The Islands


The Islands

The Islands was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It first appeared on the hustings in the 1890 provincial election and lasted until it was integrated into the new riding Nanaimo and The Islands as of the 1941 election.

Demographics

Geography

History

Notable MLAs

This Nanaimo-Gulf Islands area riding's first appearance was in 1903. It was originally created for the 1890 election, but was redistributed and done away with for the 1894 election, but it was brought back again in the large redistribution that set the stage for the watershed 1903 election, which ended the no-party era in the BC House. The Islands then lasted until the 1937 election, and subsequently parts of it became Nanaimo and the Islands, which was a riding in elections from 1941 to 1963, or in other Nanaimo-area electoral districts.

Parts of the area covered by The Islands are currently represented by various newer ridings:
*Nanaimo 1996-present
*Saanich North and the Islands (current)
*Saanich and the Islands (past)

Electoral history

"Note: Winners of each election are in" bold.
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Government
John Paton Booth
align="right"|57
align="right"|49.57%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
Frederick Foord
align="right"|28
align="right"|24.35%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
Horatio John Robertson
align="right"|30
align="right"|26.09%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|115!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
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- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
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For the 1890 election The Islands was redistributed between North Nanaimo, South Nanaimo and Cowichan-Alberni. It did not appear again until 1903:
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Conservative
Henry Wright Bullock
align="right"|154
align="right"|41.07%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Thomas Wilson Paterson
align="right"|221
align="right"|58.93%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|375!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
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- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
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Socialist
William John Ledingham
align="right"|11
align="right"|3.03%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Albert Edward McPhillips
align="right"|179
align="right"|49.31%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Thomas Wilson Paterson
align="right"|173
align="right"|47.66%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|363!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
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!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Conservative
Albert Edward McPhillips
align="right"|270
align="right"|56.60%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Percy Purvis
align="right"|207
align="right"|43.40%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|477!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
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- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Conservative
Albert Edward McPhillips
align="right"|345
align="right"|75.66%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Percy Kent Winch
align="right"|111
align="right"|24.34%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|456!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
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- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
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Conservative
William Wasbrough Foster
align="right"|354
align="right"|49.72%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Malcolm Bruce Jackson
align="right"|358
align="right"|50.28%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|712!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Soldier-Farmer
Lewis Adolphus de Vic Carey
align="right"|360
align="right"|25.32%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
George Clark
align="right"|481
align="right"|33.83%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Malcolm Bruce Jackson
align="right"|581
align="right"|40.86%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,422!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Liberal
Malcolm Bruce Jackson
align="right"|463
align="right"|38.71%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Provincial
John William McIntosh
align="right"|581
align="right"|34.06%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Cyrus Wesley Peck
align="right"|583
align="right"|34.17%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,706!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Liberal
Malcolm Bruce Jackson
align="right"|683
align="right"|37.30%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Cyrus Wesley Peck
align="right"|1,148
align="right"|62.70%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,831!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|44!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
William Ellis
align="right"|400
align="right"|19.47%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent Conservative
William Wasbrough Foster
align="right"|669
align="right"|32.57%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Non-Partisan Independent Group
John Bayley Hardinge
align="right"|233
align="right"|11.34%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
William Henry Russell Humber
align="right"|26
align="right"|1.27%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Alexander McDonald
align="right"|726
align="right"|35.35%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,284!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|34!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Social Credit League
Gordon Hay Brown
align="right"|51
align="right"|2.41%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Macgregor Fullarton MacIntosh
align="right"|953
align="right"|45.12%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
Grace E. Burtt Martin
align="right"|414
align="right"|19.60%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Alexander Macdonald
align="right"|694
align="right"|32.86%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|2,112!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|21!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"

In 1941, the area was redistributed into the new Nanaimo and the Islands riding. Parts of it are now in Saanich North and the Islands.


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