Lyttelton by-election, 1913
The Lyttelton by-election of 1913 was a by-election during the 18th New Zealand Parliament. As no candidate won an absolute majority on the first ballot on 9 December, a second round was held on 16 December. The seat had become vacant due to the death of sitting MP George Laurenson. Five candidates stood. It was the last by-election in New Zealand to use the Two-round voting system to elect a member.
The following tables give the election results:
|Social Democrat||James McCombs||2,075||42.20|
|Independent Liberal||Henry Thacker||263||5.35|
The two highest candidates were McCombs and Miller, so they contested the second ballot.
|Social Democrat||James McCombs||2,628||52.25|
|Social Democrat gain from Liberal||Swing|
- "Mr McCombs Returned". Northern Advocate. 17 December 1913. p. 4. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
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