1932 Motueka by-election

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1932 Motueka by-election

  1931 general 1 December 1932 (1932-12-01) 1935 general  
 
Candidate Keith Holyoake Paddy Webb Roderick McKenzie
PartyReform Party (New Zealand) Labour Liberal–Labour
Popular vote3,8873,210829

Member before election

George Black
Independent

Elected Member

Keith Holyoake
Reform Party (New Zealand)

The 1932 Motueka by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Motueka, a rural seat at the top of the South Island.

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The by-election occurred on 1 December 1932, and was precipitated by the suicide of sitting Independent member of parliament George Black on 17 October 1932. [1]

The by-election was contested by Keith Holyoake (Reform Party candidate for the United/Reform Coalition), Paddy Webb (Labour Party), and 80 year old Roderick McKenzie, ex-MP for Motueka (18961914) standing as Independent Liberal–Labour.

1931 general election result

1931 General election: Motueka [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent George Black 4,18053.30-0.75
style="background-color: Template:Reform Party (New Zealand)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | Template:Reform Party (New Zealand)/meta/shortname Keith Holyoake 3,66346.70
Majority5176.59-1.50
Informal votes370.47-0.21
Turnout 7,88088.51-1.71
Registered electors 8,903
Independent hold Swing

1932 by-election result

The following table gives the election results:

1932 Motueka by-election [3] [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Reform Keith Holyoake 3,887 49.04 +2.34
Labour Paddy Webb 3,21040.50
Liberal–Labour Roderick McKenzie 82910.46
Majority6778.54+1.95
Turnout 7,92689.03+0.52
Registered electors 8,903
Reform gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. "Death by Poisoning". The Evening Post . CXIV (101). 26 October 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 3. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  3. "Govt. wins Motueka by-election". Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle. XXVIII (1402). 6 December 1932. p. 2. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  4. "Nelson and Motueka". The Evening Post . CXX (97). 21 October 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 24 November 2014.