1978 Nova Scotia Election

Overview

The 1978 Nova Scotia Election was held on September 19th, 1978.

Result

Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia won the most seats in the election

Held on

September 19th, 1978

Number of Electoral Districts

50

Fixed Date

No

  • Results
  • Districts
  • Charts
  • Legislature

Result

Total ElectorsValid BallotsValid VotesInvalid VotesTurnout Rate
542,547444,705444,7052,74781.97%
PartyCandidatesSeats Won% of Seats Won% of Vote
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia523159.62%45.76%
Nova Scotia Liberal Party521732.69%39.47%
New Democratic Party5247.69%14.32%
Independent600%0.45%

Legislature Composition

Seats Won by Political Parties

Vote Share by Political Parties

Seats Share by Political Parties

Annapolis East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6791366791368166
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyRoger Boutilier458
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyCarl Bruce2470
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGerry SheehyGerry Sheehy was elected3863

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Annapolis West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5320425320426493
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyLarry Duchesne301
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGreg KerrGreg Kerr was elected2690
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPeter Nicholson2329

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Antigonish (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
94124994124911217
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWilliam GillisWilliam Gillis was elected4689
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBill MacNeil3713
New Democratic PartyJohn Murphy1010

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Bedford Musq. Valley

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
81025881025810694
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyGerald Hoganson408
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJim MacLean2743
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaKen StreatchKen Streatch was elected4951

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
8097818097819846
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaPeter MacKinnon1510
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyFrancis MacLean2993
New Democratic PartyJames McEachernJames McEachern was elected3594

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1142693114269314247
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyJeremy AkermanJeremy Akerman was elected5135
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaFrank Edwards3182
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyVince Kachafanas3109

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
98758298758212483
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyLen ArsenaultLen Arsenault was elected3878
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBarry LeBlanc2782
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBrian McKeough3215

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton Nova

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
8287798287799483
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaPercy Gaum1502
New Democratic PartyPaul MacEwanPaul MacEwan was elected3918
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyEarle Tubrett2867

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton South (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1176765117676514956
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyVincent MacLeanVincent MacLean was elected7041
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonald MacNeil2761
New Democratic PartySandy MacNeil1965

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton the Lakes

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7508507508509433
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyOssie FraserOssie Fraser was elected3473
New Democratic PartyIrene LeBlanc1393
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJim MacDonald2642

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
99566499566411988
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyFrank Boone3211
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonnie MacLeod3081
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDavid MuiseDavid Muise was elected3664

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Clare

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5247515247516201
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBenoit ComeauBenoit Comeau was elected2963
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGerald Comeau1896
New Democratic PartySylvio Gagnon388

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Colchester North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6982256982259204
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaWilliam CampbellWilliam Campbell was elected3447
New Democratic PartyPeter Robben512
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyFloyd Tucker3023

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Colchester South

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5739435739437379
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyEd Lorraine2187
New Democratic PartyChester Rice322
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaR StewartR Stewart was elected3230

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cole Harbour

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
78174378174310352
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyDaniel LaFitte757
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDavid NantesDavid Nantes was elected4278
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPeter Sawler2782

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cumberland Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
4679564679565415
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGuy BrownGuy Brown was elected2515
New Democratic PartyDennis Calder810
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRussell Fisher1354

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cumberland East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
94695294695212356
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRoger BaconRoger Bacon was elected4955
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyNorman Mansour3234
New Democratic PartyFrancis Soontiens1280

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cumberland West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5542335542336463
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyJohn Edgecombe317
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGeorge HenleyGeorge Henley was elected2633
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDuncan Lake2592

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Dartmouth East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
96163696163613003
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyGabriel Des Rochers1030
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBarbara Hart3488
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRichard WeldonRichard Weldon was elected5098

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Dartmouth North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
86234986234913185
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGlen Bagnell2927
New Democratic PartyNick Rolls1135
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaLaird StirlingLaird Stirling was elected4561

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Dartmouth South-Portland Valley

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
93185193185113082
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyNorman Crawford2365
New Democratic PartyMike Marshall1423
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRoland ThornhillRoland Thornhill was elected5530

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Digby

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5912595912597730
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJoseph CaseyJoseph Casey was elected3048
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJohn Comeau2603
New Democratic PartyJohn Gray261

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Guysborough

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6906586906588499
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyA CameronA Cameron was elected3306
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJim Johnston3293
New Democratic PartyKevin Keeping307

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Atlantic

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1033667103366714804
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJerry Blom2303
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJohn BuchananJohn Buchanan was elected6628
IndependentArthur Canning131
New Democratic PartySusan Holtz1274

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Bedford Basin

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1163544116354415746
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJoel MathesonJoel Matheson was elected6325
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWilfred Moore4081
New Democratic PartyTom Orman1229

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Chebucto

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
90294590294511996
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWalter FitzgeraldWalter Fitzgerald was elected3998
New Democratic PartyDonald Mielke1298
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaMargaret Stanbury3733

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Citadel-Sable Island

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
93207693207612295
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyMichael Bradfield2015
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaArthur DonahoeArthur Donahoe was elected3780
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRonald Wallace3525

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Cornwallis

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
97705597705513103
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaTerry DonahoeTerry Donahoe was elected4446
New Democratic PartyMuriel Duckworth2220
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGeorge Murphy3104

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Eastern Shore

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
9761100976110011782
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyA Brown3911
New Democratic PartyDaniel Matheson552
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaTom McInnisTom McInnis was elected5298

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Needham

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
81918281918212145
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaPat Curran3416
New Democratic PartyJames Miller1222
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGerald ReganGerald Regan was elected3553

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax St. Margarets

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
97045197045112345
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyGerry Craig1278
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJerry LawrenceJerry Lawrence was elected5277
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyTerry Tingley3149

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Hants East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7815537815539657
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJack Hawkins3294
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaG HuntG Hunt was elected4035
New Democratic PartyClair White486

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Hants West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
91525791525711692
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRobert Lindsay3485
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRon RussellRon Russell was elected4872
New Democratic PartyBill Shiers795

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Inverness (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
231351002313510014649
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyJoyce Campbell563
New Democratic PartyArchie Chisholm644
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBill MacEachernBill MacEachern was elected6270
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaWilliam MacIsaac4614
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJohn MacKenzieJohn MacKenzie was elected5632
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBernie MacLean5412

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula DMP
District Magnitude 2

Kings North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7676337676339845
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGlenn Ells3283
New Democratic PartyDonald Fraser649
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaEdd TwohigEdd Twohig was elected3744

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Kings South

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6734286734288929
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyDonald Archibald994
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaHarry HowHarry How was elected4214
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWilbur Starratt1526

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Kings West (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
94396694396612304
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyFrank Bezanson3559
New Democratic PartyWilliam Dyer869
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGeorge MoodyGeorge Moody was elected5011

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Lunenburg Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1043971104397113663
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBruce CochranBruce Cochran was elected5764
IndependentWalton Cook1094
New Democratic PartyScott Miller425
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJack Pelley3156

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Lunenburg East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5059295059296981
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRonald BarkhouseRonald Barkhouse was elected3386
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWally MacDonald1417
New Democratic PartyRobert Whiting256

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Lunenburg West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
76394476394410009
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyG Dean941
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyMaurice DeLorey2791
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaMel PickingsMel Pickings was elected3907

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Pictou Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1156743115674315972
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
IndependentJim Beck130
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyErskine Cumming2313
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJack MacIsaacJack MacIsaac was elected6056
New Democratic PartyAustin Sutton3068

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Pictou East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7318377318379166
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonald CameronDonald Cameron was elected4315
New Democratic PartyBill Mitton639
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyW Munro2364

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Pictou West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6734356734357825
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
IndependentLloyd MacLellan64
New Democratic PartyJohn McDonald1047
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonald McInnesDonald McInnes was elected2888
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDan Reid2735

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Queens (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7208487208488975
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyA D'Entremont968
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJohn LeefeJohn Leefe was elected3800
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyKeith Wyer2440

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Richmond (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6655696655698258
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaEva Landry2446
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGaston LeBlancGaston LeBlanc was elected3287
New Democratic PartyBruce Wright922

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Sackville

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1031052103105213633
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGeorge Doucet3554
New Democratic PartyDoug MacDonald990
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaMalcolm MacKayMalcolm MacKay was elected5247
IndependentEvan Morgan519

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Shelburne

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
87265587265510921
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaA Goreham3682
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyHarold HuskilsonHarold Huskilson was elected3932
New Democratic PartyJane Strange1112

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Truto-Bible Hill

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
85324385324311448
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyThomas Barron589
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRonald GiffinRonald Giffin was elected4713
IndependentBob Kirk70
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPeter Wilson3160

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Victoria-The Lakes (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
4554374554375730
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaCatherine Jankowski1992
New Democratic PartySteve Lake363
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPeter NicholsonPeter Nicholson was elected2199

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Yarmouth (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
2587672258767216799
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDorothy Crosby4389
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaHarold Hanf4122
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJ MooneyJ Mooney was elected7568
New Democratic PartyCharles Paddock1190
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyHugh TinkhamHugh Tinkham was elected7339
New Democratic PartyHartley Wickens1268

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula DMP
District Magnitude 2