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1957 ← 19 February 1959 → 1962

60 seats in the Craftian Provincial Parliament
31 needed for a majority
First party Second party Third party
Leader Gary Smith Allen Wilson William McArthur
Party Protection Labour National
Leader since 2 April 1957 24 September 1947 1 January 1951
Leader's seat Bundy Point Wentworth Hamilton
Last election 10 seats, 23.54% 34 seats, 43.24% 16 seats, 29.47%
Seats won 31 18 11
Seat change Increase 21 Decrease 16 Decrease 5
Popular vote 26,062 23,737 14,342
Percentage 40.14% 36.56% 22.09%
Swing Increase 16.60% Decrease 6.68% Decrease 7.38%

CraftianParliament1959
Craftian Provincial Parliament after the election
Premier before election Elected Premier
Allen Wilson
Labour
Gary Smith
Protection

A provincial election was held on Thursday, 19 February 1959 to determine the members of the 8th Provincial Parliament of the Province of Craftia. The incumbent centre-left National Labour Party government, led by Premier Allen Wilson, was heavily defeated by the right-wing Protection of Craftia Party opposition, led by Opposition Leader Gary Smith.

Results

Legislative Assembly

Party Votes Percentage Swing Seats Change
Protection of Craftia Party 26,062 40.14
 
Increase 16.60 31 Increase 21
National Labour Party 23,737 36.56
 
Decrease 6.68 18 Decrease 16
National Party of Craftia 14,309 22.04
 
Decrease 7.38 11 Decrease 5
Other 818 1.26
 
Decrease 2.49 0 Steady
Total 64,927 60
Popular Vote
Protection
  
40.14%
Labour
  
36.56%
National
  
22.04%
Other
  
1.26%
Seats in Parliament
Protection
  
51.67%
Labour
  
30.00%
National
  
18.33%

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