Dunedin North by-election, 1922

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Dunedin North by-election, 1922

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Candidate James Wright Munro James J. Clark William Begg
Party Labour Reform Liberal
Popular vote 3,380 3,239 269
Percentage 44.91% 43.03% 12.06%

Member before election

Edward Kellett

Elected Member

James Wright Munro

The Dunedin North by-election of 1922 was a by-election held during the 20th New Zealand Parliament in the Dunedin electorate of Dunedin North. This election for the New Zealand Labour Party was significant as, excluding in 1925, James Wright Munro would retain the seat until his death in 1945.

Cause of by-election

The by-election was caused by the death of Edward Kellett, the previous Member of Parliament for Dunedin North.[1] Kellett had held Dunedin North since the general election of 1919. The by-election was won by Labour's James Wright Munro.[2]


The following table gives the election results:

Maoriland Worker excerpt announcing the Labour Party's win
Dunedin North by-election, 1922[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wright Munro 3,380 44.91
Reform James J. Clark 3,239 43.03
Liberal William Begg 269 12.06
Majority 141 1.88
Turnout 7,527

See also


  1. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 210.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 222.
  3. ^ "Dunedin North By-Election: Labor Wins, Liberals Routed". Maoriland Worker. 12 (279). 28 June 1922. p. 5. Retrieved 11 June 2012.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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