33rd Parliament of British Columbia

The 33rd Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1983 to 1986. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in May 1983.[1] The Social Credit Party led by Bill Bennett formed the government. After Bennett retired in 1986, Bill Vander Zalm became Premier.[2] The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Dave Barrett formed the official opposition. After Barrett resigned his seat in 1984, Bob Skelly became party leader.[3]

Kenneth Walter Davidson served as speaker for the assembly.[4]

Members of the 33rd ParliamentEdit

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1983:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
  Robert Evans Skelly Alberni NDP
  Al Passarell Atlin NDP
  James J. (Jim) Hewitt Boundary-Similkameen Social Credit
  Rosemary Brown Burnaby-Edmonds NDP
  Eileen Dailly Burnaby North NDP
  Elwood Neal Veitch Burnaby-Willingdon Social Credit
  Alexander Vaughan Fraser Cariboo Social Credit
  William Samuel (Bill) Ritchie Central Fraser Valley Social Credit
  Harvey Schroeder Chilliwack Social Credit
  James Roland Chabot Columbia River Social Credit
  Karen Elizabeth Sanford Comox NDP
  Mark Willson Rose Coquitlam-Moody NDP
  Barbara Brookman Wallace Cowichan-Malahat NDP
  Kenneth Walter Davidson Delta Social Credit
  Forbes Charles Austin Pelton Dewdney Social Credit
  Frank Mitchell Esquimalt-Port Renfrew NDP
  Claude Harry Richmond Kamloops Social Credit
  Terence Patrick Segarty Kootenay Social Credit
  Robert Howard McClelland Langley Social Credit
  Don Lockstead Mackenzie NDP
  John Michael Parks Maillardville-Coquitlam Social Credit
  David Daniel Stupich Nanaimo NDP
  Lorne Nicolson Nelson-Creston NDP
  Dennis Geoffrey Cocke New Westminster NDP
  Colin Stuart Gabelmann North Island NDP
  Anthony Julius (Tony) Brummet North Peace River Social Credit
  Angus Creelman Ree North Vancouver-Capilano Social Credit
  John (Jack) Davis North Vancouver-Seymour Social Credit
  Brian Ray Douglas Smith Oak Bay-Gordon Head Social Credit
  Donald James Campbell Okanagan North Social Credit
  William Richards Bennett Okanagan South Social Credit
  Jack Joseph Kempf Omineca Social Credit
  John Herbert (Jack) Heinrich Prince George North Social Credit
  William Bruce Strachan Prince George South Social Credit
  Graham Lea Prince Rupert NDP
  James Arthur Nielsen Richmond Social Credit
  Christopher D'Arcy Rossland-Trail NDP
  Hugh Austin Curtis Saanich and the Islands Social Credit
  Michael C. Clifford Shuswap-Revelstoke Social Credit
  Frank Howard Skeena NDP
  Donald McGray Phillips South Peace River Social Credit
  Rita Margaret Johnston Surrey Social Credit
  William Earl (Bill) Reid
  Emery Oakland Barnes Vancouver Centre NDP
  Gary Lauk
  David Barrett Vancouver East NDP
  Alexander Barrett MacDonald
  Grace Mary McCarthy Vancouver-Little Mountain Social Credit
  Douglas Lyle Mowat
  Garde Basil Gardom Vancouver-Point Grey Social Credit
  Patrick Lucey McGeer
  Russell Gordon Fraser Vancouver South Social Credit
  Charles Stephen Rogers
  Robin Kyle Blencoe Victoria NDP
  Gordon William Hanson
  John Douglas Reynolds West Vancouver-Howe Sound Social Credit
  Thomas Manville Waterland Yale-Lillooet Social Credit


Party standingsEdit

Affiliation Members
Social Credit 35
  New Democratic Party 22
 Government Majority


By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[1]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Okanagan North Lyle MacWilliam New Democratic Party November 8, 1984 Death of D.J. Campbell June 10, 1984
Vancouver East Robert Arthur Williams New Democratic Party November 8, 1984 D. Barrett resigned June 1, 1984, to become a talk show host


Other changesEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Electoral History of British Columbia 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  2. ^ "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  3. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  4. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  5. ^ a b c d e http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/reference/checklist_of_mlas.pdf