10th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 10th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1903 to 1906. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in October 1903.[1] This election was the first in British Columbia to be contested by competing political parties. The British Columbia Conservative Party led by Richard McBride, having won the majority of seats, formed the government.[2]

Charles Edward Pooley served as speaker.[3]

Members of the 10th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1903.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     William Wallace Burns McInnes Alberni Liberal
     Henry Esson Young Atlin Conservative
     Harry Jones Cariboo Liberal
     James Murphy
     Charles William Munro Chilliwhack Liberal
     Wilmer Cleveland Wells Columbia Liberal
     Robert Grant Comox Conservative
     John Newell Evans Cowichan Liberal
     James Horace King Cranbrook Liberal
     John Oliver Delta Liberal
     Richard McBride Dewdney Conservative
     Charles Edward Pooley Esquimalt Conservative
     William Roderick Ross Fernie Conservative
     George Arthur Fraser Grand Forks Conservative
     John Robert Brown Greenwood Liberal
     Thomas Wilson Paterson The Islands Liberal
     Frederick John Fulton Kamloops Conservative
     Robert Francis Green Kaslo Conservative
     Archibald McDonald Lillooet Conservative
  James Hurst Hawthornthwaite Nanaimo City Socialist
     John Houston Nelson City Conservative
  Parker Williams Newcastle Socialist
     Thomas Gifford New Westminster City Conservative
     Price Ellison Okanagan Conservative
     Thomas Taylor Revelstoke Conservative
     Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton Richmond Conservative
     James Alexander MacDonald Rossland City Liberal
     Henry Ernest Tanner Saanich Liberal
     Lytton Wilmot Shatford Similkameen Conservative
     Charles William Digby Clifford Skeena Conservative
     William Davidson Slocan Labour[nb 1]
     William John Bowser Vancouver City Conservative
     James Ford Garden
     Alexander Henry Boswell MacGowan
     Robert Garnett Tatlow
     Charles Wilson
     William George Cameron Victoria City Liberal
     Richard Low Drury
     Richard Hall
     James Dugald McNiven
     Stuart Alexander Henderson Yale Liberal
     Harry Wright Ymir Conservative


  1. ^ Not a provincial party. The riding had its own local autonomous Labour party.

Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Conservative Party 22
     Liberal Party 17
Socialist 2
     Labour 1
 Government Majority


By-elections were held for the following members appointed to the provincial cabinet, as was required at the time:[1]

By-elections were held to replace members for various other reasons:[1]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Lillooet Archibald McDonald Conservative August 16, 1904 election of A. McDonald declared null and void by act of legislature
Alberni William Manson Conservative August 16, 1904 W.W.B. McInnes named commissioner of the Yukon May 20, 1905



  1. ^ a b c d "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  3. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  4. ^ Gosnell, R. Edward (1906). A history of British Columbia. p. 315. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  5. ^ "Fulton, Frederick John". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2011-08-29.