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Canadian Federal Election, 1925 (AlternateCanada1925)

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                                                                                                                                                     Next Election The Canadian Federal election of 1925 was held on October 29th to elect Members of the House of Commons to the 15th Parliament of Canada. The Progressives, led by Robert Forke, scored an upset victory, unseating the Liberal government of W.L Mackenzie King and sending the Liberals into third place. This would be the last Liberal government in Canada's history, as the party began to fade into oblivion after 1925.

Party Party Leader Leader's Seat Seats Won Seat Change Popular Vote Percentage Change
Progressive Robert Forke Brandon 97 +39 1,120,563 35.4% +14.3
Conservative Arthur Meighen Grenville 85 +36 1,103,692 34.8% +4.9
Liberal W. L. Mackenzie King York North (Lost Re-Election) 42 -76 782,514 24.7% -16.6
Labour J. S. Woodsworth Winnipeg North-Centre 9 +6 85,481 2.7% =
United Farmers None N/A 6 +3 19,512 0.6% -0.2
Independents N/A N/A 6 +2 43,517 1.4% -1.6
Other N/A N/A 0 = 12,322 0.3% -0.8
Total - - 245 - 3,167,601 100% -

Seats won By Province

Party BC AB SK MB ON QB NB NS PE YK Total Seats
Progressive 5 8 17 11 42 9 3 2 0 0 97
Conservative 7 2 1 2 31 20 8 10 3 1 85
Liberal 0 1 3 1 4 31 0 1 1 0 42
Labour 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 - 9
United Farmers - 4 - - 2 - - - - - 6
Independent 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 6
Total 14 16 21 17 82 65 11 14 4 1 245

Aftermath

This election resulted in a surprise victory for the centre-left Progressive Party, led by Manitoba MP Robert Forke. The Liberal government of W.L Mackenzie King was decimated, falling to third place behind the Progressives and Conservatives, who regained official opposition status, and only narrowly lost the popular vote to the Progressives. After the election. King would agree to support the Progressive-led government, but was removed as leader by the more right-leaning element of his party led by William Stevens Fielding, in 1926, forcing Canada to go to the polls again again a year later in 1927 under Fielding's leadership.

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