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Vancouver East (provincial 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

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%
Socialist John Henry Burrough 53 0.13% unknown
     Conservative William Corran 3,079 7.52%
     Liberal Charles Albert Donovan 5,251 12.83%
     Conservative Thomas Irvine 2,835 6.93%
Social Credit League Claude Weamar Powell 208 0.51
Social Constructive John Price 682 1.67%
Social Constructive William Arthur Pritchard 464 1.13%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. James Lyle Telford 11,752 28.72%
Social Credit League Gordon Victor Towle 181 0.44%
     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
Labor–Progressive Viola May Bianco 1,038 1.36% unknown
Coalition Douglas Brown 16,909 22.23% unknown
Coalition John Dickinson Cornett 17,168 22.57% unknown
Union of Electors Sidney Lamont Gray 109 0.14% 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
% ±%
Christian Democratic Albert Peter Busch 1,387 3.13%
     Liberal Everett Crowley 6,574 14.85% 8,263 19.37% unknown
Labor–Progressive Stephen Endicott 917 2.07% - -.- %
     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
% ±%
Christian Democratic Lomer Arthur Louis Dion 1,318 2.94% 1,318 2.94%
     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
Social Credit League John Duncan Roberts 11,202 24.99% 11,202 24.99%
Labor–Progressive Maurice Rush 931 2.08% 931 2.08%
     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
% ±%
Social Credit Anthony Maximilian Arnold 13,225 32.81% 13,872 35.02%
Christian Democratic Albert Peter Busch 743 1.84%
     Liberal Everett Crowley 5,272 13.08% 5,796 14.63% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Irving Simpson Finkleman 747 1.86% - -.- % unknown
Labor–Progressive Nigel Morgan 842 2.09% - -.- %
     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
% ±%
Christian Democratic Lomer Arthur Louis Dion 351 0.87% 351 0.87%
     Liberal Phillip James Lipp 4,727 11.76% 4,727 11.76% unknown
Labor–Progressive Harvey Murphy 816 2.03% 816 2.03%
     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
Social Credit Stanley Earl Wilcox 12,910 32.12% 12,910 32.12%
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
Social Credit Evelyn Margaret Fingarson 17,821 21.11% unknown
     Liberal John Leslie McCabe 4,156 4.92% unknown
     Liberal Patrick Joseph O'Donohue 4,229 5.01% unknown
Social Credit Frederick Morton Sharp 18,640 22.08% 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
Social Credit Raymond McCarthy 16,379 16.46% unknown
Communist Nigel Morgan 718 0.72% unknown
Communist John Phillips 598 0.60% unknown
Social Credit Frederick Morton Sharp 16,622 16.71% 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
Social Credit James Morris Kennedy 17,031 19.51% unknown
     Liberal Lloyd Bruce Little 3,901 4.47% unknown unknown
New Democratic Alexander Barrett MacDonald 20,424 23.40% unknown
New Democratic Arthur James Turner 20,292 23.25% unknown
Social Credit Earl Vance 16,867 19.32% 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
Social Credit James Morris Kennedy 8,644 18.99% unknown
New Democratic Alexander Barrett MacDonald 12,502 27.46% unknown
Social Credit Allan Edward Morgan 8,593 18.88% unknown
     Liberal Harry Pedrini 1,583 3.48% unknown
Communist Homer John Stevens 377 8.28% unknown
New Democratic 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
Social Credit Arthur Berg Jacobson 9,997 19.66% unknown
New Democratic Alexander Barrett MacDonald 13,006 25.60% unknown
Social Credit Max Edward Meyer 9,905 19.49% unknown
Communist Nigel Morgan 203 0.40% unknown
     Liberal James Morrison 2,320 4.57% unknown
New Democratic 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
Social Credit A.G. David Brown 7,473 13.99% unknown
Communist Barry F. Dean 237 0.44% unknown
Social Credit Biren K. Jha 7,117 13.32% unknown
New Democratic 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 Democratic 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
Social Credit Ratomir (Roy) Babic 10,431 18.81%
     Liberal Norman Sidney Chamberlist 1,591 2.87%
Revolutionary Marxist Group Gary Eric Cristall 31 0.06%
New Democratic Alexander Barrett MacDonald 15,918 28.70%
Social Credit Nick Mandrusiak 10,267 18.51%
Communist Nigel Morgan 214 0.39%
Revolutionary Marxist Group Stephen Richard Penner 41 0.07%
     North American Labour Party Calvin Alphonso Segur 42 0.07%
     Liberal Florence Anne Simatos 1,387 2.50%
Communist Samuel G. Vint 144 0.26%
New Democratic Robert Arthur Williams 15,396 27.76%
Total valid votes 55,462
Total rejected ballots 582
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Dave Barrett 21,836 32.95% unknown
Social Credit Helen Demetra Boyce 10,857 16.38% 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 Democratic Alexander Barrett MacDonald 20,670 31.19% unknown
Social Credit Bernard Merle Smith 10,688 16.13% unknown
Total valid votes 66,270 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,032
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Dave Barrett 22,117 31.78% unknown unknown
New Democratic Alexander Barrett MacDonald 21,112 30.34% unknown
Social Credit William James McMartin 12,025 17.28% unknown
Communist Bert Ogden 316 0.46% unknown
Liberal Bruce W. Robinson 1,188 1.71% unknown
Social Credit Gordon Ralph Smith 11,741 16.87% 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
Social Credit John M. Bitonti 11,069 15.58% unknown
New Democratic 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%
Social Credit Peter Guy Westlake 10,907 15.35% unknown
New Democratic 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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