Manukau (New Zealand electorate)


Manukau (New Zealand electorate)

Manukau is a former New Zealand Parliamentary electorate in the south Auckland Region. It existed from 1881 to 1978, with a break from 1938 to 1957. It was represented by nine Members of Parliament. Two by-elections were held in the electorate.

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Population Centres

The electorate is in the Southern section of greater Auckland, and was centred on Manukau.

History

The electorate existed from 1881 to 1938[1] and then from 1957 to 1978. It was represented by nine Members of Parliament.

Matthew Kirkbride was elected to the Manukau electorate in the 1902 general election, and held the electorate until he died in 1906.[2] His death caused the 6 December 1906 Manukau by-election, which was won by Frederic Lang.[3]

William Joseph Jordan was first elected in the 1922 general election and was confirmed in the next four elections.[4] When the Labour Party won the 1935 general election and formed the First Labour Government of New Zealand, Jordan expected a cabinet position. Instead, he was appointed to the post of New Zealand High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, which had until that point been traditionally a retirement post for former cabinet ministers.[5] His resignation from Parliament caused the 30 September 1936 Manukau by-election, which was won by Arthur Osborne.[3]

Election results

Key  Independent    Liberal    Reform    Labour    National  

Election Winner
1881 election Maurice O'Rorke
1884 election
1887 election
1890 election William Francis Buckland
1893 election Maurice O'Rorke
1896 election
1896 election
1902 election Matthew Kirkbride
1905 election
1906 by-election Frederic Lang
1908 election
1911 election
1914 election
1919 election
1922 election William Joseph Jordan
1925 election
1928 election
1931 election
1935 election
1936 by-election Arthur Osborne
(Electorate abolished 1938–1957)
1957 election Leon Götz
1960 election
1963 election Colin Moyle
1966 election
1969 election Roger Douglas
1972 election
1975 election

Notes

References

  • Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer. 

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