Alec Monteith

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Alec Monteith
Alexander Lamont Monteith.PNG
Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Wellington East
In office
Preceded by Alfred Newman
Succeeded by Thomas Forsyth
Personal details
Born 15 December 1886
Woodville, New Zealand
Died 24 November 1972
Auckland, New Zealand
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Eva Monteith

Alexander Lamont Monteith (15 December 1886 – 24 November 1972) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament for the Labour Party and a trade unionist.


Early life and career

Monteith was born in Woodville and was a farmer and storeman.[1] He was Secretary of the United Storemen's Union and later Secretary of the Wellington Tramways Union and the New Zealand Tramway Workers' Federation.[2] In 1918 he was nominated by the Soft Goods and Storeman's Union for the Labour nomination in the Wellington South by-election, but was defeated by Bob Semple.[3]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1922–1925 21st Wellington East Labour

Monteith represented the Wellington East electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives between 1922 and 1925.[4] In the 1922 election, he was one of four candidates, with Thomas Forsyth of the Reform Party coming second.[5] In the 1925 election, he was beaten by Forsyth.[6] Monteith was also a member of the Wellington City Council.

Monteith later sought the Labour nomination for the 1936 by-election in the Manukau seat, but was beaten by Arthur Osborne.[7]

Later life and death

Monteith died on 24 November 1972 in Auckland, survived by five sons and two daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b Atkinson, Neill. "Monteith, Alexander Lamont - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ (Gustafson, p. 162)
  3. ^ "By-election". New Zealand Times. XLIII (10147). 9 December 1918. p. 4. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  4. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 220. OCLC 154283103.
  5. ^ Hislop, J. (1923). The General Election, 1922. Government Printer. p. 4. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  6. ^ The General Election, 1925. Government Printer. 1926. p. 4. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Manukau Seat". Auckland Star. LXVII (189). 11 August 1936. p. 9. Retrieved 26 December 2018.


  • Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament Edited by G.A. Wood (1996, Otago University Press, Dunedin)
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Alfred Newman
Member of Parliament for Wellington East
Succeeded by
Thomas Forsyth

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