- New Zealand general election, 1914
New Zealand general election, 1914 1911 ← 10 December 1914 → 1919 All 80 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
41 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 84.7% First party Second party Leader William Massey Joseph Ward Party Reform Liberal Leader since 1909 1906 Leader's seat Franklin Awarua Last election 38 seats 36 seats Seats before 41 32 Seats won 40 34 Seat change 1 2 Popular vote 243,122 222,299 Percentage 47.1% 43.1% Third party Fourth party Leader Alfred Hindmarsh Unclear Party United Labour Social Democrat Leader since 1914 Leader's seat Wellington South Last election 1 seat 0 seats Seats before 2 2 Seats won 3 2 Seat change 1 0 Popular vote 49,482 Unknown Percentage 9.6% Unknown
Prime Minister before election
The New Zealand general election of 1914 was held on 10 December to elect a total of 80 MPs to the 19th session of the New Zealand Parliament. A total number of 616,043 voters were registered, of which 84.7% voters turned out to vote.
The Maori vote was held on 11 December.
1914 was the year the second-ballot voting system repealed, and first-past-the-post reinstated.
Summary of results
Party Candidates Total votes Percentage Seats won Reform Party ? 243,122 47.1% 40 Liberal Party ? 222,299 43.1% 34 United Labour Party ? 49,482 9.6% 3 Social Democrat ? ? 2 Independents ? ? 1
- Auckland West, Hawke's Bay, Taumarunui, Wairarapa, Waitaki and Wellington Central were won by the Liberals from Reform
- Chalmers, Dunedin West, Motueka, and Northern Maori were won by Reform from the Liberals
- Nelson and Otaki were won by Reform from independents.
- Dunedin North was won by United Labour from Reform
- Four electorates replaced their incumbent MP with another from the same party: Christchurch East and Temuka (Liberal), Eden and Wellington Suburbs and Country (Reform).
Electorate Incumbent Winner Second Place Ashburton William Nosworthy William Nosworthy William Stephen Maslin Auckland Central Albert Glover Albert Glover Michael Joseph Savage Auckland East Arthur Myers Arthur Myers A S Holmes Auckland West James Bradney Charles Poole James Bradney Avon George Russell George Russell Dan Sullivan Awarua Joseph Ward Joseph Ward John Hamilton Bay of Islands Vernon Reed Vernon Reed P H Buck Bay of Plenty William MacDonald William MacDonald K S Williams Bruce James Allen James Allen C R Smith Buller James Colvin James Colvin George Morgan Powell Chalmers Edward Henry Clark James McColl Dickson W D'A Mason Christchurch East Thomas Davey Henry Thacker Hiram Hunter Christchurch North Leonard Isitt Leonard Isitt H F Toogood Christchurch South Harry Ell Harry Ell Gains Whiting Clutha Alexander Malcolm Alexander Malcolm J E Jenkinson Dunedin Central Charles Statham Charles Statham James Wright Munro Dunedin North George Thomson Andrew Walker George Thomson Dunedin South Thomas Sidey Thomas Sidey T H Dalton Dunedin West John A. Millar William Downie Stewart J T Johnson Eastern Maori Apirana Ngata Apirana Ngata Hetekia te Kani Pere Eden John Bollard Christopher Parr W R Tuck Egmont Charles Wilkinson Charles Wilkinson D L A Astbury Ellesmere Robert Rhodes Robert Rhodes J C Free Franklin William Massey William Massey A G C Glass Gisborne James Carroll James Carroll H D de Lautour Grey Paddy Webb Paddy Webb Henry Leslie Michel Grey Lynn John Payne John Payne M McLean Hawke's Bay Hugh Campbell Robert McNab Hugh Campbell Hurunui George Forbes George Forbes W A Banks Hutt Thomas Mason Wilford Thomas Mason Wilford A M Samuel Invercargill Josiah Hanan Josiah Hanan J F Lillicrap Kaiapoi David Buddo David Buddo David Jones Kaipara Gordon Coates Gordon Coates R Hoe Lyttelton James McCombs James McCombs Malcolm Miller Manukau Frederic William Lang Frederic William Lang J W McLarin Marsden Francis Mander Francis Mander E C Purdie Masterton George Sykes George Sykes Alexander Wilson Hogg Mataura George Anderson George Anderson W G Mehaffey Motueka Roderick McKenzie Richard Hudson Roderick McKenzie Napier John Vigor Brown John Vigor Brown G W Venables Nelson Harry Atmore Thomas Field Harry Atmore Northern Maori Te Rangi Hīroa Taurekareka Henare Hemi te Paa Oamaru Ernest Lee Ernest Lee John Andrew Macpherson Ohinemuri Hugh Poland Hugh Poland J Clark Oroua David Guthrie David Guthrie J Morrison Otago Central Robert Scott Robert Scott W A Bodkin Otaki John Robertson William Hughes Field John Robertson Pahiatua James Escott James Escott J D Mathews Palmerston David Buick David Buick James Thorn Parnell James Samuel Dickson James Samuel Dickson J J Sullivan Patea George Pearce George Pearce W Morrison Raglan Richard Bollard Richard Bollard W D Thompson Rangitikei Edward Newman Edward Newman R E Hornblow Riccarton George Witty George Witty B Bunn Selwyn William Dickie William Dickie George Sheat Southern Maori Taare Parata Taare Parata Teone Matapura Erihana Stratford John Hine John Hine W H Hawkins Taranaki Henry James Okey Henry James Okey D J Hughes Taumarunui Charles Kendall Wilson William Thomas Jennings Charles Kendall Wilson Tauranga William Herbert Herries William Herbert Herries R D Stewart Temuka Thomas Buxton Charles John Talbot C E Kerr Thames Thomas William Rhodes Thomas William Rhodes Edmund Taylor Timaru James Craigie James Craigie F H Smith Waikato James Young James Young A Scholes Waimarino Robert William Smith Robert William Smith H M Speed Waipawa George Hunter George Hunter Albert Jull Wairarapa Walter Clarke Buchanan John Hornsby Walter Clarke Buchanan Wairau Richard McCallum Richard McCallum John Duncan Waitaki Francis Henry Smith John Anstey N Francis Waitemata Alexander Harris Alexander Harris H C Tewsley Wakatipu William Fraser William Fraser J Stephens Wallace John C Thomson John C Thomson A W Rodger Wanganui Bill Veitch Bill Veitch Frederick Pirani Wellington Central Francis Fisher Robert Fletcher Francis Fisher Wellington East Alfred Newman Alfred Newman David McLaren Wellington North Alexander Herdman Alexander Herdman W H Turnbull Wellington South Alfred Hindmarsh Alfred Hindmarsh John Luke Wellington Suburbs and Country William Henry Dillon Bell Robert Wright Frank Moore Westland Thomas Seddon Thomas Seddon A A Paape Western Maori Maui Pomare Maui Pomare Hema Ropata te Ao Elections and referendums in New Zealand General elections1853 · 1855 · 1860–61 · 1866 · 1868 (Māori) · 1871 · 1875–76 · 1879 · 1881 · 1884 · 1887 · 1890 · 1893 · 1896 · 1899 · 1902 · 1905 · 1908 · 1911 · 1914 · 1919 · 1922 · 1925 · 1928 · 1931 · 1935 · 1938 · 1943 · 1946 · 1949 · 1951 · 1954 · 1957 · 1960 · 1963 · 1966 · 1969 · 1972 · 1975 · 1978 · 1981 · 1984 · 1987 · 1990 · 1993 · 1996 · 1999 · 2002 · 2005 · 2008 · 2011 Local elections ReferendumsAlcohol licensing, 1896–1987 · Gambling, 1949 · Military training, 1949 · Parliamentary term, 1967 · Sale of Liquor, 1967 · Parliamentary term, 1990 · Voting method, 1992 · Voting method, 1993 · Firefighters, 1995 · Pensions, 1997 · Justice, 1999 · MP reduction, 1999 · Smacking, 2009 · Voting method, 2011 By-elections · Supplementary elections
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