1907 Wellington City mayoral election

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1907 Wellington City mayoral election
Wellington COA.gif
  1906 25 April 1907 1908  
Turnout8,620
  Thomas William Hislop, 1908.jpg Thomas Wilford, 1909.jpg
Candidate Thomas William Hislop Thomas Wilford
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote5,6582,962
Percentage65.6334.36

Mayor before election

Thomas William Hislop

Elected Mayor

Thomas William Hislop

The 1907 Wellington City mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1907, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Mayor of Wellington City Wikimedia list article

The Mayor of Wellington City is the head of the municipal government of Wellington, New Zealand, and presides over the Wellington City Council. Adjacent local bodies – Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Porirua – have their own mayors. The Mayor is directly elected using STV.

First-past-the-post voting voting system in which voters select one candidate, and the candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate wins

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Thomas William Hislop, the incumbent Mayor, was re-elected to office as Mayor of Wellington, beating Thomas Wilford.

Thomas William Hislop New Zealand politician

Thomas William Hislop was the Mayor of Wellington from 1905 to 1908, and had represented two South Island electorates in the New Zealand Parliament.

Thomas Wilford New Zealand politician

Sir Thomas Mason Wilford was a New Zealand politician. He held the seats of Wellington Suburbs then Hutt continuously for thirty years, from 1899 to 1929. Wilford was leader of the New Zealand Liberal Party, and Leader of the Opposition from 1920 to 1925.

Mayoralty results

1907 Wellington mayoral election [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent Thomas William Hislop 5,658 65.63 +34.14
Independent Thomas Wilford 2,96234.36
Majority2,69631.27+23.97
Turnout 8,620

Councillor results

1907 Wellington local election [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Citizens League John Luke 4,815 74.47
Citizens League Augustus Biss 4,721 73.02 +13.64
Independent Francis Fisher 4,605 71.22
Citizens League Thomas Ballinger 4,299 66.49 -1.80
Ind. Labour League David McLaren 4,103 63.46 +10.49
Citizens League Folk Cohen 3,722 57.57 -5.34
Independent Thomas Carmichael 3,710 57.38 +18.44
Independent Robert Fletcher 3,688 57.04
Ind. Labour League Alfred Hindmarsh 3,668 56.73 +18.59
Citizens League John Smith Jr. 3,666 56.70
Citizens League James Godber 3,579 55.35 -17.76
Citizens League Walter Morrah 3,556 55.00 +5.73
Citizens League Matthew Murdoch 3,417 52.85 -7.51
Independent William Hales 3,367 52.08
Citizens League George Shirtcliffe 3,242 50.14
Citizens League Charles Hayward Izard 2,98546.17-32.23
Citizens League George Frost2,91245.04+6.56
Citizens League Alfred Lindsay2,90444.91
Citizens League James Trevor2,73342.27+3.43
Ind. Labour League Tom Young 2,33636.13+5.64
Ind. Labour League John Brown2,17733.67+4.56
Ind. Labour League Albert Cooper2,11732.74
Ind. Labour League William Hampton2,03931.53+4.36
Independent Richard Keene2,02531.32+1.93
Ind. Labour League Michael Reardon 1,97830.59
Citizens League William George1,95830.28
Ind. Labour League George Lightfoot1,76327.26
Independent George Baylis1,66525.75-10.20
Independent Arthur Fulford1,55023.97
Independent William Branigan1,43222.15
Independent James Bourke1,28819.92
Independent Robert Cook1,24819.30
Independent Albert Samuel1,23619.11
Independent Henry Inniss86013.30
Independent Frederick Larkin84713.10
Independent William Lingard77812.03-10.79

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References

  1. "Mayoral Elections". Thames Star. XLIV (10525). 25 April 1907. p. 2. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. "Wellington City Council". Free Lance. VII (357). 27 April 1907. p. 16. Retrieved 30 March 2016.