Thomas Tanner (politician)

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Thomas Tanner (1830 – 22 July 1918) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

Born in Wiltshire, England, in 1830, Tanner arrived in New Zealand in 1850, and took up a large farm in Hawke's Bay in 1853. [1]

Wiltshire County of England

Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of 3,485 km2. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The county town was originally Wilton, after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge.

Hawkes Bay Region region on the east coast of New Zealands North Island

Hawke's Bay Region is a region of New Zealand on the east coast of the North Island. It is governed by Hawke's Bay Regional Council, which sits in the city of Napier. The region's name derives from Hawke Bay, which was named by Captain James Cook in honour of Admiral Edward Hawke.

Tanner was a member of the Hawke's Bay Provincial Council from 1867 to 1875. [2] He represented the Hawkes Bay electorate of Waipawa from 1887 to 1890, when he retired and William Cowper Smith was re-elected to the seat; Smith had held Waipawa until 1887, when he was elected for the new electorate of Woodville (which only existed from 1887 to 1890). [3] He contested the 1893 election in the Hawke's Bay electorate and of the three candidates, he came last. [4]

Waipawa was a parliamentary electorate in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand, from 1881 to 1946.

1887 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1887 was held on 26 September to elect 95 MPs to the tenth session of the New Zealand Parliament. The Māori vote was held on 7 September. 175,410 votes were cast. In 5 seats there was only one candidate.

1890 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1890 was one of New Zealand's most significant. It marked the beginning of party politics in New Zealand with the formation of the Liberal Government, which was to enact major welfare, labour and electoral reforms, including giving the vote to women.

He died at Havelock North on 22 July 1918. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Passing of a pioneer". Hastings Standard. 22 July 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : M–Addenda (PDF). II. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. pp. 363f. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 238. OCLC   154283103.
  4. "The General Election, 1893". National Library. 1894. p. 1. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
William Cowper Smith
Member of Parliament for Waipawa
1887–1890
Succeeded by
William Cowper Smith