British Columbia general election, 1941
48 seats of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
25 seats needed for a majority
The British Columbia general election, 1941 was the twentieth 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 September 9, 1941, and held on October 21, 1941.
After the election, a Coalition government was formed by the Conservative and Liberal members. Liberal Party leader Thomas Dufferin Pattullo objected, stepped down, and sat as a Liberal, giving the Coalition thirty two seats.
|Party||Party leader||# of
|1937||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Conservative1||Royal Lethington Maitland||43||8||12||+50.0%||140,282||30.91%||+2.31%|
|Victory Without Debt||1||*||-||*||209||0.05%||*|
|Religious Political Brotherhood||1||*||-||*||105||0.02%||*|
|Source: Elections BC|
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
1 J. Hinchliffe was nominated by the North Vancouver Conservative Association but when he disagreed with the party's road policy, he was repudiated by the party leader, R.L. Maitland. A group called the Conservative Active Club nominated A. H. Bayne who was approved by Maitland. Bayne, however, could not run as a Conservative since Hinchliffe's nomination papers had been filed. Consequently, Hinchliffe's votes are included in the Conservative Party total and Bayne, who ran as an "Official Conservative", is listed separately.
Results by riding
1. Elections BC
2. SUMMARIES OF PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS AND BY-ELECTIONS, BRITISH COLUMBIA 1928 TO 1969.By: BRITISH COLUMBIA. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, Published: 1969, McMaster University Government Publications.