City of Wellington by-election, 1898

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Wellington by-election, 1898
New Zealand
← 1896 general 9 March 1898 1899 general →
Turnout 77.26%
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Candidate John Duthie Richard Kirk
Party Conservative Liberal
Popular vote 7,283 6,254
Percentage 53.80 46.20

Member before election

Robert Stout
Independent

Elected Member

John Duthie
Independent

The City of Wellington by-election 1898 was held on 9 March 1898 to decide the next member of parliament for the City of Wellington electorate. The contest was caused by resignation of Robert Stout and was won by former mayor of Wellington John Duthie.

Results[edit]

1896 election[edit]

New Zealand general election, 1896[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal-Labour John Hutcheson 6,410 48.68
Independent Robert Stout 6,305 47.88
Liberal George Fisher 5,858 44.49
Conservative Arthur Richmond Atkinson 5,830 44.27
Liberal Charles Wilson 5,569 42.29
Conservative Andrew Agnew Stuart Menteath 5,559 42.22
Liberal Francis Fraser 1,811 13.75
Independent Justinian John Kivern Powell 185 1.40
Liberal Arthur Warburton 91 0.69
Majority 28 1 0.21
Total votes 37,618
Turnout 13,168[4]2 68.21
Registered electors 19,304[5]

1 Majority is difference between lowest winning poll (Fisher: 5,858) and highest losing poll (Atkinson: 5,830)

2 Turnout is total number of voters - as voters had three votes each total votes cast was higher (37,618) )

1898 by-election[edit]

City of Wellington by-election, 1898[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Duthie 7,283 53.80
Liberal Richard Clement Kirk 6,254 46.20
Majority 1,029 7.60
Turnout 13,537 77.26
Registered electors 17,522[7]

See also[edit]

City of Wellington by-election, 1899

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Mistake in the Wellington Vote". The Evening Post. 10 December 1896. p. 6. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Page 1 Advertisements Column 3". The Evening Post. 28 November 1896. p. 1. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "List of Candidates". Hawera & Normanby Star. XXXIII (3411). 2 December 1896. p. 2. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Wellington Election". Clutha Leader. 28 July 1899. p. 5. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ McRobie 1989, p. 63.
  6. ^ "Wellington Election". The New Zealand Herald. XXXV (10697). 10 March 1898. p. 5. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Wellington By-Election". Ashburton Guardian. XIX (4439). 8 March 1898. p. 2. Retrieved 26 August 2011.