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Electoral Results in BC provincial elections since 1903
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Elections highlighted in yellow yielded particularly disproportionate resultsConservativesLiberalsNDPSocial CreditGreen PartyOther
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YearTotal SeatsWinning PartyGallagher IndexResultSeats% votes% seatsSeats% votes% seatsSeats% votes% seatsSeats% votes% seatsSeats% votes% seatsSeats% votes% seatsNotes re Other and other notes
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190342CON7.68False majority, Conservatives2246.452.41737.840.5315.87.10n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.0000.0Including Socialist and Labour as precursors of the CCF/NDP; 2 Socialist, 1 Labour elected.
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190742CON12.58False majority, Conservatives2648.761.91337.231.0312.87.10n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.031.37.1Showing 3 Socialst elected with 8.9% and Canadian Labour none elected as precursors of the CCF/NDP. Independents included in "other."
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190942CON34.43Hugely disproportionate majority, Conservatives3852.390.5233.24.8211.74.80n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.022.84.8Including Socialists with 11.5% as precursors of CCF/NDP. iberals crushed by FPTP.
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191242CON30.20Hugely disproportionate majority, Conservatives3959.792.9025.40.0211.84.80n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.013.12.4Including 2 Socialist and 1 Social Democrat as precursors of CCF/NDP. Note crushing result for the Liberals. Other = 1 Ind. Conservative
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191647LIB25.14Inflated Liberal majority940.519.13650.076.601.70.00n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.017.82.1Including Socialist and Social Democrat as "precursors of the CCF/NDP but not the 1 Ind Socialist elected
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192047LIB22.27Liberal majority with only 37.9% of the vote1531.231.92537.953.2312.66.40n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.0418.38.5Including Federated Labour and Socialist in the CCF/NDP column; Other = 3 Independent, 1 People's. .
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192448LIB34.08Liberals form a solid minority government with only 31.3% of the vote.1729.535.42331.347.9311.36.30n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.0827.916.7Includes three Canadian Labour in the CCF/NDP column. Other includes 3 Provincial (a conservative party) and 2 Independent Liberal
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192848CON17.62Inflated Conservative majority3553.372.91240.025.015.02.10n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.001.70.0Independent Labour Party included in CCF/NDP column.
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193347LIB37.28Highly inflated Liberal false majority000.03441.772.3731.514.90n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.0626.812.85 Independent Group or Ind., 1 Unionist, 1 Ind. Labour. Conservative party did not run except as independents.
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193748LIB24.26Highly inflated Liberal false majority828.616.73137.364.6728.614.60n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.025.54.2Strong false majority for Liberals
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194148LIB10.29Wrong winner minority Liberal government with only 32.9% of the vote1233.425.02132.943.81433.429.20n.a. 0.00n.a. 0.010.32.1Minority government. Wrong winner.
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194548Coalition19.31Liberal / Conservative coalitionn.a.n.a.n.a.3755.877.11037.620.801.40.00n.a. 0.015.22.1Coalition between PC and Liberals. I put the coalition in the Liberals column because this is what eventually became the Liberal Party of BC.
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194948Coalition20.29Liberal / Conservative coalitionn.a. n.a. n.a. 3961.481.3735.114.601.70.00n.a. 0.021.84.2Coalition between PC and Liberals. I put the coalition in the Liberals column in anticipation that this is what eventually became the Liberal Party of BC.
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195248SC11.78Socreds form government with 30.2% of the vote in a wrong winner election compared top the NDP49.78.3625.312.51834.337.51930.239.60n.a. 0.020.54.2Conservatives and Liberals run separately but introduce AV to keep the CCF from splitting the vote. But Social Credit did well, leading to a minority socred government with a wrong winner) (Socred vs. CCF). Liberals worst hit.
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195348SC14.06Socred false majority11.12.1423.48.31429.529.22845.558.30n.a. 0.010.52.1AV election. Strong Socred majority with 45.5% in final count, 37.8% in first count. So a more distorted result than we usually see under FPTP. Socreds bring back FPTP.
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195652SC25.10Highly inflated Socred false majority13.11.9221.83.81028.319.23945.875.00n.a. 0.001.00.0Back to FPTP. Liberals get only 2 seats despite decent showing. False majority for Social credit.
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196052SC19.25Socred false majority06.70.0420.97.71632.730.83238.861.50n.a. 0.000.90.0Strong false majority based on 38.8% for Social Credit
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196352SC19.36Socred false majority011.30.0520.09.61427.826.93340.863.50n.a. 0.000.10.0NDP replaces CCF. Note distorted result for Cons, which basically kills them off as a viable party
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196655SC12.53Socred false majority00.30.0620.210.91633.629.13345.660.00n.a. 0.000.30.0
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196955SC19.25Socred false majority00.10.0519.09.11233.921.83846.869.10n.a. 0.000.20.0
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197255NDP24.24Highly inflated NDP false majority212.73.6516.49.13839.669.11031.218.20n.a. 0.000.10.0Under Dave Barrett, NDP wins 69% of the seats with 39.6% of the vote
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197555SC11.92Socred false majority13.861.817.241.81839.232.73549.263.60n.a. 0.000.50.0
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197957SC5.69Socred false majority05.10.000.50.02646.045.63148.254.40n.a. 0.000.20.0
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198357SC9.61Socred false majority01.20.002.70.02244.938.63549.861.400.20.001.20.0
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198669SC16.05Socred false majority00.730.006.740.02242.631.94749.368.100.20.000.430.0
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199175NDP23.15Inflated NDP false majority000.01733.222.75140.7868.0724.19.300.90.001.020.0Vote spit give the Mike Harcourt's NDP a false majority
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199675NDP12.53Wrong winner NDP false majority00.10.03341.844.03939.552.000.40.002.00.0316.24.0Wrong winner in favour of NDP under Glen Clark. Other = 2 Reform with 9.1%; 1 Progressive Democrats with 5.7%
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200179LIB32.69First Liberal win in years yields a hugely disproportional result for the Liberals00.20.07757.697.5221.62.500.10.0012.40.028.12.5Crushing false majority by the Liberals. Other = 2 Reform. Unity and Marijuana get 6.5% in total but no seats
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200579LIB11.00Liberal false majority00.60.04645.858.23341.541.8000.009.20.012.91.3
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200985LIB10.31Liberal false majority02.10.04945.8257.63542.141.2000.008.20.011.81.2Conservatives 2.1%. Reform no longer a force.
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201385LIB11.38Liberal false majority04.80.04944.157.63439.740.0000.018.11.213.31.2
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201787NDP12.50NDP minority with Green support00.530.04340.3649.44140.2847.100.050.0316.843.401.940.0NDP and Greens defeated the Liberals in a Confidence Vote and ageed to cooperate under a Confidence and Supply Agreement
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