Napier by-election, 1861

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The 1861 Napier by-election was a by-election held in the Napier electorate during the 3rd New Zealand Parliament, on 1 July 1861.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of incumbent MP Henry Stark and was won by William Colenso.[1] Messrs Colenso, Sealy, Tucker and Ferguson were nominated, with Colenso subsequently elected with a majority of 17.[2]

Results[edit]

Napier by-election, 1861[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Colenso 47 44.8
Independent Henry Bowman Sealy[3][4][5] 30 28.6
Independent John Tucker[6] 23 21.9
Independent J. B. Ferguson[6] 5 4.8
Majority 17 16.2
Turnout 105

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 161. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Intelligence". Hawke's Bay Herald. 4 (198). 6 July 1861. p. 5. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "To the Editor of the Hawke's Bay Herald". Hawke's Bay Herald. 4 (201). 27 July 1861. p. 3. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Notice". Hawke's Bay Herald. 4 (188). 27 April 1861. p. 6. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sealy, Henry Bowman". Early New Zealand Photographers and their successors. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Local Intelligence". Hawke's Bay Herald. 4 (197). 29 June 1861. p. 4. Retrieved 20 May 2015.