Wellington City mayoral election, 1909

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1909
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← 1908 29 April 1909 1910 →
Turnout 13,411
  Alfred Kingcome Newman.jpg Thomas Wilford, 1909.jpg
Candidate Alfred Newman Thomas Wilford
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 4,523 4,240
Percentage 33.72 31.61

  Francis Fisher MP.jpg John Rigg.jpg
Candidate Francis Fisher John Rigg
Party Independent Ind. Labour League
Popular vote 3,208 824
Percentage 23.92 6.14

Mayor before election

Thomas William Hislop

Elected Mayor

Alfred Newman

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1909 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1909, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors. Thomas William Hislop, the incumbent Mayor, did not seek re-election. Alfred Newman was elected to office as the new Mayor of Wellington, beating four other contenders. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Mayoralty results[edit]

Wellington mayoral election, 1909[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Alfred Newman 4,523 33.72
Independent Thomas Wilford 4,240 31.61 -2.75
Independent Francis Fisher 3,208 23.92
Ind. Labour League John Rigg 824 6.14
Independent Frederick Bolton 616 4.59
Majority 283 2.11
Turnout 13,411

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1909[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Luke 8,074 84.63 +10.16
Independent Robert Fletcher 7,256 76.05 +19.01
Independent Thomas Ballinger 7,218 75.60 +9.11
Ind. Labour League David McLaren 6,770 70.96 +7.50
Independent Arthur Richmond Atkinson 6,533 68.48
Independent Falk Cohen 6,446 67.56 +9.99
Independent George Shirtcliffe 6,420 67.29 +17.15
Independent Walter Morrah 6,330 66.35 +11.35
Independent John Smith Jr. 6,320 66.24 +9.54
Independent Thomas Carmichael 6,062 63.54 +6.16
Independent James Devine 5,796 60.75
Ind. Labour League Alfred Hindmarsh 5,337 55.94 -0.79
Independent James Trevor 5,157 54.05 +11.78
Independent John Fitzgerald 5,154 54.02
Independent George Frost 4,521 47.38 +2.34
Independent James Dykes 3,969 41.60
Independent Herbert Seaton 3,913 41.01
Independent Arthur Hume 3,897 40.84
Independent Leonard McKenzie 3,894 40.81
Independent William Bennett 3,876 40.62
Independent Arthur Fullford 3,196 33.50 +9.53
Independent Albert Casey 3,097 32.46
Ind. Labour League Charles Henry Chapman 2,860 29.97
Independent Wilfred Higginbottom 2,595 27.20
Ind. Labour League Albert Cooper 2,448 25.66 -7.08
Ind. Labour League William Hampton 2,439 25.56 -5.97
Independent John Aston 2,422 25.38
Ind. Labour League Michael Reardon 2,160 22.64 -7.95
Independent Robert McKenzie 2,140 22.43
Ind. Labour League Elijah Carey 2,102 22.03
Ind. Labour League William Noot 1,924 20.16
Independent Charles Monaghan 1,482 15.53
Independent Vilhelm Jensen 1,298 13.60

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mayoral Elections". Evening Post. LXXVII (100). 29 April 1909. p. 8. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mayoral Elections". Evening Post. LXXVII (98). 27 April 1909. p. 8. Retrieved 26 August 2016.