All 80 seats in the House of Representatives
41 seats were needed for a majority
The New Zealand general election of 1925 was held 4 November (the Māori vote had taken place the previous day) to elect a total of 80 MPs to the 22nd session of the New Zealand Parliament. A total number of 678,877 (90.02%) voters turned out to vote. In one seat (Bay of Plenty) there was only one candidate.
The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages some time between 1250 and 1300. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture, with their own language, a rich mythology, and distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early Māori formed tribal groups based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation. Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced; later, a prominent warrior culture emerged.
The 22nd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. Its composition was determined by the 1925 election, and it sat until the 1928 election.
The New Zealand Parliament is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives. The Queen is usually represented by her governor-general. Before 1951, there was an upper chamber, the New Zealand Legislative Council. The New Zealand Parliament was established in 1854 and is one of the oldest continuously functioning legislatures in the world. It has met in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, since 1865.
In 1922, registration as an elector was made compulsory for all those eligible (except Māori).
Gordon Coates continued as Prime Minister, with his Reform Party winning an outright majority of 30. Leonard Isitt and George Witty were both appointed to the Legislative Council by Gordon Coates on 28 October 1925; shortly before the election on 4 November. Both were Liberals but their retirement removed "a source of some bitterness from the Party's ranks".Gordon Coates was Reform, and both of their former seats went to Reform candidates.
Joseph Gordon Coates served as the 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1925 to 1928. He was the third successive Reform prime minister since 1912.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand is the head of government of New Zealand. The incumbent Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, took office on 26 October 2017.
The Reform Party, formally the New Zealand Political Reform League, was New Zealand's second major political party, having been founded as a conservative response to the original Liberal Party. It was in government between 1912 and 1928, and later formed a coalition with the United Party, and then merged with United to form the modern National Party.
After the election both Labour and Liberals held 11 seats. A tie at 4,900 votes each in Lyttelton (between the Labour and Reform candidates) was eventually settled in Labour's favour on 13 March 1926. After winning the 15 April 1926 by-election in Eden, Labour became the official opposition.
The 1926 Eden by-election was a by-election for the Eden electorate during the 22nd New Zealand Parliament. The seat became vacant after the appointment of the sitting member, James Parr of the Reform Party as High Commissioner to London. Parr resigned on 26 March. Labour won the by-election and became the official opposition in Parliament.
Eden, a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, lay in the general area of the suburb of Mount Eden in the city of Auckland.
|Party||Candidates||Total votes||Percentage||Seats won|
The election results were as follows:
Reform Labour Liberal Country Party Independent
The New Zealand Labour Party, or simply Labour, is a centre-left political party in New Zealand. The party's platform programme describes its founding principle as democratic socialism, while observers describe Labour as social-democratic and pragmatic in practice. It is a participant of the international Progressive Alliance.
The New Zealand Liberal Party was the first organised political party in New Zealand. It governed from 1891 until 1912. The Liberal strategy was to create a large class of small land-owning farmers who supported Liberal ideals, by buying large tracts of Māori land and selling it to small farmers on credit. The Liberal Government also established the basis of the later welfare state, with old age pensions, developed a system for settling industrial disputes, which was accepted by both employers and trade unions. In 1893 it extended voting rights to women, making New Zealand the first country in the world to enact universal female suffrage.
The Country Party of New Zealand was a political party which appealed to rural voters. It was represented in Parliament from 1928 to 1938. Its policies were a mixture of rural advocacy and social credit theory.
|Ashburton||William Nosworthy||2,117||John Nicholson Harle|
|Auckland Central||Bill Parry||3,500||Charles Augustus Wilson|
|Auckland East||John A. Lee||288||James Stewart|
|Auckland West||Michael Joseph Savage||476||Samuel Oldfield|
|Avon||Dan Sullivan||1,789||Walter Edmund Leadley|
|Awarua||Philip De La Perrelle||John Hamilton||220||Philip De La Perrelle|
|Bay of Islands||Allen Bell||Allen Bell||2,787||Hugh James Sweeney|
|Bay of Plenty||Kenneth Williams||Uncontested|
|Buller||Harry Holland||1,532||C S Bielby|
|Chalmers||James McColl Dickson||Michael Connelly|
|Christchurch East||Tim Armstrong||D F Dennehy|
|Christchurch North||Leonard Isitt||Henry Holland||Henry Thacker|
|Christchurch South||Ted Howard||Harry Ell|
|Clutha||John Edie||Fred Waite||John Edie|
|Dunedin Central||Charles Statham||John Gilchrist|
|Dunedin North||James Wright Munro||Harold Livingstone Tapley||James Wright Munro|
|Dunedin South||Thomas Sidey||John McManus|
|Dunedin West||William Downie Stewart||R Harrison|
|Eden||James Parr||Rex Mason|
|Egmont||Oswald Hawken||W C G Green|
|Ellesmere||Heaton Rhodes||David Jones||Jeremiah Connolly|
|Franklin||Ewen McLennan||D McClymont|
|Gisborne||Douglas Lysnar||David William Coleman|
|Grey Lynn||Fred Bartram||Ellen Melville|
|Hamilton||Alexander Young||Lee Martin|
|Hawke's Bay||Gilbert McKay||Hugh Campbell||Gilbert McKay|
|Hurunui||George Forbes||811||J G Armstrong|
|Hutt||Thomas Wilford||1,794||Walter Nash|
|Invercargill||Josiah Hanan||Joseph Ward||159||James Hargest|
|Kaiapoi||David Buddo||556||William Brock|
|Kaipara||Gordon Coates||4,835||Bill Barnard|
|Lyttelton||James McCombs||6||Melville Lyons|
|Manawatu||Joseph Linklater||Ben Roberts|
|Manukau||Bill Jordan||Jack Massey|
|Marsden||Alfred Murdoch||William Jones||651||Alfred Murdoch|
|Masterton||George Sykes||J W Andrews|
|Mataura||George Anderson||W Hinchey|
|Motueka||Richard Hudson||2,102||Mark Fagan|
|Napier||Lewis McIlvride||John Mason||573||Lewis McIlvride|
|Nelson||Harry Atmore||A Gilbert|
|Oamaru||John MacPherson||Ernest Lee||John MacPherson|
|Ohinemuri||Hugh Poland||Albert Samuel||Hugh Poland|
|Oroua||David Guthrie||John Gordon Eliott||John Cobbe|
|Otaki||William Hughes Field||Bob Semple|
|Pahiatua||Alfred Ransom||Archibald McNicol|
|Palmerston||Jimmy Nash||3,240||Walter Bromley|
|Parnell||James Samuel Dickson||Robert Frederick Way|
|Patea||James Randall Corrigan||Harold Dickie||James Randall Corrigan|
|Raglan||Richard Bollard||2,856||Ernest Piggott|
|Rangitikei||William Glenn||Charles Joseph Duggan|
|Riccarton||George Witty||Herbert Kyle||Winter Cole|
|Roskill||Vivian Potter||Alfred Hall-Skelton|
|Rotorua||Frank Hockly||2,776||Cecil Clinkard|
|Stratford||Robert Masters||Edward Walter||Robert Masters|
|Taranaki||Sydney George Smith||Charles Bellringer||Sydney George Smith|
|Tauranga||Charles MacMillan||Robert Coulter|
|Temuka||Thomas Burnett||535||Charles John Talbot|
|Thames||Thomas William Rhodes||W E G Willy|
|Timaru||Frank Rolleston||Percy Vinnell|
|Waikato||Frederick Lye||Stewart Reid||Frederick Lye|
|Waimarino||Frank Langstone||Robert William Smith||Frank Langstone|
|Waipawa||George Hunter||1,781||William Ashton Chambers|
|Wairarapa||Alexander Donald McLeod||F T Arkle|
|Wairau||William Girling||Richard McCallum|
|Waitaki||John Bitchener||G Barclay|
|Waitemata||Alexander Harris||3,577||Arthur Osborne|
|Waitomo||John Rolleston||Walter Broadfoot|
|Wakatipu||James Horn||James Ritchie|
|Wallace||John Charles Thomson||Adam Hamilton||J M MacKenzie|
|Wanganui||Bill Veitch||891||John Coull|
|Wellington Central||Peter Fraser||2,390||Andrew Sloane|
|Wellington East||Alec Monteith||Thomas Forsyth||1,195||Alec Monteith|
|Wellington North||John Luke||Harry Ernest Combs|
|Wellington South||Robert McKeen||Archibald Burnett Sievwright|
|Wellington Suburbs||Robert Wright||Charles Chapman|
|Westland||James O'Brien||Tom Seddon||James O'Brien|
|Eastern Maori||Āpirana Ngata||Hone Mokena|
|Northern Maori||Taurekareka Henare||Hone Wi Kaitaia|
|Southern Maori||Henare Uru||Tuiti MacDonald|
|Western Maori||Māui Pōmare||Rangi Mawhete|
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