In that election he defeated incumbent Robert Gardiner and two other candidates in a landslide victory. Quelch stood for re-election for a second term in office in the 1940 Canadian federal election. He just barely retained his seat winning by a plurality of 27 votes, one of the closest contests in that election defeating Liberal candidate Arthur Day, whom he had previously faced in 1935.
Quelch was re-elected to his 3rd term in the 1945 Canadian federal election by a much more comfortable margin, and was re-elected to a 4th term in the 1949 Canadian federal election.
In 1950 Quelch was appointed by Liberal Prime Minister Louis Saint Laurent to serve as one of six members from all parties as a Parliamentary adviser to the Canadian staff to the United Nations Assembly. He was re-elected to his 5th term in office in the 1953 Canadian federal election.
In that election he once again faced and defeated Liberal candidate Arthur Day for the 3rd time in another close election. Over his 23 years of service in the Canadian House of Commons he served as critic for finance, agriculture and fisheries.
Quelch died of pneumonia in September 1975, but an oversight occurred and no tribute was paid to him as was custom with deceased former members from the Canadian House of Commons.
Victor Quelch"s great-granddaughter was working for Mr. Chatters at the time and she wrote the tribute read by Mr.