Vancouver-Little Mountain

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Vancouver-Little Mountain was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It first appeared on the hustings in the general election of 1966 as a two-member seat. It returned two members from 1966 to 1986 and one member thereafter.

For other historical and current ridings in the City of Vancouver, see Vancouver (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1966
Population change, 1966–1986
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Electoral history[edit]

28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Leslie Raymond Peterson 12,380 24.74% unknown
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 11,566 23.11% unknown
New Democratic Joseph Hardcastle Corsbie 8,620 17.23% unknown
New Democratic Robert Eugene Clair 8,523 17.03% unknown
  Liberal Edward Charles Sweeney 4,681 9.35% unknown
  Liberal Jean Margaret Crowley 4,270 8.53% unknown
Total valid votes 50,040 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 455
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Leslie Raymond Peterson 14,292 25.47% unknown
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 14,044 25.03% unknown
New Democratic Richard Melville Rockwell 9,020 16.07% unknown
New Democratic Dennis Frank Mulroney 8,913 15.88% unknown
  Liberal Peter Hector Pearse 4,994 8.90% unknown
  Liberal Robert Harry Beattie 4,851 8.64% unknown
Total valid votes 56,114 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 345
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Phyllis Florence Young 11,822 20.06% unknown
New Democratic Roy Thomas Cummings 11,761 19.96% unknown
Social Credit Leslie Raymond Peterson 11,219 19.04% unknown
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 11,109 18.85% unknown
  Liberal Richard John Joseph Durante 3,874 6.57% unknown
  Liberal David Baird Penfield Gibson 3,854 6.54% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Reginald David Grandison 2,358 4.00% unknown
  Progressive Conservative William Allan Brown 2,295 3.89% unknown
     Independent David John Bader 253 0.43% unknown
Communist Homer John Stevens 158 0.27% unknown
Communist James William (Jim) Beynon 122 0.21% unknown
     Independent Gordon James Turner 101 0.17% unknown
Total valid votes 58,926 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 417
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 15,627 26.62% unknown
Social Credit Evan Maurice Wolfe 15,313 26.08% unknown
New Democratic Phyllis Florence Young 12,000 20.44% unknown
New Democratic Roy Thomas Cummings 11,587 19.74% unknown
  Liberal James Bruce Siemens 1,518 2.58% unknown
  Liberal Beverley E. Joyce Ballantyne 1,369 2.33% unknown
  Progressive Conservative William Allan Brown 697 1.19% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Eric Henry Burgoyne 599 1.02% unknown
Total valid votes 58,710 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 595
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 19,350 27.11% unknown
Social Credit Evan Maurice Wolfe 18,689 26.18% unknown
New Democratic Michael Franklin Harcourt 17,009 23.83% unknown
New Democratic Jean Swanson 16,329 22.88% unknown
Total valid votes 71,377 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,143
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 20,578 25.18% unknown
Social Credit Doug Mowat 20,400 24.96% unknown
New Democratic Jean Swanson 18,943 23.18% unknown
New Democratic Gerry Scott 18,822 23.03% unknown
  Liberal William Pike Hopes 1,600 1.96% unknown
  Liberal Frank Arthur F.J. Jones 1,381 1.69% unknown
Total valid votes 81,724 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 805
Turnout %
34th British Columbia election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Grace Mary McCarthy 18,049 22.15% unknown
Social Credit Doug Mowat 15,962 19.58% unknown
New Democratic Colin Patrick Kelly 15,717 19.28% unknown
New Democratic Adrienne Hazel Peacock 15,407 18.90% unknown
  Liberal Arthur John Lee 10,627 13.04% unknown
  Liberal Joyce E. Statton 5,498 6.75% unknown
People's Front Dorothy Jean O'Donnell 128 0.16%
People's Front Allan H. Bezanson 111 O.14%
Total valid votes 81,499 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,219
Turnout %
35th British Columbia election, 1991 1
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Tom Perry 10,383 45.43% unknown
  Liberal Michael K. Stebner 8,180 35.79% unknown
Social Credit Sharon E. White 3,944 17.26% unknown
Green Geoff Berner 259 1.13% unknown
     Independent Cheryl M. Maczko 90 0.39% unknown
Total valid votes 22,856 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 562
Turnout 69.44%
1 Seat reduced to one member from two.


British Columbia general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gary Farrell-Collins 12,036 50.25%
New Democratic Margaret Birrell 9,390 39.20%
Progressive Democrat Ted Phillip Bradley 1,062 4.43%
Green Stuart Parker 714 2.98%
Reform David J. Waine 489 2.04%
Independent Dan Grant 96 0.40%
Social Credit Gerold Kuklinski 85 0.35%
Natural Law Estelle Brooke 82 0.34%
Total valid votes 23,954 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 184
Turnout 67.80%

After the 1996 election the Vancouver-Little Mountain riding was redistributed. Successor ridings, roughly, are Vancouver-Fraserview, Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, Vancouver-Fairview and Vancouver-Langara.

Sources[edit]

Elections BC Historical Returns