Vancouver East (electoral district)

This page is for the defunct British Columbia provincial electoral district. For the federal electoral district of the same name please see Vancouver East.

Vancouver East was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It first appeared on the hustings in the general election of 1933. It and the other new Vancouver ridings in this year, Vancouver-Burrard, Vancouver-Point Grey and Vancouver Centre, were all created from the old Vancouver City riding, which was a six-member seat. Vancouver East was a two member seat.

For a full listing of Vancouver ridings, historical and current, please see Vancouver (electoral districts).

Demographics

Population, 2001 55,510
Population Change, 1931–2001 8.2%
Area (km²) 23.77
Pop. Density 2,335

Geography

History

Member of Legislative Assembly

Notable MLAs in Riding History

Notable MLAs

Electoral history 1933-1986

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.

19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Margaret Russell Barclay 5,063 12.37%

     Conservative William Corran 3,079 7.52%
     Liberal Charles Albert Donovan 5,251 12.83%
     Conservative Thomas Irvine 2,835 6.93%

     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. James Lyle Telford 11,752 28.72%

     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Harold Edward Winch 11,350 27.74%
Total valid votes 40,918 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 362

22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Labour Progressive Party Viola May Bianco 1,038 1.36% unknown

     Social Credit Thomas McGibbon 625 0.82% unknown
     Social Credit Audrey Anne Neale 395 0.52% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur James Turner 19,284 25.35% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Edward Winch 20,531 27.00% unknown
Total valid votes 76,059 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 523
Turnout %

For the elimination-ballot elections of 1952 and 1953 the riding's voters were presented with two ballots, one for each seat, with two separate candidate-races:

23rd British Columbia election, 1952 - Vancouver East Ballot A 3
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Liberal Everett Crowley 6,574 14.85% 8,263 19.37% unknown
     Labour Progressive Party Stephen Endicott 917 2.07% - -.- % unknown
     BC Social Credit League Ira Nathan Molson 11,536 26.06% 12,433 29.15% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Emma Loring Tinsman 2,850 6.44% - -.- % unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur James Turner 21,006 47.45% 21,960 51.48% unknown
Total valid votes 44,270 100.00% 42,656 %
Total rejected ballots 2,701
Turnout %
3 Preferential ballot; first and final of four (4) counts only shown.
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 - Vancouver East Ballot B 4
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Progressive Conservative Irving Simpson Finkleman 3,045 6.79% 3,045 6.79% unknown
     Liberal Frank George Perrin Lewis 5,286 11.79% 5,286 11.79% unknown

     Labour Progressive Party Maurice Rush 931 2.08% 931 2.08% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Harold Edward Winch 23,051 51.42% 23,051 51.42% unknown
Total valid votes 44,833 100.00% 44,833 %
Total rejected ballots 2,338
Turnout %
4 Preferential ballot; one count only required on this ballot.
24th British Columbia election, 1953 Vancouver East Ballot A 5
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Liberal Everett Crowley 5,272 13.08% 5,796 14.63% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Irving Simpson Finkleman 747 1.86% - -.- % unknown
     Labour Progressive Party Nigel Morgan 842 2.09% - -.- % unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur James Turner 19,475 48.32% 19,942 50.35% unknown
Total valid votes 40,304 100.00% 39,610 %
Total rejected ballots 2,592
Total Registered Voters
Turnout %
5 Preferential ballot; first and final of four (4) counts only shown.
24th British Columbia election, 1953 Vancouver East Ballot B 6
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Liberal Phillip James Lipp 4,727 11.76% 4,727 11.76% unknown
     Labour Progressive Party Harvey Murphy 816 2.03% 816 2.03% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Stanley Alexander Roberts 803 2.00% 803 2.00% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arnold Alexander Webster 20,583 51.22% 20,583 51.22% unknown

Total valid votes 40,190 100.00% 40,190 %
Total rejected ballots 2,681
Total Registered Voters
Turnout %
6 Preferential ballot; only one count required on this ballot.
25th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Lorne C. Aggett 720 0.85% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Sidney Lewis Beyer 541 0.64% unknown

     Liberal John Leslie McCabe 4,156 4.92% unknown
     Liberal Patrick Joseph O'Donohue 4,229 5.01% unknown

     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Harold Edward Thayer 18,541 21.96% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur James Turner 19,774 23.42% unknown
Total valid votes 84,422 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 76
Turnout %
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Harold (Harry) Appleton 5,906 5.92% unknown
     Liberal Joseph Charles Bryant 5,828 5.86% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Madeline Barbara Dent 999 1.01% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Norman Gareth Dent 1,080 1.09% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Alexander Barrett MacDonald 25,610 25.74% unknown

     Communist Nigel Morgan 718 0.72% unknown
     Communist John Phillips 598 0.60% unknown

     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur James Turner 25,580 25.71% unknown
Total valid votes 99,479 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 761
Turnout %
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Gladys Chong 2,308 2.64% unknown
     Progressive Conservative William Dronsfield 2,260 2.59% unknown
     Independent Albert Dunn 215 0.25% unknown
     Liberal John Joseph Fedyk 3,996 4.58% unknown

     Liberal Lloyd Bruce Little 3,901 4.47% unknown unknown
     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 20,424 23.40% unknown
     New Democrat Arthur James Turner 20,292 23.25% unknown

Total valid votes 87,294 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 644
Turnout %
28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal John Joseph Fedyk 1,637 3.60% unknown

     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 12,502 27.46% unknown

     Liberal Harry Pedrini 1,583 3.48% unknown
     Communist Homer John Stevens 377 8.28% unknown
     New Democrat Robert Arthur Williams 12,185 26.77% unknown
Total valid votes 45,521 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 404
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Communist Ernest Francis Crist 159 0.31% unknown
     Liberal Mary Gertrude Gibson 2,398 4.72% unknown
     Independent Lionel Vincent Hodgson 54 0.11% unknown

     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 13,006 25.60% unknown

     Communist Nigel Morgan 203 0.40% unknown
     Liberal James Morrison 2,320 4.57% unknown
     New Democrat Robert Arthur Williams 12,768 25.13% unknown
Total valid votes 50,810 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 338
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Communist Barry F. Dean 237 0.44% unknown

     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 16,946 31.72% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Donald McIntyre 2,453 4.59% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Paul John Mitchell 2,299 4.30% unknown
     Communist Nigel Morgan 250 0.47% unknown
     New Democrat Robert Arthur Williams 16,647 31.16% unknown
Total valid votes 53,422 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 515
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Norman Sidney Chamberlist 1,591 2.87% unknown
     Revolutionary Marxist Group Gary Eric Cristall 31 0.06% unknown
     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 15,918 28.70% unknown

     Communist Nigel Morgan 214 0.39% unknown
     Revolutionary Marxist Group Stephen Richard Penner 41 0.07% unknown
     North American Labour Party Calvin Alphonso Segur 42 0.07% unknown
     Liberal Florence Anne Simatos 1,387 2.50% unknown
     Communist Samuel G. Vint 144 0.26% unknown
     New Democrat Robert Arthur Williams 15,396 27.76% unknown
Total valid votes 55,462 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 582
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Dave Barrett 21,836 32.95% unknown

     North American Labour Party Andre Doucet 152 0.23% unknown
     Progressive Conservative William Arthur Honour 1,068 1.61% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Shirley Joann Keinanen 999 1.51% unknown
     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 20,670 31.19% unknown

Total valid votes 66,270 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,032
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Dave Barrett 22,117 31.78% unknown unknown
     New Democrat Alexander Barrett MacDonald 21,112 30.34% unknown

     Communist Bert Ogden 316 0.46% unknown
     Liberal Bruce W. Robinson 1,188 1.71% unknown

     Liberal Angela E. Thiele 1,087 1.56% unknown
Total valid votes 69,586 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,046
Turnout %
34th British Columbia election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Val J. Anderson 3,348 4.71% unknown

     New Democrat Glen David Clark 20,951 29.49% unknown
     Liberal Anita M. Morris 2,804 3.95% unknown
     Communist Maurice Rush 324 0.45% unknown
     People's Front Joseph Theriault 94 0.13% unknown

     New Democrat Robert Arthur Williams 21,555 30.34% unknown
Total valid votes 71,052 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,718
Turnout %

A redistribution before the 1991 election dramatically changed Vancouver's long-standing electoral map by the abandonment of the century-old tradition of multiple member districts. Vancouver East was abolished. Its principal successor ridings were Vancouver-Kensington, Vancouver-Hastings and Vancouver-Kingsway. Portions of Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Vancouver-Burrard, formerly part of Vancouver Centre may also have been added.

External links

  • Elections BC Historical Returns
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