Franklin by-election, 1925

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The Franklin by-election of 1925 was a by-election during the 21st New Zealand Parliament. The seat became vacant due to the death of the sitting Member, William Massey.[1] It was held on 17 June 1925.[2] Two candidates contested the seat:[3]

Previous general election result

General election, 1922: Franklin[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform William Massey 5,276 66.70 -1.72
Liberal Joseph Rea 2,526 31.94 +12.92
Informal votes 108 1.36 +0.82
Majority 2,750 34.76 -14.66
Turnout 7,910 88.73 -3.40
Registered electors 8,914


By-election result

Franklin by-election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Ewen McLennan 6,056 72.96
Labour John Sommerville Montgomerie[6] 2,245 27.04
Informal votes 43 0.5
Majority 3,811 45.91
Turnout 8,344
Reform hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 126.
  2. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 124.
  3. ^ "Reform Defeats Labour". Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 141. 18 June 1925. p. 9. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ The New Zealand Official Year-Book. Government Printer. 1924. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  5. ^ Hislop 1923, pp. 1–6.
  6. ^ "Reform Triumph". The Northern Advocate. 18 June 1925. p. 5. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

References

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