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Manukau by-election, 1906

The Manukau by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Manukau, a seat in the north of the North Island.

Manukau by-election, 1906

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Turnout3,780
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Candidate Frederic Lang George Ballard
Party Conservative Liberal
Popular vote 2,514 1,266
Percentage 66.50 33.49

Member before election

Matthew Kirkbride
Conservative

Elected Member

Frederic Lang
Conservative

BackgroundEdit

The by-election was held on 6 December 1906, and was precipitated by the death of sitting MP Matthew Kirkbride who had held the seat since the 1902 election.[1] The election was won by Frederic Lang who stood as an independent conservative. His sole opponent was George Ballard of the Liberal Party, who contested in the Government's interests.

ResultEdit

The following table gives the election results:

Manukau by-election, 1906[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederic Lang 2,514 66.50
Liberal George Ballard 1,266 33.49
Majority 1,248 33.01
Turnout 3,780

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Death of an MHR". Otago Witness (2747). 7 November 1906. p. 21. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Manukau by-election". Wairarapa Daily Times. LVI (8626). 7 December 1906. p. 5. Retrieved 1 March 2016.