1988 Nova Scotia Election

Overview

The 1988 Nova Scotia Election was held on September 6th, 1988.

Result

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

Held on

September 6th, 1988

Number of Electoral Districts

52

Fixed Date

No

  • Results
  • Districts
  • Charts
  • Legislature

Result

Total ElectorsValid BallotsValid VotesInvalid VotesTurnout Rate
623,586469,824469,8242,60475.34%
PartyCandidatesSeats Won% of Seats Won% of Vote
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia522751.92%43.45%
Nova Scotia Liberal Party522242.31%39.59%
New Democratic Party5223.85%15.76%
Independent711.92%1.20%

Legislature Composition

Seats Won by Political Parties

Vote Share by Political Parties

Seats Share by Political Parties

Annapolis East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7192507192509333
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyEarle RayfuseEarle Rayfuse was elected3519
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGraham Smith3188
New Democratic PartyMargaret Wolfe485

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Annapolis West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5540305540307241
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGreg KerrGreg Kerr was elected3090
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDaurene Lewis2068
IndependentLeo MacDonald76
New Democratic PartyNancy Onysko306

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Antigonish (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1127842112784212733
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBill Garvie4463
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWilliam GillisWilliam Gillis was elected6004
New Democratic PartyWilliam Woodfine811

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Argyle

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5921235921236564
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyRaymond Ethier261
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaNeil LeBlancNeil LeBlanc was elected3798
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRick Murphy1862

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Bedford Musq. Valley

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1114737111473715196
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartySusan Caldwell1604
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGeoff Regan3803
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaKen StreatchKen Streatch was elected5740

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
8037518037519708
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWayne ConnorsWayne Connors was elected3681
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaHarold MacDonald2210
New Democratic PartyJohn Wilson2146

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1134385113438514280
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBruce Clark4014
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJohn MacEachernJohn MacEachern was elected5739
New Democratic PartyTerry McVarish1590

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
99186799186712996
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRobert McGrath2042
New Democratic PartyGerald Yetman1858
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaBrian YoungBrian Young was elected6018

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton Nova

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7543727543729159
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJoe Burke1060
New Democratic PartyTerry Crawley686
IndependentPaul MacEwanPaul MacEwan was elected3194
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDan MacRury2603

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton South (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1246068124606815582
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyVincent MacLeanVincent MacLean was elected7820
New Democratic PartyEd MacLeod1179
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaMurdock Smith3461

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton the Lakes

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
92404792404711571
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBernie BoudreauBernie Boudreau was elected4192
New Democratic PartyHelen MacDonald (NS)1766
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJohn Newell3282

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cape Breton West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1129267112926713743
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRussell MacKinnonRussell MacKinnon was elected6133
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonnie MacLeod4050
New Democratic PartyCon Mills1109

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Clare

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6640476640477299
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyNadine Boudreau2773
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGuy LeBlancGuy LeBlanc was elected3587
New Democratic PartyJan Slakov-Crombie280

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Colchester North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
91354691354611367
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJack Coupar4097
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyEd LorraineEd Lorraine was elected4260
New Democratic PartyPenny Marchbank778

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Colchester South

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6871416871419268
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyJulia Skipper554
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaR StewartR Stewart was elected3855
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyLarry Thomas2462

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cole Harbour

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1319959131995919232
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyFlora Christie2027
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyAlan MitchellAlan Mitchell was elected4892
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDavid Nantes6280

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cumberland Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
4387364387365034
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGuy BrownGuy Brown was elected3117
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaScott Lockart1108
New Democratic PartyGary Thomas162

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cumberland East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
90964590964513199
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRoger BaconRoger Bacon was elected4758
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyCarolyn Drysdale3276
New Democratic PartyJim Mitchell1062

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Cumberland West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5204265204266632
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRoss BraggRoss Bragg was elected2389
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGardner Hurley2306
New Democratic PartyBarbara Jack509

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Dartmouth East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1208347120834717070
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJack Greenough4940
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJim SmithJim Smith was elected5193
New Democratic PartyMaureen Vine1950

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Dartmouth North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
81384781384713953
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartySandy JollySandy Jolly was elected3510
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaLaird Stirling3389
New Democratic PartyBrenda Thompson1239

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Dartmouth South-Portland Valley

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
93993993993914219
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyJoanne Lamey1963
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyAllan Peters2987
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRoland ThornhillRoland Thornhill was elected4449

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Digby

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6646446646448399
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJoseph CaseyJoseph Casey was elected3514
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaMaxine Connell2687
New Democratic PartySusan Jamieson445

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Guysborough

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7687457687459070
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaChuck MacNeilChuck MacNeil was elected3730
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJoe Sullivan3454
New Democratic PartySarah Wilson503

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Atlantic

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1115552111555218557
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDoug Adams2763
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJohn BuchananJohn Buchanan was elected6284
IndependentArthur Canning77
IndependentEmanuel Jannasch55
New Democratic PartyRene Quigley1976

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Bedford Basin

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1418564141856419909
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyJohn Dunsworth2746
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPenny LaRocque4977
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJoel MathesonJoel Matheson was elected6462

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Chebucto

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
89985389985311889
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJ Callaghan3214
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPenny Doherty2546
New Democratic PartyAlexa McDonoughAlexa McDonough was elected3238

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Citadel-Sable Island

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
93507693507612477
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJay Abbass2882
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaArthur DonahoeArthur Donahoe was elected3283
IndependentFrank Fawson128
New Democratic PartyEileen O'Connell3057

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Cornwallis

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1051239105123913845
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyLiz Crocker4013
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaTerry DonahoeTerry Donahoe was elected4195
New Democratic PartyAllan O'Brien2304

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Eastern Shore

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1066955106695514639
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyEric Hill3810
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaTom McInnisTom McInnis was elected5762
New Democratic PartyDavid Noseworthy1097

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax Needham

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
82787082787011678
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRandy Dewell2116
New Democratic PartyMaureen MacDonald2693
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGerry O'MalleyGerry O3469

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Halifax St. Margarets

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
122581225816315
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyKevin Burke4061
New Democratic PartyBill Estrabrooks3623
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJerry LawrenceJerry Lawrence was elected4574

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Hants East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
95614495614413047
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaCora Etter3977
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJack HawkinsJack Hawkins was elected4502
New Democratic PartyRichard Preeper1082

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Hants West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
96356896356813149
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyPenny Reid1715
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDonzell Ross2829
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRon RussellRon Russell was elected5091

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Inverness North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7914487914489152
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyBen Bouchard1392
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyCharles MacArthurCharles MacArthur was elected3666
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJim MacLean2856

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Inverness South

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5458355458356316
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyMartin Beaton345
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDanny GrahamDanny Graham was elected2185
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaArchie MacLachlan866
IndependentBilly MacLean2062

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Kings North

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
85165085165011248
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGeorge ArchibaldGeorge Archibald was elected3868
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyGlenn Ells3116
New Democratic PartyDonald Fraser1532

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Kings South

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
83205583205511031
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDerrick KimballDerrick Kimball was elected3531
New Democratic PartySteve Mattson3079
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyPerry Wallace1710

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Kings West (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
98966098966015291
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyFrank Bezanson3114
New Democratic PartyRalph Lynch883
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaGeorge MoodyGeorge Moody was elected5899

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Lunenburg Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1090061109006115005
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyMuriel Maybee1805
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaAl MosherAl Mosher was elected5071
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDon Zwicker4024

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Lunenburg East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6045306045307954
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRonald BarkhouseRonald Barkhouse was elected3024
New Democratic PartyWanda Broome623
IndependentMalcolm Callaway46
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRichard Eldridge2352

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Lunenburg West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
82936082936011587
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaMarie DechmanMarie Dechman was elected3511
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJack Logan3243
New Democratic PartyJohn Scott1539

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Pictou Centre

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1135954113595416470
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyGerald Currie1677
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBob Leahy3116
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJack MacIsaacJack MacIsaac was elected6566

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Pictou East

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
80174580174510228
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonald CameronDonald Cameron was elected3996
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyWayne Fraser3243
New Democratic PartyCecil MacNeil778

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Pictou West

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
6986516986518872
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJohn Henderson2278
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDonald McInnesDonald McInnes was elected3824
New Democratic PartyGeoff Moore884

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Queens (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7315427315429673
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
New Democratic PartyMargo Kleiker988
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaJohn LeefeJohn Leefe was elected4099
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyDave Randall2228

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Richmond (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
7518707518708474
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyRichard MannRichard Mann was elected3528
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRobert Martel3135
New Democratic PartyClair Rankin855

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Sackville

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1502057150205720086
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaDave Grace4774
New Democratic PartyJohn HolmJohn Holm was elected5430
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyBruce Stephen4816

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Shelburne

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
1013557101355712660
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyHarold HuskilsonHarold Huskilson was elected5224
New Democratic PartyRalph Niessen670
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaTim Van Zoost4241

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Truto-Bible Hill

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
88813788813712283
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaRonald GiffinRonald Giffin was elected4479
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyKirby Grant3490
New Democratic PartyCarol Martin912

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Victoria-The Lakes (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
5269365269366383
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaFisher Hudson2076
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyKennie MacAskillKennie MacAskill was elected2719
New Democratic PartyFraser Patterson474

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1

Yarmouth (NS)

Valid VoteInvalid VotesValid BallotsInvalid BallotsElectors
99857499857412520
Party NameCandidateElectedVotes
Progressive Conservative Association of Nova ScotiaLeroy LegereLeroy Legere was elected4479
Nova Scotia Liberal PartyJ Mooney4138
New Democratic PartyBrian Noble1368

Attributes

Acclamation No
Incomplete Data No
Electorial Formula SMP
District Magnitude 1