27th Parliament of British Columbia

The 27th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1964 to 1966. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in September 1963.[1] The Social Credit Party led by W. A. C. Bennett formed the government.[2] The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Robert Strachan formed the official opposition.[3]

William Harvey Murray served as speaker for the assembly.[4]

Members of the 27th General Assembly

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1963:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
  Stanley John Squire Alberni NDP
  Frank Arthur Calder Atlin NDP
  Gordon Dowding Burnaby NDP
  Charles Willoughby MacSorley Social Credit
  William Collins Speare Cariboo Social Credit
  William Kenneth Kiernan Chilliwack Social Credit
  James Roland Chabot Columbia Social Credit
  Daniel Robert John Campbell Comox Social Credit
  Robert Martin Strachan Cowichan-Newcastle NDP
  Leo Thomas Nimsick Cranbrook NDP
  Ernest A. LeCours Delta Social Credit
  Hunter Bertram Vogel
  David Barrett Dewdney NDP
  Herbert Joseph Bruch Esquimalt Social Credit
  Henry Cartmell (Harry) McKay Fernie Liberal
  Ray Gillis Williston Fort George Social Credit
  Lois Mabel Haggen Grand Forks-Greenwood NDP
  Philip Arthur Gaglardi Kamloops Social Credit
  Randolph Harding Kaslo-Slocan NDP
  Donald Frederick Robinson Lillooet Social Credit
  Anthony John Gargrave Mackenzie NDP
  David Daniel Stupich Nanaimo and the Islands NDP
  Wesley Drewett Black Nelson-Creston Social Credit
  John McRae (Rae) Eddie New Westminster NDP
  George William McLeod North Okanagan Social Credit
  Jacob Francis Huhn North Peace River Social Credit
  James Gordon Gibson North Vancouver Liberal
  Raymond Joseph Perrault
  Alan Brock MacFarlane Oak Bay Liberal
  Cyril Morley Shelford Omineca Social Credit
  William Harvey Murray Prince Rupert Social Credit
  Arvid Lundell Revelstoke Social Credit
  Donald Leslie Brothers Rossland-Trail Social Credit
  John Douglas Tidball Tisdalle Saanich Social Credit
  Willis Franklin Jefcoat Salmon Arm Social Credit
  Francis Xavier Richter Similkameen Social Credit
  Dudley George Little Skeena Social Credit
  William Andrew Cecil Bennett South Okanagan Social Credit
  Stanley Carnell South Peace River Social Credit
  Eric Charles Fitzgerald Martin Vancouver-Burrard Social Credit
  Bert Price
  Alexander Small Matthew Vancouver Centre Social Credit
  Leslie Raymond Peterson
  Alexander Barrett MacDonald Vancouver East NDP
  Arthur James Turner
  Robert William Bonner Vancouver-Point Grey Social Credit
  Ralph Raymond Loffmark
  Patrick Lucey McGeer Liberal
  William Neelands Chant Victoria City Social Credit
  Waldo McTavish Skillings
  John Donald Smith
  William Leonard Hartley Yale NDP


    Party standings

    Affiliation Members
    Social Credit 33
    New Democratic 14
    Liberal 5
     Government Majority



    Other changes


    1. "Electoral History of British Columbia 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
    2. "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
    3. "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
    4. "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
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