Wellington City mayoral election, 1903

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1903
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← 1902 20 April 1903 1904 →

  John Guthrie Wood Aitken, ca 1902-1908.jpg
Candidate John Aitken
Party Independent
Popular vote elected unopposed

Mayor before election

John Aitken

Elected Mayor

John Aitken

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1903 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1903, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including the twelve city councillors, also elected biannually. John Aitken, the incumbent Mayor, sought re-election and retained office unopposed with no other candidates emerging.[1] The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1903[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent George Winder 2,863 93.21 +18.40
Independent William Barber 2,831 92.18 +15.52
Independent John Luke 2,826 92.02 +13.36
Independent William Evans 2,745 89.38 +14.3
Independent John Smith Jr. 2,677 87.17 +23.32
Independent Matthew Murdoch 2,610 84.98 +19.52
Independent James Devine 2,609 84.95 23.89
Independent David Nathan 2,568 83.62 +23.32
Independent George Wiltshire 2,563 83.45
Independent Charles Hayward Izard 2,118 68.96 +11.14
Labour David McLaren 2,108 68.64 +21.15
Independent James Godber 1,953 63.59 +8.19
Independent Alexander Rand 1,860 60.56 +38.90
Independent Robert Tolhurst 1,665 54.21
Independent George Anderson 1,417 46.14 +0.35
Independent Robert Davenport 1,268 41.28 +8.20
Independent George Baylis 1,015 33.05
Labour William Hampton 990 32.23
Independent William Worth 905 29.46
Independent Allan Orr 799 26.01 -13.92
Independent William Grant 756 24.61
Independent Thomas Orr 609 19.83
Independent Vilhelm Jensen 421 13.70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayoral Election". Free Lance. III (147). 25 April 1903. p. 22. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wellington City Council". Free Lance. III (148). 2 May 1903. p. 16. Retrieved 11 May 2016.