British Columbia general election, 1900

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Members of the Legislature of British Columbia, 1900

The British Columbia general election of 1900 was the ninth 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 April 24, 1900, and held on June 9, 1900. The new legislature met for the first time on July 19, 1900.

This was the last election in which political parties were not part of the official process in British Columbia, although because of the political chaos in this year resulting from the joint misrule of Premier Joseph Martin and the Lieutenant-Governor, Thomas Robert McInnes, many individual candidates declared their party affiliations in many ridings as a protest against the non-party system.

For more on the political circumstances of this election, please see British Columbia general election, 1898.

Results by riding[edit]

Results of British Columbia general election, 1900
Government Opposition
Member Riding
& party
Riding
& party
Member
     Edwin Clarke Smith East Kootenay (south riding)
Government
          Cassiar
Conservative Opposition
Independent Opposition
Charles William Digby Clifford     
     John Oliver Westminster-Delta
Government
          James Stables     
     John Cunningham Brown New Westminster City
Government
          Alberni
Progressive
Alan Webster Neill     
     Hugh Bowie Gilmour Vancouver City
Government
          Cariboo
Opposition
Joseph Hunter     
     Joseph Martin1           Samuel Augustus Rogers     
     Smith Curtis West Kootenay-Rossland
Government
          Comox
Opposition
Lewis Alfred Mounce     
     Esquimalt
Independent Opposition
Opposition
William Henry Hayward     
     Charles Edward Pooley     
     Cowichan
Independent Conservative
Charles Herbert Dickie     
     Lillooet East
Opposition Progressive
James Douglas Prentice     
     East Kootenay (north riding)
Independent Progressive
Wilmer Cleveland Wells     
     Nanaimo City
Labour
Ralph Smith     
     South Nanaimo
Opposition
James Dunsmuir2     
     Lillooet West
Independent Opposition
Alfred Wellington Smith     
     Vancouver City
Conservative
James Ford Garden     
     Robert Garnett Tatlow     
     North Nanaimo
Independent
William Wallace Burns McInnes     
     North Victoria
Independent Liberal
John Paton Booth     
     South Victoria
Opposition
David McEwen Eberts     
     West Kootenay-Nelson
Opposition
John Frederick Hume     
     Victoria City
Opposition
Richard Hall     
     Henry Dallas Helmcken     
     Albert Edward McPhillips     
     John Herbert Turner     
     West Kootenay-Revelstoke
Conservative
Thomas Taylor     
     West Kootenay-Slocan
Progressive
Robert Francis Green     
     Westminster-Chilliwhack
Progressive
Charles William Munro     
     Westminster-Dewdney
Conservative
Richard McBride     
     Westminster-Richmond
Conservative
Thomas Kidd     
     Yale-East
Opposition
Price Ellison     
     Yale-North
Independent Opposition
Frederick John Fulton     
     Yale-West
Opposition Progressive
Denis Murphy     
1 Incumbent Premier 2 Premier-Elect
Source: Elections BC

See also[edit]

Further reading & references[edit]

  • 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.