1915 Taumarunui by-election

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Taumarunui by-election, 1915

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Turnout 4,551
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Candidate William Jennings Charles Wilson
Party Liberal Reform
Popular vote 2,853 2,643
Percentage 50.95% 47.20%

Member before election

William Jennings

Elected Member

William Jennings

The Taumarunui by-election of 1915 was a by-election during the 18th New Zealand Parliament in the Taumarunui electorate. It was held on the 15 June 1915. The seat had become vacant in May 1915 when incumbent Taumarunui MP's William Jennings' election the previous year was declared void. Jennings stood again and successfully retained his seat.[1]


The following table gives the election results:

1915 Taumarunui by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Jennings 3,850 50.98
Reform Charles Wilson 3,701 49.02
Majority 149 1.97
Turnout 4,551


  1. ^ a b Taumarunui by-election. Auckland Star. XLVI. 17 June 1915. p. 4. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

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