Linwood (New Zealand electorate)

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Linwood was a parliamentary electorate in Christchurch, New Zealand from 1887 to 1890. The electorate was represented by one Member of Parliament, Andrew Loughrey.

Population centres[edit]

In the 1887 electoral redistribution, although the Representation Commission was required through the Representation Act 1887 to maintain existing electorates "as far as possible", rapid population growth in the North Island required the transfer of three seats from the South Island to the north. Ten new electorates were created, including Linwood, and one former electorate was recreated.[1]

The electorate was based on the suburb of Linwood. Polling booths for the election were located in Phillipstown and Richmond.[2]

History[edit]

The Linwood electorate was formed for the 1887 election, which determined the composition of the 10th Parliament.[3]

The electorate was represented by one Member of Parliament, Andrew Loughrey.[3] The 1887 election was contested by Loughrey, William Flesher (father of James Arthur Flesher),[4] Daniel Reese and J. T. Partridge.[5][6] Loughrey, Flesher, Reese and Partridge received 699, 331, 270 and 15 votes, respectively.[7]

Loughrey remained a member during the term of the term of the 10th Parliament.[8] The Linwood electorate was abolished in 1890.[3]

Election results[edit]

Key

 Independent  

Election Winner
1887 election Andrew Loughrey

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 50–53.
  2. ^ "Linwood". The Star (6043). 27 September 1887. p. 4. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Scholefield 1950, p. 159.
  4. ^ "Advertisements Column 5". The Press. XLIV (6813). 26 July 1887. p. 1. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Linwood". The Press. XLIV (6861). 20 September 1887. p. 6. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nominations". Grey River Argus. XXXV (5984). 20 September 1887. p. 4. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1888. p. 2. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 120.

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.