Wellington City mayoral election, 1917

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1917
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Candidate John Luke
Party Citizens League
Popular vote elected unopposed

Mayor before election

John Luke

Elected Mayor

John Luke

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1917 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1917, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors, also elected biannually. John Luke, 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.

Background[edit]

The current Labour Party contested its first election since unification the previous year. It put forward a small ticket that was still large enough to win a majority, however just as in 1915 no Labour candidates were successful.[2]

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1917[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Citizens League George Frost 7,411 72.90 -15.75
Citizens League Robert Alexander Wright 7,024 69.09 +16.21
Citizens League Arthur Richmond Atkinson 6,797 66.86 +13.20
Citizens League Len McKenzie 6,498 63.92 +8.60
Citizens League Martin Luckie 6,239 61.37 +19.03
Citizens League William Bennett 6,011 59.13 +17.82
Citizens League Alexander Veitch 6,011 59.13 +19.69
Citizens League William Barber 5,754 56.60 -0.30
Citizens League James Godber 5,738 56.44 +8.13
Independent John Castle 5,386 52.98
Citizens League John Shorland 5,258 51.72
Citizens League Charles Norwood 5,201 51.16 +22.63
Citizens League William Hildreth 5,034 49.52 -14.21
Citizens League John Fitzgerald 4,922 48.42 +2.27
Citizens League William Thompson 4,842 47.63 +7.46
Labour John Hutchison 4,551 44.77
Citizens League Thomas Bush 4,546 44.72
Independent John Swan 4,439 43.66 +10.62
Labour Harry Holland 4,403 43.31 +13.90
Labour John Glover 3,995 39.30 +13.88
Labour James McKenzie 3,961 38.96
Labour Charles Henry Chapman 3,864 38.01
Labour Edward Kennedy 3,695 36.35 +13.65
Independent Francis McParland 3,682 36.22
Independent John Jenkinson 3,584 35.25 +6.33
Labour John Read 3,249 31.96 +14.88
Labour William Wiles 3,078 30.28
Independent Edward Perry 2,295 22.57

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Biennial Election of Mayor". Evening Post. XCIII (89). 14 April 1917. p. 2. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Betts 1970, pp. 133.
  3. ^ "Wellington City Council". Free Lance. XVI (878). 4 May 1917. p. 7. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Citizens Ticket". The Dominion. 10 (3059). 21 April 1917. p. 2. Retrieved 17 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.