Stratford by-election, 1920

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Stratford by-election, 1920

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Turnout 6,640

  Robert Masters, 1922.jpg No image.png
Candidate Robert Masters John Bird Hine
Party Liberal Reform
Popular vote 3,394 3,246
Percentage 51.12 48.88

Member before election

Robert Masters

Elected Member

Robert Masters

The Stratford by-election, 1920 was a by-election during the 20th New Zealand Parliament for the rural Taranaki seat of Stratford. The by-election was called following the previous election being declared void, invalidating the preceding 1919 general election results. It was held on 6 May 1920.


Only two candidates contested the seat. Robert Masters (Liberal Party), who had previously taken the seat off the incumbent John Bird Hine (Reform Party).[1]


The following table gives the election results:

Stratford by-election, 1920[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Masters 3,394 51.12
Reform John Bird Hine 3,246 48.88
Majority 148 2.22
Turnout 6,640
Liberal hold Swing


  1. ^ "Stratford by-election". Dominion. 13 (181). 27 April 1920. p. 7. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Final Figures". Wanganui Herald. LIII (160648). 11 May 1920. p. 5. Retrieved 17 September 2016.


  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
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