1865 Parnell by-election

The 1865 Parnell by-election was a by-election held on 20 April 1865 in the Parnell electorate during the 3rd New Zealand Parliament.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent MP Reader Wood on 18 February 1865.[1]

The by-election was won by Robert James Creighton.

As no other candidates were nominated, he was declared duly elected; Mr Creighton and Mr Coolahan had retired from the contest.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 247. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Parnell Election". Daily Southern Cross. 21 April 1865.
  3. ^ "Untitled". New Zealander. 20 April 1865.
  4. ^ "Representation of Parnell". New Zealand Herald. 21 April 1865.