Understanding 2023 Bencher Election Outcomes

Allocation of illustration

To make sure regional illustration, 20 benchers are elected from inside Toronto, and 20 elected from exterior. There are additionally 5 benchers elected from amongst Paralegals, and one other eight who’re laypersons.


The bencher election featured two foremost coalitions or events. (“Celebration” is the nomenclature utilized in Canadian elections, so we are going to go along with that time period.) They’re the Good Governance Coalition (GGC); and FullStop (FS).

The steadiness of the 28 candidates ran as independents.

Voter turnout

In 2019, 16,156 ballots have been forged for a turnout price of slightly below 30%.

In 2023, 22,535 ballots have been forged.

Latest provincial and federal voter turnouts have been 45.5% and 76%, respectively.

Election end result

As for the outcomes of the 2023 bencher election, this may simply be damaged down into three tiers.

In quite simple phrases, within the first tier we’ve got GGC who have been clearly the profitable winners. These candidates collectively bought about 53% of the votes (roughly 12,000 votes) and secured the highest 20 spots each inside and outdoors Toronto. They ran the desk, profitable all 40 of 40 bencher seats.

Within the second tier we’ve got FS. These candidates acquired about 25% of the vote (or roughly 5,500 votes every). FS ran a full slate of candidates and have been shut out utterly, and their incumbents misplaced their present seats.

The third tier are the impartial candidates who weren’t affiliated with any get together. The highest independents acquired slightly over 8% of the vote and the remaining independents drop off shortly after that (roughly 2,000 votes).