32nd New Zealand Parliament
|32nd Parliament of New Zealand|
|Term||21 January 1958 – 28 October 1960|
|Election||1957 New Zealand general election|
|Government||Second Labour Government|
|House of Representatives|
|Speaker of the House||Robert Macfarlane|
|Prime Minister||Walter Nash|
|Leader of the Opposition||Keith Holyoake|
|Monarch||HM Elizabeth II|
|Governor-General||HE The Viscount Cobham|
1957 general electionEdit
The 1957 general election was held on Saturday, 30 November. A total of 80 MPs were elected; 51 represented North Island electorates, 25 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was a gain of one electorate for the North Island from the South Island since the 1954 election. 1,252,329 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 92.9%.
The 32nd Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1958), and was prorogued on 28 October 1960.
|first||21 January 1958||31 January 1958|
|second||10 June 1958||3 October 1958|
|third||24 June 1959||23 October 1959|
|fourth||22 June 1960||28 October 1960|
The National Party under Sidney Holland had been in power since the 1949 election as the first National Government, and Holland remained in charge until he stepped down due to ill health in September 1957 some two months prior to the 1957 election. Holland was succeeded by Keith Holyoake, but the Labour Party narrowly defeated National at the 1957 election, and the government changed in mid-December of that year. Walter Nash formed the Nash Ministry, which was in power from 12 December 1957 until the defeat of the second Labour Government at the next election in 1960.
Overview of seatsEdit
The table below shows the number of MPs in each party following the 1957 election and at dissolution:
|At 1957 election||At dissolution|
|Working Government majority||2||2|
- The Working Government majority is calculated as all Government MPs less all other parties.
Initial composition of the 32nd ParliamentEdit
The table below shows the results of the 1957 general election:
- The previous Labour candidate, R S Waters, died the day before the general election, so the election in Clutha was postponed to 18 January 1958
By-elections during 32nd ParliamentEdit
There was one by-election during the term of the 32nd Parliament.
|Electorate and by-election||Date||Incumbent||Cause||Winner|
|Hamilton||1959||2 May||Hilda Ross||Death||Lance Adams-Schneider|
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