Burnaby—Richmond

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Burnaby—Richmond
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1949
District abolished 1976
First contested 1949
Last contested 1978

Burnaby—Richmond (also known as Burnaby—Richmond—Delta) was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1979.

This riding was created as "Burnaby—Richmond" in 1947 from parts of New Westminster and Vancouver North ridings.

The name of the electoral district was changed in 1970 to "Burnaby—Richmond—Delta".

It was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Burnaby and Richmond—South Delta ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Burnaby—Richmond
Riding created from New Westminster and Vancouver North
21st  1949–1953     Tom Goode Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Thomas Irwin Social Credit
24th  1958–1962     John Drysdale Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Bob Prittie New Democratic
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Thomas Henry Goode Liberal
Burnaby—Richmond—Delta
29th  1972–1974     John Reynolds Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1977
 1978–1979     Tom Siddon Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Burnaby and Richmond—South Delta

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 16 October 1978
On the resignation of John Reynolds, 5 September 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Tom Siddon 30,395 63.48 +8.67
New Democratic Mercia Stickney 11,308 23.62 +7.34
Liberal Tony Schmand 4,713 9.84 -18.47
Independent Ernie Lecours 1,128 2.36
Communist Homer Stevens 339 0.71 +0.23
Total valid votes 47,883 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.66
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Reynolds 34,013 54.81 +19.14
Liberal Joan Wallace 17,570 28.31 -1.31
New Democratic J.-P. Daem 10,106 16.28 -16.80
Communist Homer J. Stevens 299 0.48
Marxist–Leninist Steve Ruthchinski 70 0.11
Total valid votes 62,058 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +10.22
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Reynolds 19,798 35.67 +22.47
New Democratic Ken Novakowski 18,358 33.08 -4.87
Liberal Thomas Henry Goode 16,441 29.62 -12.82
Social Credit Gayle Dewhirst 906 1.63 -4.78
Total valid votes 55,503 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +13.67
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Thomas Henry Goode 16,182 42.44 +10.88
New Democratic Bob Prittie 14,470 37.95 -6.75
Progressive Conservative Matt Phillips 5,035 13.20 +5.28
Social Credit Jack Lubzinski 2,445 6.41 -9.42
Total valid votes 38,132 100.0  
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +8.82
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Bob Prittie 19,758 44.70 +6.67
Liberal Emmet Cafferky 13,950 31.56 -4.15
Social Credit J.F. Jack Lubzinski 6,999 15.83 +5.94
Progressive Conservative T.A. Tom Horan 3,499 7.92 -8.45
Total valid votes 44,206 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +5.41
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Bob Prittie 16,578 38.03 -0.52
Liberal Bill Trainor 15,568 35.71 +7.30
Progressive Conservative Philip S. Stannard 7,138 16.37 -5.06
Social Credit Cyril Smith 4,312 9.89 -1.72
Total valid votes 43,596 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -3.91
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Bob Prittie 15,620 38.55 +9.05
Liberal William J. Trainor 11,509 28.41 +12.91
Progressive Conservative John Drysdale 8,683 21.43 -24.22
Social Credit Hilliard Beyerstein 4,705 11.61 +2.26
Total valid votes 40,517 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -1.93
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Drysdale 15,570 45.65 +19.81
Co-operative Commonwealth Bob Prittie 10,063 29.50 +4.56
Liberal Tom Goode 5,286 15.50 -7.68
Social Credit Thomas Irwin 3,190 9.35 -16.69
Total valid votes 34,109 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit Swing +7.62
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Thomas Irwin 7,999 26.04 -4.82
Progressive Conservative John Drysdale 7,940 25.84
Co-operative Commonwealth Bob Prittie 7,662 24.94 -6.14
Liberal Tom Goode 7,121 23.18 -11.02
Total valid votes 30,722 100.0  
Social Credit gain from Liberal Swing -15.33
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Tom Goode 7,021 34.20 -4.67
Co-operative Commonwealth Francis James McKenzie 6,381 31.08 -6.89
Social Credit Clement F. Stelter 6,334 30.86
Labor–Progressive Homer Stevens 792 3.86 -0.85
Total valid votes 20,528 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +1.11
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Tom Goode 12,848 38.87
Co-operative Commonwealth Dorothy Gretchen Steeves 12,553 37.97
Progressive Conservative John Ferguson 6,097 18.44
Labor–Progressive Tom McEwen 1,558 4.71
Total valid votes 33,056 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of New Westminster and Vancouver North, which both elected Liberals in the previous election.

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Riding history from the Library of Parliament: