Dunedin East

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Dunedin East was a parliamentary electorate in the city of Dunedin in the Otago region of New Zealand from 1881 to 1890.

Population centres

The previous electoral redistribution was undertaken in 1875 for the 1875–76 election. In the six years since, New Zealand's European population had increased by 65%. In the 1881 electoral redistribution, the House of Representatives increased the number of European representatives to 91 (up from 84 since the 1875–76 election). The number of Māori electorates was held at four. The House further decided that electorates should not have more than one representative, which led to 35 new electorates being formed, including Dunedin East, and two electorates that had previously been abolished to be recreated. This necessitated a major disruption to existing boundaries.[1]

History

Dunedin East is one of the electorates that replaced the three-member City of Dunedin electorate.[2] The other two electorate formed in 1881 are Dunedin Central[3] and Peninsula.[4]

Members of Parliament

The electorate was represented by three Members of Parliament:[3][5]

Key

 Independent  

Election Winner
1881 election Matthew Green[2]
1884 election Robert Stout[6]
1887 election James Allen[7]

Election results

1887 election

General election, 1887: Dunedin East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent James Allen 889 50.82
Independent Sir Robert Stout 860 49.18 -10.27
Majority 29 1.65
Turnout 1,749 78.32 +7.69
Registered electors 2,233

1884 election

General election, 1884: Dunedin East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Robert Stout 755 59.45
Independent Matthew Green 515 40.55
Majority 240 18.89
Turnout 1,270 70.63
Registered electors 1,798

Notes

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 43–48.
  2. ^ a b Scholefield 1925, p. 96.
  3. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 157.
  4. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 162.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 262.
  6. ^ Scholefield 1925, p. 137.
  7. ^ Scholefield 1925, p. 74.
  8. ^ "The General Election, 1887". National Library. 1887. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  9. ^ Cooper, G. S. (1884). The General Election, 1884. National Library. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 24 December 2014.

References

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.
  • Scholefield, Guy (1925) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record (2nd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 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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