Hauraki by-election, 1931

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Hauraki by-election, 1931
New Zealand
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Turnout 8,161
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Candidate Walter Massey Charles Robert Petrie Ebenezer Allan
Party Reform Labour United
Popular vote 4,023 2,599 997
Percentage 49.29 31.84 12.21

Member before election

Arthur Hall

Elected Member

Walter Massey

The Hauraki by-election of 1931 was a by-election held in the Hauraki electorate during the 23rd New Zealand Parliament, on 27 May 1931. It was caused by the death of incumbent MP Arthur Hall of the Reform Party and was won by Walter Massey.


The following table gives the election results:

Hauraki by-election, 1931[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Walter Massey 4,023 49.29
Labour Charles Robert Petrie 2,599 31.84
United Ebenezer Allan 997 12.21
Country Party Alexander Ross 513 6.28
Majority 1,424 17.44
Turnout 8,161 -12.38


  1. ^ "Hauraki by-election: The official count". The Evening Post. CXI (131). 5 June 1931. p. 8. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
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