1914 New Zealand general election
The New Zealand general election of 1914 was held on 10 December to elect a total of 80 MPs to the 19th session of the New Zealand Parliament. The Maori vote was held on 11 December. A total number of 616,043 voters were registered, of which 84.7% voters turned out to vote.
All 80 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
41 seats were needed for a majority
Soldiers serving overseas in the NZEF were given a vote by the Expeditionary Forces Voting Act, 1914. They voted for a party (Liberal, Labour or Reform) and their votes were allocated to a candidate for their electorate by a representative of their party; which sometimes required the representative to choose between rival "Liberal" or "Labour" candidates.
Summary of resultsEdit
|Party||Candidates||Total votes||Percentage||Seats won|
|Total valid votes||534,457||80|
- Auckland West, Hawke's Bay, Taumarunui, Wairarapa, Waitaki and Wellington Central were won by the Liberals from Reform
- Chalmers, Dunedin West, Motueka, and Northern Maori were won by Reform from the Liberals
- Nelson was won by Reform from an independent.
- Otaki was won by Reform from the Social Democrats.
- Dunedin North was won by United Labour from Reform
- Four electorates replaced their incumbent MP with another from the same party: Christchurch East and Temuka (Liberal), Eden and Wellington Suburbs and Country (Reform).
The following are the results of the 1914 general election:
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- "Henry Featherston Toogood (1879–1962)". Engineering New Zealand. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "General Election". The Press. L (15116). 4 November 1914. p. 7. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
- "Mr. H.C. Tewsley". Observer. XXXV (14). 12 December 1914. p. 15. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Labour's Candidates". Maoriland Worker. 12 (299). 22 November 1922. p. 12. Retrieved 26 January 2014.