Auckland Suburbs (New Zealand electorate)

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Auckland Suburbs was a parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand from 1928 to 1946.

Population centres

In the 1927 electoral redistribution, the North Island gained a further electorate from the South Island due to faster population growth. Five electorates were abolished, two former electorates were re-established, and three electorates, including Auckland Suburbs, were created for the first time. These changes came into effect with the 1928 election.[1]

History

The electorate was formed for the 1928 general election, and was only ever held by the Labour Party.[2] It was represented by one Member of Parliament; Rex Mason, who had previously represented Eden.[3]

Mayor James Gunson stood unsuccessfully for Reform in 1928.

The electorate was abolished in 1946.

Members of Parliament

From 1928 to 1946, Auckland Suburbs existed as a single-member electorate.

Election Winner
1928 election Rex Mason
1931 election
1935 election
1938 election
1943 election
(Abolished 1946)

Election results

1943 election

General election, 1943: Auckland Suburbs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rex Mason 7,101 53.71
National Thomas Augustus Bishop 4,095 30.97
Democratic Labour Sydney Stephen Pennefeather 1,120 8.47
Independent Frederick Allen 448 3.39
Independent Labour John Isaac Fulcher Williams 182 1.38
People's Movement James Trevor Donovan 151 1.14
Majority 3,006 22.74
Total valid votes 13,222 99.06
Informal votes 125 0.94
Turnout 13,347

1935 election

General election, 1935: Auckland Suburbs[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rex Mason 7,749 68.13 +11.21
Reform William Alexander Bishop 2,843 24.99
Democrat William Clark 781 6.86
Majority 4,896 43.04 +29.21
Turnout 11,373

1931 election

General election, 1931: Auckland Suburbs[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rex Mason 5,033 56.92
Reform Richard Herbert Marryatt 3,810 43.08
Informal votes 45 0.51
Majority 1,223 13.83
Turnout 8,888 80.06
Registered electors 11,101

Notes

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 83–88.
  2. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 154.
  3. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 125.
  4. ^ "Electoral". The New Zealand Herald. 80 (24713). 13 October 1943. p. 5. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  5. ^ The New Zealand Official Year-Book. Government Printer. 1936. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  6. ^ The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 1. Retrieved 2 November 2014.

References

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.
  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
  • 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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