1947 Dunedin mayoral election

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1947 Dunedin mayoral election
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← 1944 19 November 1947 1950 →
Turnout32,252 (64.97%)
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Candidate Donald Cameron Ernest Frederick Jones
Party Citizens' Labour
Popular vote 22,154 9,973

Mayor before election

Donald Cameron

Elected Mayor

Donald Cameron

The 1947 Dunedin mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1947, elections were held for the Mayor of Dunedin plus other local government positions including twelve city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Donald Cameron, the incumbent Mayor was elected to serve a second term. He defeated his sole opponent Ernest Frederick Jones of the Labour Party who was the eldest son of Fred Jones, the Minister of Defence. In addition, the Citizens' Association won all twelve seats on the city council.[1]


The following table shows the results for the election:

1947 Dunedin mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Citizens' Donald Cameron 22,154 68.69 +17.95
Labour Ernest Frederick Jones 9,973 30.92
Informal votes 125 0.38 -0.33
Majority 12,181 37.76 +35.56
Turnout 32,252 64.97 -5.19


  1. ^ "Twelve Citizen Members". Otago Daily Times (26623). 20 November 1947. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Details of the Polling". Otago Daily Times (26623). 20 November 1947. p. 8.