New Westminster City

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New Westminster City was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1871 to 1912. For other electoral districts in New Westminster, please see New Westminster (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1961
Population change, 1871–1961
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Political geography[edit]

Notable elections[edit]

Notable MLAs[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.

1st British Columbia election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Independent Henry Holbrook Accl. --% unknown
Total valid votes -- --.--%
British Columbia byelection: New Westminster City, November 27, 1871 1
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Independent Alexander Rocke Robinson Acclaimed -.- % unknown
Total valid votes n/a -.- %
1 The byelection was called due to Holbrook's resignation upon appointment to the Executive Council (cabinet) on November 14, 1871. This byelection was one of a series held to confirm appointments to the Executive Council, which was the old parliamentary convention. As this byelection writ was filled by acclamation, no polling day was required and the seat was filled within two weeks. The stated date is the date the return of writs was received by the Chief Electoral Officer.
2nd British Columbia election, 1875
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Independent-Government Robert Dickinson 59 60.82% unknown
  Opposition Henry Holbrook 38 39.18% unknown
Total valid votes 265 100.00%
3rd British Columbia election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Opposition William James Armstrong 64 43.84% unknown
Government Ebenezer Brown 82 56.16% unknown
Total valid votes 146 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
British Columbia byelection: New Westminster City, December 20, 1881 2
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Independent William James Armstrong Acclaimed -.- % unknown
Total valid votes n/a -.- %
2 The byelection was called due to the esignation of Ebenezer Brown on November 1881 because of ill health.
4th British Columbia election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Independent William James Armstrong Accl.
British Columbia byelection: New Westminster City, September 4, 1882 2
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Government William James Armstrong 104 67.76% unknown
Opposition William Douglas Ferris 49 32.24% unknown
Total valid votes 153 100.00%
2 The byelection was called due to W. J. Armstrong's resignation upon his appointment to the Executive Council (cabinet) August 23, 1882.
British Columbia byelection: New Westminster City, April 21, 1884 2
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Opposition William Norman Bole 55 32.74% unknown
Government James Cunningham 79 47.02% unknown
  Independent Henry Valentine Edmonds 34 20.24% unknown
Total valid votes 168 100.00%
2 The byelection was called due to W. J. Armstrong's resignation upon his appointment as Sheriff April 5, 1884.
5th British Columbia election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Opposition William Norman Bole 212 85.14% unknown
  Government William Douglas Ferris 37 14.86% unknown
Total valid votes 249 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
6th British Columbia election, 1890
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Independent John Cunningham Brown 530 52.28% unknown
  Government Thomas Cunningham 321 37.72% unknown
Total valid votes 851 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
7th British Columbia election, 1894
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Government David Samuel Curtis 574 49.14% unknown
Opposition James Buckham Kennedy 594 50.86% unknown
Total valid votes 1,168 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
8th British Columbia election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Opposition John Cunningham Brown 534 49.04% unknown
  Government Alexander Henderson 555 50.96% unknown
Total valid votes 1,089 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
9th British Columbia election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Government John Cunningham Brown 628 53.77% unknown
Conservative Robie Lewis Reid 540 46.23% unknown
Total valid votes 1,168 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
10th British Columbia election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Conservative Thomas Gifford 2 772 57.31% unknown
  Liberal William H. Keary 575 42.69% unknown
Total valid votes 1,347 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
2 The Vancouver Province results were 854 and 657.
11th British Columbia election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Conservative Thomas Gifford1 675 49.31% unknown
  Liberal Frederick William Howay 547 39.96% unknown
  Canadian Labour Party James Samuel Rainey 147 10.74% unknown
Total valid votes 1,369 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
12th British Columbia election, 1909
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Canadian Labour Party Walter Dodd 165 9.92% unknown
Conservative Thomas Gifford 881 52.98% unknown
  Liberal John Joseph Johnson 6,17 37.10% unknown
Total valid votes 1,663 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
13th British Columbia election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Conservative Thomas Gifford 1,004 72.28% unknown
  Liberal George Kennedy 385 27.72% unknown
Total valid votes 1,389 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %

See also[edit]

New Westminster (electoral districts) - other New Westminster-area ridings