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.
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.
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.
|Party||Candidates||Total votes||Percentage||Seats won|
The election results were as follows:
Reform Labour Liberal Country Party Independent
|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 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||Lew McIlvride||John Mason||573||Lew 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 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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