1894 Wellington City mayoral election

The 1894 Wellington City mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

1894 Wellington City mayoral election
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Turnout1,663
  Charles Manley Luke.jpg Mayor Alfred de Bathe Brandon.jpg
Candidate Charles Luke Alfred Brandon
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 786 676
Percentage 47.26 40.64

Mayor before election

Alfred Brandon

Elected Mayor

Charles Luke

BackgroundEdit

In 1894 the incumbent Mayor Alfred Brandon was defeated by Charles Luke, a member of the Wellington Hospital Board.

ResultsEdit

The following table gives the election results:

1894 Wellington mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Charles Luke 786 47.27
Independent Alfred Brandon 676 40.65
Independent Lionel Lewis Harris 201 12.08
Majority 110 6.61
Turnout 1,663

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayoralty Elections - Mr Luke Returned". New Zealand Mail. No. 1188. 7 December 1894. p. 36.

ReferencesEdit

  • Betts, G.M. (1970). Betts on Wellington: A City and its Politics. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed Ltd. ISBN 0 589 00469 7.