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A multimember district is an electoral district which returns more than one member to a representative assembly . The number of members returned from an electoral district is called the district magnitude. Multimember districts have district magnitudes greater than one.
British Columbia has a long history of using multimember districts for the legislative assembly . From the first election for the legislative assembly in 1871 until 1986, multimember districts were used to elect a substantial proportion of the members. Two, three, four, five and six member districts have been used, with multimember districts of three or more sometimes being used for the urban areas of Vancouver and Victoria.