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1962 ← 16 December 1963 → 1966

60 seats in the Craftian Provincial Parliament
31 needed for a majority
First party Second party Third party
Leader Wilbur Joyce Allen Wilson Bartholomew Riley
Party National Labour Protection
Leader since 22 October 1962 24 September 1947 2 December 1963
Leader's seat Cook Wentworth Bonestan
Last election 9 seats, 19.63% 17 seats, 34.42% 34 seats, 42.69%
Seats won 31 26 2
Seat change Increase 22 Increase 9 Decrease 31
Popular vote 26,803 26,038 1,823
Percentage 47.33% 45.98% 3.22%
Swing Increase 27.70% Increase 11.56% Decrease 39.47%

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Craftian Provincial Parliament after the election
Premier before election Elected Premier
John Anderson
Independent (interim)
Wilbur Joyce
National

A provincial election was held on Monday, 16 December 1963 to determine the members of the 10th Provincial Parliament of the Province of Craftia. The incumbent right-wing Protection of Craftia Party government (before dissolution of parliament), led by interim leader Bartholomew Riley was resoundingly defeated by the centre-right National Party of Craftia, led by leader Wilbur Joyce. Protection lost all but two of its seats, including one held by Riley himself, who retained the formerly safe seat of Bonestan with a bare 1% margin.

Premier Gary Smith of the Protection Party had been removed from office on 1 December 1963 after being impeached due to corruption charges. Protection-turned-independent Speaker of the Craftian Provincial Parliament John Anderson was sworn in as interim Premier due to protocol as both the Premier and Deputy Premier positions were vacant, and an election was immediately called for 16 December. Anderson served in the caretaker position until the Joyce Government was sworn in on 26 December.

Results

Legislative Assembly

Party Votes Percentage Swing Seats Change
National Party of Craftia 26,803 47.33
 
Increase 27.70 31 Increase 22
National Labour Party 26,038 45.98
 
Increase 11.56 26 Increase 9
Protection of Craftia Party 1,823 3.22
 
Decrease 39.47 2 Decrease 32
Other 1,965 3.47
 
Increase 0.21 1 Increase 1
Total 56,630 60
Popular Vote
National
  
47.33%
Labour
  
45.98%
Protection
  
3.22%
Other
  
3.47%
Seats in Parliament
National
  
51.67%
Labour
  
43.33%
Protection
  
3.33%
Other
  
1.67%