Esquimalt—Saanich

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Esquimalt—Saanich
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1952
District abolished 1987
First contested 1953
Last contested 1984

Esquimalt—Saanich was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1953 to 1988.

This riding was created in 1952 from parts of Nanaimo riding.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and Saanich—Gulf Islands ridings.

It consisted of the southern part of Vancouver Island and off-shore islands.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Nanaimo
22nd  1953–1957     George Pearkes Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1960
 1961–1962     George Chatterton Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     David Anderson Liberal
29th  1972–1974     Donald W. Munro Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Patrick Crofton Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and Saanich—Gulf Islands

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Patrick Crofton 31,766 48.28 +3.26
New Democratic Bob Cameron 23,094 35.10 +0.62
Liberal Gerry Kristianson 9,516 14.46 -3.65
Green Peter Montgomery 547 0.83
Social Credit Robert C. Baker 306 0.47
Confederation of Regions Pat Paterson 304 0.46
Libertarian Kjell Nilsen 163 0.25
Communist Ernie Knott 94 0.14
Total valid votes 65,790 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.32
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Donald W. Munro 24,961 45.02 -9.50
New Democratic Bob Cameron 19,115 34.48 +5.45
Liberal Gerry Kristianson 10,043 18.11 +3.19
Independent Philip Gordon Ney 776 1.40 -0.13
Rhinoceros Bob Maddocks 548 0.99
Total valid votes 55,443 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.48
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Donald W. Munro 29,791 54.52 +4.51
New Democratic Bob Cameron 15,862 29.03 +10.64
Liberal Alan Peterson 8,154 14.92 -14.84
Independent Philip Ney 836 1.53
Total valid votes 54,643 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.06
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Donald W. Munro 27,571 50.01 +9.05
Liberal Don Joy 16,404 29.76 +5.64
New Democratic Peter Smart 10,141 18.39 -13.16
Social Credit Gerald W. Clarke 841 1.53 -1.84
Communist Barry Dean 173 0.31
Total valid votes 55,130 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.70
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Donald W. Munro 20,542 40.96 +8.45
New Democratic Roger Smith 15,824 31.55 +5.34
Liberal Louis F. Lindholm 12,097 24.12 -15.36
Social Credit John D. Tisdalle 1,689 3.37 +1.57
Total valid votes 50,152 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.56
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Anderson 16,501 39.48 +15.77
Progressive Conservative George Chatterton 13,587 32.51 -6.08
New Democratic Donald Johannessen 10,952 26.21 +2.26
Social Credit Ralph Leroy Overton 751 1.80 -11.95
Total valid votes 41,791 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.92
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Chatterton 14,787 38.59 +1.14
New Democratic Len Stephenson 9,177 23.95 +4.39
Liberal James H. Gorst 9,086 23.71 -6.71
Social Credit Vera I. Pipes 5,268 13.75 +1.18
Total valid votes 38,318 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -1.62
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Chatterton 13,772 37.45 -0.52
Liberal Robert V. Ostler 11,187 30.42 -1.39
New Democratic John Windsor 7,193 19.56 +0.94
Social Credit Edward Lum 4,621 12.57 +0.97
Total valid votes 36,773 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.44
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Chatterton 12,612 37.97 +7.02
Liberal D.W. Groos 10,566 31.81 +2.83
New Democratic Geoff Mitchell 6,186 18.62 -4.83
Social Credit R.J. Pring 3,852 11.60 -4.56
Total valid votes 33,216 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.10
Canadian federal by-election, 29 May 1961
On George Pearkes being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, 11 October 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Chatterton 8,554 30.95 -34.65
Liberal David Walter Groos 8,010 28.98 +16.48
New Democratic Glen Francis Hamilton 6,481 23.45 +6.83
Social Credit George Hahn 4,466 16.16 +11.51
Socialist Don Poirier 131 0.47
Total valid votes 27,642 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -25.56
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth vote.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Pearkes 18,768 65.60 +11.79
Co-operative Commonwealth John Morris Thomas 4,755 16.62 +1.01
Liberal George Preston 3,576 12.50 -5.17
Social Credit Noel E.J. Bell 1,331 4.65 -8.26
Labor–Progressive Ernest Leon Knott 180 0.63
Total valid votes 28,610 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +5.39
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Pearkes 15,330 53.81 +7.67
Liberal Alistair Fraser 5,034 17.67 -2.03
Co-operative Commonwealth John Morris Thomas 4,446 15.61 -1.25
Social Credit Noel E.J. Bell 3,677 12.91 -4.40
Total valid votes 28,487 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +4.85
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative George Pearkes 9,537 46.14
Liberal Duncan MacBride 4,071 19.70
Social Credit James Roberts 3,578 17.31
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Matthew McIntosh 3,484 16.86
Total valid votes 20,670 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Nanaimo, with Progressive Conservative George Pearkes being the incumbent.

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