British Columbia general election, 1937
The British Columbia general election of 1937 was the nineteenth 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 April 14, 1937, and held on June 1, 1937. The new legislature met for the first time on October 26, 1937.
The governing Liberal Party, despite winning only 37% of the popular vote, benefited from the split in the vote between the Conservative Party and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, and won a solid majority of the seats in the legislature.
The Conservatives and CCF each won about 29% of the vote, and only 8 seats and 7 seats, respectively. The remaining two seats were won by Labour and Independent candidates.
|Party||Party leader||# of
|1933||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Liberal||Thomas Dufferin Pattullo||48||34||31||-8.8%||156,074||37.34%||-4.40%|
|Conservative1||Frank Porter Patterson||43||2||8||+300%||119,521||28.60%||+24.55%|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.||46||7||7||-||119,400||28.57%||-2.96%|
|Social Constructive||Robert Connell||14||*||-||*||8,086||1.93%||*|
|Social Credit League||Andrew Henry Jukes||18||*||-||*||4,812||1.15%||*|
|Source: Elections BC|
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
1 Results compared to those of Unionist Party of British Columbia in previous election.