BC United

political party

The BC United (BCU) is a provincial political party in British Columbia, Canada. It is a conservative, neoliberal party and is considered to be centre-right. Kevin Falcon has been the leader of the party since 2022.[2]

BC United
Active provincial party
LeaderKevin Falcon
PresidentJohn Yap
Founded1903; 121 years ago (1903)
Preceded byBritish Columbia Liberal Party (1903 — 2023)
Headquarters28131 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T7
Youth wingBC United Youth
Membership (2022)Increase 45,000[1]
Political positionCentre-right
ColoursAqua, pink
Seats in Legislature
26 / 87

The party was started as the British Columbia Liberal Party in 1903 with the first leader being James Alexander MacDonald.[3]

On April 12, 2023, the party officially changed its name to BC United. This came after the party had seen a large amount of people not want to vote for them and them being taken over by the BC Conservatives as the second most popular party in BC.[4][5]

They also won a majority government eight times, in 1916, 1920, 1933, 1937, 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013.

References change

  1. "B.C. Liberal Party set to become B.C. United after members vote to change party name". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved March 29, 2024.
  2. "Former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon wins B.C. Liberal leadership race on 5th ballot". CBC News. Retrieved March 29, 2024.
  3. "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 20, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2024.
  4. "B.C. Liberal Party to officially become B.C. United today". CBC News. Retrieved March 29, 2024.
  5. "BC Conservatives pull past BC United in latest poll; premier cautions voters". CityNews Vancouver. Retrieved March 29, 2024.

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