Motueka by-election, 1932

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Motueka by-election, 1932
New Zealand
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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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