Wellington City mayoral election, 1925

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1925
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← 1923 11 May 1925 1927 →
Turnout 24,929
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Candidate Charles Norwood Charles Henry Chapman
Party Civic League Labour
Popular vote 13,180 11,749
Percentage 52.87 47.13

Mayor before election

Robert Wright

Elected Mayor

Charles Norwood

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1925 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1925, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen councillors, the polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

Incumbent Mayor Robert Alexander Wright did not seek a third term, but ran as a councillor once again. To replace him, the Civic League initially nominated councillor Thomas Forsyth as their candidate for the mayoralty, but he withdrew in favour of former councillor Charles Norwood.[1] Sitting councillor Charles Henry Chapman was the Labour Party's candidate.

Mayoralty results[edit]

Wellington mayoral election, 1925[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Civic League Charles Norwood 13,180 52.87
Labour Charles Henry Chapman 11,749 47.13
Majority 1,431 5.74
Turnout 24,929

Councillor results[edit]

Wellington local election, 1925[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Civic League William Bennett 12,719 51.02 +2.72
Civic League Robert Alexander Wright 12,543 50.31
Civic League Henry Bennett 12,340 49.50 -0.08
Civic League Martin Luckie 11,890 47.69 +1.19
Civic League George Troup 11,729 47.04
Civic League Frank Meadowcroft 11,539 46.28 -0.39
Labour Alec Monteith 11,301 45.33 +5.24
Civic League John Aston 11,220 45.00 +2.88
Civic League Benjamin Burn 11,156 44.75 -2.26
Civic League John Burns 11,131 44.65 -1.39
Civic League Frederick Manton 11,058 44.35
Civic League Herbert Huggins 10,638 42.67 +5.32
Labour Robert McKeen 10,067 40.38 +1.83
Labour Bob Semple 10,051 40.31
Civic League William Thompson 9,762 39.15 2.79
Civic League Thomas Forsyth 9,585 38.44 -10.30
Independent Leonard McKenzie 8,961 35.94
Labour Alexander Croskery 8,944 35.87 -3.37
Civic League John Castle 8,641 34.66 +2.63
Labour John Glover 8,603 34.51 +2.47
Labour Tom Young 8,544 34.27 -2.09
Independent Arthur Whyte 8,156 32.71
Labour Tom Brindle 8,137 32.64 -1.51
Labour James McKenzie 7,891 31.65 -2.40
Civic League Joseph Goldsmith 7,696 30.87
Labour John Read 7,624 30.58
Labour James Roberts 7,560 30.32
Labour Michael Walsh 7,419 29.76 -0.33
Independent Lewis Glover 7,355 29.50 +0.44
Civic League Michael Bourke 7,268 29.15
Labour Lawrence Hennessy 6,981 28.00 -1.14
Civic League Annie McVicar 6,532 26.20 -12.93
Independent Margaret Stables 6,382 25.60
Independent William Smith 5,891 23.63
Independent Joseph Salmon 4,592 18.42
Independent James Sievwright 4,585 18.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Thomas Forsyth". The Evening Post. CXXXI (32). 7 February 1941. p. 9. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Mayoral Election". Evening Post. CIX (102). 4 May 1925. p. 6. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Election Notices". Evening Post. CIX (108). 11 May 1925. p. 2. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Labor Ticket Fails in Cities". NZ Truth (1014). 2 May 1925. p. 5. Retrieved 19 July 2016.