Coast—Capilano

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Coast—Capilano
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1947
District abolished 1966
First contested 1949
Last contested 1965

Coast—Capilano was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1947 from parts of Vancouver North riding.

The riding consisted of Vancouver's North Shore suburbs, the then-municipality of West Vancouver (now a city) and the city and the western part of the district municipality of North Vancouver plus the mainland Sunshine Coast areas of the former Comox—Atlin riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Vancouver North
21st  1949 − 1953     James Sinclair Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     William Hector Payne Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963     Jack Davis Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
Riding dissolved into Burnaby—Seymour, Capilano and Coast Chilcotin

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack Davis 26,472 48.58 -1.79
New Democratic William H. Deverell 12,335 22.64 +0.90
Progressive Conservative Carlyle Boyd Shannon 8,429 15.47 -3.45
Social Credit Harold Hunter 6,525 11.97 +4.26
Communist Charles Caron 733 1.35 +0.08
Total valid votes 54,494 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -1.34
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack Davis 27,177 50.37 +4.28
New Democratic Peter S. Faminow 11,731 21.74 +0.18
Progressive Conservative Mary Frances Southin 10,206 18.92 -4.47
Social Credit James Thornton Fullerton 4,160 7.71 -2.25
Communist Charles Caron 682 1.27
Total valid votes 53,956 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +2.05
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack Davis 23,583 46.09 +6.95
Progressive Conservative William H. Payne 11,966 23.39 -20.09
New Democratic Hugh Clifford 11,030 21.56 +7.77
Social Credit Vincent H. Bracewell 4,584 9.96 +6.37
Total valid votes 51,163 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +13.52
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative William H. Payne 19,343 43.48 +15.85
Liberal James Sinclair 17,411 39.14 +0.12
Co-operative Commonwealth Hugh Clifford 6,134 13.79 +1.59
Social Credit Edward Gallant 1,599 3.59 -17.57
Total valid votes 44,487 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.86
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Sinclair 16,443 39.02 -6.86
Progressive Conservative William H. Payne 11,643 27.63 +17.74
Social Credit Evelyn M. Fingarson 8,918 21.16 -2.74
Co-operative Commonwealth Hugh Clifford 5,140 12.20 -5.87
Total valid votes 42,144 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -12.30
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Sinclair 13,614 45.88 -29.61
Social Credit Ernest Gustav Silverton 7,092 23.90
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Bryce 5,361 18.07 -12.79
Progressive Conservative Arthur Archibald McArthur 2,936 9.89 -13.37
Labor–Progressive Thomas Alexander McEwen 673 2.27
Total valid votes 29,676 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -26.76
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal James Sinclair 15,294 75.49
Co-operative Commonwealth Francis James McKenzie 6,253 30.86
Progressive Conservative Harold S. Mahon 4,713 23.26
Total valid votes 20,260 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Vancouver North, where Liberal James Sinclair was the incumbent.

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