Riverton (New Zealand electorate)

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Riverton was a parliamentary electorate in the Southland Region of New Zealand.

Population centres[edit]

The electorate included the town of Riverton.[1]

History[edit]

Riverton existed from 1866 to 1881.[1] The first representative was Donald Hankinson, who won the 1866 election. Hankinson resigned on 2 April 1870, before the end of the parliamentary term.[2]

The resulting 1870 by-election was won by Lauchlan McGillivray, who was confirmed by the voters at the 1871 election.[3] McGillivray was defeated at the 1876 election by Dr Samuel Hodgkinson.[4] At the next election in 1879, Hodgkinson was in turn defeated by Patrick McCaughen.[5] At the end of the parliamentary term in 1881, McCaughen retired and the electorate was abolished.[6]

Election results[edit]

The electorate was represented by four Members of Parliament:[1][7]

Key

 Independent  

Election Winner
1866 election Donald Hankinson
1870 by-election Lauchlan McGillivray
1871 election
1876 election Samuel Hodgkinson
1879 election Patrick McCaughen

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wilson 1985, p. 271.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 202.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 215.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 205, 215.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 205, 214.
  6. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 214, 271.
  7. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Southland". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Otago & Southland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.