1906 Westland by-election

The Westland by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Westland, a semi-urban seat at the west coast of the South Island.

1906 Westland by-election

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Turnout91.12%
  Tom Seddon.jpg Henry Michel, 1913.jpg
Candidate Tom Seddon Henry Michel
Party Liberal Conservative
Popular vote 2,403 1,683
Percentage 58.81 41.18

Member before election

Richard Seddon
Liberal

Elected Member

Tom Seddon
Liberal

The by-election was held on 13 July 1906, and was precipitated by the death of sitting MP, Prime Minister Richard Seddon. The seat was won by his son, Thomas. His sole opponent was Henry Michel, former Mayor of Hokitika.[1]

ResultsEdit

The following table gives the election results:

1906 Westland by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tom Seddon 2,403 58.81
Conservative Henry Michel 1,683 41.18
Majority 720 17.62
Turnout 4,086 91.12 +10.05
Registered electors 4,484

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Obituary". The Evening Post. Vol. CIX, no. 53. 4 March 1930. p. 8. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  2. ^ "The Westland By-election". The Marlborough Express. Vol. XXXIX, no. 163. 16 July 1906. p. 2. Retrieved 19 October 2013.