Newcastle (electoral district)

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Newcastle was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia to the south and including some of the city of Nanaimo. It appeared in the 1916 and 1920 elections only. In 1924, portions of it were incorporated into the new Cowichan-Newcastle riding. For other ridings in the Nanaimo area, please see Nanaimo (electoral districts).


Population, 1921 Census
Population Change, 1916–1921  %
Area (km²)
Pop. Density (people per km²)

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.

14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Roy Branwood Dier 1,186 43.89% unknown
Independent Socialist Parker Williams 551 56.11% unknown
Total valid votes 982 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
15th British Columbia election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Independent Socialist John Bickle 129 7.70%
Coalition William Gilbert Fraser 424 25.30%
  Federated Labour Samuel Guthrie 704 42.00% unknown
Independent Socialist James Hurst Hawthornthwaite 419 25.00% unknown
Total valid votes 1,676 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %