Richard Hawke

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Hawke in 1928.

Richard Wilson Hawke (1865 – 12 July 1941) was a United Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand, and a farmer and poultry-breeder.

The United Party of New Zealand, a party formed out of the remnants of the Liberal Party, formed a government between 1928 and 1935, and in 1936 merged with the Reform Party to establish the National Party.

Biography

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateParty
1928 1931 23rd Kaiapoi United
1931 1935 24th Kaiapoi United

He won the Kaiapoi electorate in 1928, but was defeated in 1935. [1]

Kaiapoi was a rural New Zealand electorate, north of Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand from 1861 to 1946. It was represented by twelve Members of Parliament.

1928 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1928 was held on 13 and 14 November in the Māori and European electorates, respectively, to elect 80 MPs to the 23rd session of the New Zealand Parliament.

1935 New Zealand general election

The 1935 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the New Zealand Parliament's 25th term. It resulted in the Labour Party's first electoral victory, with Michael Joseph Savage becoming the first Labour Prime Minister. The governing coalition, consisting of the United Party and the Reform Party, suffered a major defeat, attributed by many to their handling of the Great Depression. The year after the election, United and Reform took their coalition further, merging to form the modern National Party.

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal. [2]

The King George V Silver Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal, instituted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the accession of King George V.

He died in Papanui, Christchurch aged 75. He was born in Cornwall, England, and had been on the Waimairi County Council. [3]

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References

  1. Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 204. OCLC   154283103.
  2. "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post . CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. "Obituary". Press. 14 July 1841.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
David Buddo
Member of Parliament for Kaiapoi
19281935
Succeeded by
Morgan Williams