Burnaby—Coquitlam

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Burnaby—Coquitlam
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1952
District abolished 1966
First contested 1953
Last contested 1965

Burnaby—Coquitlam was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1953 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1952 from parts of Burnaby—Richmond riding.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Burnaby—Seymour, Fraser Valley West and New Westminster ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Burnaby—Richmond
22nd  1953–1957     Erhart Regier Co-operative Commonwealth
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1961
 1961–1962     New Democratic
25th  1962–1962
 1962–1963     Tommy Douglas New Democratic
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Burnaby—Seymour, Fraser Valley West
and New Westminster

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Tommy Douglas 22,553 52.93 +6.56
Liberal Dick Hayes 12,090 28.37 -6.03
Social Credit James Morris Kennedy 5,308 12.46 +2.93
Progressive Conservative Mike Allen 2,662 6.25 -3.45
Total valid votes 42,613 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +6.30
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Tommy Douglas 19,067 46.37 -4.06
Liberal Tom Kent 14,148 34.40 +9.58
Progressive Conservative Lyn Morrow 3,990 9.70 +1.78
Social Credit René-J. Gamache 3,917 9.53 -6.80
Total valid votes 41,122 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -6.82
Canadian federal by-election, 22 October 1962
On the resignation of Erhart Regier, 20 August 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Tommy Douglas 16,313 50.43 +0.52
Liberal Warren R. Clark 8,029 24.82 +0.32
Social Credit René-J. Gamache 5,282 16.33 +4.37
Progressive Conservative Eric Greenwood 2,562 7.92 -5.72
Independent George D. Burnham 162 0.50
Total valid votes 32,348 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +0.10
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Erhart Regier 19,050 49.91 +6.83
Liberal Warren R. Clark 9,351 24.50 +12.72
Progressive Conservative Maurice Dorfman 5,206 13.64 -24.45
Social Credit David C. King 4,564 11.96 +4.91
Total valid votes 38,171 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -2.94
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Erhart Regier 12,917 43.08 +4.30
Progressive Conservative Murray Morrison 11,422 38.09 +20.56
Liberal Robert James Cooper 3,533 11.78 -5.15
Social Credit Morris Perrett 2,113 7.05 -19.71
Total valid votes 29,985 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing -8.13
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Erhart Regier 10,947 38.78 +1.16
Social Credit Clarence E. Gerhart 7,552 26.76 +0.82
Progressive Conservative Jane Kilmer 4,949 17.53 +6.48
Liberal Fred Philps 4,778 16.93 -5.21
Total valid votes 28,226 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing +0.17
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth Erhart Regier 7,232 37.62
Social Credit Rene Jules Gamache 4,987 25.94
Liberal George Campbell Bastedo 4,256 22.14
Progressive Conservative John E. Milne 2,124 11.05
Labor–Progressive Alexander Kucher 627 3.26
Total valid votes 19,226 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Burnaby—Richmond, which elected a Liberal in the previous election.

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