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British Columbia New Democratic Party Leadership Conventions
(Note that this list is not yet complete.)
On July 5, 1936, CCF parliamentary leader Robert Connell survived a leadership challenge, 138 votes to 76. It was also determined, at this meeting, that the party's future leadership would be decided by delegated conventions.
NDP Leadership Challenge, 1967
- STRACHAN, Robert 278
- BERGER, Tom 177
NDP Leadership Convention, 1969
Berger stepped down as party leader after the NDP lost the provincial election of 1969 . Barrett was subsequently chosen as interim party leader.
NDP Leadership Convention, 1970
- BARRETT, Dave accl.
NDP Leadership Convention, 1984
- SKELLY, Bob 606
- VICKERS, David 452
(Also on the ballot were Bill King , David Stupich , Graham Lea and Margaret Birrell .)
NDP Leadership Convention, 1987
- HARCOURT, Michael accl.
NDP Leadership Convention, 1996
NDP Leadership Convention, 2000
(Gordon Wilson had been a candidate but withdrew an hour before voting began and endorsed Corky Evans . Labour activist Len Werden had withdrawn the day before the convention. Joy MacPhail had also been a candidate but she dropped out on January 8 2000 and threw her support to Ujjal Dosanjh . MacPhail became interim leader after Dosanjh lost his seat in the 2001 provincial election and resigned. On June 4 2003 she announced her intention to resign as interim leader.)
NDP Leadership Convention, 2003
- JAMES, Carole 325
- JENSEN, Nils 169
- KROG, Leonard 150
- ORCHERTON, Steve 87
- NAJARI, Mehdi 32
- DIMITROV, Peter 12
- JAMES, Carole 395
- KROG, Leonard 219
- JENSEN, Nils 162
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