Wellington City mayoral election, 1905

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1905
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Turnout 9,709

  Thomas William Hislop, 1908.jpg William Henry Peter Barber.jpg
Candidate Thomas William Hislop William Barber
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 3,060 2,377
Percentage 31.51 24.48

  No image.png John Luke.jpg
Candidate James Joseph Devine John Luke
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 1,725 1,456
Percentage 17.76 14.99

Mayor before election

John Aitken

Elected Mayor

Thomas William Hislop

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1905 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1905, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors. John Aitken, the incumbent Mayor did not seek re-election. He was succeeded by Thomas William Hislop, who was elected to office as Mayor of Wellington, beating defeating five other candidates. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Mayoralty results[edit]

Wellington mayoral election, 1905[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas William Hislop 3,060 31.51
Independent William Barber 2,377 24.48
Independent James Joseph Devine 1,725 17.76
Independent John Luke 1,456 14.99
Independent Thomas Wardell 658 6.77
Independent John Smith 433 4.45
Majority 683 7.03
Turnout 9,709

Councillor results[edit]

The 1905 Mayoral installation ceremony, attended by the councillors.
Wellington local election, 1905[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent George Winder 5,896 84.32 -8.89
Independent Charles Hayward Izard 5,482 78.40 +9.44
Independent James Godber 5,112 73.11 +4.15
Independent George Wiltshire 4,940 70.65 +12.80
Independent Thomas Ballinger 4,781 68.37
Independent Folk Cohen 4,399 62.91
Independent Matthew Murdoch 4,221 60.36 -24.62
Independent Augustus Biss 4,152 59.38
Ind. Labour League David McLaren 3,704 52.97 -15.67
Independent Walter Morrah 3,445 49.27
Independent Arthur Gibbs 3,262 46.65
Independent Thomas Carmichael 2,723 38.94
Independent James Trevor 2,716 38.84
Independent George Frost 2,691 38.48
Ind. Labour League Alfred Hindmarsh 2,667 38.14
Independent Arnold Edwin 2,568 36.72
Independent William Shortt 2,523 36.08
Independent George Baylis 2,514 35.95 +2.90
Independent Charles Palliser 2,501 35.76
Independent Arthur Fullford 2,277 32.56
Independent Robert Davenport 2,256 32.26 -9.02
Independent Alexander Rand 2,191 31.33 -29.23
Ind. Labour League Tom Young 2,132 30.49
Independent Martin Luckie 2,131 30.47
Independent Allan Orr 2,095 29.96 +3.95
Independent Victor Braund 2,090 29.89
Independent Richard Keene 2,055 29.39
Ind. Labour League John Brown 2,036 29.11
Ind. Labour League William Hampton 1,900 27.17 -5.06
Independent Walter Pearson 1,704 24.37
Independent Justinian Powell 1,634 23.36
Independent William Lingard 1,596 22.82
Independent William Brannigan 1,574 22.51
Independent James Reid 1,548 22.13
Ind. Labour League Nicholas McGuinness 1,512 21.62
Independent William Worth 1,273 18.20 -11.26
Independent Francis Loudon 1,213 17.34
Independent Edward Peers 733 10.48
Independent William McAlpine 645 9.22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wellington City Council". The Free Lance. V (43). 29 April 1905. p. 16. Retrieved 15 March 2016.