Wellington South by-election, 1918

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Wellington South by-election, 1918
New Zealand
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Turnout 3,990
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Candidate Bob Semple George Frost
Party Labour Reform
Popular vote 2,412 1,181
Percentage 60.45% 29.59%

Member before election

Alfred Hindmarsh
Labour

Elected Member

Bob Semple
Labour

The Wellington South by-election of 1918 was a by-election held in the Wellington South electorate during the 19th New Zealand Parliament, on 19 December 1918. It was caused by the death of incumbent MP Alfred Hindmarsh,[1] the leader of the Labour Party and was won by fellow party member Bob Semple with a majority of 1,231.[2]

Results

The following table gives the election results:

Wellington South by-election, 1918[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bob Semple 2,412 60.45
Reform George Frost[3] 1,181 29.60
Independent John Castle[3] 397 9.95
Majority 1,231 30.85
Turnout 3,990

References

  1. ^ a b "By-election Results". The New Zealand Herald. LV (17038). 20 December 1918. p. 4. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 233. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ a b "By-Elections". The Press. LIV (16391). 10 December 1918. p. 7. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
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