1933 Buller by-election

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Buller by-election, 1933

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Turnout 7,048
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Candidate Paddy Webb H. Ian Simpson
Party Labour Liberal–Labour
Popular vote 4,799 2,249

Member before election

Harry Holland

Elected Member

Paddy Webb

The Buller by-election of 1933 was a by-election during the 24th New Zealand Parliament in the Buller electorate. It was held on Wednesday 22 November 1933. The seat had become vacant due to the death of Labour party leader Harry Holland who was also the leader of the opposition. Two candidates contested the seat, and it was won by Labour's Paddy Webb, who defeated Liberal-Labour candidate H. Ian Simpson who had support from the governing United Party.[1]


The following table gives the election results:

1933 Buller by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paddy Webb 4,799 68.10
Liberal–Labour H. Ian Simpson 2,249 31.90
Informal votes 343 4.86 +3.14
Majority 2,550 36.18
Turnout 7,048 71.36 -17.66


  1. ^ "Buller By-Election". The Press. LXIX (20995). 25 October 1933. p. 8. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Buller By-Election". The Press. LXIX (21026). 30 November 1933. p. 8. Retrieved 30 August 2015.

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