1869 Newton by-election

The 1869 Newton by-election was a by-election held on 19 March 1869 during the 4th New Zealand Parliament in the Auckland electorate of Newton.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent MP George Graham.

He was replaced by Robert James Creighton. Some electors were opposed to the centralising of government in Wellington which they suggested Wrigg favoured.[1][2][3]

ResultsEdit

1869 Newton by-election[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert James Creighton 205 64.47
Independent Henry Wrigg 113 35.53
Turnout 318
Majority 92 28.93

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Newton Election". New Zealand Herald. 16 March 1869.
  2. ^ "Newton Election". New Zealand Herald. 16 March 1869.
  3. ^ "Newton Election". Daily Southern Cross. 18 March 1869.
  4. ^ "Newton Election". The New Zealand Herald. 20 March 1869.
  5. ^ "Newton". Daily Southern Cross. 19 March 1909.