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Newfoundland general election, 1928

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Date  2 June 1928

The 28th Newfoundland general election was held on 2 June 1928 to elect members of the 27th General Assembly of Newfoundland in the Dominion of Newfoundland. The Liberal Party led by Richard Squires defeated the Conservative Party led by Frederick C. Alderdice and formed the government with the support of Fishermen's Protective Union members. Legislation had been introduced so that persons named to the Executive Council were no longer required to run for reelection. Helena E. Squires, elected in an 1930 by-election, became the first woman elected to the Newfoundland assembly.


In April 1925, women over the age of 25 had been granted the right to vote; in the 1928 general election, 90 per cent of women eligible to vote cast a ballot.

Results by party

* As Liberal-Progressives

Elected members

(Fishermen's Protective Union MHAs are listed as Liberals)

  • Bay de Verde
  • John C. Puddester Conservative
  • Bay Roberts
  • John Parsons Liberal
  • Bell Island
  • Joseph M. Greene Liberal
  • Bonavista Centre
  • J. H. Scammell Liberal
  • Bonavista East
  • William F. Coaker Liberal
  • Bonavista North
  • Robert G. Winsor Liberal
  • Nathan G. Winsor Liberal, elected in 1930
  • Bonavista South
  • Herman W. Quinton Conservative
  • Burgeo
  • Walter M. Chambers Conservative
  • Arthur Barnes Liberal, shortly after election
  • Burin East
  • James A. Winter Conservative
  • Burin West
  • H. B. C. Lake Liberal
  • Carbonear
  • James Moore Conservative
  • Ferryland
  • Peter J. Cashin Liberal
  • Fogo
  • Richard Hibbs Liberal
  • Fortune Bay
  • Harris M. Mosdell Liberal
  • Grand Falls
  • William Earle Liberal
  • Green Bay
  • Roland G. Starkes Liberal
  • Harbour Grace
  • Frank C. Archibald Liberal
  • Harbour Main
  • Philip J. Lewis Liberal
  • Albert J. Walsh Liberal (speaker)
  • Hermitage
  • Philip Fudge Liberal
  • Humber
  • Richard A. Squires Liberal
  • Lewisporte
  • George F. Grimes Liberal
  • Helena E. Squires Liberal, elected in 1930
  • Placentia East
  • L. Edward Emerson Conservative
  • Placentia West
  • Michael S. Sullivan Conservative
  • Leo J. Murphy Liberal, elected in 1930
  • Port au Port
  • William H. Abbott Conservative
  • Port de Grave
  • R. J. Smith Liberal
  • St. Barbe
  • Walter R. Skanes Liberal
  • St. George's
  • Joseph F. Downey Liberal
  • St. John's City East
  • Frederick C. Alderdice Conservative
  • Gerald G. Byrne Conservative
  • St. John's City West
  • Alexander Campbell Liberal
  • J. M. Fitzgibbon Liberal
  • St. John's East Extern
  • John M. Tobin Conservative
  • St. John's West Extern
  • Frank Bennett Conservative
  • St. Mary's
  • James J. Bindon Liberal
  • Trinity Centre
  • F. Gordon Bradley Liberal
  • Trinity North
  • William W. Halfyard Liberal
  • Trinity South
  • Edwin J. Godden Liberal
  • Twillingate
  • Kenneth M. Brown Liberal
  • White Bay
  • J. A. Strong Liberal
  • References

    Newfoundland general election, 1928 Wikipedia

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