Wellington City mayoral election, 1901

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1901
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← 1899 25 April 1901 1903 →
Turnout 8,533
  John Guthrie Wood Aitken, ca 1902-1908.jpg Thomas Wilford, 1909.jpg
Candidate John Aitken Thomas Wilford
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 5,801 2,732
Percentage 67.98 32.02

Mayor before election

John Aitken

Elected Mayor

John Aitken

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1901 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1901, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including twelve city councillors. John Aitken, the incumbent Mayor, was re-elected to office as Mayor of Wellington, beating Thomas Wilford. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Electoral reforms were implemented in 1901, which extended the municipal term to biennial terms and saw the abolition of the ward system, implementing the process of electing councillors at large instead.[1]

Mayoralty results[edit]

Wellington mayoral election, 1901[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Aitken 5,801 67.98
Independent Thomas Wilford 2,732 32.02
Majority 3,069 35.96
Turnout 8,533

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1901[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Nathan 5,847 86.51
Independent John Luke 5,316 78.66
Independent William Henry Peter Barber 5,170 76.50
Independent William Evans 5,074 75.08
Independent George Winder 5,056 74.81
Independent Matthew Murdoch 4,424 65.46
Independent John Smith Jr. 4,315 63.85
Independent James Devine 4,127 61.06
Independent Charles Hayward Izard 3,908 57.82
Independent James Godber 3,744 55.40
Independent Robert Tolhurst 3,640 53.86
Labour David McLaren 3,210 47.49
Independent Robert McKenzie 3,035 44.90
Independent Frederic Townsend 2,955 43.72
Independent George Anderson 2,755 40.76
Independent Allan Orr 2,699 39.93
Independent Paul Coffey 2,491 36.86
Independent Robert Davenport 2,236 33.08
Independent Frederick Bolton 2,189 32.39
Independent Henry Fielder 2,084 30.83
Independent Edmond Carrigan 2,033 30.08
Labour Alfred Hindmarsh 2,028 30.00
Independent Alexander Rand 1,464 21.66
Independent Alexander Wilson 1,299 19.22

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Betts 1970, pp. 39.
  2. ^ a b "Wellington City Council". The Free Lance. I (43). 27 April 1901. p. 11. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "City Council Election". Evening Post. LXI (94). 23 April 1901. p. 6. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

References[edit]

  • Betts, G.M. (1970). Betts on Wellington: A City and its Politics. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed Ltd. ISBN 0 589 00469 7.