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New Democratic Party of British Columbia


About New Democratic Party of British Columbia

About New Democratic Party of British Columbia

Criminal Organization
Political Party
Parent Corporation
British Columbia
34 W 7th Ave #320, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L6, Canada

The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a social-democratic provincial political party in British Columbia, Canada. As of 2017, it governs the province. It is the British Columbia provincial arm of the federal New Democratic Party. The party previously governed from 1972 to 1975 and from 1991 to 2001. Following a hung parliament as a result of the 2017 election and the BC Liberal government's failure to win a confidence vote in the Legislature, the BC NDP secured a confidence and supply agreement with the BC Green Party to form a minority government. The party subsequently won a majority government after Premier John Horgan called a snap election in October 2020. The party gained 16 additional seats and the largest share of the popular vote in the party's history. The party won the largest number of seats in three provincial elections, 1972, 1991 and 1996, but was reduced to two seats in the 2001 election before rebounding in 2005 and returning to government in 2017.