Eden, a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, lay in the general area of the suburb of Mount Eden in the city of Auckland.
The 1870 electoral redistribution was undertaken by a parliamentary select committee based on population data from the 1867 census. Eight sub-committees were formed, with two members each making decisions for their own province; thus members set their own electorate boundaries. The number of electorates was increased from 61 to 72, and Eden was one of the new electorates.
The electorate was urban, and comprised a number of inner-city suburbs in the central-south part of Auckland.
The Eden electorate was created in 1871 for the 5th Parliament.The first elected representative was Robert James Creighton, who won the 1871 election. He was succeeded in 1876 by Joseph Tole, who served until 1887. In the 1879 election, Tole beat Frederick Whitaker. Edwin Mitchelson won the 1887 election. He served three parliamentary terms until 1896, when he unsuccessfully contested the City of Auckland electorate.
John Bollard was the next representative, elected in the 1896 election. He held the electorate until 1914.In the 1899 election, he had a wafer-thin majority of just four votes over Malcolm Niccol. Bollard was succeeded by James Parr, who won the 1914 election. Parr resigned on 26 March 1926, as he had been appointed as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Rex Mason won the resulting 1926 by-election, as the Reform Party vote was split between two candidates. He held the electorate for the remainder of the term until 1928. He was succeeded by Arthur Stallworthy, who won in the 1928 election. He was defeated in 1935 by Bill Anderton, who held Eden until 1946, when he was elected for Auckland Central. Wilfred Fortune won Eden in 1946 and held the electorate for three terms until 1954, when he was defeated for the Onslow electorate.
Premier and Attorney-General Frederick Whitaker stood unsuccessfully for Eden in 1879; as did John Kerr in 1871.
The electorate was abolished in 1996, when it was replaced by the new MMP electorate of Epsom.
Eden was represented by 15 Members of Parliament.
Conservative Reform Labour United NationalIndependent
|1871 election||Robert Creighton|
|1876 election||Joseph Tole|
|1887 election||Edwin Mitchelson|
|1896 election||John Bollard|
|1914 election||James Parr|
|1926 by-election||Rex Mason|
|1928 election||Arthur Stallworthy|
|1935 election||Bill Anderton|
|1946 election||Wilfred Fortune|
|1954 election||Duncan Rae|
|1960 election||John Rae|
|1972 election||Mike Moore|
|1975 election||Aussie Malcolm|
|1984 election||Richard Northey|
|1990 election||Christine Fletcher|
|(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Epsom)|
|Christian Heritage||Ewen McQueen||375||1.82|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton||164||0.80||+0.18|
|Defence Movement||Michael Bowden||76||0.37|
|Natural Law||John Hodgson||70||0.34|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton||124||0.62|
|NZ Party||Stephen Greenfield||116||0.58|
|NZ Party||Blanche Victoria Holloway||153||0.72|
|NZ Party||Richard Cullen||2,294||10.03|
|Social Credit||Ken Harris||571||2.49|
|Social Credit||Allan Scott||3,303||16.19|
|Values||R A Tyson||162||0.79|
|Social Credit||Les Tasker||1,836||9.18||+6.66|
|Independent National||Max Louis Peers||525||2.62|
|Independent Labour||Barry Moss||53||0.26|
|Cheer Up||Vince Terreni||49||0.24|
|Social Credit||Leslie Clark||497||2.52|
|National Socialist||Colin King-Ansell||19||0.09||-0.09|
|Independent Labour||Marilyn Voss||16||0.08|
|Democratic Labour||Norma Hughes||11||0.05|
|Social Credit||Neil Morrison||646||3.44|
|New Democratic||C W Bott||60||0.31|
|Independent||F W Bell||48||0.25|
|National Socialist||Colin King-Ansell||35||0.18|
|Liberal Reform||G T Tudor||21||0.11|
|Social Credit||Heather-Ann Molloy||975||5.36|
|Labour||John William Stewart||4,954||36.04|
|Social Credit||Thomas Tansfield||1,288||9.37|
|Social Credit||Alfred George Grove||632||4.10||+0.61|
|Liberal||William Wynyard Rayner||323||2.09|
|Labour||Russell Gordon Penney||6,730||42.27|
|Social Credit||Alfred George Grove||556||3.49||+0.09|
|Social Credit||Alfred George Grove||599||3.40|
|Social Credit||Allan Donovan||644||4.45|
|Labour||John Ronald Burfitt||4,214||37.53|
|Democratic Labour||Terrence Nixon||730||4.59|
|Real Democracy||Gertrude Brooks||304||1.91|
|People's Movement||David Wilson||201||1.26|
|Country Party||Albert Robinson||155||0.97|
|Independent||William Henry Nagle||1,823||15.85|
|Christian Socialist||Ormond Burton||200||1.68|
|Independent Reform||Ellen Melville||2,197||19.89|
|Labour gain from Reform||Swing|
|Social Democrat||Wesley Richards||1,682||18.50|
|Independent||J. A. Connell||465||34.04|
|Total valid votes||1,366||99.49|
|Total valid votes||718|
NB: Officially there are 731 ballot papers, 9 informal votes, and 2*2 duplicate votes. After removing 13 from consideration, 718 total valid votes were counted. So technically, turnout is 729 voters.
|Independent||Allan Kerr Taylor||212||44.63|
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