Dunedin Central by-election, 1915

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Dunedin Central by-election, 1915
New Zealand
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Turnout 84.55%
  Sir Charles Statham.jpg James Wright Munro.jpg
Candidate Charles Statham James Munro
Party Reform United Labour
Popular vote 4,033 3,926
Percentage 50.67% 49.33%

Member before election

Charles Statham
Reform

Elected Member

Charles Statham
Reform

The Dunedin Central by-election of 1915 was a by-election during the 19th New Zealand Parliament held on 3 February in the Dunedin Central electorate. The by-election was sparked by the resignation of the incumbent, Charles Statham,[1] after irregularities in the counting of the vote during the 1914 general election turned a 12-vote lead for his competitor James Munro into a 12-vote loss. There were only two nominees.

Results

The following table gives the election results:

Dunedin Central by-election, 1915[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Charles Statham 4,033 50.67 +0.59
United Labour James Wright Munro 3,926 49.33 -0.62
Informal votes 11 0.13 -2.53
Majority 107 1.34 +1.18
Turnout 7,959 84.55 +2.97

Results by locality

Following table showcases the detailed results by locality by ballot location:

Locality Statham (Reform) Munro (ULP)
Votes  % Votes  %
Baptist Hall 200 48.54 212 51.46
Berwick's Store 192 55.98 151 44.02
Caversham 153 40.58 224 59.42
Council Chambers 630 59.15 435 40.85
Green Island Church 66 33.84 129 51.16
High Street School 191 79.91 48 20.09
Kirkland Hall 256 39.26 396 64.64
Methodist Church 146 60.08 97 39.92
Odd Fellows' Hall 150 26.64 413 73.35
Old Council Chambers 152 51.17 145 48.83
Russell Street 251 56.27 195 43.73
Victoria Hall 819 46.45 944 53.55
Walker Street 629 58.45 447 41.55
Absentees & Seamen 186 64.58 102 35.42
Total 4,033 50.67 3,926 49.33

Notes

  1. ^ Scholefield 1950.
  2. ^ Hislop, J. (1915). The General Election, 1914. National Library. pp. 1–33. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

References

Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 

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