Wellington City mayoral election, 1923

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1923
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← 1921 27 April 1923 1925 →
Turnout 25,707

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Candidate Robert Wright Peter Fraser Len McKenzie
Party Civic League Labour Independent
Popular vote 10,876 10,603 4,228
Percentage 42.30 41.24 16.44

Mayor before election

Robert Wright

Elected Mayor

Robert Wright

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1923 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1923, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Background[edit]

Incumbent mayor Robert Alexander Wright was narrowly re-elected for a second term seeing off a strong challenge from local Labour MP Peter Fraser, the closest election result Wellington had ever seen.[1] It would remain the narrowest Mayoral election in Wellington until 2010.

Mayoralty results[edit]

Wellington mayoral election, 1923[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Civic League Robert Alexander Wright 10,876 42.30 -23.30
Labour Peter Fraser 10,603 41.24
Independent Len McKenzie 4,228 16.44
Majority 273 1.06 -29.60
Turnout 25,707

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1923[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Civic League George Mitchell 14,375 55.91
Civic League William Gaudin 13,174 51.24 -2.90
Civic League Henry Bennett 12,748 49.58
Civic League William Bennett 12,674 49.30 -4.22
Civic League Martin Luckie 12,468 48.50 -3.38
Civic League Thomas Forsyth 12,377 48.14 -2.76
Civic League Benjamin Burn 12,087 47.01
Civic League John Burns 11,838 46.04 +0.75
Civic League Frank Meadowcroft 11,798 45.89 +22.98
Labour Charles Henry Chapman 11,375 44.24 +8.51
Civic League John Aston 10,830 42.12
Civic League William Thompson 10,782 41.94 -2.19
Labour Alec Monteith 10,306 40.09 +9.65
Civic League Alexander Parton 10,152 39.49 +5.34
Civic League Annie McVicar 10,060 39.13 +1.66
Labour Robert McKeen 9,911 38.55 +17.58
Labour Alexander Croskery 9,898 38.50 +10.36
Civic League Herbert Huggins 9,603 37.35
Civic League Colin Crump 9,563 37.19
Labour John Glover 9,509 36.98 +5.82
Labour Tom Young 9,302 36.18 +8.03
Labour James McKenzie 8,754 34.05 +7.92
Labour Tom Brindle 8,519 33.13 +3.99
Civic League John Castle 8,234 32.03
Labour Michael Walsh 7,947 30.91 +5.63
Independent Lewis Glover 7,473 29.06
Independent Harold Dyson 7,107 27.64
Independent Clarence Snow 7,056 27.44
Labour Walter Bromley 6,971 27.11
Labour Laurence Hennessy 6,907 26.86
Independent Joseph Trim 6,535 25.42
Independent James Doherty 4,344 16.89
Civic League Andrew Hornblow 4,304 16.74 +3.10
Independent George Baylis 3,714 14.44 -2.81
Independent Henry Bodley 3,533 13.74

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Mayoralty". Evening Post. CV (99). 27 April 1923. p. 4. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Wellington City Council". Evening Post. CV (107). 7 May 1923. p. 2. Retrieved 16 June 2016.