Canadian federal election, 1953

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The Canadian parliament after the 1953 election

The Canadian federal election of 1953 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent led his Liberal Party of Canada to another majority government, although the party lost seats to the other parties.

The Progressive Conservative Party, led by former Premier of Ontario, George Drew, formed the official opposition.


National results

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1949 Elected % Change # % % Change

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Liberal Louis St. Laurent 262 191 169 -11.5% 2,731,633 48.43% -0.72%

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Progressive Conservative George Drew 248 41 51 +24.4% 1,749,579 31.02% +1.37%

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Cooperative Commonwealth M.J. Coldwell 170 13 23 +76.9% 636,310 11.28% -2.14%

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Social Credit Solon Low 71 10 15 +50% 304,553 5.40% +3.09%

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Independent 14 4 3 -25.0% 58,458 1.04% -1.01%

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Independent Liberal 19 1 2 +100% 68,506 1.21% +0.69%

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Liberal-Labour1   1 1 1 - 11,380 0.20% -

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Liberal-Progressive   1 1 1 - 8,958 0.16% -

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Labour Progressive Tim Buck 100 - - - 59,622 1.06% +0.50%

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Nationalist Adrien Arcand 1 * - * 7,496 0.13% *

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Independent Progressive Conservative 3 - - - 1,636 0.03% -0.11%

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Christian Liberal   1 * - * 1,505 0.03% *

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Independent Social Credit 1 - - - 422 0.01% -0.07%

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Locataire (candidat)   1 * - * 417 0.01% *

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Anti-Communist   1 * - * 333 0.01% *

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Socialist Labour   1 - - - 130 x x
Total 897 262 265 +1.1% 5,640,938 100%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca History of Federal Ridings since 1867 (http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E)

Notes:

* - not applicable - the party was not recognized in the previous election

x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote

1 The Liberal-Labour MP sat with the Liberal caucus.

Results by province

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Party Name BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NW YK Total

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Liberal Seats: 8 4 5 7 50 66 7 10 3 7 1 1 191

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Vote (%): 30.9 35.1 37.3 37.0 46.0 61.0 52.7 53.0 51.1 67.2 49.4 78.7 48.4

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Progressive Conservative Seats: 3 2 1 3 33 4 3 1 1 0 - - 51

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Vote (%): 14.1 14.5 11.7 27.0 40.3 29.4 41.9 40.1 48.0 28.1 38.5 21.3 31.0

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Cooperative Commonwealth Seats: 7 - 11 3 1 - - 1 - -     23

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Vote (%): 26.6 6.9 44.2 23.6 11.1 1.5 3.0 6.7 0.8 0.6     11.3

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Social Credit Seats: 4 10 - - -   -           15

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Vote (%): 26.1 40.7 5.3 6.3 0.3   0.4           5.4

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Independent Seats:   -   - - 3       - -   3

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Vote (%):   0.1   0.2 0.3 3.0       4.0 12.4   1.0

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Independent Liberal Seats:       - - 2 -           2

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Vote (%):       4.0 0.3 3.7 1.9           1.2

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Liberal-Labour Seats:         1               1

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Vote (%):         0.6               0.2

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Liberal-Progressive Seats:       1                 1

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Vote (%):       3.3                 0.2
Total Seats   22 17 17 14 85 75 10 12 4 7 1 1 265
Parties that won no seats:
Labour Progressive Vote (%): 2.2 2.7 1.1 2.3 1.0 0.7   0.2         1.1

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Nationalist Vote (%):           0.5             0.1

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Independent PC Vote (%):           0.1             xx

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Christian Liberal Vote (%):         0.1               xx

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Independent Social Credit Vote (%):   0.1                     xx

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Locataire (candidat) Vote (%):           xx             xx

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Anti-Communist Vote (%):           xx             xx

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Socialist Labour Vote (%):         xx               xx

xx - less than 0.05% of the popular vote Template:Sequence

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