34th New Zealand Parliament

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Thirty-fourth Parliament of New Zealand
33rd Parliament 35th Parliament
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Overview
Term 10 June 1964 – 29 October 1966
Election New Zealand general election, 1963
Government Second National Government
House of Representatives
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Members 80
Speaker of the House Ronald Algie
Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
Leader of the Opposition Norman Kirk
––Arnold Nordmeyer until 16 December 1965
Sovereign
Monarch HM Elizabeth II
Governor-General HE Brigadier Sir Bernard Edward Fergusson

The 34th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1963 general election on 30 November of that year.

1963 general election

The 1963 general election was held on Saturday, 30 November.[1] A total of 80 MPs were elected; 52 represented North Island electorates, 24 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 1960 election.[2] 1,345,836 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 89.6%.[1]

Sessions

The 34th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 21 October 1966.[3]

Session Opened Adjouned
first 10 June 1964 4 December 1964
second 27 May 1965 1 November 1965
third 26 May 1966 21 October 1966

Ministries

The National Party had come to power at the 1960 election, and Keith Holyoake had formed the second Holyoake Ministry on 12 December 1960, which stayed in power until Holyoake stepped down in early 1972. The second National Government remained in place until its defeat at the 1972 election towards the end of that year.[4]

Initial composition of the 34th Parliament

The table below shows the results of the 1963 general election:

Key

 National    Labour    Social Credit  

Electorate results for the New Zealand general election, 1963[5]
Electorate Incumbent Winner Majority Runner up
General electorates
Ashburton Richard Gerard 3,419 G Glassey
Auckland Central Norman Douglas 3,227 Walter Stevens
Avon John Mathison 5,117 S L Dodwell
Awarua Gordon Grieve 3,373 L N Valentine
Bay of Plenty Percy Allen 3,025 P E Riden
Buller Bill Rowling 1,671 Ernie King
Christchurch Central Robert Macfarlane 1,915 D J Patchett
Clutha Peter Gordon 3,595 Les McKay
Dunedin Central Philip Connolly Brian MacDonell 1,170 G R Thorn[6]
Dunedin North Ethel McMillan 2,524 E Whittleston
Eden John Rae 3,335 F B Knipe
Egmont William Sheat 3,047 John Seddon
Fendalton Harry Lake 2,740 Bruce Barclay
Franklin Alfred E. Allen 5,848 R Waishing
Gisborne Esme Tombleson 902 Bob MacDonald[7]
Grey Lynn Reginald Keeling Ritchie Macdonald 5,240 Jolyon Firth
Hamilton Lance Adams-Schneider 2,642 J M Cairns
Hastings Duncan MacIntyre 1,944 Edwin Keating
Hauraki Arthur Kinsella 2,873 G L Broad
Hawkes Bay Cyril Harker Richard Harrison 3,518 J G Woolf [8]
Heretaunga Ron Bailey 2,135 R O Kimmins
Hobson Logan Sloane 31 Vernon Cracknell
Hutt Walter Nash 3,648 V E Hampson-Tindale
Invercargill Ralph Hanan 1,934 O J Henderson
Island Bay Arnold Nordmeyer 2,388 Fairlie Fergus Curry
Karori Jack Marshall 4,020 Keith Spry
Lyttelton Norman Kirk 2,677 T D Flint
Manawatu Blair Tennent 2,513 L T Fischer
Manukau Leon Götz Colin Moyle 759 H C Pryor
Manurewa New electorate Phil Amos 1,524 Leon Götz
Marlborough Tom Shand 2,111 W G Kenyon
Marsden Donald McKay 3,942 O J Lewis
Miramar Bill Fox 416 Bill Young
Mt Albert Warren Freer 3,018 J L Reid
Napier Jim Edwards 785 D O Haskell
Nelson Stanley Whitehead 2,610 Peter Malone
New Lynn New electorate Rex Mason 3,052 C A McLeod
New Plymouth Ernest Aderman 474 Ron Barclay
North Shore Dean Eyre 2,757 Reginald Keeling
Onehunga Hugh Watt 5,127 J P Mason
Otago Central John George 2,675 Stan Rodger
Otaki Allan McCready 3,014 G N McDonald
Pahiatua Keith Holyoake 5,733 E J Hemmingsen
Pakuranga New electorate Bob Tizard 2,015 R M Neville-White
Palmerston North Bill Brown 772 Philip Skoglund
Petone Michael Moohan 2,448 P M Love
Piako William Goosman Geoffrey Sim 5,526 N R D Shewan
Porirua New electorate Henry May 3,161 J W Miller
Raglan Douglas Carter 1,850 Henry Uttinger
Rangiora New electorate Herbert Pickering 1,425 Whetu Tirikatene
Rangitikei Norman Shelton 4,307 R J Wiseman
Remuera Ronald Algie 7,001 F N Goodall
Riccarton Mick Connelly 2,550 Ian Wilson
Rodney Jack Scott 4,320 C M Pickett
Roskill Arthur Faulkner 3,216 T J L Tucker
Rotorua Harry Lapwood 2,217 J P Cranston
Selwyn John McAlpine 3,371 F E Smith
St Albans Bert Walker 2,501 J Palmer
St Kilda William Fraser 2,597 K J Marlow
Stratford Thomas Murray David Thomson 4,590 J McLafferty
Sydenham Mabel Howard 5,399 Derek Quigley
Tamaki Robert Muldoon 3,754 N Finch
Taupo New electorate Rona Stevenson 275 A J Ingram
Tauranga George Walsh 4,545 G W S Hardaker
Timaru Basil Arthur 2,831 M J O'Reilly
Waimarino New electorate Roy Jack 1,785 Olive Smuts-Kennedy
Waipa Hallyburton Johnstone Leslie Munro 3,165 R N Little
Wairarapa Bertie Cooksley Haddon Donald 501 Jack Williams
Waitaki Allan Dick 2,019 K S Lysaght
Waitakere Rex Mason Martyn Finlay 2,895 H A Nash
Waitemata Norman King 2,919 A G E Pugh
Waitomo David Seath 4,655 H C Brown
Wallace Brian Talboys 5,740 J S Reid
Wanganui George Spooner 1,397 J T H Grace
Wellington Central Dan Riddiford 1,508 Frank Kitts
Westland Paddy Blanchfield 4,925 W A Reynolds
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Puti Tipene Watene 2,566 Arnold Reedy[9]
Northern Maori Matiu Rata 2,123 James Henare
Southern Maori Eruera Tirikatene 4,978 Ben Couch
Western Maori Iriaka Matiu Ratana 5,096 Pei Te Hurinui Jones

The 34th Parliament was the first term of parliament during which there were no by-elections held.

Notes

  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. 89–92.
  5. ^ Norton 1988, pp. ?.
  6. ^ Norton 1988, p. 212.
  7. ^ Norton 1988, p. 228.
  8. ^ Norton 1988, p. 240.
  9. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 383.

References

  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
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