Picton (New Zealand electorate)

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Picton was a parliamentary electorate in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand, from 1861 to 1887.

Population centres[edit]

This electorate is based on the town of Picton.

History[edit]

The electorate was first created in 1861 for the term of the 3rd New Zealand Parliament. It existed until the end of the 9th Parliament in 1887.[1]

David Monro was the first representative from 1861 to 1866. Arthur Beauchamp[2] won the 1866 election, but resigned in 1867.

William Adams[3] won the resulting 1867 by-election, but he resigned in 1868.

Courtney Kenny[4] won 11 June 1868 by-election and represented the electorate until the end of the 7th Parliament in 1881.

The last representative was Edward Connolly, who represented Picton from 1881 until the electorate was abolished in 1887.

Members[edit]

The electorate was represented by five Members of Parliament.[5]

Key

 Independent  

Election Winner
1861 election David Monro
1866 election Arthur Beauchamp
1867 by-election William Adams
1868 by-election Courtney Kenny
1871 election
1876 election
1879 election
1881 election Edward Connolly
1884 election

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 162. 
  2. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 270. OCLC 154283103.