William Hayward (politician)

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William Hayward (1868 – 5 June 1943) was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 22 June 1934 to 21 June 1941, when his term ended. He was appointed by the United/Reform Coalition Government.[1]

He was from Christchurch, where he established an undertaking business which still exists (Lamb & Hayward Ltd).[2] He was chairman of the Christchurch Tramway Board, chairman of the Canterbury Employers' Association, and chairman of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association. A good athlete in his youth, his interest changed to trotting later on. He was a member of the New Zealand Trotting Association, held governance roles in the New Zealand Trotting Association, and was a breeder of horses.[3] He contested the 1929 Christchurch mayoralty but was beaten by the incumbent, Rev John Archer.[4] He then contested the 1931 Christchurch mayoralty but was beaten by Dan Sullivan. For several years, he served as a member of Christchurch City Council.[5] He died on 5 June 1943 and is buried at Linwood Cemetery.[6]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 155. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "History". Lamb & Hayward Ltd. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Obituary". The Evening Post. CXXXV (134). 8 June 1943. p. 2. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "City Elections". The Press. LXV (19610). 4 May 1929. p. 15. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Municipal Elections". The Press. LXXI (21423). 15 March 1935. p. 19. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Result Detail". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 25 August 2014.