All 80 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
41 seats needed for a majority
The New Zealand general election of 1922 was held on Monday, 6 December in the Māori electorates, and on Tuesday, 7 December in the general electorates to elect a total of 80 MPs to the 21st session of the New Zealand Parliament. A total number of 700,111 (87.7%) voters turned out to vote.In one seat (Bay of Plenty) there was only one candidate.
1922 was the year residents of the Chatham Islands were enfranchised for the first time (included in Lyttelton and Western Māori electorates).
William Massey formed a government, but with the loss in support for the Reform Party he had to negotiate for support with Independents, and with two Liberal Party members.
Liberal was in decline and disorganised. Just before the 1925 election (held on 4 November), two Liberal MPs from Christchurch who had supported Massey (along with Independents Harry Atmore and Allen Bell) were appointed to the Legislative Council. They were Leonard Isitt and George Witty who were both appointed to the Legislative Council by Gordon Coates on 28 October 1925. Both were Liberals and their retirement removed "a source of some bitterness from the Party’s ranks (Coates rewarded them with seats in the Legislative Council the day after the election)".Gordon Coates was Reform, and both of their seats went to Reform candidates in 1925.
|Party||Candidates||Total votes||Percentage||Seats won|
*Note: For numbers of candidates see Wilson (1985) p295; for numbers of votes and percentage see Wilson (1985) p289. Electorate results given below include 38 Reform and 21 Liberal members. The figures given in the table agree with Mackie and Rose, as well as the article on New Zealand elections.
The results of the 1922 election were as follows:
Reform Liberal Labour Independent Liberal Independent
|Ashburton||William Nosworthy||1,482||Henry Manwell Jones|
|Avon||Dan Sullivan||2,036||George Warren Russell|
|Awarua||John Hamilton||Philip De La Perrelle||51||John Hamilton|
|Auckland Central||Bill Parry||1,003||Albert Glover|
|Auckland East||Clutha Mackenzie||John A. Lee||751||Clutha Mackenzie|
|Auckland West||Michael Joseph Savage||1,349||John Farrell|
|Bay of Islands||Vernon Reed||Allen Bell||188||Vernon Reed|
|Bay of Plenty||Kenneth Williams||Uncontested|
|Buller||Harry Holland||1,541||John Menzies|
|Chalmers||James McColl Dickson||679||Joseph Stephens|
|Christchurch East||Henry Thacker||Tim Armstrong||1,094||Henry Thacker|
|Christchurch North||Leonard Isitt||1,950||John Archer|
|Christchurch South||Ted Howard||3,140||H C Lane|
|Clutha||Alexander Malcolm||John Edie||120||Alexander Malcolm|
|Dunedin Central||Charles Statham||723||John Gilchrist|
|Dunedin North||James Wright Munro||55||J J Clark|
|Dunedin West||Thomas Sidey||1,281||John McManus|
|Dunedin South||William Downie Stewart||1,727||C M Moss|
|Eden||James Parr||675||Rex Mason|
|Egmont||Oswald Hawken||372||D L A Astbury|
|Ellesmere||Heaton Rhodes||732||J C Free|
|Franklin||William Massey||2,750||Joseph Rea|
|Grey Lynn||Fred Bartram||1,407||William John Holdsworth|
|Gisborne||Douglas Lysnar||500||George Wildish|
|Hamilton||New electorate||Alexander Young||2,043||Arthur Shapton Richards|
|Hawke's Bay||Hugh Campbell||Gilbert McKay||317||Andrew Hamilton Russell|
|Hurunui||George Forbes||1,198||S Andrew|
|Hutt||Thomas Wilford||802||David Pritchard|
|Invercargill||Josiah Hanan||993||J Armstead|
|Kaipara||Gordon Coates||2,464||Robert Hornblow|
|Kaiapoi||David Jones||David Buddo||65||David Jones|
|Lyttelton||James McCombs||614||Robert Macartney|
|Manawatu||Edward Newman||Joseph Linklater||1,505||F D Whibley|
|Manukau||Frederic Lang||Bill Jordan||209||Frederic Lang|
|Marsden||Francis Mander||Alfred Murdoch||136||William Jones|
|Masterton||George Sykes||556||A. C. Holmes|
|Mataura||George Anderson||1,041||David McDougall|
|Motueka||Richard Hudson||538||R Patterson|
|Napier||Vigor Brown||Lew McIlvride||763||John Mason|
|Oamaru||Ernest Lee||John MacPherson||14||Ernest Lee|
|Ohinemuri||Hugh Poland||939||Stephen Shepherd Allen|
|Oroua||David Guthrie||43||John Cobbe|
|Nelson||Harry Atmore||2,164||A. Gilbert|
|Otaki||William Hughes Field||58||G. H. M. McClure|
|Pahiatua||Archibald McNicol||Alfred Ransom||59||Archibald McNicol|
|Palmerston||Jimmy Nash||1,067||Joe Hodgens|
|Parnell||James Samuel Dickson||2,324||S M Wren|
|Patea||Edwin Dixon||James Randall Corrigan||151||Edwin Dixon|
|Raglan||Richard Bollard||776||S C G Lye|
|Rangitikei||William Spiers Glenn||1,007||F P Brady|
|Riccarton||George Witty||235||Herbert Kyle|
|Roskill||Vivian Potter||2,007||Alfred Hall-Skelton|
|Rotorua||Frank Hockly||404||Cecil Clinkard|
|Stratford||Robert Masters||363||John Hine|
|Taranaki||Sydney George Smith||134||Charles Bellringer|
|Tauranga||William Herries||1,440||Laurence Johnstone|
|Temuka||Thomas Burnett||407||Thomas Herbert Langford|
|Thames||Thomas William Rhodes||790||W A Allan|
|Timaru||James Craigie||Frank Rolleston||288||Percy Vinnell|
|Waikato||Alexander Young||Frederick Lye||44||J T Johnson|
|Waimarino||Robert William Smith||Frank Langstone||887||Robert William Smith|
|Waipawa||George Hunter||1,076||John Joshua Langridge|
|Wairarapa||Alexander Donald McLeod||698||J W Card|
|Waitemata||Alexander Harris||1,271||Frank Henry Burbush|
|Wairau||Richard McCallum||William Girling||186||Richard McCallum|
|Waitaki||John Bitchener||William Paul|
|Waitomo||William Thomas Jennings||John Rolleston||25||William Thomas Jennings|
|Wakatipu||James Horn||1,637||J Ritchie|
|Wallace||Adam Hamilton||John Charles Thomson||205||Adam Hamilton|
|Wanganui||Bill Veitch||1,072||John Coull|
|Wellington Central||Peter Fraser||4,202||William Bennett|
|Wellington North||John Luke||375||Harry Combs|
|Wellington East||Alfred Newman||Alec Monteith||473||Thomas Forsyth|
|Wellington South||George Mitchell||Robert McKeen||422||George Mitchell|
|Wellington Suburbs||Robert Wright||291||Alexander Croskery|
|Westland||Tom Seddon||James O'Brien||487||Tom Seddon|
|Eastern Maori||Āpirana Ngata||1,501||Taranaki Kanara te Uamairangi|
|Northern Maori||Taurekareka Henare||1,441||Nau Parone Kawiti|
|Southern Maori||Henare Uru||87||Peter MacDonald|
|Western Maori||Māui Pōmare||798||Ngarangi Katitia|
A boundary redistribution resulted in the abolition of one seat:
At the same time, one new seat was created:
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