British Columbia general election, 1909


British Columbia general election, 1909

The British Columbia general election of 1909 was the twelfth 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 October 20 1909, and held on November 25 1909. The new legislature met for the first time on January 20 1910.

The governing Conservative Party won its third consecutive term in government with over half of the popular vote and all but four of the 42 seats in the legislature, effectively a rout for the popular incumbent Premier, Sir Richard McBride.

Despite winning almost one-third of the popular vote, the Liberal Party own only two seats, the same number won by the Socialist Party with only 11.5% of the vote.

Results

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

1 Two candidates are counted twice: R. McBride (Conservative), who contested and was elected in both Victoria City and Yale, and J. Oliver (Liberal) who contested but was defeated in both Delta and Victoria City.

2 Organized in 1906. Not the same as the CLP that contested the 1924 election.

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/Liberal|
align="center" |Alberni
Liberal
align="center"|Harlan Carey Brewster
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Michael Callanan
align="center" rowspan=2 |Cariboo
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberals|
align="center" |Esquimalt
Liberal
align="center"|John Jardine
Canadian politics/party colours/Liberals|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|John Anderson Fraser
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
align="center" |Nanaimo City
Socialist
align="center"|James Hurst Hawthornthwaite
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
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Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Samuel Arthur Cawley
align="center" |Chilliwhack
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
align="center" |Newcastle
Socialist
align="center"|Parker Williams
Canadian politics/party colours/Socialist|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Henry George Parson
align="center" |Columbia
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Michael Manson
align="center" |Comox
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Henry Hayward
align="center" |Cowichan
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Thomas Donald Caven
align="center" |Cranbrook
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Francis James Anderson MacKenzie
align="center" |Delta
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William J. Manson
align="center" |Dewdney
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Roderick Ross
align="center" |Fernie
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Ernest Miller
align="center" |Grand Forks
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|John Robert Jackson
align="center" |Greenwood
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Albert Edward McPhillips
align="center" |The Islands
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|James Pearson Shaw
align="center" |Kamloops
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Neil Franklin MacKay
align="center" |Kaslo
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Archibald MacDonald
align="center" |Lillooet
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Harry Wright
align="center" |Nelson City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Thomas Gifford
align="center" |New Westminster City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Price Ellison
align="center" |Okanagan
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Thomas Taylor
align="center" |Revelstoke
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton
align="center" |Richmond
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William Robert Braden
align="center" |Rossland City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|David McEwen Eberts
align="center" |Saanich
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Lytton Wilmot Shatford
align="center" |Similkameen
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
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|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|William John Bowser
align="center" rowspan=5 |Vancouver City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Alexander Henry Boswell MacGowan
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|George Albert McGuire
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Charles Edward Tisdall
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Henry Holgate Watson
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Henry Frederick William Behnsen
align="center" rowspan=4 |Victoria City
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Frederick Davey
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
align="center"|Richard McBride 1
Premier
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
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"|Richard McBride
Premier1
align="center" |Yale
Conservative
Canadian politics/party colours/Conservative|
-
-
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 Elected simultaneously in Yale and Victoria City.|||||
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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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