British Columbia general election, 1986

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British Columbia general election, 1986
British Columbia
1983 ←
October 22, 1986 → 1991

69 seats of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
35 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Bill Vander Zalm Bob Skelly Art Lee
Party Social Credit New Democratic Liberal
Leader since 1986 1984 1984
Leader's seat Richmond Alberni Ran in Vancouver-Little Mountain (lost)
Last election 35 22 0
Seats won 47 22 0
Seat change +12 0 0
Popular vote 954,516 824,544 130,505
Percentage 49.32 42.60 6.74
Swing -0.44 -2.34 +4.05

Premier before election

Bill Vander Zalm
Social Credit

Premier after election

Bill Vander Zalm
Social Credit

The British Columbia general election of 1986 was the 34th 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 24, 1986. The election was held on October 22, 1986, and the new legislature met for the first time on March 9, 1987.

The governing British Columbia Social Credit Party of Bill Vander Zalm was re-elected with a majority government, and won almost half of the popular vote. 12 new seats in had been created in the legislature for this election. Social Credit coincidentally won 12 additional seats, while the social democratic New Democratic Party, led by Bob Skelly, won the same number it had in the previous election.

No other parties won seats.

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1983 Elected % Change # % % Change
Social Credit Bill Vander Zalm 69 35 47 +34.3% 954,516 49.32% -0.44%
     New Democrats Bob Skelly 69 22 22 - 824,544 42.60% -2.34%
Liberal Art Lee 55 - - - 130,505 6.74% +4.05%
     Progressive Conservative Vacant[1] 12 - - - 14,074 0.73 % -0.43%
Green   9 - - - 4,660 0.24% 0.05%
     Independent 6 - - - 2,470 0.13% -0.19%
     Libertas   1 * - * 1,552 0.08% *
     People's Front   8 * - * 1,502 0.08% *
     Communist   3 - - - 722 0.03% -0.02%
     Libertarian   3 * - * 341 0.02% *
     Western Canada Concept Doug Christie 1 - - - 322 0.02% -0.84%
     New Republic   1 * - * 245 0.01% *
Total 237 57 69 +21.1% 1,935,453 100%  
Source: Elections BC

Note:

  1. ^ Party leader Peter Pollen quit shortly before the election was called

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

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