1901 Caversham by-election

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1901 Caversham by-election
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  1899 general 19 December 1901 (1901-12-19) 1902 general  
  Thomas Kay Sidey.jpg William Earnshaw.jpg No image.png
Candidate Thomas Sidey William Earnshaw Patrick Hally
Party Liberal Liberal–Labour Labour
Popular vote1,6201,5151,120

Member before election

Arthur Morrison

Elected Member

Thomas Sidey

The 1901 Caversham by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Caversham, an urban seat in Dunedin at the south-east of the South Island.



The by-election was held on 19 December 1901, and was precipitated by the death of sitting MP, Arthur Morrison. The seat was won by fellow Liberal Thomas Sidey.

There was a large crowd at the declaration of the results, the crowd was rather rowdy and many rotten eggs were thrown at runner-up William Earnshaw. [1]


The following table gives the election results:

1901 Caversham by-election [1] [2]
Liberal Thomas Sidey 1,620 35.58
Liberal–Labour William Earnshaw 1,51533.27
Labour Patrick Hally 1,12024.59
Independent Harry Bedford 1493.27
Conservative William Henry Warren1222.67-35.32
Independent John James Meikle 270.59
Turnout 4,553-59

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  1. 1 2 "The Caversham By-election". The Marlborough Express . XXXV (295). 20 December 1901. p. 2. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. "Election Notices". Evening Star (11729). 12 December 1901. p. 5. Retrieved 7 January 2016.