Liberal Party of Canada leadership election, 1958

Liberal leadership election, 1958
Date January 16, 1958
Convention Ottawa
Resigning leader Louis St. Laurent
Won by Lester Pearson
Ballots 1
Candidates 3

A Liberal Party of Canada leadership election was called to replace Liberal leader Louis St. Laurent, who had resigned as Prime Minister after the 1957 election. On the first ballot, former External Affairs minister Lester Pearson defeated former cabinet minister Paul Martin and Mayor of Portage la Prairie, Harold Lloyd Henderson.

Candidates

Results

First ballot
First ballot
Pearson 1,074 77.8%
Martin 305 22.1%
Henderson 1 0.07%
Total votes cast 1,380

References

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