May 02

BC’s History of False Majorities

 

Nearly every BC election has resulted in a majority government and nearly every one has been based on less than a majority of the vote.  This chart shows the history of false majorities in BC going back to 1952 when W.A.C. Bennett was first elected.  Only one election since then was not a false majority, and that was 2001 when the Liberals won 58% of the vote – which notably resulted in 97% of the seats.

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