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British Columbia general election, 1983
The 33rd provincial election for the province of British Columbia, Canada was called on April 7, 1983. The election was held on May 5, 1983. The new legislature that resulted from this election met for the first time on June 23, 1983.
The governing Social Credit Party of British Columbia was re-elected with a majority government, defeating the opposition New Democratic Party of British Columbia. The “Socreds” increased both their share of the popular vote almost half of all votes) and their number of seats in the legislature. No other parties other than the Socreds and the NDP won seats in the legislature.
|Party||Party Leader||# of candidates||Seats||Popular Vote|
|Social Credit||Bill Bennett||57||31||35||+12.9%||820,807||49.76%||+1.53%|
|New Democratic||Dave Barrett||57||26||22||-15.4%||741,354||44.94%||-1.05%|
|Progressive Conservative|| ||12||0||0||-||19,131||1.16%||-3.90%|
|Western Canada Concept||Doug Christie||18||0||-||14,185||0.86%||-|
|Western National|| ||2||0||-||474||0.03%||-|
|Sources: Elections BC|
|List of British Columbia elections||
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