32nd New Zealand Parliament

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Thirty-second Parliament of New Zealand
31st Parliament 33rd Parliament
Parliament House, Wellington, New Zealand (50).JPG
Term 21 January 1958 – 28 October 1960
Election New Zealand general election, 1957
Government Second Labour Government
House of Representatives
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Members 80
Speaker of the House Robert Macfarlane (New Zealand politician)
Prime Minister Walter Nash
Leader of the Opposition Keith Holyoake
Monarch HM Elizabeth II
Governor-General HE The Viscount Cobham

The 32nd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1957 general election on 30 November of that year.

1957 general election

The 1957 general election was held on Saturday, 30 November.[1] A total of 80 MPs were elected; 51 represented North Island electorates, 25 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was a gain of one electorate for the North Island from the South Island since the 1954 election.[2] 1,252,329 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 92.9%.[1]


The 32nd Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1958), and was prorogued on 28 October 1960.[3]

Session Opened Adjouned
first 21 January 1958 31 January 1958
second 10 June 1958 3 October 1958
third 24 June 1959 23 October 1959
fourth 22 June 1960 28 October 1960


The National Party under Sidney Holland had been in power since the 1949 election as the first National Government, and Holland remained in charge until he stepped down due to ill health in September 1957 some two months prior to the 1957 election. Holland was succeeded by Keith Holyoake, but the Labour Party narrowly defeated National at the 1957 election, and the government changed in mid-December of that year. Walter Nash formed the Nash Ministry, which was in power from 12 December 1957 until the defeat of the second Labour Government at the next election in 1960.[4]

Initial composition of the 32nd Parliament

The table below shows the results of the 1957 general election:


 Labour    National  

[v · t · e] Electorate results for the New Zealand general election, 1957. [5]
Electorate Incumbent Winner Majority Runner up
General electorates
Ashburton Richard Gerard 1,769 G Glassey
Auckland Central Bill Anderton 3,856 Miss A A Joyce
Avon John Mathison 6,100 W E Olds
Awarua George Herron Gordon Grieve 1,636 J. P. Wyatt[6]
Bay of Plenty Percy Allen 910 T G Stanton
Buller Jerry Skinner 2,677 N L Bensenmann
Christchurch Central Robert Macfarlane 4,071 Colin McLachlan
Clutha James Roy 1,490 T. A. Rodgers [nb 1]
Dunedin Central Philip Connolly 1,778 M W D Anderson
Dunedin North Ethel McMillan 3,408 G R Terry
Eden Duncan Rae 498 C. I. B. Watkins[8]
Egmont Ernest Corbett William Sheat 2,697 C R Parker
Fendalton Sidney Holland Jack Watts 824 L G G White[9]
Franklin Jack Massey Alfred E. Allen 4,241 C Mountford
Gisborne Reginald Keeling 1,182 A H MacPherson
Grey Lynn Fred Hackett 5,785 B Griffiths
Hamilton Hilda Ross 1,110 E A Watts
Hastings Edwin Keating 1,070 A H Sievewright
Hauraki Arthur Kinsella 1,161 B W Dynes
Hawkes Bay Cyril Harker 2,858 L T Fischer
Heretaunga Phil Holloway 5,117 Allan McCready
Hobson Sidney Smith 3,134 Colin Moyle
Hurunui William Gillespie 1,749 L Christie
Hutt Walter Nash 4,430 Lance Adams-Schneider
Invercargill Ralph Hanan 679 T F Doyle
Island Bay Arnold Nordmeyer 4,209 Saul Goldsmith[10]
Karori Jack Marshall 3,061 Keith Spry
Lyttelton Harry Lake Norman Kirk 567 Harry Lake
Manawatu Matthew Oram Blair Tennent 1,575 P Kelliher
Manukau Leon Götz 159 C D Stamp
Marlborough Tom Shand 1,782 Roy Evans
Marsden Donald McKay 2,088 M A Hosking
Miramar Bill Fox 2,077 Clevedon Costello
Mornington Walter Hudson 2,817 Walter MacDougall
Mt Albert Warren Freer 3,987 G G P Taylor
Napier Jim Edwards 2,413 R V Foster
Nelson Edgar Neale Stanley Whitehead 509 C W Martin
New Plymouth Ernest Aderman 657 Ron Barclay
North Shore Dean Eyre 462 P L Smith
Onehunga Hugh Watt 5,686 D. Watson
Onslow Henry May 2,675 Kevin O'Brien [11]
Otago Central John George 2,788 J H Rapson
Otahuhu James Deas 3,442 R O Haszard
Otaki James Maher 1,122 C G . Shamy
Pahiatua Keith Holyoake 4,020 W E Rose
Palmerston North Philip Skoglund 1,348 Bill Brown
Patea Roy Jack 902 Benjamin R. Winchcombe
Petone Michael Moohan 4,159 Dan Riddiford
Piako New electorate William Goosman 3,812 A L Walker
Ponsonby Ritchie Macdonald 6,592 G F Smith
Raglan Hallyburton Johnstone Douglas Carter 161 Alan Baxter
Rangitikei Norman Shelton 2,983 S M Roberton
Remuera Ronald Algie 4,766 R G Penney
Riccarton Mick Connelly 2,867 Mrs Deena V Sergel [12]
Rodney Jack Scott 3,112 G T Webber
Roskill John Rae Arthur Faulkner 2,117 John Rae
Rotorua Ray Boord 2,009 A M Linton
Selwyn John McAlpine 1,731 S S M Cook
St Albans Jack Watts Neville Pickering 501 Eric Philip Wills [13]
St Kilda Jim Barnes William Fraser 791 Jim Barnes
Stratford Thomas Murray 3,172 J M Deegan
Sydenham Mabel Howard 6,450 O G Moody
Tamaki John Rae Bob Tizard 589 Eric Halstead
Tauranga George Walsh 3,342 O P Liddell
Timaru Clyde Carr 2,954 Alfred James Davey
Waikato Geoffrey Sim 2,013 A J Ingram
Waipa William Goosman Hallyburton Johnstone 1,813 A C Tucker
Wairarapa Bertie Cooksley 1,058 Bob Wilkie[14]
Waitakere Rex Mason 3,682 L G Bradley
Waitaki New electorate Thomas Hayman 1,618 A G Braddock
Waitemata Norman King 2,191 Robert Muldoon
Waitomo David Seath 2,474 V C Haines
Wallace Tom Macdonald Brian Talboys 4,319 J S Reid
Wanganui Joseph Cotterill 1,419 Mrs A K MacLean
Wellington Central Frank Kitts 1,685 Max Wall
Westland James Kent 4,745 F F Boustridge
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Tiaki Omana 4,197 W. Maxwell
Northern Maori Tapihana Paikea 4,310 T J Davis
Southern Maori Eruera Tirikatene 4,383 T Stratton
Western Maori Iriaka Matiu Ratana 5,553 Pei Te Hurinui Jones

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ The previous Labour candidate, R S Waters, died the day before the general election, so the election in Clutha was postponed to 18 January 1958[7]

By-elections during 32nd Parliament

There was one by-election during the term of the 32nd Parliament.

Electorate and by-election Date Incumbent Cause Winner
Hamilton 1959 2 May Hilda Ross Death Lance Adams-Schneider


  1. ^ a b "General elections 1853–2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 173.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 142.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 86–88.
  5. ^ Norton 1988, pp. ?.
  6. ^ Norton 1988, p. 197.
  7. ^ Norton 1988, p. 209.
  8. ^ Norton 1988, p. 220.
  9. ^ Norton 1988, p. 224.
  10. ^ Gustafson 1986, pp. 364f.
  11. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 381.
  12. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 386.
  13. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 390.
  14. ^ Espiner, Guyon (3 March 2012). "Profile: Labour deputy Grant Robertson". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 


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  • Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946-1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8. 
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