British Columbia general election, 1960
52 seats of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
27 seats were needed for a majority
The British Columbia general election of 1960 was the 26th 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 August 3, 1960, and held on September 12, 1960. The new legislature met for the first time on January 26, 1961.
The conservative Social Credit of Premier W.A.C. Bennett was re-elected with a majority in the legislature to a fourth term in government despite losing seven percentage points of the popular vote and seven of its seats in the legislature.
The opposition Co-operative Commonwealth Federation increased both its share of the popular vote and its number of seats.
The British Columbia Liberal Party lost a small part of its popular vote, but managed to double its caucus from two to four members.
The Progressive Conservative Party doubled its share of the popular vote to almost 7%, but won no seats in the legislature.
|Party||Party leader||# of
|1956||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Social Credit||W.A.C. Bennett||52||39||32||-17.9%||386,886||38.83%||-7.01%|
|Progressive Conservative||Deane Finlayson||52||-||-||-||66,943||6.72%||+3.61%|
|Sources: Elections BC|
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.