Saanich (electoral district)

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Saanich was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It made its first appearance in the election of 1903 and its last in the general election of 1963 after which it was combined with parts of the former Nanaimo and the Islands riding to form Saanich and the Islands. The same area is currently represented by Saanich North and the Islands and Saanich South.

For other current and historical electoral districts in the area of Victoria, British Columbia please see Victoria (electoral districts).

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners in each election are in bold.

10th British Columbia election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative David McEwen Eberts 216 45.38% unknown
  Liberal Henry Ernest Tanner 260 54.62% unknown
Total valid votes 476 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
11th British Columbia election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative David McEwen Eberts 275 51.69% unknown
  Liberal John Piercy 257 48.31% unknown
Total valid votes 532 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
12th British Columbia election, 1909
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Thomas Brydon 303 42.38% unknown
Conservative David McEwen Eberts 412 57.62% unknown
Total valid votes 715 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
13th British Columbia election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative David McEwen Eberts 392 69.01% unknown
  Liberal William Noble 176 30.99% unknown
Total valid votes 568 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative David McEwen Eberts 732 41.47% unknown
  Liberal Frederick Arthur Pauline 1,033 58.53% unknown
Total valid votes 1,765 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Frederick Arthur Pauline 1,858 39.78%
Conservative Marshall Pollock Gordon 1,756 37.59%
Soldier–Labour Malcolm Alexander Orford 1,057 22.63%
Total valid votes 4,671 100.00%
16th British Columbia election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Thomas George Coventry 1,433 47.43% unknown
Provincial James Munroe Miller 676 22.38% unknown
  Liberal Frederick Arthur Pauline 912 30.19% unknown
Total valid votes 3,021 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
%
17th British Columbia election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Simon Fraser Tolmie 2,379 56.44% unknown
  Liberal Norman William Whittaker 1,836 43.56% unknown
Total valid votes 4,215 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 72
%
18th British Columbia election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Non-Partisan Independent Group William Crouch 508 8.88%
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. William Edouard Peirce 1,216 21.27% unknown
Unionist Simon Fraser Tolmie 1,823 31.88%
  Liberal Norman William Whittaker 2,171 37.97% unknown
Total valid votes 5,718 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 47
%
19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit League Andrew Henry Jukes 271 4.65%
Conservative Leslie Follett Osborne 1,659 28.47%
Social Constructive William Edouard Peirce 224 3.84%
  Independent Frank Bertram Shearme 37 0.63%
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Thomas Guy Sheppard 1,531 26.27%
  Liberal Norman William Whittaker 2,106 36.14%
Total valid votes 5,828 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 88
20th British Columbia election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Macgregor Fullarton Macintosh 2,939 35.24% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Martin Anton Neilson 2,385 28.59% unknown
  Liberal Norman William Whittaker 3,017 36.17% unknown
Total valid votes 8,341 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 158
%
21st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Conservative Loudon Hope McQueen 1 275 2.94% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Martin Anton Neilson 3,431 36.66% unknown
Labour Progressive William Broadhurst White 239 2.55% unknown
Coalition Norman William Whittaker 5,414 57.85% unknown
Total valid votes 9,359 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 138
%
1 McQueen was listed as a Progressive Conservative Party candidate in the Statement of Votes and List of Candidates, but he is more properly classified as an Independent PC since the Progressive Conservative Party, formerly the Conservative Party, was officially running as part of the Coalition and did not consider MacQueen as a legitimate party candidate.
(cited from Elections BC, Note 4)
22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Coalition Arthur James Richard Ash 9,998 66.14% unknown
Union of Electors Andrew Henry Jukes 473 3.13% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Martin Anton Neilson 4,646 30.73% unknown
Total valid votes 15,117 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 407
%
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 2
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
  Liberal Arthur James Richard Ash 4,964 28.89% 7,599 49.13 unknown
     BC Social Credit League Andrew Henry Jukes 2,947 17.15% - - % unknown
  Progressive Conservative Cecil James Hamilton Holms 3,407 19.83% - - % unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frank Snowsell 5,863 34.12% 7,867 50.87% unknown
Total valid votes 17,181 100.00% 15,466
Total rejected ballots 657
%
2 Preferential ballot. First and final of three counts only shown.
24th British Columbia election, 1953 3
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
  Liberal Arthur James Richard Ash 4,256 25.09% - -.- % unknown
  Progressive Conservative Nora Grace Lindsay 990 5.84% - - % unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frank Snowsell 5,037 29.69 6,466 42.15% unknown
Social Credit John Douglas Tidball Tisdalle 6,681 39.38% 8,876 57.85%
Total valid votes 16,964 100.00% 15,342
Total rejected ballots 605
%
3 Preferential ballot. First and final of three counts only shown.
25th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Progressive Conservative Hugh Larratt Henderson unknown
  Liberal Hugh Dyer Ramsay 3,344 20.17% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frank Snowsell 5,439 32.80 unknown
Social Credit John Douglas Tidball Tisdalle 6,542 39.45% unknown
Total valid votes 16,582 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 181
%
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Frank W. Grieve 4,451 19.37% unknown
Communist Ernest Leon Knott 73 0.32% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Thomas Patrick Holman 6,512 28.33% unknown
Social Credit John Douglas Tidball Tisdalle 10,165 44.23% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Victor Ernest Virgin 1,782 7.75 unknown
Total valid votes 22,983 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 313
%
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Socialist John George Jenkins 75 0.35% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Gordon Lee 3,180 14.63% unknown
  Liberal Ian Hugh Stewart 3,049 14.03% unknown
Social Credit John Douglas Tidball Tisdalle 10,657 49.02% unknown
  New Democrat John Windsor 4,778 21.98% unknown
Total valid votes 21,739 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 158
%

The Saanich riding was combined with parts of Nanaimo and the Islands to form Saanich and the Islands for the 1966 election.

Sources[edit]

Elections BC historical returns