British Columbia general election, 1928
The British Columbia general election of 1928 was the seventeenth 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 June 7, 1928, and held on July 18, 1928. The new legislature met for the first time on January 22, 1929.
The Conservative Party defeated the governing Liberal Party, taking over half the popular vote, and 35 of the 48 seats in the legislature. The Liberals' popular vote also increased significantly, but because of the disappearance of the Provincial Party and the Canadian Labour Party, which had won over 35% of the vote together in the previous election, the Liberals were defeated.
|Party||Party leader||# of
|1924||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Conservative||Simon Fraser Tolmie||48||17||35||+105.9%||192,867||53.30%||+23.85%|
|Liberal||John Duncan MacLean||45||23||12||-47.8%||144,872||40.04%||+8.70%|
|Independent Labour Party||9||*||1||*||17,908||4.95%||*|
|Source: Elections BC|
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.