Margaret Hobbs

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Margaret Frances Hobbs (1909[1] – ca 1998[2]) was an educator and political figure in British Columbia. She represented Revelstoke in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1962 to 1963 as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member.

She was born Margaret Frances Jackson in Ontario and was educated in Manitoba. She married George Hobbs. She was elected to the provincial assembly in a 1962 by-election held following the death of her husband. She was defeated when she ran for reelection in 1963. Originally a resident of Revelstoke, Hobbs later moved to Victoria.[1]

Electoral results[edit]

British Columbia provincial by-election, September 4, 1962: Revelstoke
Party Candidate Votes %
NDP-CCF Margaret Hobbs 1,127 42.12
Social Credit Arvid Lundell 1,066 39.84
Liberal John Wallace Johnston 483 18.05
Total valid votes 2,676
Total rejected ballots 15
Called upon the death of G. Hobbs on 30 January 1962.
Source: http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/1871-1986_ElectoralHistoryofBC.pdf
British Columbia general election, 1963: Revelstoke
Party Candidate Votes %
Social Credit Arvid Lundell 1,176 41.3
New Democratic Margaret Hobbs 1,071 37.8
Liberal William James Burnett 385 13.5
Progressive Conservative Owen Orlando Williams 211 7.4
Total valid votes 2,843
Total rejected ballots 15
Turnout 77.2
Source: http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/1871-1986_ElectoralHistoryofBC.pdf

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Webster, Daisy (1970). Growth of the N.D.P. in B.C., 1900-1970: 81 political biographies. 
  2. ^ "Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. March 26, 1998. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-24.