1868 Picton by-election

The 1868 Picton by-election was a by-election held on 11 June 1868 in the Picton electorate during the 4th New Zealand Parliament.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent MP William Adams on 10 May 1868.[1]

The by-election was won by Courtney Kenny. As no other candidates were nominated, he was declared duly elected. Dr Sickler (or Sickles), described as a "foreign resident" and the nominee of the Superintendent, William Henry Eyes) had retired from the contest, and John Godfrey "who appears to be a local political firebrand, unceasingly moving and restlessly scheming" had apparently not been nominated.[2][3][4][5]

References edit

  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 179. OCLC 154283103.
  2. ^ "Marlborough". Wellington Independent. 9 June 1868.
  3. ^ "Untitled". Nelson Evening Mail. 15 June 1868.
  4. ^ "Latest News From Nelson". Evening Post. 18 June 1868.
  5. ^ "Local and General News". Marlborough Express. 20 June 1868.