1906 Manukau by-election

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1906 Manukau by-election
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  1905 general 6 December 1906 (1906-12-06) 1908 general  
Turnout3,780
  Frederic Lang.jpg No image.png
Candidate Frederic Lang George Ballard
Party Conservative Liberal
Popular vote2,5141,266
Percentage66.5033.49

Member before election

Matthew Kirkbride
Conservative

Elected Member

Frederic Lang
Conservative

The Manukau by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Manukau, a seat in the north of the North Island.

By-elections, also spelled bye-elections, are used to fill elected offices that have become vacant between general elections.

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Manukau is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the south Auckland Region. It existed from 1881 to 1978, with a break from 1938 to 1954. It was represented by nine Members of Parliament. Two by-elections were held in the electorate.

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Background

The by-election was held on 6 December 1906, and was precipitated by the death of sitting MP Matthew Kirkbride who had held the seat since the 1902 election. [1] The election was won by Frederic Lang who stood as an independent conservative. His sole opponent was George Ballard of the Liberal Party, who contested in the Government's interests.

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

Matthew Middlewood Kirkbride was an independent conservative Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

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Result

The following table gives the election results:

1906 Manukau by-election [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Frederic Lang 2,514 66.50
Liberal George Ballard1,26633.49
Majority1,24833.01
Turnout 3,780

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References

  1. "Death of an MHR". Otago Witness (2747). 7 November 1906. p. 21. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. "Manukau by-election". Wairarapa Daily Times. LVI (8626). 7 December 1906. p. 5. Retrieved 1 March 2016.