Pensioner Settlements by-election, 1858

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The Pensioner Settlements by-election 1858 was a by-election held in the multi-member Pensioner Settlements electorate during the 2nd New Zealand Parliament, on 29 April 1858.[1]

The by-election was caused by the resignation of incumbent MP Joseph Greenwood and was won by Jermyn Symonds.[1] On nomination day (28 April) Jermyn Symonds and Captain Balneavis were nominated, and after a show of hands in favour of Symonds, Balneavis demanded a poll. John Symonds was subsequently elected the following day.[2]


Pensioner Settlements by-election, 1858[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jermyn Symonds 262 52.6
Independent Captain Balneavis 236 47.4
Turnout 498
Majority 26


  1. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 238. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ a b "The Elections". Daily Southern Cross. XV (1132). 4 May 1858. p. 3. Retrieved 2 May 2013.