Motueka (New Zealand electorate)


Motueka (New Zealand electorate)

Motueka is a former New Zealand Parliamentary electorate. The electorate of Motueka and Massacre Bay, created for the New Zealand general election, 1853, was succeeded by the electorate of Motueka in the 1860-1861 election, and lasted until 1890. In 1896 the Motueka electorate was recreated, and lasted until 1946.

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History

The original electorate of Motueka and Massacre Bay was represented by three MPs: Alfred Christopher Picard 1853–55, Charles Parker 1855–56, and Herbert Curtis 1856–60.

The renamed Motueka electorate was continued to be represented by Curtis 1861–66, then Parker again 1866–75. David Monro represented the electorate in 1871 until he was unseated by Parliament on a petition. Parker was followed by Richmond Hursthouse 1876–87, then John Kerr 1887–90.

At the 1931 election George Black stood as an Independent and was successful. From 1932 to 1938 the Motueka electorate was represented by future prime minister Keith Holyoake. He was defeated by Jerry Skinner, who was a likely Labour prime minister if he had not died prematurely.

Population Centres

Localities within the electorate were Collingwood, Takaka, Motueka and Mapua. Massacre Bay is these days called Golden Bay.[1]

Election results

1853 to 1860

During the 1st and 2nd New Zealand Parliament, Motueka and Massacre Bay was represented by three Members of Parliament.

Election Winner
1853 election Alfred Christopher Picard (Independent)
1855 election Charles Parker (Independent)
1856 by-election Herbert Curtis[2] (Independent)

1861 to 1890

From the 3rd to the 10th New Zealand Parliament, Motueka was represented by five Members of Parliament (counting Monro, who was unseated following a petition). Two of them had previously represented the Motueka and Massacre Bay electorate.

Election Winner
1861 election Herbert Evelyn Curtis (2nd period)
1866 election Charles Parker (2nd period)
1871 election David Monro (Independent)
1871 Charles Parker (3rd period)
1875 election Richmond Hursthouse (Independent)
1879 election
1881 election
1884 election
1887 election John Kerr[3] (Independent)

1896 to 1946

From the 13th to the 27th New Zealand Parliament, Motueka was represented by five Members of Parliament.

Election Winner
1896 election Roderick McKenzie (Independent)
1899 election
1902 election
1905 election
1908 election
1911 election
1914 election Richard Phineas Hudson (Reform)
1919 election
1922 election
1925 election
1928 election George Black (United, then Independent)
1931 election
1932 by-election Keith Holyoake (National)
1935 election
1938 election Jerry Skinner (Labour)
1943 election

References

  1. ^ McLintock, A. H. (1966). "GOLDEN BAY". Te Ara. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/golden-bay/1. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d1-d3.html#name-431292-mention. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d1-d3.html#name-431306-mention. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  • New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984 by J. O. Wilson (1985, 4th edition, Government Printer, Wellington)

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