1895 Wellington City mayoral election

The 1895 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.

1895 Wellington City mayoral election
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Turnout2,176
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Candidate George Fisher Charles Luke
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 1,250 926
Percentage 57.44 42.56

Mayor before election

Charles Luke

Elected Mayor

George Fisher

BackgroundEdit

In 1895 incumbent Mayor Charles Luke was defeated by MP and former Mayor George Fisher.

ResultsEdit

The following table gives the election results:

1895 Wellington mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent George Fisher 1,250 57.44
Independent Charles Luke 926 42.56 -4.71
Majority 324 14.88
Turnout 2,176

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayoralty Elections". The Evening Post. Vol. L, no. L. 28 November 1895. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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.