30th Parliament of British Columbia
The 30th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1972 to 1975. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in August 1972. The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Dave Barrett formed the government. The Social Credit Party led by W. A. C. Bennett formed the official opposition. Bill Bennett was elected Social Credit party leader in November 1973 after his father resigned his seat in the assembly in June 1973.
Members of the 30th General Assembly
The following members were elected to the assembly in 1972:
|New Democratic Party||38|
| Government Majority
By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:
|Electoral district||Member elected||Party||Election date||Reason|
|South Okanagan||William Richards Bennett||Social Credit||September 7, 1973||W.A.C. Bennett resigned June 5, 1973; retired from politics|
|North Vancouver-Capilano||Gordon Fulerton Gibson||Liberal||February 5, 1974||D.M. Brousson resigned October 23, 1973, to look after business interests|
- Hugh Austin Curtis joins Social Credit October 25, 1974.
- Patrick McGeer and Louis Allan Williams become Independents on May 9, 1975. They are followed by Garde Gardom on May 20. On September 30 all three join Social Credit.
- Cowichan-Malahat (res. Robert Strachan October 5, 1975)
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