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The British Columbia general election of 1969 was the 29th general election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. It was held to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The election was called on July 21, 1969, and held on August 27, 1969. The new legislature met for the first time on January 22, 1970.

The conservative Social Credit Party of British Columbia was re-elected with a majority in the legislature to a seventh term in government. It won over 46% of the popular vote.

The opposition New Democratic Party of British Columbia won about one-third of the popular vote, roughly the same as in the previous election, but lost four of its 16 seats in the legislature.

The Liberal Party of British Columbia lost one of its six seats.

Results

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1966 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Social Credit W.A.C. Bennett 55 33 38 +15.2% 457,777 46.79% +1.20%
     New Democrats Tom Berger 55 16 12 -25.0% 331,813 33.92% +0.30%
     Liberal Patrick Lucey McGeer 55 6 5 -16.7% 186,235 19.03% -1.21%
     Progressive Conservative John DeWolf 1 - - - 1,087 0.11% -0.07%
     Independent 6 - - - 831 0.08% -0.15%
     Communist   4 - - - 482 0.05% -0.09%
     Social Conservative   1 * - * 131 0.01% *
Total 177 55 55 - 978,356 100%  
Source: Elections BC

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

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