35th New Zealand Parliament
|35th Parliament of New Zealand|
|Term||26 April 1967 – 24 October 1969|
|Election||1966 New Zealand general election|
|Government||Second National Government|
|House of Representatives|
|Speaker of the House||Roy Jack|
|Prime Minister||Keith Holyoake|
|Leader of the Opposition||Norman Kirk|
|Monarch||HM Elizabeth II|
|Governor-General||Sir Arthur Porritt from 1 December 1967|
––HE Brigadier Sir Bernard Edward Fergusson until 20 October 1967
1966 general electionEdit
The 1966 general election was held on Saturday, 26 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 the same distribution used since the 1963 election. 1,409,600 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 86.0%.
The 35th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 24 October 1969.
|first||26 April 1967||24 November 1967|
|second||26 June 1968||19 December 1968|
|third||15 May 1969||24 October 1969|
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 1966 election and at dissolution:
|At 1966 election||At dissolution|
|Working Government majority||8||6|
- The Working Government majority is calculated as all Government MPs less all other parties.
Initial composition of the 35th ParliamentEdit
The table below shows the results of the 1966 general election:
By-elections during 35th ParliamentEdit
There were a number of changes during the term of the 35th Parliament.
|Electorate and by-election||Date||Incumbent||Cause||Winner|
|Southern Maori||1967||11 March||Eruera Tirikatene||Death||Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan|
|Fendalton||1967||15 April||Harry Lake||Death||Eric Holland|
|Petone||1967||15 April||Michael Moohan||Death||Fraser Colman|
|Eastern Maori||1967||12 August||Puti Tipene Watene||Death||Paraone Reweti|
|Palmerston North||1967||2 December||Bill Brown||Death||Joe Walding|
|Hutt||1968||3 August||Walter Nash||Death||Trevor Young|