32nd New Zealand Parliament

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32nd Parliament of New Zealand
31st Parliament 33rd Parliament
Overview
Term21 January 1958 – 28 October 1960
Election 1957 New Zealand general election
Government Second Labour Government
House of Representatives
Members80
Speaker of the House Robert Macfarlane
Prime Minister Walter Nash
Leader of the Opposition Keith Holyoake
Sovereign
Monarch HM Elizabeth II
Governor-General HE The Viscount Cobham

The 32nd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1957 general election on 30 November of that year.

Contents

1957 general election

The 1957 general election was held on Saturday, 30 November. [1] A total of 80 MPs were elected; 51 represented North Island electorates, 25 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was a gain of one electorate for the North Island from the South Island since the 1954 election. [2] 1,252,329 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 92.9%. [1]

Sessions

The 32nd Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1958), and was prorogued on 28 October 1960. [3]

SessionOpenedAdjouned
first21 January 195831 January 1958
second10 June 19583 October 1958
third24 June 195923 October 1959
fourth22 June 196028 October 1960

Ministries

The National Party under Sidney Holland had been in power since the 1949 election as the first National Government, and Holland remained in charge until he stepped down due to ill health in September 1957 some two months prior to the 1957 election. Holland was succeeded by Keith Holyoake, but the Labour Party narrowly defeated National at the 1957 election, and the government changed in mid-December of that year. Walter Nash formed the Nash Ministry, which was in power from 12 December 1957 until the defeat of the second Labour Government at the next election in 1960. [4]

Overview of seats

The table below shows the number of MPs in each party following the 1957 election and at dissolution:

AffiliationMembers
At 1957 election At dissolution
Labour Government4141
National Opposition3939
Total
8080
Working Government majority22

Notes

Initial composition of the 32nd Parliament

The table below shows the results of the 1957 general election:

Key

  Labour     National   

Electorate results for the 1957 New Zealand general election. [5]
ElectorateIncumbentWinnerMajorityRunner up
General electorates
Ashburton Richard Gerard 1,769G Glassey
Auckland Central Bill Anderton 3,856Aileen Joyce
Avon John Mathison 6,100W E Olds
Awarua George Herron Gordon Grieve 1,636J P Wyatt [6]
Bay of Plenty Percy Allen 910Thomas Godfrey Santon
Buller Jerry Skinner 2,677N L Bensenmann
Christchurch Central Robert Macfarlane 4,071 Colin McLachlan
Clutha James Roy 1,490T A Rodgers [nb 1]
Dunedin Central Philip Connolly 1,778Marcus Anderson
Dunedin North Ethel McMillan 3,408G R Terry
Eden Duncan Rae 498Ian Watkins [8]
Egmont Ernest Corbett William Sheat 2,697Clarence Robert Parker
Fendalton Sidney Holland Jack Watts 824L G G White [9]
Franklin Jack Massey Alfred E. Allen 4,241Christopher Mountford
Gisborne Reginald Keeling 1,182A H MacPherson
Grey Lynn Fred Hackett 5,785Bernard Griffiths
Hamilton Hilda Ross 1,110 Ben Waters
Hastings Edwin Keating 1,070Arthur Heafy Sievewright
Hauraki Arthur Kinsella 1,161Brevat William Dynes
Hawkes Bay Cyril Harker 2,858Leonard Thomas Fischer
Heretaunga Phil Holloway 5,117 Allan McCready
Hobson Sidney Smith 3,134 Colin Moyle
Hurunui William Gillespie 1,749L Christie
Hutt Walter Nash 4,430 Lance Adams-Schneider
Invercargill Ralph Hanan 679T F Doyle
Island Bay Arnold Nordmeyer 4,209 Saul Goldsmith [10]
Karori Jack Marshall 3,061 Keith Spry
Lyttelton Harry Lake Norman Kirk 567Harry Lake
Manawatu Matthew Oram Blair Tennent 1,575Patrick Kelliher
Manukau Leon Götz 159Cyril Douglas Stamp
Marlborough Tom Shand 1,782Roy Evans
Marsden Donald McKay 2,088Mervyn Allan Hosking
Miramar Bill Fox 2,077Clevedon Costello
Mornington Walter Hudson 2,817Walter MacDougall
Mt Albert Warren Freer 3,987Geoffrey Taylor
Napier Jim Edwards 2,413Raymond Vincent Foster
Nelson Edgar Neale Stanley Whitehead 509Colin Wilson Martin
New Plymouth Ernest Aderman 657 Ron Barclay
North Shore Dean Eyre 462Peter Lawrence Smith
Onehunga Hugh Watt 5,686Donald Watson
Onslow Henry May 2,675Kevin O'Brien [11]
Otago Central John George 2,788J H Rapson
Otahuhu James Deas 3,442Robert Haszard
Otaki James Maher 1,122Cyril Shamy
Pahiatua Keith Holyoake 4,020William Erle Rose
Palmerston North Philip Skoglund 1,348 Bill Brown
Patea Roy Jack 902Benjamin R. Winchcombe
Petone Michael Moohan 4,159 Dan Riddiford
Piako New electorate William Goosman 3,812Alistair Walker
Ponsonby Ritchie Macdonald 6,592Gordon Frederick Smith
Raglan Hallyburton Johnstone Douglas Carter 161 Alan Baxter
Rangitikei Norman Shelton 2,983Stephen Malcolm Roberton
Remuera Ronald Algie 4,766Russell Gordon Penney
Riccarton Mick Connelly 2,867Deena V. Sergel [12]
Rodney Jack Scott 3,112George Webber
Roskill John Rae Arthur Faulkner 2,117 John Rae
Rotorua Ray Boord 2,009Alistair Murray Linton
Selwyn John McAlpine 1,731S S M Cook
St Albans Jack Watts Neville Pickering 501Eric Philip Wills [13]
St Kilda Jim Barnes Bill Fraser 791Jim Barnes
Stratford Thomas Murray 3,172J M Deegan
Sydenham Mabel Howard 6,450Oliver G. Moody
Tamaki Eric Halstead Bob Tizard 589 Eric Halstead
Tauranga George Walsh 3,342Oliver Liddell
Timaru Clyde Carr 2,954 Alfred James Davey
Waikato Geoffrey Sim 2,013Arthur John Ingram
Waipa William Goosman Hallyburton Johnstone 1,813Albert Clifford Tucker
Wairarapa Bert Cooksley 1,058Bob Wilkie [14]
Waitakere Rex Mason 3,682Leonard George Bradley
Waitaki New electorate Thomas Hayman 1,618A G Braddock
Waitemata Norman King 2,191 Robert Muldoon
Waitomo David Seath 2,474Vic Haines
Wallace Tom Macdonald Brian Talboys 4,319J S Reid
Wanganui Joseph Cotterill 1,419Mrs A K MacLean
Wellington Central Frank Kitts 1,685Max Wall
Westland James Kent 4,745Francis Frederick Boustridge
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Tiaki Omana 4,197W. Maxwell
Northern Maori Tapihana Paikea 4,310Timothy James Davis
Southern Maori Eruera Tirikatene 4,383Thomas Stratton
Western Maori Iriaka Matiu Ratana 5,553 Pei Te Hurinui Jones

Table footnotes:

  1. The previous Labour candidate, R S Waters, died the day before the general election, so the election in Clutha was postponed to 18 January 1958 [7]

By-elections during 32nd Parliament

There was one by-election during the term of the 32nd Parliament.

Electorate and by-electionDateIncumbentCauseWinner
Hamilton 1959 2 May Hilda Ross Death Lance Adams-Schneider

Notes

  1. 1 2 "General elections 1853–2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  2. Wilson 1985, p. 173.
  3. Wilson 1985, p. 142.
  4. Wilson 1985, pp. 86–88.
  5. Norton 1988, pp. ?.
  6. Norton 1988, p. 197.
  7. Norton 1988, p. 209.
  8. Norton 1988, p. 220.
  9. Norton 1988, p. 224.
  10. Gustafson 1986, pp. 364f.
  11. Gustafson 1986, p. 381.
  12. Gustafson 1986, p. 386.
  13. Gustafson 1986, p. 390.
  14. Espiner, Guyon (3 March 2012). "Profile: Labour deputy Grant Robertson". New Zealand Listener . Retrieved 26 September 2014.

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