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David D. "Dave" Barrett


Dave Barrett - 1989
1989 Leadership Campaign

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1930.10.02 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

OCCUPATION: Civil Servant, Social Worker, Broadcaster.

POLITICAL PARTY:
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation/New Party (CCF): 1960-61
New Democratic Party (NDP): 1961-93.

HOUSE OF COMMONS:
1993.10.25 - Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, British Columbia - Defeated.
1988.11.21 - Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, British Columbia - Elected.

PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA:
15 September 1972 - 22 December 1975.

BRITISH COLUMBIA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA):
Resigned - May 1984.
1983.05.05 - Vancouver-East - Re-Elected.
1979.05.10 - Vancouver-East - Re-Elected.
1976.06 (By) - Vancouver-East - Elected.
1975.12.11 - Coquitlam - Defeated.
1972.08.30 - Coquitlam - Re-Elected.
1969.08.27 - Coquitlam - Re-Elected.
1966.09.12 - Coquitlam - Re-Elected.
1963.09.30 - Dewdney - Re-Elected.
1960.09.12 - Dewdney - Elected.

Leader of the Official Opposition: December 1975 - May 1984.

PARTY LEADERSHIP:
Candidate for Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, December 1989. First ballot: 2nd place (out of seven candidates) with 566 votes - 23.6%. Second ballot: 2nd place (out of four candidates) with 780 votes (32.3%). Third ballot: 2nd place with 947 votes (39.3%). Fourth ballot: Defeated by Audrey McLaughlin by a vote of 1316 (55%) to 1072 (45%).

Leader, British Columbia New Democratic Party, November 1969 - May 1984. In the 1972 elections, the NDP won 38 seats (gain of 26 seats) and majority governing status. In the 1975 elections, the NDP won 18 seats (loss of 20 seats) and was reduced to Official Opposition status. In the 1979 elections, the NDP won 26 seats (gain of 8 seats) and retained the Official Opposition status. In the 1983 elections, the NDP won 22 seats (loss of 4 seats) and retained Official Opposition status.

Candidate for Leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, November 1969. Elected BCNDP Leader in November 1969 without opposition.

Interim Leader, British Columbia New Democratic Party, September-November, 1969.

Candidate for Leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, April 1969. First ballot: 2nd place (out of four candidates) with 249 votes (32%). Second ballot: lost to Tom Berger by a vote of 411 (52%) to 375 (48%).

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