- New Zealand general election, 1902
1902 general election 1899 ← 25 November (general) & 22 December (Māori) 1902 → 1905 All 80 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
41 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 76.7% First party Second party Leader Richard Seddon No Leader Party Liberal Independent Leader since 1893 Leader's seat Westland Last election 49 seats 25 seats Seats won 47 33 Seat change 2 8 Popular vote N/A N/A Percentage N/A N/A Swing N/A N/A
Prime Minister before election
The New Zealand general election of 1902 was held on Tuesday, 25 November in the general electorates, and on Monday, 22 December in the Māori electorates to elect a total of 80 MPs to the 15th session of the New Zealand Parliament. A total number of 415,789 (76.7%) voters turned out to vote.
The Rev Frank Isitt was nominated as the Prohibitionist candidate for ten separate electorates, and came second in eight. Another candidate, D Whyte, was nominated for two. Both men stood to ensure that a local liquor licensing poll was held in each electorate for which they were nominated.
Electorate Incumbent Winner Second Place Ashburton John McLachlan John McLachlan John Studholme Avon William Tanner William Tanner John Russell Brunt Awarua Joseph Ward Joseph Ward D Whyte Bay of Islands Robert Houston Robert Houston A G C Glass Bay of Plenty William Herbert Herries William Herbert Herries D Lundon Bruce James Allen James Allen J A Scott Buller James Colvin James Colvin Frank Isitt Caversham Thomas Sidey Thomas Sidey William Earnshaw Chalmers New Electorate Edmund Allen J White City of Auckland
William Napier Joseph Witheford N/A George Fowlds Frederick Baume N/A William Crowther Alfred Kidd N/A City of Christchurch
George John Smith Thomas Davey N/A Harry Ell Harry Ell N/A William Whitehouse Collins Tommy Taylor N/A City of Dunedin
John A. Millar John A. Millar N/A James Frederick Arnold James Frederick Arnold N/A Alfred Richard Barclay Harry Bedford N/A City of Nelson John Graham John Graham Harry Atmore City of Wellington
Arthur Atkinson John Aitken N/A John Hutcheson John Duthie N/A George Fisher George Fisher N/A Clutha James Thomson James Thomson D Stewart Courtenay New Electorate Charles Lewis John Rennie Eastern Maori Wiremu Pere Wiremu Pere Pirimi Mataiawhea Eden John Bollard John Bollard P E Cheal Egmont Walter Symes William Thomas Jennings C Leech Ellesmere Robert Rhodes Robert Rhodes C R Thornton Franklin William Massey William Massey A R Harris Geraldine Frederick Flatman Frederick Flatman William Stephen Maslin Grey Arthur Guinness Arthur Guinness Frank Isitt Grey Lynn New Electorate George Fowlds T T Masefield Hawera Felix McGuire Charles E. Major Felix McGuire Hawke's Bay William Russell William Russell Frank Isitt Hurunui New Electorate Andrew Rutherford Henry Fear Reece Hutt New Electorate Thomas Mason Wilford Frederick Pirani Invercargill Josiah Hanan Josiah Hanan D Whyte Kaiapoi David Buddo David Buddo Alfred Daniel Hassall Kaipara New Electorate Alfred Ernest Harding John Stallworthy Lyttelton George Laurenson George Laurenson William Rollitt Manawatu John Stevens Job Vile John Stevens Manukau George O'Rorke Matthew Kirkbride George O'Rorke Marsden Robert Thompson Francis Mander Robert Thompson Masterton Alexander Wilson Hogg Alexander Wilson Hogg J C Cooper Mataura Robert McNab Robert McNab I W Raymond Motueka Roderick McKenzie Roderick McKenzie Frank Isitt Mount Ida New Electorate Alexander Herdman J Ewing Napier Alfred Fraser Alfred Fraser R J Eames Newtown New Electorate William Henry Peter Barber Thomas William Hislop Northern Maori Hone Heke Hone Heke Hamiora Mangakahia Oamaru Thomas Young Duncan Thomas Young Duncan J M Brown Ohinemuri Jackson Palmer Edward George Britton Moss Jackson Palmer Oroua New Electorate Frank Yates Lethbridge A H Tompkins Otaki Henry Augustus Field William Hughes Field Frank Isitt Pahiatua John O'Meara John O'Meara S Bolton Palmerston North (then called Palmerston) Frederick Pirani William Wood T R Hodder Parnell Frank Lawry Frank Lawry J M Shera Patea George Hutchison Walter Symes Frederick Haselden Rangitikei Frank Yates Lethbridge Arthur Remington W J Birch Riccarton George Russell George Witty George Russell Selwyn Charles Hardy Charles Hardy Joseph Ivess Southern Maori Tame Parata Tame Parata Hone Tare Tikao Taieri Walter Carncross Donald Reid J J Ramsay Taranaki Edward Smith Edward Smith H J H Okey Thames James McGowan James McGowan W H Lucas Timaru William Hall-Jones William Hall-Jones F H Smith Tuapeka James Bennet James Bennet R Gilkison Waiapu James Carroll James Carroll Frank Isitt Waikato Frederic William Lang Frederic William Lang Henry Greenslade Waikouaiti Edmund Allen Thomas Mackenzie Frank Isitt Waipawa Charles Hall Charles Hall J Taylor Wairarapa John Hornsby Walter Clarke Buchanan John Hornsby Wairau Charles Mills Charles Mills John Duncan Waitaki William Steward William Steward J Campbell Waitemata Richard Monk Ewen Alison A J Hatfield Wakatipu William Fraser William Fraser R B Ross Wallace Michael Gilfedder John Thomson Michael Gilfedder Wanganui Archibald Willis Archibald Willis J W Baker Western Maori Henare Kaihau Henare Kaihau Ngarangi Katitia Westland Richard Seddon Richard Seddon Frank Isitt
Summary of Changes
- A boundary redistribution resulted in the abolition of three seats:
- At the same time, eight new seats came into being:
- Grey Lynn
- Mount Ida
- ^ "General elections 1853-2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. http://www.elections.org.nz/elections/resultsdata/elections-dates-turnout.html. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
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