The 1883 Peninsula by-election was a by-election held on 22 January 1883 during the 8th New Zealand Parliament in the Otago electorate of Peninsula.
The by-election was caused by the death of the incumbent MP James Seaton on 10 November 1882. The by-election was won by William Larnach.
He was opposed by Bishop Moran and Michael Donnelly. One sub-headline on the result of the election was "Bishop defeated". Another report expected a "close run" between Larnarch and Donnelly, but the Bishop came second.
The following table gives the election result:
- ^ "The Peninsula Election". Hawera and Normanby Star. 23 January 1883.
- ^ "Peninsula Election". Bay of Plenty Times. 23 January 1883.
- ^ "Telegrams". Grey River Argus. 23 January 1883.
- ^ "The Peninsula Election". Manawatu Standard. 23 January 1883.