The 1935 Wellington City mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1935, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.
Incumbent mayor Thomas Hislop stood for a third-term, the first mayor to do so since Sir John Luke in 1915. His opponent was Bob Semple, a Labour councillor and MP for Wellington East. During the campaign Semple received slanderous allegations of being an Atheist, which he denied stating "If the people of the world followed the philosophy of Jesus there would be no poverty...".
For the second election in a row Labour won a majority of the vote, but could not win a majority of seats. However Labour did win one more seat than in 1933 and then went on to win a by-election soon after increase their representation further.
|Labour||Andrew Parlane[nb 1]||18,320||45.21||+2.55|
|Communist||John Joseph Robinson||3,069||7.57|
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- Betts 1970, pp. 146.
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- "No by-election". The Evening Post. Vol. CXXI, no. 109. 9 May 1936. p. 10. Retrieved 29 June 2018.