British Columbia general election, 1916


British Columbia general election, 1916

The British Columbia general election of 1916 was the fourteenth general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. It was held to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The election was called on July 5 1916, and held on September 14 1916. The new legislature met for the first time on March 1 1917.

The Liberal Party defeated the governing Conservative Party, winning 50% of the vote, almost double its share from the previous election. The Liberals won 36 of the 47 seats in the legislature.

The Conservatives' popular vote fell from almost 60% to just over 40%, and took nine seats, forming the official opposition.

Two other seats were won by independents.

Results

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

1 One candidate, H.C. Brewster (Liberal) who contested and was elected in both Alberni and Victoria City, is counted twice.

² Also included as a candidate is R. McBride (Conservative, Richmond) who withdrew before the 14 September polling day but received some overseas votes.

Results by riding

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Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Harlan Carey Brewster 1
align="center" |Alberni
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/IndCons|
align="center" |Cowichan
Independent Conservative
align="center"|William Henry Hayward
Canadian politics/party colours/IndCons|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center" |Frank Harry Mobley
align="center" |Atlin
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Delta
Conservative
align="center"|Francis James Anderson MacKenzie
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John MacKay Yorston
align="center" |Cariboo
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Esquimalt
Liberal
align="center"|Robert Henry Pooley
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Edward Dodsley Barrow
align="center" |Chilliwhack
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Fort George
Conservative
align="center"|William Roderick Ross
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Andrew Buckham
align="center" |Columbia
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Lillooet
Conservative
align="center"|Archibald MacDonald
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Hugh Stewart
align="center" |Comox
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Nelson
Conservative
align="center"|William Oliver Rose
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|James Horace King
align="center" |Cranbrook
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Similkameen
Conservative
align="center"|Lytton Wilmot Shatford
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Oliver
align="center" |Dewdney
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |South Okanagan
Conservative
align="center"|James William Jones
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Alexander Ingram Fisher
align="center" |Fernie
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Trail
Conservative
align="center"|James Hargrave Schofield
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|James Edwin Wallace Thompson
align="center" |Grand Forks
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" rowspan=|Vancouver City
Conservative
align="center"|William John Bowser ²
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Duncan MacLean
align="center" |Greenwood
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
align="center" |Newcastle
Socialist
align="center"|Parker Williams
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Malcolm Bruce Jackson
align="center" |The Islands
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|

-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Frederick William Anderson
align="center" |Kamloops
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Keen
align="center" |Kaslo

Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|William Sloan
align="center" |Nanaimo
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|David Whiteside
align="center" |New Wesminster
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald
align="center" |North Okanagan
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|George Samuel Hanes
align="center" |North Vancouver
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Alexander Malcolm Manson
align="center" |Omineca
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Thomas Dufferin Pattullo
align="center" |Prince Rupert
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|William Henry Sutherland
align="center" |Revelstoke
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Gerald Grattan McGeer
align="center" |Richmond
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|William David Wilson
align="center" |Rossland
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Frederick Arthur Pauline
align="center" |Saanich
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Charles Franklin Nelson
align="center" |Slocan
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Walter Weart
align="center" |South Vancouver
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Sedgwick Cowper
align="center" rowspan=5 |Vancouver City
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Wallace deBeque Farris
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Malcolm Archibald MacDonald
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John William McIntosh
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Ralph Smith
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|George Bell
align="center" rowspan=4 |Victoria City
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Harlan Carey Brewster 1
Premier
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Henry Charles Hall ²
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|John Hart
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
align="center"|Joseph Walters
align="center" |Yale
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
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align-left"|1 Premier Elect.
align-left"|² Incumbent Premier.|||||
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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

Further reading & references

*"In the Sea of Sterile Mountains: The Chinese in British Columbia", Joseph Morton, J.J. Douglas, Vancouver (1974). Despite its title, a fairly thorough account of the politicians and electoral politics in early BC.


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