)

Liberal-Progressive

1,561

James Albert Fletcher

Independent Liberal

1,166

Antoine Pineau

Social Credit

341

Springfield

William Lucko (1911-1998)

Liberal-Progressive

1,965

William Storsley

Social Credit

1,571

Albert Hugh Watt

Progressive Conservative

654

Swan River

George Poddester Renouf (1879-1961)

Progressive Conservative

2,428

Delbert LeRoy Downs

Social Credit

1,535

Stephen Einarson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

776

George Edward Scalf

Independent

184

The Pas

Francis Lawrence “Bud” Jobin (1914-1995)

Liberal-Progressive

4,875

William Henry Calvert

Social Credit

1,668

Walter Arthur Thompson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,526

Turtle Mountain

Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

Progressive Conservative

1,777

Charles Clinton Gorrie (1885-1968)

Liberal-Progressive

883

Vance A. Ferguson

Social Credit

507

Virden

John William McLeod Thompson (1908-1986)

Progressive Conservative

2,182

Gordon Alexander Mooney

Liberal-Progressive

1,621

Winnipeg Centre
(* elected)

Jack St. John (1906-1965) *

Liberal-Progressive

5,119

Donovan Swailes (1892-1984) *

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

4,204

Stephen H. “Steve” Juba (1914-1993) *

Independent

4,172

Henry Baird “Hank” Scott (1898-1972) *

Progressive Conservative

3,108

Lewis St. George Stubbs (1878-1958)

Independent

2,556

Anne Ethel “Nan” Murphy (1902-1990)

Liberal-Progressive

1,991

Gordon Richard Fines (1911-1990)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,339

Percival W. Brown

Social Credit

1,132

David Graham

Liberal-Progressive

879

Gisli S. Borgford

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

558

Joseph Stepnuk

Progressive Conservative

489

Emil A. Johnson

Social Credit

445

Patrick J. Mulgrew

Social Credit

286

Edward L. Colson

Independent

63

Winnipeg North
(* elected)

John Martin Hawryluk (1910-1975) *

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

4,783

Morris Abraham Gray (1887-1966) *

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

4,642

William Arthur “Bill” Kardash (1912-1997) *

Labour Progressive (Communist)

4,271

Alexander Turk (1906-1988) *

Liberal-Progressive

3,134

John Michael “Big John” Kozoriz (1917-2006)

Liberal-Progressive

3,082

Stanley Carrick

Progressive Conservative

2,373

Ernest A. Brotman (1899-1986)

Independent Liberal

2,042

Leonard Aylen

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,325

John J. Kelsch

Liberal-Progressive

1,282

Nicholas Halas

Social Credit

928

John Yuzyk

Independent

139

Winnipeg South
(* elected)

Ronald David Turner (1915-1965) *

Liberal-Progressive

8,007

Edward Gurney Vaux Evans (1907-1987) *

Progressive Conservative

6,197

Dufferin “Duff” Roblin (1917-2010) *

Progressive Conservative

6,045

Lloyd Cleworth Stinson (1904-1976) *

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

5,972

George Peterkin MacLeod (1893-1961)

Liberal-Progressive

3,889

Jane Dagg McGovern “Maude” McCreery (1890-1983)

Progressive Conservative

2,318

Abraham Montague “Monty” Israels (1904-1973)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,234

Doreen Benjamin

Social Credit

1,068

Jemima F. Webster

Social Credit

594

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Proportional Voting (1920-1957)

Memorable Manitobans: Members of the Twenty-Fourth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1954-1957)

Sources:

“List shows candidates in provincial election,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1953, page 11.

Manitoba Election Records (December 1870 to November 1957, June 1958 to June 1969), Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2019

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