New Zealand general election, 1899

New Zealand general election, 1899
1899 general election
New Zealand
1896 ←
6 (general) & 19 December (Māori) 1899
→ 1902

All 74 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 77.6%
  First party Second party
  RichardSeddon1905.jpg No image.png
Leader Richard Seddon No Leader
Party Liberal Independent
Leader since 1893
Leader's seat Westland
Last election 39 seats 35 seats
Seats won 49 25
Seat change increase 10 decrease 10
Popular vote N/A N/A
Percentage N/A N/A
Swing N/A N/A

Prime Minister before election

Richard Seddon

Prime Minister-designate

Richard Seddon

The New Zealand general election of 1899 was held on Wednesday, 6 December in the general electorates, and on Tuesday, 19 December in the Māori electorates to elect a total of 74 MPs to the 14th session of the New Zealand Parliament. A total number of 373,744 (77.6%) voters turned out to vote.[1]


Electorate Incumbent Winner Second Place
Ashburton Edward G Wright John McLachlan C J Harper
Ashley Richard Meredith Richard Meredith Thomas Henson Caverhill
Avon William Tanner William Tanner Arthur Rhodes
Awarua Joseph Ward Joseph Ward W T Murray
Bay of Islands Robert Houston Robert Houston N A McLeod
Bay of Plenty William Herbert Herries William Herbert Herries D Lundon
Bruce James Allen James Allen J C Anderson
Buller Patrick O'Regan James Colvin Patrick O'Regan
Caversham Arthur Morrison Arthur Morrison W H Warren
City of Auckland
(3 members)
Thomas Thompson William Napier N/A
James Holland George Fowlds N/A
William Crowther William Crowther N/A
City of Christchurch
(3 members)
Charles Lewis Charles Lewis N/A
George Smith Harry Ell N/A
Tommy Taylor William Whitehouse Collins N/A
City of Dunedin
(3 members)
John A. Millar John A. Millar N/A
Mckay John Scobie McKenzie James Frederick Arnold N/A
Henry Smith Fish Alfred Richard Barclay N/A
City of Nelson John Graham John Graham Richmond Hursthouse
City of Wellington
(3 members)
John Hutcheson John Hutcheson N/A
John Duthie Arthur Atkinson N/A
George Fisher George Fisher N/A
Clutha James Thomson James Thomson F McLeod
Eastern Maori Wiremu Pere Wiremu Pere Mohi te Atahikoia
Eden John Bollard John Bollard M Niccol
Egmont Walter Symes Walter Symes W Monkhouse
Ellesmere William Hugh Montgomery Robert Rhodes William Hugh Montgomery
Franklin William Massey William Massey W Findlay Wilson
Geraldine Frederick Flatman Frederick Flatman C N McIntosh
Grey Arthur Guinness Arthur Guinness M Hannan
Hawera Felix McGuire Felix McGuire Charles E. Major
Hawke's Bay William R. Russell William R. Russell None
Invercargill James Whyte Kelly Josiah Hanan James Whyte Kelly
Kaiapoi Richard Moore David Buddo Richard Moore
Lyttelton John Joyce George Laurenson W Jacques
Manawatu John Stevens John Stevens R C Bruce
Manukau George O'Rorke George O'Rorke J E Taylor
Marsden Robert Thompson Robert Thompson G E Alderton
Masterton Alexander Wilson Hogg Alexander Wilson Hogg C E Cockburn-Hood
Mataura Robert McNab Robert McNab J W Raymond
Motueka Roderick McKenzie Roderick McKenzie W J Moffatt
Napier Robert D D McLean Alfred Fraser Robert D D McLean
Northern Maori Hone Heke Hone Heke Mutu Kapa
Oamaru Thomas Young Duncan Thomas Young Duncan John Andrew MacPherson
Ohinemuri Alfred Cadman Jackson Palmer Edward George Britton Moss
Otaki Henry Augustus Field Henry Augustus Field C B Morrison
Pahiatua John O'Meara John O'Meara G H Smith
Palmerston Frederick Pirani Frederick Pirani William Wood
Parnell Frank Lawry Frank Lawry H Campbell
Patea George Hutchison George Hutchison Arthur Remington
Rangitikei Frank Yates Lethbridge Frank Yates Lethbridge J J Bagnall
Riccarton William Rolleston George Russell William Rolleston
Selwyn John Wason Charles Hardy John Rennie
Southern Maori Tame Parata Tame Parata Taituha Hape
Suburbs of Wellington Charles Wilson Thomas Mason Wilford Alfred Newman
Taieri Walter Carncross Walter Carncross Alexander Campbell Begg
Taranaki Henry Brown Edward Smith Henry Brown
Thames James McGowan James McGowan H J Greenslade
Timaru William Hall-Jones William Hall-Jones J S Keith
Tuapeka Charles Rawlins James Bennet Charles Rawlins
Waiapu James Carroll James Carroll C A FitzRoy
Waihemo John McKenzie John McKenzie None
Waikato Frederic William Lang Frederic William Lang J Hosking
Waikouaiti Edmund Allen Edmund Allen J White
Waipawa George Hunter Charles Hall George Hunter
Wairarapa Walter Clarke Buchanan John Hornsby Walter Clarke Buchanan
Wairau Charles Mills Charles Mills Walter L Clifford
Waitaki William Steward William Steward J Campbell
Waitemata Richard Monk Richard Monk C Newman
Wakatipu William Fraser William Fraser J Kelly
Wallace Michael Gilfedder Michael Gilfedder A M Carmichael
Wanganui Gilbert Carson Archibald Willis Gilbert Carson
Western Maori Henare Kaihau Henare Kaihau Te Heuheu Tukino
Westland Richard Seddon Richard Seddon None


  • New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984 by J. O. Wilson (1985, 4th edition, Government Printer, Wellington)

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