British Columbia general election, 1912


British Columbia general election, 1912

The British Columbia general election of 1912 was the thirteenth 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 February 27 1912, and held on March 28 1912. The new legislature met for the first time on January 16 1913.

The governing Conservative Party increased its share of the popular vote to almost 60%, and swept all but 3 of the 42 seats in the legislature. Of the remaining three, one (Harold Ernest Forster in Columbia) was formally listed as an Independent but was a Conservative who had missed the filing date. He campaigned and sat in full support of the McBride government.

The Liberal Party's share of the vote fell from one-third to one-quarter, and it lost both of its seats in the legislature.

The remaining two seats were won by the Socialist Party and the Social Democratic Party in the coal-mining ridings of Nanaimo City and Newcastle.

Results

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

1 Since 9 Conservatives were elected by acclamation, i.e., without any polling of votes, the total votes for the Conservative Party and the overall total as well as the popular vote are somewhat misleading. A potential 14,086 voters did not have the opportunity to exercise their franchise. Given a voter turnout of almost 50% in other ridings, the total number of votes could have been about 7,000 more.

Results by Riding

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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center" |Henry Esson Young
align="center" |Atlin
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
Canadian politics/party colours/SDP|
align="center" |Nanaimo City
Social Democrat
align="center"|John Thomas Wilmot Place
Canadian politics/party colours/SDP|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|John George Corry Wood
align="center" |Alberni
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
align="center" |Newcastle
Socialist
align="center"|Parker Williams
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Michael Callanan
align="center" rowspan=2 |Cariboo
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|John Anderson Fraser
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Samuel Arthur Cawley
align="center" |Chilliwhack
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|

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Canadian politics/party colours/IndCons|
align="center"|Henry George Parson 1
align="center" |Columbia
Independent Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/IndCons|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Michael Manson
align="center" |Comox
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Henry Hayward
align="center" |Cowichan
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Thomas Donald Caven
align="center" |Cranbrook
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Francis James Anderson MacKenzie
align="center" |Delta
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William J. Manson
align="center" |Dewdney
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Robert Henry Pooley
align="center" |Esquimalt
Liberal
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Roderick Ross
align="center" |Fernie
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Ernest Miller
align="center" |Grand Forks
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|John Robert Jackson
align="center" |Greenwood
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Albert Edward McPhillips
align="center" |The Islands
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|James Pearson Shaw
align="center" |Kamloops
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Neil Franklin MacKay
align="center" |Kaslo
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Archibald MacDonald
align="center" |Lillooet
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Ross MacLean
align="center" |Nelson City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Thomas Gifford
align="center" |New Westminster City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Price Ellison
align="center" |Okanagan
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Thomas Taylor
align="center" |Revelstoke
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton
align="center" |Richmond
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Lorne Argyle Campbell
align="center" |Rossland City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|David McEwen Eberts
align="center" |Saanich
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Lytton Wilmot Shatford
align="center" |Similkameen
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Manson
align="center" |Skeena
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Hunter
align="center" |Slocan
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William John Bowser
align="center" rowspan=5 |Vancouver City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Alexander Henry Boswell MacGowan
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|George Albert McGuire
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Charles Edward Tisdall
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Henry Holgate Watson
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Henry Frederick William Behnsen
align="center" rowspan=4 |Victoria City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Frederick Davey
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Richard McBride 2
Premier
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Henry Broughton Thomson
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Alexander Lucas
align="center" |Yale
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|James Hargrave Schofield
align="center" |Ymir
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
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align-left"|1 Identified as a Conservative but listed by the Chief Electoral Officer as an Independent. When he failed to obtain the official nomination, Forster ran as an Independent Conservative but in full support of the McBride government.
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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