Wellington City mayoral election, 1929

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1929
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← 1927 1 May 1929 1931 →
Turnout 23,626
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Candidate George Troup Walter Nash
Party Civic League Labour
Popular vote 14,407 9,034
Percentage 60.97 38.23

Mayor before election

George Troup

Elected Mayor

George Troup

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1929 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1929, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen councillors. George Troup, the incumbent Mayor, was re-elected to office as Mayor of Wellington, defeating Walter Nash who was his sole opponent. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Mayoralty results[edit]

Wellington mayoral election, 1929[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Civic League George Troup 14,407 60.97 +6.52
Labour Walter Nash 9,034 38.23
Informal votes 185 0.78
Majority 5,373 22.74
Turnout 23,626

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1929[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Civic League Thomas Hislop 12,338 52.22 +1.99
Civic League William Gaudin 11,447 48.45 -1.36
Civic League Robert Alexander Wright 11,395 48.23
Civic League William Bennett 11,300 47.82 -1.78
Civic League Charlton Morpeth 10,682 45.21 +13.13
Labour Charles Henry Chapman 10,681 45.20
Civic League Martin Luckie 10,645 45.05 -2.54
Civic League Frank Meadowcroft 10,634 45.00 +0.89
Civic League Thomas Forsyth 10,498 44.43
Civic League Herbert Huggins 10,205 43.19 -3.08
Civic League Benjamin Burn 9,946 42.09 1.46
Labour Robert McKeen 9,870 41.77 -2.87
Civic League William Hildreth 9,870 41.77
Labour Bob Semple 9,329 39.48 -9.29
Civic League George Mitchell 9,082 38.44 -11.18
Civic League Henry Bennett 8,732 36.95 -11.75
Civic League Alexander Blake 8,057 34.10
Civic League John Burns 7,405 31.34 -15.62
Independent Richard McVilly 7,248 30.67 -14.52
Civic League Edward Thornton 7,173 30.36
Civic League Frederick Boyd 7,094 30.02
Labour John Read 7,086 29.99
Labour Tom Brindle 7,017 29.70 -1.53
Labour William Atkinson 6,942 29.38
Labour Walter Bromley 6,816 28.84 -2.78
Labour Andrew Parlane 6,421 27.17 -3.96
Labour Jim Thorn 6,305 26.68
Labour Peter Butler 6,196 26.22
Labour Adam Black 6,125 25.92
Labour Michael Walsh 6,191 26.20
Labour John Tucker 6,089 25.77
Labour Henry Lees 5,212 22.06
Labour George Whippy 5,162 21.84
Civic League William Duncan 5,114 21.64
Independent Matthew Thew 3,189 13.49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Mayoralty". The Evening Post. CVII (100). 2 May 1929. p. 14. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Labour Nominees". The Evening Post. CVII (100). 2 May 1929. p. 14. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "City Council". The Evening Post. CVII (81). 9 April 1929. p. 10. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Nominations". The Evening Post. CVII (90). 19 April 1929. p. 11. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 

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