Newton was a 19th-century parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand. It existed from 1861 to 1893 and was represented by seven Members of Parliament.
Newton existed from 1861 to 1893. It was created for the 3rd New Zealand Parliament and ran to the end of the 11th Parliament,and was represented by seven MPs.
George Graham was the first representative, who was elected on 15 January 1861. He was re-elected in the 1866 election, but resigned in 1869.The resulting 1869 by-election was won by Robert James Creighton. In the subsequent 1871 election, Creighton successfully contested the Eden electorate. The Newton electorate was won by William Swanson in 1871, who was re-elected in the next general election on 24 December 1875, and in the 1879 and 1881 elections. Swanson retired in 1884.
Swanson was succeeded by Thomas Peacock in the 1884 election. In the 1887 election, Peacock successfully contested the Ponsonby electorate.
The 1887 election was contested by Joseph Tole (who had represented the Eden electorate since the 1876 election and was the Minister of Justice),Edward Withy (a political novice who, after early retirement from business, had emigrated with his large family to Auckland in 1884) and Henry Thomas Garrett. Tole and Garrett were liberal politicians, whilst Withy was a conservative. The liberal vote was split, and Tole, Withy and Garrett received 606, 701 and 170 votes, respectively, with Withy thus elected.
David Goldie won the 1890 election, but resigned from Parliament in 1891.A deputation requested Sir George Grey to contest the 1891 by-election. Goldie also asked Grey to take his seat. Grey was prepared to put his name forward only if the election was unopposed, as he did not want to suffer the excitement of a contested election. Grey declared his candidacy on 25 March 1891. On 6 April 1891, he was declared elected, as he was unopposed.
The electorate was abolished in 1893 at the end of the 11th Parliament.
|1861 election||George Graham|
|1869 by-election||Robert Creighton|
|1871 election||William Swanson|
|1884 election||Thomas Peacock|
|1887 election||Edward Withy|
|1890 election||David Goldie|
|1891 by-election||Sir George Grey|
|Independent||Sir George Grey||Unopposed|
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