City of Auckland by-election, 1854

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The City of Auckland by-election 1854 was a by-election held in the multi-member City of Auckland electorate during the 1st New Zealand Parliament, on 4 August 1854. It was one of the earliest by-elections in New Zealand political history and was triggered by the resignation of Thomas Bartley who took up a place in the Legislative Council.[1] The election was won by William Brown.[2]

Results[edit]

City of Auckland by-election, 1854[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Brown 367 63.72
Independent John Williamson 209 36.28
Turnout 576
Majority 158

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 73.
  2. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 97.
  3. ^ "The City Election". Daily Southern Cross. XI (742). 8 August 1854. p. 2. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.