34th New Zealand Parliament
|34th Parliament of New Zealand|
|Legislative body||New Zealand Parliament|
|Term||10 June 1964 – 29 October 1966|
|Election||1963 New Zealand general election|
|Government||Second National Government|
|House of Representatives|
|Speaker of the House||Ronald Algie|
|Prime Minister||Keith Holyoake|
|Leader of the Opposition||Norman Kirk|
––Arnold Nordmeyer until 16 December 1965
|Monarch||HM Elizabeth II|
|Governor-General||HE Brigadier Sir Bernard Edward Fergusson|
1963 general electionEdit
The 1963 general election was held on Saturday, 30 November. A total of 80 MPs were elected; 52 represented North Island electorates, 24 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 1960 election. 1,345,836 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 89.6%.
The 34th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 21 October 1966.
|first||10 June 1964||4 December 1964|
|second||27 May 1965||1 November 1965|
|third||26 May 1966||21 October 1966|
The National Party had come to power at the 1960 election, and Keith Holyoake had formed the second Holyoake Ministry on 12 December 1960, which stayed in power until Holyoake stepped down in early 1972. The second National Government remained in place until its defeat at the 1972 election towards the end of that year.
Overview of seatsEdit
The table below shows the number of MPs in each party following the 1963 election and at dissolution:
|At 1963 election||At dissolution|
|Working Government majority||10||10|
- The Working Government majority is calculated as all Government MPs less all other parties.
Initial composition of the 34th ParliamentEdit
The table below shows the results of the 1963 general election:
The 34th Parliament was the first term of parliament during which there were no by-elections held.
- Vernon Cracknell was first on election night, but lost when special votes were included
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