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Thomas Francis Doyle

Thomas Francis Doyle (1893–1968) was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 1936 to 1950.


Thomas Francis Doyle

MLC
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Member of the Legislative Council
In office
9 March 1936 – 8 March 1950
Appointed byMichael Joseph Savage
Personal details
Born1893
Bluff, New Zealand
Died1968
Invercargill, New Zealand
Political partyLabour Party

BiographyEdit

Doyle was born in 1893.[1] He was Mayor of Bluff for 14 years.[2] He stood for the Labour Party in the 1935 election in the Awarua electorate[3] and came second to James Hargest.[4]

Doyle was a member of the Legislative Council from 9 March 1936 to 8 March 1943, and then 9 March 1943 to 8 March 1950. He was appointed by the First Labour Government.[1]

Following the abolition of the Legislative Council he stood again for the House of Representatives in the 1957 election in the Invercargill electorate where he raised the Labour vote, but finished runner-up to Ralph Hanan.[5]

NaotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wilson 1985, p. 152.
  2. ^ "Sir Joseph Ward". The Press. LXVII (20284). 9 July 1931. p. 8. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Awarua Electorate". The New Zealand Herald. LXXI (21761). 28 March 1934. p. 14. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Further Final Counts". The Evening Post. CXX (137). 6 December 1935. p. 10. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  5. ^ Norton 1988, p. 253.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  • 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.