Wellington (New Zealand electorate)


Wellington (New Zealand electorate)

Wellington (originally City of Wellington), was a parliamentary electorate in Wellington, New Zealand. It existed from 1853 to 1905 with a break in the 1880s. It was a multi-member electorate. The electorate was represented by 24 Members of Parliament.[1]

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1853 to 1871

The electorate was one of the original electorates used in the 1853 election for the 1st New Zealand Parliament. During the period until 1871, Wellington was a three-member electorate.

In 1858, Isaac Featherston and William Fitzherbert resigned their seats in Parliament.[2] Featherston apparently wanted to return to England.[3] Instead, he successfully stood for re-election within months. The other person returned in the same by-election was William Barnard Rhodes.[4]

The election for the 3rd Parliament was held on 11 December 1860,[5] with the announcement of the official results on 15 December.[6]

Key

 Independent  

Election Winner(s)
1853 election Charles Clifford Robert Hart James Kelham
1855 election Isaac Featherston William Fitzherbert
1858 by-election Isaac Featherston William Rhodes
1860 election William Taylor[7]
1866 election Charles Borlase[8]

1871 to 1881

From the 1871 election until 1881, Wellington was a two-member electorate.

Election Winner(s)
1871 election George Hunter Edward Pearce[9]
1875 election
1877 by-election William Travers
1878 by-election George Elliott Barton[10]
1879 election William Hutchison[11] William Levin[12]

1890 to 1905

From the 1881 election to 1890, the Wellington electorate didn't exist. From the 1890 election until 1905, Wellington was again a three-member electorate.

Key

 Independent    Liberal  

Election Winner(s)
1890 election George Fisher Thomas Macdonald[13] John Duthie
1892 by-election William McLean[14]
1893 election Francis Bell Robert Stout
1896 election George Fisher John Hutcheson
1898 by-election[15] John Duthie
1899 by-election John Hutcheson
1899 election Arthur Atkinson
1902 election John Duthie John Aitken
1905 by-election Francis Fisher

The Wellington electorate was replaced in 1905 by three new seats: Wellington East, Wellington North and Wellington Central.

References

  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.". Otago Witness. Issue 340, 5 June 1858. pp. 5. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW18580605.2.11. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Hamer, David (updated 22 June 2007). "Featherston, Isaac Earl 1813 - 1876". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=1F4. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Wellington". Hawke's Bay Herald: p. 2. Volume 1, Issue 47, 14 August 1858. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=HBH18580814.2.9. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "SUMMARY FOR Europe & Australia". Wellington Independent: p. 5. Volume XV, Issue 1478, 7 December 1860. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=WI18601207.2.19. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Declaration of the Poll". Wellington Independent: p. 2. Volume XV, Issue 1481, 18 December 1860. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=WI18601218.2.8. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. William Waring Taylor". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d7.html#name-413879-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. Charles Bonythorne Borlase". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d8.html#name-413880-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. Edward Pearce". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d10.html#name-413882-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  10. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. George Elliott Barton". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d12.html#name-401588-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. William Hutchison". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d13.html#name-132574-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. William Hort Levin". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d14.html#name-413883-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  13. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Mr. Thomas Kennedy Macdonald". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9-d20.html#name-413871-mention. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  14. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Wellington Ex-Members Of The House Of Representatives". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc01Cycl-t1-body-d4-d9.html. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "The Wellington City Election". Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXII, Issue 9384. 10 March 1898. p. 2. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=WH18980310.2.15. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 

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