New Westminster (electoral district)

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For the city in British Columbia, see New Westminster.
For other electoral districts in New Westminster or using the name Westminster, or successors to this riding, please see New Westminster (electoral districts).

New Westminster was a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1871 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1871 as New Westminster District when British Columbia joined Confederation and filled by special byelection. It was renamed "New Westminster" in 1872. The riding was abolished in 1976, when it was redistributed into the ridings of New Westminster—Coquitlam and Burnaby.

History of boundaries[edit]

Originally, this riding covered the entirety of the Lower Mainland, there being no other riding in the area (Vancouver riding was Vancouver Island, not the present city of Vancouver). Once the City of Vancouver and its suburbs the municipalities of Point Grey and South Vancouver were chartered, those areas were excluded from the New Westminster riding (1903) but the riding continued to include Richmond, Delta and all the Fraser Valley communities up the river to one mile beyond Yale. In 1914, the riding consisted or New Westminster, Richmond and Delta - the Surrey-Langley area had become part of the Fraser Valley riding. In a further redistribution in 1924, the riding was shrunk to all areas south of the Fraser River west of and including the Township of Langley, plus the city of New Westminster and the City of Burnaby. As population in the Lower Mainland continued to grow, the 1933 redistribution limited the riding to New Westminster and Burnaby, except those parts of Burnaby in extensions of the City of Vancouver ridings. In 1947, Burnaby was split off and New Westminster riding had Surrey, Delta and Langley back in (but not Richmond).

The 1966 redistribution, which combined northern Burnaby into North Vancouver-Seymour, Ndw Westminster riding extended as far into Burnaby as Granview Highway and Edmonds Avenue, including Burnaby Mountain and the areas of Coquitlam west of Laurentian Avenue. At the time this included the then-municiapility of Fraser Mills adjoining the francophone community at Maillardville. Langley, Surrey and Delta were excluded from the riding.

The riding was abolished in 1976. Successor ridings were Burnaby and New Westminster—Coquitlam.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 104,561
Electors 85,340
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Election results 1872-1976[edit]

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.

Canadian federal election, 18721
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal-Conservative Hugh Nelson Acclaimed -.- %
Total n/a -.- %
1 4th Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, 1887-1892.
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James Cunningham 162 53.29%
     Liberal-Conservative J.A.R. Homer 142 46.71%
Total 304 100.00%
Byelection, March 25, 18782
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Thomas Robert McInnes 3 Accl. -.- %
Total n/a
2 By-Election: On Mr. Cunningham's resignation, January 22, 1878.
3 Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, 1897-1900
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Thomas Robert McInnes 4 388 56.48%
     Unknown James Robinson[1] 299 43.52%
Total 687 100.00%
4 Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, 1897-1900
Byelection, March 9, 18825
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal-Conservative J.A.R. Homer Accl. -.- %
Total n/a
5 By-Election: On Mr. McInnes's resignation, December 12, 1881.
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal-Conservative J.A.R. Homer Accl. -.- %
Total n/a
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Donald Chisholm 533 69.13%
     Conservative T.J. Trapp 238 30.87%
Total 771 100.00%
Byelection, June 19, 18906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Gordon Edward Corbould Accl. -.- %
Total n/a
6 By-Election: On Mr. Chisholm's death, April 5, 1890.
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative G.E. Corbould 1,694 76.10%
     Liberal E.S. Scoullor 532 23.90%
Total 2,226 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Aulay MacAulay Morrison 1,758 54.63%
     Conservative Richard McBride 7 1,460 45.37%
Total 3,218

%

7 16th Premier of British Columbia, 1903-1915.
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Aulay MacAulay Morrison 1,772 52.13%
     Conservative Hon. Edgar Dewdney 1,627 8 47.87%
Total 3,399
8 Lieutenant-Governor of the Northwest Territories 1881-1888, and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia 1892-1897.
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James Buckham Kennedy 1,866 51.43%
     Conservative James Davis Taylor 1,762 48.57%
Total 3,628
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative James Davis Taylor 2,846 58.49%
     Liberal Robert Jardine 2,020 41.51%
Total 4,866 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative James Davis Taylor 3,542 65.70%
     Liberal John Oliver 9 1,849 34.30%
Total 5,391 100.00%
9 19th Premier of British Columbia (1918–1927).


Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
National Government William Garland McQuarrie 7,380 71.92%
Opposition Duncan Alexander McRae 2,882 28.08%
Total 10,262 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     National Government William Garland McQuarrie 5,520 43.46%
     Labour Richard Parmater Pettipiece 3,699 29.12%
     Liberal John Reid 3,482 27.42%
Total 12,701 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     National Government William Garland McQuarrie 7,714 42.78%
     Liberal Arthur Wellesley Gray 10 7,013 38.89%
     Labour Rose Mary Louise Henderson 3,305 18.33%
Total 18,032 100.00%
10 "Wells Gray", namesake of the provincial park which bears his name and was created by his instigation.


Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Thomas Reid 13,293 55.86%
National Government William Garland McQuarrie 10,502 44.14%
Total 23,795 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Thomas Reid 9,977 36.85%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Edwin Henry Baker 9,716 35.89%
     Conservative John Hanna Nicholls Morgan 6,531 24.12%
     Reconstruction Charles Frederick Millar 850 3.14%
Total 27,074 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Thomas Reid 15,287 44.32%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Albert Thomas Alsbury 9,837 28.52%
National Government Thomas Robert Selkirk 9,372 27.17%
Total 34,496 100.00%


Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Thomas Reid 14,158 33.80%
Co-operative Commonwealth Albert Thomas Alsbury 12,229 29.20%
Progressive Conservative George Oswald Twiss 11,133 26.58%
Liberal–Progressive Harold John Griffin 2,640 6.30%
Social Credit George Anderson Pollock 1,403 3.35%
Democratic Spencer Herbert Broatch 315 0.75%
Total 41,878 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Thomas Reid 13,904 42.42%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Ronald William Irvine 9,326 28.45%
     Progressive Conservative Leslie James Christmas 8,338 25.44%
     Social Credit William Cameron McCallum 1,207 3.68%
Total 32,775 100.00%
Byelection October 24, 194911
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal William Malcolm Mott 8,727 35.21%
     Independent Elmore Philpott 6,583 26.56%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Ronald William Irvine 5,769 23.28%
     Progressive Conservative Leslie James Christmas 3,068 12.38%
     Labour-Progressive Maurice Rush 637 2.57%
Total 24,784 100.00%
11 By-Election: On Mr. Reid being called to the Senate, September 7, 1949.
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit Frederick George Hahn 10,770 31.00%
     Liberal William Malcolm Mott 10,735 30.90%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Ron Irvine 9,258 27.43%
     Progressive Conservative William McFerran Adrain 3,083 8.87%
     Labour Progressive Party Leo Albert Brady 896 2.58%
Total 34,742 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit Frederick George Hahn 16,916 35.47%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. W. Jack Jones 11,344 23.79%
     Progressive Conservative Ted Kuhn 10,172 21.33%
     Liberal Hugh McGivern 8,632 18.10%
     Canadian Democrat Gerry Goeujon 628 1.32%
Total 47,692 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative William A. McLennan 21,202 41.72%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Douglas Stout 13,220 26.01%
     Social Credit Frederick George Hahn 10,886 21.42%
     Liberal Alex Stewart 4,559 8.97%
     Labour Progressive Party Charles M. Stewart 958 1.88%
Total 40,825 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Barry Mather 23,827 39.18%
     Liberal F.H. Jackson 13,855 22.78%
     Progressive Conservative William A. McLennan 13,311 21.89%
     Social Credit Myrtle Everett 9,822 16.15%
Total 60,815 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Barry Mather 23,609 46.87%
     Liberal F.H. Jackson 17,086 33.92%
     Progressive Conservative W.A. McLennan 13,908 27.61%
     Social Credit Jack Burrows 9,280 18.42%
Total 60,815 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Barry Mather 27,574 43.57%
     Liberal Chris Brown 15,330 24.22%
     Social Credit Joe Unwin 10,458 16.52%
     Progressive Conservative Walter C. MacDonald 9,925 15.68%
Total 63,287 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Douglas Hogarth 18,083 44.52%
     New Democratic Party Clive B. Lytle 16,144 39.74%
     Progressive Conservative Frederick Young Craig 4,761 11.72%
     Social Credit Grayden B. McRae 1,382 3.40%
     Communist Robet C. McLaren 251 0.62%
Total 40,621 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Stuart Leggatt 19,181 41.60%
     Progressive Conservative Maurice Mulligan 14,739 31.96%
     Liberal Greg Basham 10,992 25.49%
     Social Credit Ted Adlem 971 2.11%
     Unknown Rod Doran 192 00.42%
     Unknown Victor Reid 36 0.08%
Total 46,111 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Stuart Leggatt 15,397 32.85%
     Progressive Conservative Marg Gregory 15,193 32.42%
     Liberal Carl Miller 14,997 32.00%
     Social Credit Ted Adlem 926 1.98%
     Communist Rod Doran 190 00.41%
     Independent Selmer E. Bean 96 0.20%
     Marxist-Leninist Leanne Averbach 68 0.15%
Total 46,867 100.00%

The riding was abolished in 1976. Successor ridings were:

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