Pahiatua by-election, 1916

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Pahiatua by-election, 1916
New Zealand
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Turnout 3,197
  No image.png Robert Beatson Ross.jpg
Candidate Harold Smith Robert Ross
Party Reform Liberal
Popular vote 1,521 1,438
Percentage 47.57 44.97

member before election

James Escott
Reform

Elected member

Harold Smith
Reform

The Pahiatua by-election of 1916 was a by-election held in the Pahiatua electorate during the 19th New Zealand Parliament, on 17 August 1916. It was caused by the death of incumbent MP James Escott of the Reform Party on 28 July,[1] and was won by Harold Smith with a majority of 420.[2]

Results

The following table gives the election results:

Pahiatua by-election, 1916[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Harold Smith 1,521 47.57
Liberal Robert Ross 1,438 44.97
Labour G D McFarlane 238 7.44
Majority 83 2.59
Turnout 3,197 51.23
Registered electors 6,241[5]
Reform hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 195.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 235.
  3. ^ "Pahiatua by-election". Bay of Plenty Times. 18 August 1916. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pahiatua by-election". Sun. 7 August 1916. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ McRobie 1989, p. 75.

References

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
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