Vancouver—Burrard

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Not to be confused with the provincial electoral district, Vancouver-Burrard.
Vancouver—Burrard
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1924
District abolished 1966
First contested 1925
Last contested 1965

Vancouver—Burrard was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Burrard riding. It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Vancouver Centre and Vancouver East ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Burrard
15th  1925–1926     John Arthur Clark Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935     Wilfred Hanbury Liberal
18th  1935–1940     Gerry McGeer Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949     Charles Merritt Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     Lorne MacDougall Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     John Russell Taylor Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963     Thomas R. Berger New Democratic
26th  1963–1965     Ron Basford Liberal
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Vancouver Centre and Vancouver East

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ron Basford 10,807 38.70 +1.05
New Democratic Ray Parkinson 9,233 33.06 +1.82
Progressive Conservative Marianne Linnell 5,138 18.40 -5.59
Social Credit Edward M. Chisholm 2,748 9.84 +3.12
Total valid votes 27,926 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -0.38
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ron Basford 12,048 37.65 +6.50
New Democratic Tom Berger 9,998 31.24 -0.23
Progressive Conservative John Taylor 7,678 23.99 -5.69
Social Credit George C. Mathews 2,150 6.72 -0.98
Independent Liberal David Swan 127 0.40
Total valid votes 32,001 100.0  
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +3.36
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Thomas R. Berger 9,173 31.47 +14.25
Liberal Ron Basford 9,079 31.15 +13.82
Progressive Conservative John Russell Taylor 8,651 29.68 -30.86
Social Credit William Lennox 2,245 7.70 +2.79
Total valid votes 29,148 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +0.22
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth vote in the 1958 election.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Russell Taylor 18,001 60.54 +13.97
Liberal Frank George Perrin Lewis 5,154 17.33 +1.63
Co-operative Commonwealth Victor Wadham Forster 5,121 17.22 +3.35
Social Credit William Rose 1,459 4.91 -18.07
Total valid votes 29,735 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +6.17
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Russell Taylor 13,721 46.57 +29.54
Social Credit Peer Vernon Paynter 6,772 22.98 -4.16
Liberal Clare Richard James Skatfeld 4,626 15.70 -19.02
Co-operative Commonwealth Victor W. Forster 4,088 13.87 -5.38
Independent Irving S. Finkleman 259 0.88
Total valid votes 29,466 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +16.85
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lorne MacDougall 9,035 34.72 -1.42
Social Credit Peer Vernon Paynter 7,063 27.14
Co-operative Commonwealth Gladys Grace Mae Strum 5,010 19.25 -9.43
Progressive Conservative Buda Brown 4,430 17.03 -18.15
Labor–Progressive Sidney Zlotnik 482 1.85
Total valid votes 26,020 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -14.28
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lorne MacDougall 10,967 36.14 +14.11
Progressive Conservative Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt 10,676 35.18 -2.21
Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Alexander Webster 8,705 28.68 -2.57
Total valid votes 30,348 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +8.16
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Charles Merritt 14,677 37.39 +8.54
Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Alexander Webster 12,264 31.25 -1.47
Liberal Gerald Vincent Pelton 8,648 22.03 -16.39
Labor–Progressive ? Cooper 2,249 5.73
Social Credit Peer Vernon Paynter 1,025 2.61
Democratic Dave Bernard Parkin 246 0.63
Socialist Labour Paul Debragh 140 0.36
Total valid votes 39,249 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.00
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry McGeer 12,617 38.42 +2.11
Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Alexander Webster 10,745 32.72 -3.57
National Government Allan J. McDonell 9,475 28.85 +10.15
Total valid votes 32,837 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +2.84
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry McGeer 10,215 36.31 -16.52
Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Alexander Webster 10,209 36.29
Conservative Allan James McDonell 5,259 18.70 -25.44
Reconstruction Herbert Lorne Wordsworth Turnbull 1,913 6.80
Social Credit William Albert Tutte 534 1.90
Total valid votes 28,130 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -26.40
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Wilfred Hanbury 16,619 52.83 +16.08
Conservative Robert James Hamilton 13,885 44.14 -9.50
Independent Charles Milton Woodworth 687 2.18
Prohibition Edwin Clarke Appleby 266 0.85
Total valid votes 31,457 100.0  
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.79
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative John Arthur Clark 11,227 53.64 +6.44
Liberal Wilfred Hanbury 7,692 36.75 -5.41
Labour William Jamison Curry 2,012 9.61 -1.03
Total valid votes 20,931 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing +5.92
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Arthur Clark 9,897 47.20
Liberal Robert Purves McLennan 8,840 42.16
Labour John Sidaway 2,230 10.64
Total valid votes 20,967 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Burrard, where Conservative John Arthur Clark was the incumbent.

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