|24th Parliament of New Zealand|
|Legislative body||New Zealand Parliament|
|Term||23 February 1932 – 26 October 1935|
|Election||1931 New Zealand general election|
|Government||United–Reform coalition Government|
|House of Representatives|
|Speaker of the House||Charles Statham|
|Prime Minister||George Forbes|
|Leader of the Opposition|| Michael Joseph Savage from 12 October 1933 |
— Harry Holland until 8 October 1933 †
|Members||35 (at start)|
28 (at end)
|Speaker of the Council||Sir Walter Carncross|
|Leader of the Council||Robert Masters|
|Monarch||HM George V|
|Governor-General||HE Rt. Hon. The Viscount Galway from 12 April 1935|
— HE Rt. Hon. The Lord Bledisloe until 15 March 1935
The 24th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It opened on 23 February 1932, following the 1931 election. It was dissolved on 1 November 1935 in preparation for the 1935 election. The 24th Parliament was extended by one year because the 1935 election was held later than anticipated due to the ongoing depression, similarly the 1919, and the 1943 elections were held two years late, having been postponed during World War I and World War II respectively.
The Prime Minister during the 24th Parliament was George Forbes, leader of the United Party. Many commentators at the time, however, alleged that Gordon Coates, leader of the larger Reform Party, had the greater influence.
The 24th Parliament consisted of eighty representatives, each elected from separate geographical electorates.
The 24th Parliament was led by a coalition of the Reform Party and the United Party;Reform had twenty-eight seats, United had nineteen, and there were four pro-coalition independents. The primary opposition was from the Labour Party, which had twenty-four seats. The small Country Party had one seat, and there were four non-aligned independents. The distribution of seats between three large parties (also a feature of the previous parliament) was relatively unusual, as New Zealand tended towards a two-party system at the time.
The coalition government had been formed on 22 September 1931 during the term of the previous Parliament. During the difficult times of the Great Depression, Forbes had wanted to form a grand coalition with the Labour Party and the Reform Party. Labour refused, but Reform went into a coalition government with United from September 1931.
|Party||Leader(s)||Seats at start|
|Reform Party||Gordon Coates||28|
|Labour Party||Harry Holland||24|
|United Party||George Forbes||19|
|Country Party||Harold Rushworth||1|
|Party||Leader(s)||Seats at end|
|Reform Party||Gordon Coates||29|
|Labour Party||Michael Joseph Savage||24|
|United Party||George Forbes||16|
|Democrat Party||Thomas Hislop (outside parliament)||2|
|Country Party||Harold Rushworth||1|
The following table shows the detailed results:
Labour United Country Party Independent Liberal Ratana IndependentReform
|Auckland Central||Bill Parry||3,793||Harold Penfound Congdon|
|Auckland East||James Donald||Bill Schramm||2,256||Harold Percy Burton|
|Auckland Suburbs||Rex Mason||1,223||Richard Herbert Marryatt|
|Auckland West||Michael Joseph Savage||4,517||Hugh Ross Mackenzie|
|Avon||Dan Sullivan||3,039||Harben Robert Young|
|Awarua||Philip De La Perrelle||2,148||Norman McIntyre|
|Bay of Islands||Harold Rushworth||1,209||Allen Bell|
|Bay of Plenty||Kenneth Williams||Uncontested|
|Buller||Harry Holland||3,631||John Menzies|
|Central Otago||William Bodkin||2,516||Charles Todd|
|Chalmers||Alfred Ansell||172||Norman Hartley Campbell|
|Christchurch East||Tim Armstrong||3,206||George Frederick Allen|
|Christchurch North||Henry Holland||2,077||Elizabeth McCombs|
|Christchurch South||Ted Howard||2,798||Charlie McCully|
|Clutha||Fred Waite||Peter McSkimming||1,530||Fred Waite|
|Dunedin Central||Charles Statham||262||Peter Neilson|
|Dunedin North||Jim Munro||524||John McCrae|
|Dunedin South||William Taverner||Fred Jones||3,644||William Taverner|
|Dunedin West||William Downie Stewart Jr||924||John Gilchrist|
|Eden||Arthur Stallworthy||1,270||Bill Anderton|
|Egmont||Charles Wilkinson||1,308||F. Gawith|
|Franklin||Jack Massey||2,457||Harry Oswald Mellsop|
|Gisborne||Douglas Lysnar||David Coleman||317||Douglas Lysnar|
|Grey Lynn||John Fletcher||John A. Lee||3,242||John Fletcher|
|Hamilton||Alexander Young||3,072||Hubert Beebe|
|Hauraki||Walter William Massey||2,750||Charles Robert Petrie|
|Hawke's Bay||Hugh Campbell||2,259||Ted Cullen|
|Hurunui||George Forbes||3,953||R. J. Logan|
|Hutt||Walter Nash||2,823||James Kerr|
|Invercargill||Vincent Ward||James Hargest||508||William McChesney|
|Kaiapoi||Richard Hawke||1,414||John Archer|
|Kaipara||Gordon Coates||2,084||Albert Edward Robinson|
|Lyttelton||James McCombs||32||Frederick Willie Freeman|
|Manawatu||Joseph Linklater||2,246||Lorrie Hunter|
|Manukau||Bill Jordan||3,394||Stanley Rickards|
|Marsden||Alfred Murdoch||2,942||Jim Barclay|
|Masterton||George Sykes||1,951||Peter Butler|
|Mataura||David McDougall||943||Thomas Golden|
|Mid-Canterbury||David Jones||Jeremiah Connolly||136||David Jones|
|Motueka||George Black||517||Keith Holyoake|
|Napier||Bill Barnard||1,456||John Butler|
|Nelson||Harry Atmore||100||Herbert Everett|
|New Plymouth||Sydney George Smith||3,472||William Sheat|
|Oamaru||John Andrew MacPherson||1,046||John Kirkness|
|Otaki||William Hughes Field||1,321||Jim Thorn|
|Palmerston||Jimmy Nash||1,245||Joe Hodgens|
|Parnell||Bill Endean||4,821||John William Yarnall|
|Patea||Harold Dickie||3,495||W. G. Simpson|
|Raglan||Lee Martin||Stewart Reid||806||Lee Martin|
|Rangitikei||James Thomas Hogan||Alexander Stuart||15||James Thomas Hogan|
|Riccarton||Bert Kyle||589||Archibald Albany McLachlan|
|Roskill||George Munns||Arthur Shapton Richards||171||William John Holdsworth|
|Rotorua||Cecil Clinkard||57||Alexander Moncur|
|Stratford||William Polson||1,518||J W McMillan|
|Tauranga||Charles MacMillan||658||Bill Sullivan|
|Temuka||Thomas Burnett||1,237||Thomas Herbert Langford|
|Thames||Albert Samuel||464||John Sommerville Montgomerie|
|Timaru||Clyde Carr||820||Herbert N. Armstrong|
|Waikato||Frederick Lye||981||Solomon Netheim Ziman|
|Waimarino||Frank Langstone||591||William Henry Wackrow|
|Waipawa||Albert Jull||386||John Davies Ormond, Jr.|
|Wairarapa||Thomas McDonald||Alexander McLeod||616||Thomas McDonald|
|Wairau||Edward Healy||1,424||William Girling|
|Waitaki||John Bitchener||885||Alexander McLean Paterson|
|Waitemata||Alexander Harris||2,378||Arthur Osborne|
|Wallace||Adam Hamilton||2,842||Peter Gilfedder|
|Wanganui||Bill Veitch||590||Bill Rogers|
|Wellington Central||Peter Fraser||2,471||Robert Darroch|
|Wellington East||Bob Semple||593||Thomas Forsyth|
|Wellington North||Charles Chapman||1,061||George Troup|
|Wellington South||Robert McKeen||2,659||Will Appleton|
|Wellington Suburbs||Robert Wright||2,570||Tom Brindle|
|Westland||James O'Brien||1,121||John Greenslade|
|Eastern Maori||Āpirana Ngata||3,211||Pita Moko|
|Northern Maori||Taurekareka Henare||1,188||Paraire Karaka Paikea|
|Southern Maori||Tuiti Makitanara||19||Eruera Tirikatene|
|Western Maori||Taite Te Tomo||1,436||Toko Ratana|
There were a number of changes during the term of the 24th Parliament.
|Electorate and by-election||Date||Incumbent||Cause||Winner|
|Southern Maori||1932||3 August||Tuiti Makitanara||Death||Eruera Tirikatene|
|Motueka||1932||1 December||George Black||Death||Keith Holyoake|
|Lyttelton||1933||13 September||James McCombs||Death||Elizabeth McCombs|
|Buller||1933||22 November||Harry Holland||Death||Paddy Webb|
|Lyttelton||1935||24 July||Elizabeth McCombs||Death||Terry McCombs|
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