Raglan by-election, 1927

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Raglan by-election, 1927
New Zealand
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Turnout 98.47%
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Candidate Lee Martin Arthur Waring Thomas Parker
Party Labour Reform Liberal
Popular vote 2,200 2,025 1,095

Member before election

Richard Bollard
Reform

Elected Member

Lee Martin
Labour

The Raglan by-election of 1927 was a by-election held in the Raglan electorate during the 22nd New Zealand Parliament, on 29 September 1927.[1][2] It was caused by the death of incumbent MP Richard Bollard of the Reform Party and was won by Lee Martin with a majority of just 175.

Results

The following table gives the election results:

Raglan by-election, 1927[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Martin 2,200 36.36
Reform Arthur Henry Waring 2,025 33.47
Liberal Thomas Parker 1,095 18.09
Country Party Cornelius Augustus Magner 532 8.79
Independent William James Taylor 198 3.27
Majority 175 2.89
Informal votes 97 1.53
Turnout 6,050 98.47
Registered electors 6,147
Labour gain from Reform Swing

References

  1. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 125.
  2. ^ "Labour Wins". Auckland Star. LVIII (231). 30 September 1927. p. 5. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Raglan Seat". The Press. LXIII (19120). 1 October 1927. p. 14. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Five Nominated". Auckland Star. LVIII (221). 19 September 1927. p. 9. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
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