List of political parties in British Columbia

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Prior to 1903, there was no strong party discipline in the province, and governments rarely lasted more than two years as independent-minded members changed allegiances. MLAs were elected under a myriad of party labels many as Independents, and no one party held strong majorities.

The first party government, in 1903, was Conservative. And disciplined party caucuses have been the backbone of BC provincial politics ever since.

A list of political parties currently registered with Elections BC can be found at the Elections BC website.[1]

Parties represented in the current Legislative Assembly[edit]

Name Founded Ideology Leader MLAs
  British Columbia Liberal Party 1903 conservatism, neoliberalism Andrew Wilkinson 43
  British Columbia New Democratic Party 1933 social democracy John Horgan 41
  Green Party of British Columbia 1985 Green politics Andrew Weaver 3

Other parties that have formed governments[edit]

Historical parties that have been represented in the legislature[edit]

Current parties that have nominated candidates[edit]

Active parties that have not nominated a candidate[edit]

Historical parties[edit]

See also[edit]