13th New Zealand Parliament
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1896 general election
The 1896 general election was held on Wednesday, 4 December in the general electorates and on Thursday, 19 December in the Māori electorates, respectively. A total of 74 MPs were elected; 34 represented North Island electorates, 36 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates. 337,024 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 76.1%.
The 13th Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1897), and was prorogued on 15 November 1899.
|first||6 April 1897||10 April 1897|
|second||23 September 1897||22 December 1897|
|third||24 September 1898||6 November 1898|
|fourth||23 September 1899||24 October 1899|
The Liberal Government of New Zealand had taken office on 24 January 1891. The Seddon Ministry under Richard Seddon had taken office in 1893 during the term of the 11th Parliament. The Seddon Ministry remained in power for the whole term of this Parliament and held power until Seddon's death on 10 June 1906.
By-elections during 13th Parliament
There were a number of changes during the term of the 13th Parliament.
|Electorate and by-election||Date||Incumbent||Cause||Winner|
|Suburbs of Wellington||1897||23 April||Thomas Wilford||Election declared void||Charles Wilson|
|Awarua||1897||5 August||Joseph Ward||Bankruptcy||Joseph Ward|
|City of Dunedin||1897||13 October||Henry Fish||Death||Alexander Sligo|
|City of Wellington||1898||9 March||Robert Stout||Resignation||John Duthie|
|Mataura||1898||26 May||George Richardson||Bankruptcy||Robert McNab|
|Tuapeka||1898||2 November||William Larnach||Death||Charles Rawlins|
|City of Wellington||1899||25 July||John Hutcheson||Resignation||John Hutcheson|
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- Scholefield 1950, p. 90.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 69.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 40.
- Scholefield 1950, pp. 40–41.
- Hamer, David. "Seddon, Richard John - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "The Wellington City Election". Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXII, Issue 9384. 10 March 1898. p. 2. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer.