Dewdney (electoral district)


Dewdney (electoral district)

Dewdney was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Its predecessor was the riding of Westminster-Dewdney, which was created for the 1894 election from a partition of the Westminster riding, which was a rural-area successor to the original New Westminster riding, which was one of the province's first twelve.

Contents

Demographics

Population, 1901
Population change, 1901–1986
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Political geography

This riding was composed of the municipalities of Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission, plus all the rural areas to the east of Mission as far as the Harrison River.

Notable elections

First Nations

Notable MLAs

Electoral history

Note: Winners in each election are in bold.

10th British Columbia general election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Richard McBride 1 427 66.10% unknown
     Liberal William Waugh Forrester 219 33.90% unknown
Total valid votes 646 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
1 16th Premier of British Columbia.
11th British Columbia election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Robert Jardine 241 38.56% unknown
     Conservative Richard McBride 2 384 61.44% unknown
Total valid votes 625 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
2 Simultaneously MLA for Victoria City
12th British Columbia election, 1909
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative William J. Manson 625 67.42% unknown
     Liberal Alister Thompson 302 32.58% unknown
Total valid votes 927 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
13th British Columbia election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Independent Conservative John Higginson McNeice 194 19.46% unknown
     Conservative William J. Manson 803 80.54% unknown
Total valid votes 997 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative William J. Manson 787 45.92% unknown
     Liberal John Oliver 3 927 54.08% unknown
Total valid votes 1,714 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
3 19th Premier of British Columbia as of 1918.
15th British Columbia election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative John Alexander Catherwood 1,535 45.45% unknown
     Federated Labour Party William Jamieson Curry 473 14.01% unknown
     Liberal Donald Bruce Martyn 1,369 40.54% unknown
Total valid votes 3,377 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
16th British Columbia election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative John Alexander Catherwood 4 1,259 36.60% unknown
     Provincial Harold Reginald Smith 935 27.18% unknown
     Liberal William Maxwell Smith 1,246 36.22% unknown
Total valid votes 3,440 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
4 A judicial recount on 29 July 1924 gave Maxwell Smith four extra votes, reducing Catherwood's majority to nine (34 British Columbia Reports 246). A further recount appears to have taken place as a Supreme Court decision of 9 February 1925 which voided the election refers to Catherwood's majority as five. Catherwood was unseated but reinstated 8 June 1925.
17th British Columbia election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Nelson Seymour Lougheed 2,751 58.57% unknown
     Liberal David Whiteside 1,946 41.43% unknown
Total valid votes 4,697 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 159
Turnout %
18th British Columbia election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Independent Charles George Evans 85 2.09% unknown
     United Front (Workers and Farmers) Party Charles James McKendrick 127 3.12% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. George Albert Miller 967 23.75% unknown
     Non-Partisan Independent Group David Garnet Morse 1,069 26.26% unknown
     Independent Solomon Mussallem 588 14.44% unknown
     Liberal David William Strachan 1,235 30.34% unknown
Total valid votes 4,071 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 43
Turnout %
19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. James Miller Cameron 1,274 26.75% unknown
     Conservative Frank Porter Patterson 1,870 39.27% unknown
     Liberal David William Strachan 1,618 33.98% unknown
Total valid votes 4,762 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 84
Turnout %
20th British Columbia election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Roderick Charles MacDonald 2,995 37.13% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Thomas Greer MacKenzie 2,539 31.48% unknown
     Liberal David William Strachan 2,532 31.39% unknown
Total valid votes 8,066 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 117
Turnout %
21st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. William Leonard Hartley 3,953 46.29% unknown
     Coalition Roderick Charles MacDonald 4,586 53.71% unknown
Total valid votes 8,539 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 96
Turnout %
22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     BC Social Credit League (Mrs.) Lyle Campbell 829 5.01% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. William Leonard Hartley 7,604 45.92% unknown
     Coalition Roderick Charles MacDonald 8,127 49.08% unknown
Total valid votes 16,560 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 343
Turnout %
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 5
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Harry Dean Ainlay 6,024 30.91% 7,248 42.48% unknown
     Liberal Reginald Clarence Cox 3,631 18.63% - - % unknown
     Progressive Conservative Roderick Charles MacDonald 2,233 11.46% - -% unknown
     BC Social Credit League Lyle Wicks 7,600 39.00% 9,813 57.52% unknown
Total valid votes 19,488 100.00% 17,061 %
Total rejected ballots 800
Turnout %
5(Preferential ballot: 1st and 3rd counts of three shown only)
24th British Columbia election, 1953 6
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Liberal Arthur Albyn Emery 3,715 19.65% - - % unknown
     Labour Progressive Party Amy Frances Gilstead 250 1.32% - - % unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Kenneth William Pattern 7,003 37.04% 8,310 47.82% unknown
     Christian Democrat George Frampton Pedlar 72 0.38% - -% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Murray Lorne Watkins 559 2.96% - -% unknown
     BC Social Credit League Lyle Wicks 7,307 38.65% 9,066 52.18% unknown
Total valid votes 18,906 100.00% 17,376 %
Total rejected ballots 953
Turnout %
6(Preferential ballot: 1st and 5th counts of five shown only)
25th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Michale Joseph Butler 4,141 19.15% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Naranjan Singh Grewall 7,211 33.35% unknown
     Social Credit Lyle Wicks 10,267 47.49% unknown
Total valid votes 21,619 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 293
Turnout %
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Dave Barrett 7 12,637 43.73% unknown
     Progressive Conservative James Ross Gulloch 803 2.78% unknown
     Communist Carl Christian Hilland 233 0.81% unknown
     Liberal Walter Raymond Thompson 4,512 15.61% unknown
     Social Credit Lyle Wicks 10,713 37.07% unknown
Total valid votes 28,898 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 406
Turnout %
7 26th Premier of British Columbia 1972-1975.
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Dave Barrett 11,625 41.95% unknown
     Liberal Wilfred Robert Jack 4,051 14.62% unknown
     Social Credit Richard Egerton Lester 10,506 37.91% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Lyn Morrow 1,532 5.53% unknown
Total valid votes 27,714 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 251
Turnout %
28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Thomas H. Davison 1,146 9.41% unknown
     New Democrat William R. Franklin 4,528 37.17% unknown
     Social Credit George Mussallem 6,507 53.42% unknown
Total valid votes 12,181 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 88
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Stuart Malcolm Leggatt 5,980 36.89% unknown
     Liberal Peter Macaulay McDonald 1,987 12.26% unknown
     Social Credit George Mussallem 8,243 50.85% unknown
Total valid votes 16,210 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 158
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit George Mussallem 7,548 38.30% unknown
     New Democrat Peter Carson Rolston 9,228 46.83% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Edward Arthur Watson 1,717 8.71% unknown
     Liberal Theodore John Worthington 1,214 6.16% unknown
Total valid votes 19,707 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 164
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative John Willison Green 1,249 5.19% unknown
     Independents Douglas Wilbur Maddin 188 0.78% unknown
     Social Credit George Mussallem 13,024 54.10% unknown
     New Democrat Peter Carson Rolston 9,613 39.93% unknown
Total valid votes 24,074 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 247
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit George Mussallem 12,643 51.31% unknown
     New Democrat Joan Mary Norris 11,998 48.69% unknown
Total valid votes 24,641 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 467
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Western Canada Concept Wally Altwasser 566 1.76% unknown
     Liberal Robert L. Moore 410 1.28% unknown
     Social Credit Forbes Charles Austin Pelton 15,820 49.34% unknown
     New Democrat Sophie Weremchuk 15,269 47.62% unknown
Total valid votes 32,065 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 366
Turnout %
44th British Columbia election, 1986 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Bruce Bingham 2,203 3.48% unknown
     New Democrat William James (Bill) Hartley 14,923 23.56% unknown
     Social Credit Johann Alvin Norman Jacobsen 15,328 24.19% unknown
     Social Credit Forbes Charles Austin Pelton 15,614 24.65% unknown
     New Democrat Sophie Weremchuk 15,279 24.12% unknown
Total valid votes 63,347 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 766
Turnout %
7 Seat increased to two members from one.

Source

Elections BC historical returns


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