William Henry Hayward

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William Henry Hayward
MLA for Esquimalt
In office
MLA for Cowichan
In office
Personal details
Born (1867-10-23)23 October 1867
Dover, Kent, England
Died 7 February 1932(1932-02-07) (aged 64)
London, England
Political party British Columbia New Democratic Party

William Henry Hayward (23 October 1867 – 7 February 1932) was an English-born farmer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Esquimalt from 1900 to 1903 and Cowichan from 1907 to 1918 as a Conservative in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

He was born in Dover, Kent[1] and was educated at the Sutton Vale school and at Dover College. From 1887 to 1893, he was involved in tobacco planting in Virginia. Hayward was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1898. He was president of the Central Dairy Institute, a director of the Dairymen's Association of British Columbia and secretary-treasurer for the BC Fruit Growers Association.[1] On several occasions, Hayward proposed amendments to the province's Land Act to bar non-Caucasians from acquiring Crown lands in the province.[2] In 1916, he ran for reelection as an Independent candidate, although he was endorsed by the Conservatives. He resigned his seat in November 1918 "due to official military duties in Ottawa".[3] He died at London in 1932.[4]