- New Zealand general election, 1919
1919 general election 1914 ←
16 (Māori) & 17 December (general) 1919 → 1922 All 80 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
41 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 80.5% First party Second party Third party Leader William Massey Joseph Ward Harry Holland Party Reform Liberal Labour Leader since 1909 1913 1919 Leader's seat Franklin Awarua Grey Last election 40 seats, 47.1% 34 seats, 43.1% N/A Seats won 43 17 8 Seat change 3 17 8 Popular vote 193,676 155,708 131,402 Percentage 35.7% 28.7% 24.2% Swing 11.4% 14.4% 24.2%
Prime Minister before election
}} The New Zealand general election of 1919 was held on Tuesday, 16 December in the Māori electorates, and on Wednesday, 17 December in the general electorates to elect a total of 80 MPs to the 20th session of the New Zealand Parliament. A total number of 683,420 (80.5%) voters turned out to vote.
In 1919 women were given the right to be elected to Parliament, but only to the House of Representatives, not to the Legislative Council. The law was changed late in 1919, and with only three weeks notice, three women stood for Parliament in 1919.
They were Ellen Melville in Grey Lynn, Rosetta Baume in Parnell, and Mrs Aileen Cooke in Thames. Ellen Melville stood for the Reform Party and came second. She stood for Parliament several more times, but while generally polling well she never won a seat.
Party Candidates Total votes Percentage Seats won Reform Party ? 193,676 35.7% 43 Liberal Party ? 155,708 28.7% 17 Labour Party 59 131,402 24.2% 8 Others ? 61,954 11.4% 8
Electorate Incumbent Winner Second Place Ashburton William Nosworthy William Nosworthy W J Dickie Auckland Central Albert Glover Bill Parry Albert Glover Auckland East Arthur Myers Arthur Myers Clutha Mackenzie Auckland West Charles Poole Michael Joseph Savage F Bennett Avon George Russell Dan Sullivan George Russell Awarua Joseph Ward John Hamilton Joseph Ward Bay of Islands Vernon Reed Vernon Reed St C Jounneaux Bay of Plenty William MacDonald William MacDonald Kenneth Stuart Williams Bruce James Allen James Allen John Edie Buller James Colvin Harry Holland D Q O'Brien Chalmers James McColl Dickson James McColl Dickson John Gilchrist Christchurch East Henry Thacker Henry Thacker Hiram Hunter Christchurch North Leonard Isitt Leonard Isitt Tim Armstrong Christchurch South Harry Ell Ted Howard Henry Holland Clutha Alexander Malcolm Alexander Malcolm R A Rodger Dunedin Central Charles Statham Charles Statham James Wright Munro Dunedin North Andrew Walker Edward Kellett Andrew Walker Dunedin South Thomas Sidey Thomas Sidey Tom Paul Dunedin West William Downie Stewart William Downie Stewart J A Brown Eastern Maori Apirana Ngata Apirana Ngata None Eden Christopher James Parr Christopher James Parr Oscar McBrine Egmont Charles Wilkinson Oswald Hawken D L A Astbury Ellesmere Robert Rhodes Robert Rhodes G Barclay Franklin William Massey William Massey J Rea Gisborne James Carroll William Lysnar James Carroll Grey Lynn John Payne Frederick Bartram Ellen Melville Hawke's Bay John Findlay Hugh Campbell G McKay Hurunui George Forbes George Forbes J G Armstrong Hutt Thomas Mason Wilford Thomas Mason Wilford David Pritchard Invercargill Josiah Hanan Josiah Hanan John Archer Kaiapoi David Buddo David Jones David Buddo Kaipara Gordon Coates Gordon Coates Alfred Gregory Lyttelton James McCombs James McCombs R MacCartney Manawatu New Electorate Edward Newman A C Hillier Manukau Frederic William Lang Frederic William Lang Rex Mason Marsden Francis Mander Francis Mander Alfred Murdoch Masterton George Sykes George Sykes A C Holms Mataura George Anderson George Anderson David McDougall Motueka Richard Hudson Richard Hudson W P Power Napier John Vigor Brown John Vigor Brown F C Evans Nelson Thomas Field Harry Atmore Thomas Field Northern Maori Taurekareka Henare Taurekareka Henare Nau Parone Kawiti Oamaru Ernest Lee Ernest Lee John MacPherson Ohinemuri Hugh Poland Hugh Poland J Clark Oroua David Guthrie David Guthrie E J Tunnicliffe Otaki William Hughes Field William Hughes Field James McKenzie Pahiatua George Harold Smith Archibald McNicol Robert Beatson Ross Palmerston James Nash James Nash Moses Ayrton Parnell James Samuel Dickson James Samuel Dickson Thomas Bloodworth Patea George Pearce W D Powdrell W Morrison Raglan Richard Bollard Richard Bollard William Jordan Rangitikei Edward Newman William Spiers Glenn F P Brady Riccarton George Witty George Witty W R Devereaux Roskill New Electorate Vivian Harold Potter James Gunson Rotorua New Electorate Frank Hockly M Carney Southern Maori John Uru John Uru Riki te Mairaki Taiaroa Stratford John Hine Robert Masters John Hine Taranaki Sydney George Smith Sydney George Smith J B Hine Tauranga William Herbert Herries William Herbert Herries B C Bobbins Temuka Charles John Talbot Thomas Burnett Charles John Talbot Thames Thomas William Rhodes Thomas William Rhodes W J McCormick Timaru James Craigie James Craigie Percy Vinnell Waikato James Young James Young P H Watts Waimarino Robert William Smith Robert William Smith Frank Langstone Waipawa George Hunter George Hunter Albert Jull Wairarapa John Hornsby Alexander Donald McLeod John Hornsby Wairau Richard McCallum Richard McCallum B J Cooke Waitaki John Anstey John Bitchener John Anstey Waitemata Alexander Harris Alexander Harris A E Greenslade Waitomo New Electorate William Thomas Jennings K C Wilson Wakatipu William Fraser James Horn Robert Scott Wallace John C Thomson Adam Hamilton John C Thomson Wanganui Bill Veitch Bill Veitch W J Cuttle Wellington Central Peter Fraser Peter Fraser Frederick Pirani Wellington East Alfred Newman Alfred Newman Alec Monteith Wellington North John Luke John Luke H O Browne Wellington South Robert Semple George Mitchell Robert Semple Wellington Suburbs Robert Wright Robert Wright Alexander Croskery Western Maori Maui Pomare Maui Pomare Ngarangi Katitia Westland Tom Seddon Tom Seddon James O'Brien
Summary of Changes
- A boundary redistribution resulted in the abolition of four seats:
- Grey, held by Harry Holland
- Otago Central, held by Robert Scott
- Selwyn, held by William Dickie
- Taumarunui, held by William Thomas Jennings
- At the same time, four new seats came into being:
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