1858 Hutt by-election

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The 1858 Hutt by-election was a New Zealand by-election held in the multi-member electorate of Hutt during the 2nd New Zealand Parliament on 31 July 1858, following the resignation of Dillon Bell and Samuel Revans on 22 March.[1][2][3] The election was won by Alfred Renall and William Fitzherbert, who had resigned from the multi-member electorate City of Wellington in order to contest this by-election. That resignation forced a by-election to happen.[4] Two other candidates unsuccessfully contested the electorate, George Hart and Peter Cheyne.[4]

Results[edit]

1858 Hutt by-election[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Fitzherbert 229 30.29 -
Independent Alfred Renall 228 30.16 -
Independent George Hart 153 20.24 -
Independent Peter Cheyne 146 19.31 -
Majority 75[a] 9.92 -
Total votes 756

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ Majority is the difference between lowest winning poll (Renall: 228) and highest losing poll (Hart: 153)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of New Zealand by-elections". Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 95.
  3. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 134.
  4. ^ a b c "Country Districts Election". The Wellington Independent. X (1310). 4 August 1858. p. 3. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Memorial of Merchants, Tradesmen, and Others". Lyttelton Times. VI (427). 6 December 1856. p. 3. Retrieved 18 December 2016.