British Columbia general election, 1928

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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.

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
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% *
     Independent 9 - - - 3,658 1.01% +0.28%
  Independent Conservative 2 - - - 1,064 0.29% -0.30%
  Independent Liberal 2 2 - -100% 1,001 0.28% -0.75%
  Independent Labour 1 * - * 316 0.09% *
  Independent Farmer 1 * - * 128 0.04% *
Total 117 48 48 - 361,814 100%  
Source: Elections BC

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Results by riding[edit]

Results of British Columbia general election, 1928
Government Opposition
Member Riding
& party
Riding
& party
Member
     William Robert Rutledge Burnaby
Conservative
          Alberni
Liberal
Laurence Arnold Hanna     
     Roderick MacKenzie Cariboo
Conservative
          Atlin
Liberal
Herbert Frederick Kergin     
     William Atkinson Chilliwack
Conservative
          Columbia
Liberal
John Andrew Buckham     
     George Kerr McNaughton Comox
Conservative
          Cranbrook
Liberal
Frank Mitchell MacPherson     
     Cyril Francis Davie Cowichan-Newcastle
Conservative
          Nanaimo
Liberal
George Sharratt Pearson     
     Fred W. Lister Creston
Conservative
          New Westminster
Liberal
Arthur Wellesley Gray     
     John Walter Berry Delta
Conservative
          North Vancouver
Liberal
Ian Alistair MacKenzie     
     Nelson Seymour Lougheed Dewdney
Conservative
          Omineca
Liberal
Alexander Malcolm Manson     
     Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt
Conservative
          Prince Rupert
Liberal
Thomas Dufferin Pattullo2     
     Frederick Parker Burden Fort George
Conservative
          Revelstoke
Liberal
William Henry Sutherland     
     Charles Morgan Kingston Grand Forks-Greenwood
Conservative
          Skeena
Liberal
Horace Cooper Wrinch     
     Cyrus Wesley Peck The Islands
Conservative
          Yale
Liberal
John Joseph Alban Gillis     
     John Ralph Michell Kamloops
Conservative
          Fernie
Independent Labour Party
Thomas Aubert Uphill     
     James Fitzsimmon Kaslo-Slocan
Conservative
    
     Ernest Crawford Carson Lillooet
Conservative
    
     Michael Manson Mackenzie
Conservative
    
     Lorris E. Borden Nelson
Conservative
    
     William Farris Kennedy North Okanagan
Conservative
    
     Samuel Lyness Howe Richmond-Point Grey
Conservative
    
     James Hargrave Schofield Rossland-Trail
Conservative
    
     Simon Fraser Tolmie 1 Saanich
Conservative
    
     Rolf Wallgren Bruhn Salmon Arm
Conservative
    
     William Alexander McKenzie Similkameen
Conservative
    
     James William Jones South Okanagan
Conservative
    
     Jonathan Webster Cornett South Vancouver
Conservative
    
     William Dick Vancouver City
Conservative
    
     Thomas Henry Kirk     
     Royal Maitland     
     William Curtis Shelly     
     Nelson Spencer     
     George Alexander Walkem     
     James Harry Beatty Victoria City
Conservative
    
     Reginald Hayward     
     Joshua Hinchcliffe     
     Harold Despard Twigg     
1 Premier-Elect
2 Leader of the Opposition
Source: Elections BC

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