90 seats in the 24th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
46 seats were needed for a majority
The 1951 Ontario general election was held on November 22, 1951, to elect the 90 members of the 24th Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Members of Provincial Parliament, or "MPPs") of the Province of Ontario.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, led by Leslie Frost, won a fourth consecutive term in office, increasing its caucus in the legislature from 53 in the previous election to 79—a solid majority.
The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Walter Thomson, lost six seats, but regained the role of official opposition because of the collapse of the CCF vote. Albert Wren was elected as a Liberal-Labour candidate and sat with the Liberal caucus.
One seat was won by J.B. Salsberg of the Labor-Progressive Party (which was the Communist Party of Ontario). LPP leader A.A. MacLeod lost his downtown Toronto seat of Bellwoods in this election and three other LPP candidates were also defeated.
|Party||Leader||1948||Elected||% change||Popular vote|
|Progressive Conservative||Leslie Frost||53||79||+49.1%||48.5%||+4.2%|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Ted Jolliffe||21||2||-90.5%||19.1%||-3.3%|
- Politics of Ontario
- List of Ontario political parties
- Premier of Ontario
- Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)
- "1951 General Election". Elections Ontario. Elections Ontario. Retrieved January 3, 2021.