1947 Christchurch mayoral election

The 1947 Christchurch mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1947, election were held for the Mayor of Christchurch plus other local government positions. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

1947 Christchurch mayoral election
Christchurch COA pre-1949.jpg
← 1944 19 November 1947 1950 →
Turnout41,581 (46.20%)
  Ernest Andrews.jpg David Barnes 1935.jpg Melville Lyons, 1930.jpg
Candidate Ernest Andrews David Barnes Melville Lyons
Party Citizens' Labour Independent
Popular vote 21,183 15,587 4,811
Percentage 50.94 37.48 15,587

Mayor before election

Ernest Andrews

Elected Mayor

Ernest Andrews

Incumbent Mayor Ernest Andrews was re-elected, defeating former Labour MP David Barnes and deputy mayor Melville Lyons. Fourteen Citizens' candidates were elected to the Christchurch City Council as well as five from the Labour Party.[1]

Mayoral resultsEdit

The following table gives the election results:

1947 Christchurch mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Citizens' Ernest Andrews 21,183 50.94 -11.49
Labour David Barnes 15,587 37.48
Independent Melville Lyons 4,811 11.57
Informal votes 174 0.41 -0.37
Majority 5,596 13.45 -11.40
Turnout 41,581 46.20

Council resultsEdit

1947 Christchurch local election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Citizens' James Hay 24,128 58.02 -3.56
Citizens' Leslie George Amos 21,726 52.24 -1.96
Labour George Manning 21,502 51.71 +0.51
Citizens' Mary McLean 21,353 51.35 -6.28
Citizens' Bill Glue 19,850 47.73 -5.93
Labour Teresa Green 19,828 47.68 -0.31
Citizens' Jim Clarke 19,812 47.64 -7.82
Citizens' Bill MacGibbon 19,687 47.34
Citizens' Ron Guthrey 19,492 46.87 -11.72
Citizens' John Edward Tait 19,472 46.82 -4.04
Citizens' Reginald Gilbert Brown 19,309 46.43 -6.74
Citizens' Clyde Sheppard 19,243 46.27 -6.33
Labour Thomas Henry Butterfield 18,992 45.67
Citizens' Percy Samuel Turnbull 18,200 43.76
Citizens' George Griffiths 18,075 43.46 -5.88
Labour Robert Macfarlane 17,902 43.05
Labour John Mathison 17,874 42.98
Citizens' Wilfrid Owen 17,700 42.56
Citizens' William James Cowles 17,651 42.45
Labour Lyn Christie 17,647 42.44 +2.02
Citizens' Frank Llewellyn Brandt 17,565 42.24
Citizens' Arthur Norman Stone 17,293 41.58
Labour John Edward Jones 17,239 41.45 +3.95
Citizens' Michael Francis O'Brien 17,160 41.26
Citizens' Frederick Henry Dephoff 17,099 41.12
Labour Reg Jones 16,403 39.44
Citizens' George Wallace Parmenter 16,294 39.18
Labour Norman Reginald Forbes 16,238 39.05
Labour Daphne Claudia Fox 16,236 39.04
Labour James Shankland 15,940 38.33 +3.36
Labour John Gordon Power 15,537 37.36
Labour Margaret Mackwell 15,527 37.34
Labour Archie Grant 15,471 37.20
Labour James Sturrock 15,449 37.15
Labour Francis George Hayes 15,018 36.11
Labour Frederick Kelso 15,018 36.11 +4.11
Labour Hugh Henry McCaw 14,827 35.65
Labour Jack Leslie Laby 13,928 33.49
Independent Fred Whiley 4,239 10.19 +1.48
Communist Jack Locke 3,473 8.35
Communist Alec Ostler 3,276 7.87

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christchurch Mayor Retains Seat". The New Zealand Herald. 20 November 1947. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Election of Mayor". The Press. Vol. LXXXIII, no. 25350. 25 November 1947. p. 3.
  3. ^ "Christchurch City Council". The Press. Vol. LXXXIII, no. 25353. 28 November 1947. p. 10.