Pahiatua by-election, 1977

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Pahiatua by-election, 1977
New Zealand
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MP before election

Keith Holyoake
National

Elected MP

John Falloon
National

The Pahiatua by-election of 1977 was a by-election for the electorate of Pahiatua on 30 April 1977 during the 38th New Zealand Parliament. The by-election resulted from the resignation of the previous member Sir Keith Holyoake when he was appointed Governor-General.

The by-election was won by John Falloon, also of the National Party.

Results[edit]

The following table gives the election results:

Pahiatua by-election, 1977[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National John Falloon 9,059 63.01
Labour Allan Levett 4,280 29.77
Social Credit Graeme Hislop 844 5.87
Values P W McHugh 194 1.35
Majority 4,779 33.24
Turnout 14,377 68.49
Registered electors 20,993
National hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norton 1988, p. 305.
  • Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8. 
  • Wood, G. A. (1996) [1987]. Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament (2 ed.). Dunedin: University of Otago Press. p. 113. ISBN 1 877133 00 0.