Grey by-election, 1913

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Grey by-election, 1913

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  Paddy Webb.jpg Henry Michel, 1913.jpg
Candidate Paddy Webb Henry Michel
Party Social Democrat Reform
Popular vote 3,477 2,811
Percentage 55.30 44.70

Member before election

Arthur Guinness

Elected Member

Paddy Webb
Social Democrat

The Grey by-election of 1913 was a by-election during the 18th New Zealand Parliament. As no candidate won an absolute majority on the first ballot on 17 July, a second round was held on 24 July.[1] The seat had become vacant due to the death of Arthur Guinness. Three candidates contested the seat, and it was won by the left-wing candidate, who was elected on the second ballot with Liberal support.


The following tables give the election results:

First ballot[edit]

Grey by-election, 1913: First ballot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Reform Henry Michel 2,189 34.64
Social Democrat Paddy Webb 2,091 33.09
Liberal Michael Hannan 2,039 32.27
Turnout 6,319

Second ballot[edit]

Grey by-election, 1913: Second ballot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Social Democrat Paddy Webb 3,477 55.30
Reform Henry Michel 2,811 44.70
Majority 666 10.60
Turnout 6,288
Social Democrat gain from Liberal Swing


  1. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll and Notification of Second Ballot". Grey River Argus. 24 July 1913. p. 1. Retrieved 13 August 2011.