Richmond (British Columbia provincial electoral district)

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Richmond was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the election of 1903. It lasted until the 1920 election, after which a redistribution combined it with parts of the City of Vancouver to form Richmond-Point Grey. There was again an electoral district called Richmond in the 1986 provincial election.

For other Richmond-area ridings, and other ridings in the Lower Mainland, please see New Westminster (electoral districts). For ridings in the City of Vancouver or on the North Shore, please see Vancouver (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1901
Population change, 1901–1911
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.

10th British Columbia election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Conservative Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton 460 58.97% unknown
  Liberal John Cunningham Brown 320 41.03% unknown
Total valid votes 780 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
11th British Columbia election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Conservative Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton 417 48.04% unknown
Socialist Charles Edward Kilby 48 5.53% unknown
  Liberal John Walter Weart 403 46.43% unknown
Total valid votes 868 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
12th British Columbia election, 1909
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Conservative Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton 918 57.92% unknown
  Liberal John Wallace deBeque Farris 667 42.08% unknown
Total valid votes 1,585 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
13th British Columbia election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Conservative Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton Acclaimed -.- % unknown
Total valid votes n/a -.- %
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Conservative William Joseph Baird 1,189 44.62% unknown Independent Conservative Robert McBride 1 35 1.31% unknown
     Conservative Gerald Grattan McGeer 1,441 54.07% unknown
Total valid votes 2,665 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
1 Withdrew. The votes cast are from the overseas ballots.
British Columbia general election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Farmer Reginald Abbott 272 3.60%
Federated Labour Party Charles Smith Cassidy 1,499 19.84%
Independent Robert McBride 210 2.78%
Liberal Hiram Perry McCraney 2,712 35.89%
Conservative Thomas Pearson 2,863 37.89%
Total valid votes 7,556 100.00%

The riding was redistributed after the 1920 election. In 1924 it was combined with the western parts of the City of Vancouver, formerly the Municipality of Point Grey, to form Richmond-Point Grey.

Sources[edit]

Elections BC Historical Returns