98 seats in the 26th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
50 seats were needed for a majority
The 1959 Ontario general election was held on June 11, 1959, to elect the 98 members of the 26th 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 sixth consecutive term in office, and maintained its majority in the legislature, although it lost 12 of the 83 seats it had won in the previous election.
The Ontario Liberal Party, led by John Wintermeyer, increased its caucus from 11 to 22 members, and continued in the role of official opposition. Liberal-Labour MPP Albert Wren was re-elected and continued to sit with the Liberal caucus. Wren died in 1961 and was succeeded in a by-election by Robert Gibson.
|Party||Leader||1955||Elected||% change||Popular vote|
|Progressive Conservative||Leslie Frost||83||71||-14.5%||46.3%||-2.2%|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Donald C. MacDonald||3||5||+66.7%||16.7%||+0.2%|
- Politics of Ontario
- List of Ontario political parties
- Premier of Ontario
- Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)
- "1959 General Election". Elections Ontario. Elections Ontario. Retrieved January 3, 2021.