David Barnes (politician)

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David Barnes
David Barnes 1935.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waitaki
In office
1935 – 1938
Preceded by John Bitchener
Succeeded by David Campbell Kidd
Personal details
Born 1894
Died 1970
New Zealand
Political party Labour

David Barnes (1894–1970) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Waitaki Labour

Barnes was a farmer who was wounded at Gallipoli and later served in the RAF. He was a founding member and president of the Fairlie Crown Tenant's Association branch.[1] represented the Waitaki electorate from 1935 to 1938, when he was defeated by National candidate David Campbell Kidd.[2] He later commanded the Home Guard in the Timaru district during World War II.


  1. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: A biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland, New Zealand: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00138-5. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 182. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
John Bitchener
Member of Parliament for Waitaki
Succeeded by
David Campbell Kidd