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1963 general electionEdit

The 1963 general election was held on Saturday, 30 November.[1] 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.[2] 1,345,836 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 89.6%.[1]

SessionsEdit

The 34th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 21 October 1966.[3]

Session Opened Adjouned
first 10 June 1964 4 December 1964
second 27 May 1965 1 November 1965
third 26 May 1966 21 October 1966

MinistriesEdit

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.[4]

Overview of seatsEdit

The table below shows the number of MPs in each party following the 1963 election and at dissolution:

Affiliation Members
At 1963 election At dissolution
National Government 45 45
Labour Opposition 35 35
Total
80 80
Working Government majority 10 10

Notes

  • 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:

Key

 National    Labour    Social Credit  

Electorate results for the 1963 New Zealand general election[5]
Electorate Incumbent Winner Majority Runner up
General electorates
Ashburton Richard Gerard 3,419 Albert George Braddick
Auckland Central Norman Douglas 3,227 John Strevens
Avon John Mathison 5,117 Stanley Lester Dodwell
Awarua Gordon Grieve 3,373 Noel Valentine
Bay of Plenty Percy Allen 3,025 P E Riden
Buller Bill Rowling 1,671 Ernie King
Christchurch Central Robert Macfarlane 1,915 David John Patchett
Clutha Peter Gordon 3,595 Les McKay
Dunedin Central Phil Connolly Brian MacDonell 1,170 George Robert Thorn[6]
Dunedin North Ethel McMillan 2,524 Edgar Whittleston
Eden John Rae 3,335 Frank Knipe
Egmont William Sheat 3,047 John Seddon
Fendalton Harry Lake 2,740 Bruce Barclay
Franklin Alfred E. Allen 5,848 Ron Ng-Waishing[7]
Gisborne Esme Tombleson 902 Bob MacDonald[8]
Grey Lynn Reginald Keeling Ritchie Macdonald 5,240 Jolyon Firth
Hamilton Lance Adams-Schneider 2,642 J M Cairns
Hastings Duncan MacIntyre 1,944 Ted Keating
Hauraki Arthur Kinsella 2,873 George Broad
Hawkes Bay Cyril Harker Richard Harrison 3,518 J G Woolf [9]
Heretaunga Ron Bailey 2,135 Robert Orville Kimmins
Hobson Logan Sloane 31 Vernon Cracknell[nb 1]
Hutt Walter Nash 3,648 Vere Edward Hampson-Tindale
Invercargill Ralph Hanan 1,934 O J Henderson
Island Bay Arnold Nordmeyer 2,388 Fairlie Fergus Curry
Karori Jack Marshall 4,020 Keith Spry
Lyttelton Norman Kirk 2,677 Tom Flint
Manawatu Blair Tennent 2,513 Leonard Thomas Fischer
Manukau Leon Götz Colin Moyle 759 Henry Christopher Pryor
Manurewa New electorate Phil Amos 1,524 Leon Götz
Marlborough Tom Shand 2,111 W G Kenyon
Marsden Donald McKay 3,942 O J Lewis
Miramar Bill Fox 416 Bill Young
Mt Albert Warren Freer 3,018 Jeffrey Lloyd Reid
Napier Jim Edwards 785 D O Haskell
Nelson Stanley Whitehead 2,610 Peter Malone
New Lynn New electorate Rex Mason 3,052 C A McLeod
New Plymouth Ernest Aderman 474 Ron Barclay
North Shore Dean Eyre 2,757 Reginald Keeling
Onehunga Hugh Watt 5,127 J P Mason
Otago Central John George 2,675 Stan Rodger
Otaki Allan McCready 3,014 George Norman McDonald
Pahiatua Keith Holyoake 5,733 E J Hemmingsen
Pakuranga New electorate Bob Tizard 2,015 Roland Mainwaring Neville-White
Palmerston North Bill Brown 772 Philip Skoglund
Petone Mick Moohan 2,448 Peter Love
Piako William Goosman Geoffrey Sim 5,526 N R D Shewan
Porirua New electorate Henry May 3,161 Joseph Walter Miller
Raglan Douglas Carter 1,850 Henry Uttinger
Rangiora New electorate Herbert Pickering 1,425 Te Rino Tirikatene
Rangitikei Norman Shelton 4,307 Russell Wiseman
Remuera Ronald Algie 7,001 Frederick Nelson Goodall
Riccarton Mick Connelly 2,550 Ian Wilson
Rodney Jack Scott 4,320 Chris Pickett
Roskill Arthur Faulkner 3,216 Thomas Tucker
Rotorua Harry Lapwood 2,217 James Phillip Cranston
Selwyn John McAlpine 3,371 Francis Edward Smith
St Albans Bert Walker 2,501 John Palmer
St Kilda Bill Fraser 2,597 Kevin John Marlow
Stratford Thomas Murray David Thomson 4,590 J McLafferty
Sydenham Mabel Howard 5,399 Derek Quigley
Tamaki Robert Muldoon 3,754 Norman Finch
Taupo New electorate Rona Stevenson 275 Arthur John Ingram
Tauranga George Walsh 4,545 Gordon Walker Stanley Hardaker
Timaru Basil Arthur 2,831 M J O'Reilly
Waimarino New electorate Roy Jack 1,785 Olive Smuts-Kennedy
Waipa Hallyburton Johnstone Leslie Munro 3,165 Ronald Nelson Little
Wairarapa Bert Cooksley Haddon Donald 501 Jack Williams
Waitaki Allan Dick 2,019 K S Lysaght
Waitakere Rex Mason Martyn Finlay 2,895 Horace Alexander Nash
Waitemata Norman King 2,919 A G E Pugh
Waitomo David Seath 4,655 H C Brown
Wallace Brian Talboys 5,740 J S Reid
Wanganui George Spooner 1,397 John Grace
Wellington Central Dan Riddiford 1,508 Frank Kitts
Westland Paddy Blanchfield 4,925 W A Reynolds
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Puti Tipene Watene 2,566 Arnold Reedy[10]
Northern Maori Matiu Rata 2,123 James Henare
Southern Maori Eruera Tirikatene 4,978 Ben Couch
Western Maori Iriaka Matiu Ratana 5,096 Pei Te Hurinui Jones

The 34th Parliament was the first term of parliament during which there were no by-elections held.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Vernon Cracknell was first on election night, but lost when special votes were included

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "General elections 1853–2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 173.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 142.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 89–92.
  5. ^ Norton 1988, pp. ?.
  6. ^ Norton 1988, p. 212.
  7. ^ "Interview with Ron Ng-Waishing". National Library of New Zealand. 1994. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ Norton 1988, p. 228.
  9. ^ Norton 1988, p. 240.
  10. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 383.
Sources
  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  • Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.