Roskill (New Zealand electorate)
In the 1918 electoral redistribution, the North Island gained a further three electorates from the South Island due to faster population growth. Only two existing electorates were unaltered, five electorates were abolished, two former electorate were re-established, and three electorates, including Roskill, were created for the first time.
The electorate was in the western suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand.
The electorate was created in 1919, and existed continuously until 1996, the first mixed-member proportional representation (MMP) election, when it was included in the New Lynn electorate. The first representative was Vivian Potter, who represented the electorate for three terms for the Reform Party. In the 1928 election, Potter stood in the Eden electorate as an independent but was beaten by Arthur Stallworthy.
In the Roskill electorate, George Munns of the United Party won the 1928 election. He was defeated in 1931 by Arthur Shapton Richards. In 1935, Richards was challenged by the former representative Vivian Potter, but Potter came fourth out of the five candidates, with the incumbent winning the election. In the 1946 election, Richards successfully transferred to the Mount Albert electorate.
Members of Parliament
The Roskill electorate was represented by eight Members of Parliament:
Gilbert Myles' changes of allegiance, 1990–93
|General election, 1931: Roskill|
|Labour||Arthur Shapton Richards||4,885||38.81|
|Reform||William John Holdsworth||4,714||37.45|
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