British Columbia general election, 1941

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The British Columbia general election, 1941 was the twentieth 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 September 9, 1941, and held on October 21, 1941.

After the election, a Coalition government was formed by the Conservative and Liberal members. Liberal Party leader Thomas Dufferin Pattullo objected, stepped down, and sat as a Liberal, giving the Coalition thirty two seats.

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1937 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Liberal T.D. Pattullo 48 31 21 -32.3% 149,525 32.94% -4.40%
     CCF Harold Winch 45 7 14 +100% 151,440 33.36% +4.79%
     Conservative1 Royal Lethington Maitland 43 8 12 +50.0% 140,282 30.91% +2.31%
     Labour/Independent Labour   6 1 1 - 7,141 1.57% +1.14%
  Official Conservative1   1 * - * 2,161 0.48% *
     Independent 4 1 - -100% 1,638 0.36% -1.40%
Socialist Labour   4 * - * 683 0.15% *
  Independent Farmer 1 * - * 388 0.09% *
     Emancipation   1 * - * 265 0.06% *
     Victory Without Debt   1 * - * 209 0.05% *
     Religious Political Brotherhood   1 * - * 105 0.02% *
  Independent Socialist 1 * - * 56 0.01% *
Total 156 48 48 - 453,893 100%  
Source: Elections BC

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

1 J. Hinchliffe was nominated by the North Vancouver Conservative Association but when he disagreed with the party's road policy, he was repudiated by the party leader, R.L. Maitland. A group called the Conservative Active Club nominated A. H. Bayne who was approved by Maitland. Bayne, however, could not run as a Conservative since Hinchliffe's nomination papers had been filed. Consequently, Hinchliffe's votes are included in the Conservative Party total and Bayne, who ran as an "Official Conservative", is listed separately.

Results by riding[edit]

Results of British Columbia general election, 1941
Government Opposition
Member Riding
& party
Riding
& party
Member
     James Mowat Alberni
Liberal
          Burnaby
CCF
Ernest Edward Winch     
     William James Asselstine Atlin
Liberal
          Comox
CCF
Colin Cameron     
     Louis LeBourdais Cariboo
Liberal
          Cowichan-Newcastle
CCF
Samuel Guthrie     
     Thomas King Columbia
Liberal
          Delta
CCF
Leonard Alec Shepherd     
     Henry George Thomas Perry Fort George
Liberal
          Mackenzie
CCF
Herbert Gargrave     
     Robert Henry Carson Kamloops
Liberal
          North Vancouver
CCF
Dorothy Gretchen Steeves     
     Charles Sidney Leary Kaslo-Slocan
Liberal
          Rossland-Trail
CCF
Herbert Wilfred Herridge     
     George Sharratt Pearson Nanaimo and the Islands
Liberal
          Similkameen
CCF
Bernard George Webber     
     Frank Putnam Nelson-Creston
Liberal
          Vancouver-Burrard
CCF
Winona Grace MacInnis     
     Arthur Wellesley Gray New Westminster
Liberal
          Charles Grant MacNeil     
     Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald North Okanagan
Liberal
          Vancouver Centre
CCF
Laura Emma Marshall Jamieson     
     Mark Matthew Connelly Omineca
Liberal
          Wallis Walter LeFeaux     
     Glen Everton Braden Peace River
Liberal
          Vancouver East
CCF
James Lyle Telford     
     Thomas Dufferin Pattullo Prince Rupert
Liberal
          Harold Edward Winch2     
     Harry Johnston Revelstoke
Liberal
          Chilliwack Leslie Harvey Eyres     
     Norman William Whittaker Saanich
Liberal
          Cranbrook
Conservative
Frank William Green     
     Edward Tourtellotte Kenney Skeena
Liberal
          Dewdney
Conservative
Roderick Charles MacDonald     
     John Hart 1 Victoria City
Liberal
          Esquimalt
Conservative
Elmer Victor Finland     
     Nancy Hodges           Grand Forks-Greenwood
Conservative
Thomas Alfred Love     
     William Thomas Straith           Lillooet
Conservative
Ernest Crawford Carson     
     John Joseph Alban Gillis Yale
Liberal
          Oak Bay
Conservative
Herbert Anscomb     
     Thomas Aubert Uphill Fernie
Labour (Party)
          South Okanagan
Conservative
William Andrew Cecil Bennett     
     Rolf Wallgren Bruhn Salmon Arm
Independent
          Vancouver-Point Grey
Conservative
Royal Lethington Maitland     
     James Alexander Paton     
     Tilly Rolston     
1 Premier-Elect and Incumbent 2 Leader of the Opposition

Sources:

1. Elections BC

2. SUMMARIES OF PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS AND BY-ELECTIONS, BRITISH COLUMBIA 1928 TO 1969.By: BRITISH COLUMBIA. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, Published: 1969, McMaster University Government Publications.

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