Monday could be a day the Liberals haven’t seen for a decade

- May 12th, 2013

Tomorrow, voters in the riding of Labrador will go the polls. According to three polls of voters there, the Liberal candidate, Yvonne Jones appears to be the prohibitive favourite.

If she wins, it will be the first time the federal Liberal caucus will have grown as the result of an electoral event* in nearly a decade.

Here is the list of electoral events going back to the last electoral event which saw the number of seats held by the Liberals in the House of Commons increase:

  • May 13, 2013 – By-election – Labrador – +1?
  • Nov 26, 2012 – By-elections in Calgary-Centre, Durham, and Victoria. Change in number of Liberal seats in House of Commons: 0
  • Mar 19, 2012 – By-election in Toronto-Danforth. Change in seats: 0
  • May 2, 2011 – GENERAL ELECTION. Change in seats: -44
  • Nov 29, 2010 – By-elections in Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, Winnipeg North, and Vaughan: Change in seats: 0
  • Nov 9, 2009 – By-elections in Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup, New Westminster–Coquitlam, Hochelaga: Change in seats: 0
  • Mar 17, 2008 – By-elections in Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River, Toronto Centre, Willowdale, Vancouver Quadra: Change in seats: -1
  • Oct. 14, 2008 – GENERAL ELECTION. Change in seats: -26
  • Sep 17, 2007 – By-elections in Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot, Outremont, Roberval-Lac St Jean: Change in seats: -1
  • Nov 27, 2006 – By-elections in London North Centre and Repentigny: Change in seats: 0
  • Jan 23, 2006 – GENERAL ELECTION. Change in seats: -32
  • May 24, 2005 – By-election in Labrador: Change in seats: 0
  • Jun 28, 2004 – GENERAL ELECTION. Change in seats: -37
  • June 16, 2003 – By-elections in Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Témiscamingue: Change in seats: +2
* The caucus did grow by one MP while Bob Rae was interim leader when Lise St. Denis defected  from the NDP caucus to sit as a Liberal.

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4 comments

  1. cjc says:

    This is just the start for Justin Trudeau when the Libs. take this seat. Be aware with your stupid attack ads on Justin, people will make you pay.

  2. Fred from Brigus says:

    Winning back a seat that the Liberals had held for decades is not a voctory.

  3. Every journey begins with a single step. Watch out Stevie. These Liberal boots were made for walking and stomping all over you and yours. The end is near, my friend.

  4. Brian Mouland says:

    The same groupies who were peeing their pants when Trudeau won the boxing match are now the ones calling a Liberal majority because a win in a tradition Liberal riding. Think the Bieber groupies are more mature

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