1935 Dunedin mayoral election

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1935 Dunedin mayoral election
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← 1933 7 May 1935 1938 →
Turnout 27,693
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Candidate Edwin Cox James John Marlow
Party Labour Citizens'
Popular vote 12,077 10,406
Percentage 43.61 37.57

Mayor before election

Edwin Cox

Elected Mayor

Edwin Cox

The 1935 Dunedin mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1935, elections were held for the Mayor of Dunedin plus other local government positions including twelve city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Edwin Cox, the incumbent Mayor, sought re-election and was successful in attaining a second-term. The Labour Party was also successful in securing a majority on the council for the first time.[1]


The following table shows the results for the election:

1935 Dunedin mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Cox 12,077 43.61 +2.35
Citizens' James John Marlow 10,406 37.57
Independent Robert Black 5,210 18.81 -14.92
Majority 1,671 6.03 -1.49
Turnout 27,693


  1. ^ "Dunedins Vote". Auckland Star. LXVI (108). 9 May 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Labour in Control". Evening Post. CXIX (108). 9 May 1935. p. 14. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
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