Subseries - 1986 provincial election records

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1986 provincial election records

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  • 1982 - 1987; predominantly 1986 (Creation)

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Approximately 0.365 linear metres of textual records and other materials.

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British Columbia’s 34th General Election took place on October 22nd, 1986. Prior to the election, the BC New Democratic Party held 22 seats in the Legislature; under the leadership of Bob Skelly, the Party fielded a full 69 candidates for the 1986 general election, emerging yet again with 22 seats, and approximately 42.6% of the popular vote. The incumbent Social Credit party, now under the leadership of Bill Vander Zalm, took the remaining 47 seats and returned to power. The next general election in British Columbia was not held until 1991.

Records in this subseries include candidate biographical statements and photographs, campaign literature and public communications, correspondence, drafts, memos, media and campaign strategy documents, committee reports and minutes, and other related materials. These records appear to have been predominantly created by Gerry Scott, Provincial secretary, or in some cases, Soren Bech, Director of Communications.

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Access to file 394-01 ("Provincial election organizers - 1986") is restricted until 2112, due to the presence of personally identifying information.

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Files 472-03 and 472-04, in the "Records of the Director of Administration" series, contains administrative records related to the 1986 election budget.

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Includes 33 photographs (BC2151-532/550; BC2151-677/687; BC2151-792), 80 photographic contact sheets (BC2151-551/552; BC2151-599/676), and 150 negatives (BC2151-553/598; BC2151-688/791)

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External sources for the scope and content note:

Elections BC, "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986," accessed January 11, 2012 at

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