Motueka by-election, 1932

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Motueka by-election, 1932

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  Keith Holyoake (1933).jpg Paddy Webb.jpg Roderick McKenzie 1900's.jpg
Candidate Keith Holyoake Paddy Webb Roderick McKenzie
Party Reform Labour Liberal–Labour
Popular vote 3,887 3,210 829

Member before election

George Black
Independent

Elected Member

Keith Holyoake
Reform

The Motueka by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Motueka, a rural seat at the top of the South Island.

The by-election occurred on 1 December 1932, and was precipitated by the suicide of sitting Independent MP George Black on 17 October 1932.[1]

The by-election was contested by Keith Holyoake (Reform Party candidate for the United/Reform Coalition), Paddy Webb (Labour Party), and 80 year old Roderick McKenzie, ex-MP for Motueka (1896–1914) standing as Independent Liberal–Labour.

1931 general election result

General election, 1931: Motueka[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent George Black 4,180 53.30 -0.75
Reform Keith Holyoake 3,663 46.70
Majority 517 6.59 -1.50
Informal votes 37 0.47 -0.21
Turnout 7,880 88.51 -1.71
Registered electors 8,903
Independent hold Swing

1932 by-election result

The following table gives the election results:

Motueka by-election, 1932[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Keith Holyoake 3,887 49.04 +2.34
Labour Paddy Webb 3,210 40.50
Liberal–Labour Roderick McKenzie 829 10.46
Majority 677 8.54 +1.95
Turnout 7,926 89.03 +0.52
Registered electors 8,903
Reform gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ "Death by Poisoning". The Evening Post. CXIV (101). 26 October 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 3. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Govt. wins Motueka by-election". Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle. XXVIII (1402). 6 December 1932. p. 2. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nelson and Motueka". The Evening Post. CXX (97). 21 October 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 


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