Kaipara is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate north of Auckland that existed from 1902 to 1946, and from 1978 to 1996.
Population centres [ edit ]
The Representation Act 1900 had increased the membership of the
House of Representatives from general electorates 70 to 76, and this was implemented through the 1902 electoral redistribution. In 1902, changes to the country quota affected the three-member electorates in the four main centres. The tolerance between electorates was increased to ±1,250 so that the Representation Commissions (since 1896, there had been separate commissions for the North and South Islands) could take greater account of communities of interest. These changes proved very disruptive to existing boundaries, and six electorates were established for the first time, including Kaipara, and two electorates that previously existed were re-established.
The electorate was rural and located north of
Auckland city, in the North Auckland region.
History [ edit ]
The electorate was created for the
1902 election, and abolished in 1946. The first representative was the independent conservative Alfred Harding. In the 1905 election, Harding stood for the breakaway New Liberal Party, but was beaten by John Stallworthy of the Liberal Party.
1911 election, Stallworthy was beaten by Gordon Coates, who was Prime Minister from 1925 to 1928, and who held the electorate until he died in 1943. As a (belated) wartime general election was to be held shortly, a by-election was not necessary, and Clifton Webb succeeded Coates. When the Kaipara electorate was abolished in 1946, Webb successfully stood in the Rodney electorate.
Kaipara was recreated in 1978, and again replaced by
Rodney in 1996. Lockwood Smith then transferred to Rodney, and later became the Speaker of the House.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
1938 election [ edit ]
1935 election [ edit ]
1931 election [ edit ]
1928 election [ edit ]
1925 election [ edit ]
1922 election [ edit ]
1919 election [ edit ]
1914 election [ edit ]
1911 election [ edit ]
^ "The General Election, 1938". National Library. 1939. p. 3 . Retrieved . 30 November 2014
^ "Electoral". . The New Zealand Herald LXXV (23181). 29 October 1938. p. 25 . Retrieved . 30 November 2014
^ . Government Printer. 1936 The New Zealand Official Year-Book . Retrieved . 3 August 2013
^ . Government Printer. 1932. p. 3 The General Election, 1931 . Retrieved . 2 November 2014
^ "Notice of Nominations received and Polling Places appointed". Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette. 25 November 1931. p. 7 . Retrieved . 21 November 2014
^ . Government Printer. 1929. p. 3 The General Election, 1928 . Retrieved . 19 July 2015
^ . Government Printer. 1926. p. 2 The General Election, 1925 . Retrieved . 20 November 2014
^ . Government Printer. 1924 The New Zealand Official Year-Book . Retrieved . 24 November 2013
^ Hislop, J. (1921). . The General Election, 1919 National Library. pp. 1–6 . Retrieved . 6 December 2014
^ Hislop, J. (1915). . The General Election, 1914 National Library. pp. 1–33 . Retrieved . 1 August 2013
^ a b "The General Election, 1911". National Library. 1912. pp. 1–14 . Retrieved . 1 August 2013
References [ edit ]
McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.
Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.