1935 Dunedin mayoral election

The 1935 Dunedin mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1935, elections were held for the Mayor of Dunedin plus other local government positions including twelve city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

1935 Dunedin mayoral election
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Turnout28,118
  Edwin Cox.jpg James John Marlow.jpg
Candidate Edwin Cox James Marlow
Party Labour Citizens'
Popular vote 12,215 10,425
Percentage 43.44 37.07

Mayor before election

Edwin Cox

Elected Mayor

Edwin Cox

Edwin Cox, the incumbent Mayor, sought re-election and was successful in attaining a second-term. The Labour Party was also successful in securing a majority on the council for the first time.[1]

Mayoral resultsEdit

1935 Dunedin mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edwin Cox 12,215 43.44 +2.56
Citizens' James Marlow 10,425 37.07
Independent Robert Black 5,268 18.73 -14.75
Informal votes 210 0.74 +0.01
Majority 1,790 6.36 -1.04
Turnout 28,118

Council resultsEdit

1935 Dunedin local election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Jones 15,746 55.99 +3.70
Labour Gervan McMillan 15,461 54.98
Labour Jim Munro 15,131 53.81 -0.08
Labour Mark Silverstone 14,745 52.43 +12.26
Citizens' William Begg 13,354 47.49 +8.52
Citizens' Walter Alexander Scott 13,121 46.66 +4.17
Citizens' Andrew Allen 12,911 45.91 +5.61
Citizens' Francis William Mitchell 12,723 45.24
Citizens' William Henry Sheppard 12,404 44.11 +4.62
Citizens' Donald Cameron 12,066 42.91
Labour Peter Neilson 12,034 42.79 +5.54
Labour William Batchelor 11,779 41.89 +6.42
Citizens' Robert Walls 11,757 41.81 +7.07
Labour Ralph Harrison[nb 1] 11,411 40.58 +3.17
Citizens' Henry Louis Paterson 11,338 40.32
Citizens' William Julian Bardsley 11,220 39.90
Citizens' Jackson Purdie 11,207 39.85
Labour Michael Connelly 11,191 39.80
Labour Phil Connolly 11,024 39.20 +3.17
Labour James Harrison 10,875 38.67
Citizens' Alfred Clark 10,797 38.39
Citizens' John McIndoe 10,794 38.38 -5.20
Labour John Robinson 10,773 38.31
Labour Bryan O'Donnell 10,140 36.06 +4.63
Independent Charles Andrew Wilson 9,512 33.82
Independent Henry Alexander Hamer 3,943 14.02 -13.26
Independent Alexander William Martin 3,148 11.19
Independent Cornelius Machin Moss 2,325 8.26
Communist Arthur Basil Powell 1,082 3.84
Communist Samuel Ikin 799 2.84

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ Harrison was appointed to the council in December 1937 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Fred Jones.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dunedins Vote". Auckland Star. Vol. LXVI, no. 108. 9 May 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Election Notices". Otago Daily Times. No. 24569. 13 May 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  3. ^ "The Elections - Dunedin City Council". Otago Daily Times. No. 22570. 14 May 1935. p. 6. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  4. ^ "A New Councillor". Otago Daily Times. No. 23368. 7 December 1937. p. 8.