British Columbia general election, 1960


British Columbia general election, 1960

The British Columbia general election of 1960 was the 26th general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. It was held to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The election was called on August 3 1960, and held on September 12 1960. The new legislature met for the first time on January 26 1961.

The conservative Social Credit of Premier W.A.C. Bennett was re-elected with a majority in the legislature to a fourth term in government despite losing seven percentage points of the popular vote and seven of its seats in the legislature.

The opposition Co-operative Commonwealth Federation increased both its share of the popular vote and its number of seats.

The British Columbia Liberal Party lost a small part of its popular vote, but managed to double its caucus from two to four members.

The Progressive Conservative Party doubled its share of the popular vote to almost 7%, but won no seats in the legislature.

Results

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Results by riding

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Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|William Collins Speare

align="center" |Cariboo
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Alberni
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Stanley John Squire

Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
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Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|William Kenneth Kiernan

align="center" |Chilliwack
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Atlin
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Frank Arthur Calder
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
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Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Richard Orr Newton

align="center" |Columbia
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" rowspan=2 |Burnaby
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Cedric Cox
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
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Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Daniel Robert John Campbell
align="center" |Comox
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center"|Gordon Hudson Dowding
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Herbert Joseph Bruch
align="center" |Esquimalt
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Cowichan-Newcastle
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Robert Martin Strachan2
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Ray Gillis Williston
align="center" |Fort George
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Cranbrook
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Leo Thomas Nimsick
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Philip Arthur Gaglardi

align="center" |Kamloops
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" rowspan=2 |Delta
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Camille Mildred Mather

Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Donald Frederick Robinson
align="center" |Lillooet
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center"|James Henry Rhodes
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Earle Cathers Westwood
align="center" |Nanaimo and the Islands
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Dewdney
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|David Barrett
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Wesley Drewett Black
align="center" |Nelson-Creston
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Grand Forks-Greenwood
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Lois Mabel Haggen
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Lorne Hugh Shantz
align="center" |North Okanagan
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Kaslo-Slocan
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Randolph Harding
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Jacob Francis Huhn
align="center" |North Peace River
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Mackenzie
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Anthony John Gargrave
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Cyril Morley Shelford
align="center" |Omineca
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |New Westminster
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|John McRae (Rae) Eddie
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|William Harvey Murray
align="center" |Prince Rupert
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" |Revelstoke
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|George Hobbs
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Donald Leslie Brothers
align="center" |Rossland-Trail
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center" rowspan=2 |Vancouver East
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
align="center"|Alexander Barrett MacDonald
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|John Douglas Tidball Tisdalle
align="center" |Saanich
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
align="center"|Arthur James Turner
Canadian politics/party colours/CCF|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Willis Franklin Jefcoat
align="center" |Salmon Arm
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center" |Fernie
Liberal
align="center"|Henry Cartmell (Harry) McKay
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Francis Xavier Richter

align="center" |Similkameen
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center" rowspan=2 |North Vancouver
Liberal
align="center"|James Gordon Gibson
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Dudley George Little
align="center" |Skeena
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Raymond Joseph Perrault
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|William Andrew Cecil Bennett1
align="center" |South Okanagan
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center" |Oak Bay
Liberal
align="center"|Alan Brock MacFarlane
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Stanley Carnell

align="center" |South Peace River
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Eric Charles Fitzgerald Martin

align="center" rowspan=2 |Vancouver-Burrard
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Herbert Price

Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Alexander Small Matthew
align="center" rowspan=2 |Vancouver Centre
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Leslie Raymond Peterson
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Thomas Audley Bate
align="center" rowspan=3 |Vancouver-Point Grey
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Robert William Bonner
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Buda Hosmer Brown
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|William Neelands Chant
align="center" rowspan=3 |Victoria City
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Waldo McTavish Skillings
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|John Donald Smith
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
align="center"|Irvine Finlay Corbett

align="center" |Yale
Social Credit
Canadian politics/party colours/BC Social Credit|
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align="center"|1 Premier-Elect
align="center"|2 Leader of the Opposition
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align="center" colspan="10"|Source: [http://www.elections.bc.ca/elections/electoral_history/toc.html Elections BC]
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ee also

*List of British Columbia political parties


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