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British Columbia general election, 1945
Although the Coalition won fewer votes than the Liberal and Conservative parties won in total in the previous election, the Coalition still won over half of the votes, and was able to form a majority government.
|Party||Party Leader||# of candidates||Seats||Popular Vote|
|Liberal||Coalition (1)||Byron Ingemar Johnson||47||33||37||+12.1%||261,147||55.83||-8.02%|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Harold Winch||48||14||10||-28.6%||175,960||37.62%||+4.26%|
|Social Credit (alliance)(4)||16||n.a.||0||n.a.||6,627||1.42%||n.a.|
|Ind. Progressive Conservative (3)||2||n.a.||0||n.a.||748||0.16%||n.a.|
|Sources: Elections BC|
(1) Compared to Liberal + Conservative total from previous election
(2) Thomas Dufferin Pattullo (Prince Rupert), former premier and Liberal Party leader, ran as an Independent, and is included as such.
(3) Includes L.H. MacQueen (Saanich), classified as an Independent PC since the Progressive Conservative Party, formerly the Conservative Party, was officially running as part of the Coalition and did not consider MacQueen as a legitimate party candidate.
(4) Various groups joined forces under the Social Credit name to contest the election.
n.a. - not applicable: party not recognized at the previous election
|List of British Columbia elections||
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