1912 Egmont by-election

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The Egmont by-election of 1912 was a by-election held during the 18th New Zealand Parliament in the electorate of Egmont. The seat became vacant due to the resignation of Thomas Mackenzie after the fall of his government. The by-election was held on 17 September and was won by Charles Wilkinson.[1]


The following table gives the election results:

1912 Egmont by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Charles Wilkinson 2,721 55.9
Liberal David Lyon Abbott Astbury[2] 2,139 43.9
Informal votes 11 0.20
Majority 582 12.0
Turnout 4,871
Reform gain from Liberal Swing


  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 147.
  2. ^ "Electoral District of Egmont". Hawera & Normanby Star. XVIII. 9 September 1912. p. 1. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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