Hampden (New Zealand electorate)

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Hampden was a parliamentary electorate in the Otago region of New Zealand, from 1861 to 1870. The electorate was centred on the town of Hampden.


The electorate was formed for the 1860–61 general election.[1] Its first representative was Thomas Fraser, who was vacated for absence in 1862.[2] John Richard Jones succeeded him in an 1862 by-election. He resigned the following year.[3] Jones was succeeded by Frederick Wayne in an 1863 by-election. Wayne retired at the end of the term.[4]

The 1866 general election was won by Charles Edward Haughton. He served until the end of the term in 1870, when the Hampden electorate was abolished. Haughton successfully contested the Wakatipu electorate in the 1871 general election.[1][5]

Members of Parliament

Hampden was represented by four Members of Parliament:



Election Winner
1861 election Thomas Fraser
1862 by-election John Richard Jones
1863 by-election Frederick Wayne
1866 election Charles Edward Haughton


  1. ^ a b Scholefield 1950, p. 158.
  2. ^ Wilson 1984, p. 153.
  3. ^ Wilson 1984, p. 209.
  4. ^ Wilson 1984, p. 244.
  5. ^ Wilson 1984, p. 203.


  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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