12th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 12th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1910 to 1912. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in November 1909.[1] The British Columbia Conservative Party led by Richard McBride formed the government.[2]

David McEwen Eberts served as speaker.[3]

Members of the 12th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1909.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     Harlan Carey Brewster Alberni Liberal
     Henry Esson Young Atlin Conservative
     Michael Callanan Cariboo Conservative
     John Anderson Fraser
     Samuel Arthur Cawley Chilliwhack Conservative
     Henry George Parson Columbia Conservative
     Michael Manson Comox Conservative
     William Henry Hayward Cowichan Conservative
     Thomas Donald Caven Cranbrook Conservative
     Francis James Anderson MacKenzie Delta Conservative
     William J. Manson Dewdney Conservative
     John Jardine Esquimalt Liberal
     William Roderick Ross Fernie Conservative
     Ernest Miller Grand Forks Conservative
     John Robert Jackson Greenwood Conservative
     Albert Edward McPhillips The Islands Conservative
     James Pearson Shaw Kamloops Conservative
     Neil Franklin MacKay Kaslo Conservative
     Archibald McDonald Lillooet Conservative
  James Hurst Hawthornthwaite Nanaimo City Socialist
     Harry Wright 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
     William Robert Braden Rossland City Conservative
     David McEwen Eberts Saanich Conservative
     Lytton Wilmot Shatford Similkameen Conservative
     William Manson Skeena Conservative
     William Hunter Slocan Conservative
     William John Bowser Vancouver City Conservative
     Alexander Henry Boswell MacGowan
     George Albert McGuire
     Charles Edward Tisdall
     Henry Holgate Watson
     Henry Frederick William Behnsen Victoria City Conservative
     Frederick Davey
     Richard McBride[nb 1]
     Henry Broughton Thomson
     Richard McBride[nb 1] Yale Conservative
     James Hargrave Schofield Ymir Conservative


  1. ^ a b Elected in both Yale and Victoria; choosing to sit for Victoria

Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Conservative Party 38
     Liberal Party 2
Socialist 2
 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
Yale Alexander Lucas Conservative December 12, 1910[nb 1] R. McBride resigned seat; elected in both Victoria City and Yale


  1. ^ Acclaimed

Other changes[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "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. ^ "Executive Council Appointments 1871 - 1986" (PDF). Legislature of British Columbia. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  5. ^ "Members of the Legislature of British Columbia" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2012-04-22.