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GOVERNMENT OVERWHELMED

PEOPLE'S EMPHATIC MANDATE LABOUR 52, NATIONAL 20, INDEPENDENT 8 DEMOCRAT PARTY REJECTED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. * A REFORM'S GREAT LANDSLIDE OF 1928 ELECTIONS REPEATED. Greater even than the landslide against Reform in 1928 was Labours overwhelming victory at the poll yesterday. The people's mandate was emphatic. Slowly through the years the Lab our party has quietly but steadily gamed seats. Yesterday it had Z4; to-day it has 52. Labour's victory was as amazing as it was devastating. In 1928 New Zealand saw one of the greatest political landslides of her short history when after 1 6 years of rule Reform was rejected by the people with unprecedented emphasis. Now the tide of public feeling has turned so completely that Messrs Forbes and Coates find themselves with greatly reduced strength. Government members who won by half the course at the lyii poll, with hundreds of votes to the good, have been hopelessly beaten or have been returned with,slender majorities. The new party in power, led by Mr. M. J. Savage, polled amazingly well. In the course of its victory it swept aside three Ministers of the Crown, Sir Alexander Young (Hamilton), the Hon. C. E. Macmillan (Tauranga), and the Hon. J. Bitchener (Waitajri). The formation of the new Ministry will be undertaken immediately after the resignation of the Prime Minister, Mr. Forbes. His intention is to tender his resignation to the Governor-General as soon as the writs have been returned. With the resignation of Mr. Forbes Cabinet will, of course, automatically go out of office. It is believed that about a week or ten days will be occupied m the official count which must precede the returns of the writs. At the 1928 general election, when the Reform Government was defeated, Labour lost two seats, but on this occasion it more than doubled its strength without the loss of a seat. The Democrat party failed signally, not a single seat being secured. Its two sitting members, Messrs. A. J. Stallworthy (Eden) and W. A. Veitch (Wanganui) were beaten decisively. Its leader, Mr. T. C. A. Hislop, Mayor of Wellington, ran ln a three at Masterton, where the Labour man, Mr. J. Robertson, was returned ahead of the sitting member, Mr. G. R. oykes. bight Independents, some of whom have been staunch supporters of Labour in the House, have won seats. Trem'endous interest was taken in the poll throughout the country. Returns to hand show that the total votes cast for all candidates was just under 800,000. The Government was overwhelmed by 130,000. Votes cast against the Government totalled 465,441, and for the Government 333,693. 1 Labour s brightest dreams were more than realised; Members of the party were confident of a majority, and were optimistic about the number of seats they would win, but even the mo3t ardent could not have believed that their majority would be as large as it turned out to be. Before the election the Leader of the Labour party, Mr. M. J. Savage, regarded 43 or 44 seats throughout the country as certainties, and he hoped that his followers would secure possibly 50. But the capture of 52 seats exceeded even his expectations. Interest naturally was concentrated throughout polling day on the fight of the leaders of the three parties which went to the poll—-rMr. Forbes, the Prime Minister, and with him Mr. Coates, Mr. SaVage and Mr, Hislop. Results which came to hand last night showing Mr. Savage's big majority were received with enthusiasm, and as the night wore on keen interest was taken in the fight by Mr. Coates to retain his Kaipara seat. He did it, but by only 198 votes. On the other hand, Mr. Forbes was in the happy position of never being seriously challenged for his seat, being returned with a majority of 1 1 54. A thrilling election day was croWned with the excellent speeches of the leaders of the victors and the leaders of the vanquished, which came over the air from Dargaville, Auckland and Wellington.

NORTH ISLAND. AUCKLAND PROVINCE. BAY OF ISLANDS. (Roll Number, 11,214.) H. M. Rushworth (CP)* .... 5695 C. Cameron (NG) 3733 R. E. Hornblow (IL) 179 J. B. Kennedy (NR) 24 Majority for Rushworth . 1962 Last Election. —H. M. Rushworth (C.P.), 4970; A. Bell (C.R.), 3761. Majority for Rushworth, 1209. MARSDEN. (Roll Number, 11,856.) J. G. Barclay (LV 4901 A. J. Murdoch (NG)* 4579 R. W. Johns (D) 574 St. Clair Jounneaux'(l) ... 162 Majority for Barclay 322 (Votes to come: Absentee 521, postal 110.) Last Election.—A. J. Murdoch (C.U.), 5838; J. G. Barclay (L.), 2896. Majority for Murdoch, 2942. KAIPARA. (Roll Number, 10,804.) J. G. Coates (NG)* 4427 W. Grounds (I) 4229 J. Caughley (D) 473 / Majority for Coates .... 198 Last Election. —J. G. Coates .(C.R.), 5008; A. E. Robinson (C.P.), 2924. Majority for Coates, 2084. AUCKLAND SUBURBS. (Roll Number, 12,604.) H. G. R. Mason (L)* 7314 W. A. Bishop (NG) 2706 W. J. H. Clark (D) 738 Majority for Mason 4608 Last Election.—H. G. R. Mason (L.), 5033; R. H. Marryatt (C.R.), 3810. Majority for Mason, 1223. AUCKLAND WEST. (Roll Number, 13,251.) M. J. Savage (L)* 7969 E. D, Stallworthy (NG) ... 2228 J. A. Govan (D) 724 Majority for Savage 5741 (Postal absentee and other votes total 413.) Last Election.—M. J. Savage (L.), 6442; H. R. Mackenzie (1.C.U.), 1925; J. A. C. Allum (1.C.R.), 1870. Majority for Savage, 4517. PARNELL. (Roll Number, 16,172.) W. P. Endean (NG)* 5350 A. G. Osborne (L) 4803 Sir Alexander Herdman (I) 3113 F. C. Jordan (Lib) 459 Majority for Endean .... 547 Last Election.—W. P. Endean (C.R.), 7374; J. VV. Yarnall (L.), 2553; W. C. Hewitt (I.), 1377. Majority for Endean, 4821. ROSKILL. (Roll Number, 16,238.) A. S. Richards (L)* 8217 T. J. Fleming (NG) 4379 W. G. Clavis (D) 643 V. H. Potter (I) 451 W. F. Jamieeon (Lib) 88 Majority for Richards .. 3838 Last Election.—A. S. Richards (L.), 4885; W. J. Holdsworth (1.R.), 4714; G. C. Munns (C.U.), 2988. Majority for Richards, 171. EDEN. V (Roll Number, 14,543.) W. T. Andcrton (L) ........ 5567 A. J. Stallworthy (D)* 3192 C. E. Clarke (NG) 3182 C. W. H. Pickering (Lib) .. 138 Majority for Andcrton .. 2375 Last Election.—A. J. Stallworthy (C.U.), 4860; W. T. Anderton (L.>. 3590; W. 11. Naglc (I.), 1523; It. Glover-Clark (1.R.), 874; V. K. Potter (I.), 352. Majority for Stallworthy, 1270.

AUCKLAND CENTRAL. (Roll Number, 10,057.) W. E. Parry (L)* 6395 C. R. Rodd (D) 1484 J. R. Lundon (Lib-Lab) ... 270 G. V. Mullenger (ING) .... 241 T. Stanley (Com) 161 Majority for Parry 4911 (Voting permits were issued to 1100 absentee voters and 71 seamen.) Last Election. —W. E. Parry (L.), 5382; H. P. Congdon (C.U.), 1589; J. H. Edwards (Com.), 456. Majority for Parry, 3793. WAITEMATA. (Roll Number, 14,134.) W. J. Lyon (L) 6170- , A. Harris (ING)* 3521 Alan Donald (D) 1869 J. Guiniven (Lib) 223 Majority for Lyon 2649 Last Election.—A. Harris (C.R.). 5593; A. G. Osborne (L.), 3215; W. B. Darlow (1.U.), 1760. Majority for Harris, 2378. MANUKAU. (Roll Number, 14,818.) W. J. Jordan (L) 8781 H. J. Wily (NG) 2753 . H. Thorn ley (D) 945 Majority for Jordan .... 6028 Last Election.—W. J. Jordan (L.), 7401; S. Rickards (C.R.), 4007. Majority for Jordan, 3394. FRANKLIN. (Roll Number, 10,208.) A. C. A. Sexton (ICP) 4588 J. N. Massey (NG)* 3870 A. B. Fyers (D) 339 Majority for Sexton .... 718 Last Election. —J. N. Massey (C.R.). 4068; H. 0. Mellsop (C.P.),~ 2511; J. H. Elwnrds (1.L.), 264. Majority for Massey, 2457. HAURAKI. (Roll Number, 13,087.) C. R. Petrie (L) 5027 W. W. Massey (NG)* 4465 S. Rickards (D) 1547 Majority for Petrie 562 (119 postal votes were issued.) Last Election. W. W. Massey (C.R.), 6078; C. K. Petrie (L.), 3328. Majority for Massey, 2750. HAWKE'S BAY. (Roil Number, E. L. Cull en (L) 5698 H. M. Campbell (NG)* .... 4652 Majority for Cullen .... 1046 Last Election.—H. M. Campbell (C.R.), 0124; E. L. Cullen (L.), 3865. Majority for Campbell, 2259. THAMES. (Roll Number, 11,755.) J. Thorn (L) 5658 A. M. Samuel (I)* 4399 P. Kcegan (D) 216 Majority for Thorn 1259 (130 postal and 191 absentee votes to come.) Last Election. —A. M. Samuel (C.R.), 4702; J. S. Montgomery (L.), 4238. Majority for Samuel, 464. RAGLAN. (Roll Number. 10,327.) W. Lee Martin (L) 4913 I). S. Reid (NG)*' 3296 J. H. Potter (D) 581 H. D. C. Hampton (I) 86 Majority for Martin ... 1617 Last Election.—D. S. Reld(C.R.), 4180; W. L. Martin (L.) t 3374. Majority for Reid, SOG. HAMILTON. (Roll Number, 13,567.) C. A. Ban-ell (L) 5141 Sir Alexander Young (NG)* 3755 H. IX C'aro (D; 2358 Majority for Barrell .... 1386 Lest Election.—Sir Alexander Young (C.R.), 5874; H. Beebo (L.), 2379; C. Lafferty (I.), 561. Majority for Young, 3295.

ROTORUA. (Roll Namber, 12,808.) A. F. Moneur (L) 4484 F. W. Doidge (I) 33 2® C. H. Clinkard (NG)* .... 2477 H. H. Corbin (D) 194 Majority for Moneur .... 1176 (One small return to come.) Last Elect'.on. —C. H- Clinkard (C.U.), 3117: A. F. Moneur (L.), 3060, E. E. Vai.le (1.R.), 1815; D. R. F. Campbell (C.P.), 1411. Majority for Clinkard, 57., BAY OF PLENTY. (Roll Number, 9089.) A. G. Hultquist (L) 3355 J. T. Merry (NG) 2844 H. L. Harker (D) 1626 Majority for Hultquist .. 511 (109 absentee votes and five small returns to come.) Last Election. —K. S. Williams (C.R.), returned unopposed. GISBORNE. (Roll Number, 12,048.) D. W. Coleman- (L)* 5817 W. D. Lysnar (I) 4130 Majority for Coleman .. 1687 Last Election.—D. W. Coleman (L.), 4436: W. D. Lysnar (1.C.), 4124; H. D. de La tour (C.R.), 1311. Majority for Coleman, 312. - HAWKE'S BAY PROVINCE. NAPIER. i Roll Number, 11,946.) W. E. Barnard (L)* 6818 F. B. Logan fNG) 2951 N. R. Jacobsen (D) 372 W. Wood (Com) 137 Majority for Barnard .. 3867 Last Election. —W. E. Barnard (L.j, 5586; J. S. Butlev (C.R.), 4430; J. Vigor Brown (N.G.), retired, 36. Majority for Barnard, 1456. WAIPAWA. (Roll Number, 9213.) H. M. Christie (L) 2918 A. E. Jull (NG)* 2641 J. D. Ormond, jun. (ING) .. 1922 W. L. Barker (D) 618 Majority for Christie —. 277 Last Election. —A. E. Jull (C.U.). 3570 ; J. D. Ormond, jun. (1.E.), 3484. Majority for Jull, 356. PAHIATUA. (Roll Number, 9455.) Sir Alfred Ransom (NG) # .. 4017 R. A. Gower (L) 2931 D. H. McGhie (D) 1252 Majority for Ransom 1086 Last Election. —Ransom (C.U.), returned unopposed. TARANAKI PROVINCE. NEW PLYMOUTH. (Roll Number, 13,288.) S. G. Smith (NG)* ........ 5348 Rev. F. L. Frost (L) 4590 Miss E. Andrews (I) 735 H. Cave (D) 645 W. A. Sheat (I) 250 Majority for Smith ...... 758 Last Election.—S. G. Smith (C.U.), 7152; W. A. Sbcat (L.), 3680. Majority for Smith, 3472. / EGMONT. (Roll Number, 9209.) C. A. Wilkinson (I)* 5337 J. Roes (IL) 2309 Majority for Wilkinson .. 3028 Lnst Election.—C. A. Wilkinson (I.), 4409; F. Gawith (C.R.), 3101. Majority for Wilkinson, 1308. STRATFORD. (Roll Number, 11,933.) W. J. Poison (NG)* 4193 P. Skoglund (L) 3906 C. R. Finnerty (D) 506 Majority for Poison 287 Last Election.—W. J. Poison (C.1.), 3554; J. W. McMillan (1.R.). 2030; N. H. Moss (I.), 1471; C. Croall (L.), 1301. Majority for Poison, 1518. • , PATEA.. (Roll Number, 10,488.) H. G. Dickie (NG) 4042 W. G. Simpson (L) 3508 Dr. G. J. Adams (D) 1547 Majority for Dickie ..... 534 Last Election.—H. G. Dickie (C.R.), 5976; W. U. Simpson (L.). 2481. Majority for Dickie, 3495, WELLINGTON PROVINCE. WAIMARINO. (Roll Number, 8852.) F. Langstone (L)* ........ 4564 C. A. Boles (NG) 2959 H. W. B. Littlewood (ING) 200 Majority for Langstone . 1605 Last Election.—F. Langstone fL.),-4174; W. H. Wackrow (C.U.), 3583. Majority for Langstone, 591. WANGANUI. (Roll Number, 11,420.) J. B. F. Cotterill (L) 4433 W. A. Veitch (Dj* 3079 N. 1 R. Bain (NG) 1579 J. T. Btogan (Lib) 487 Majority for Cotterill .. 1354 Last Election..—W. A. Veitch (C.U.), 5096; W. J. Rogers (L.), 4506. Majority for Veitch* 590.

RANGITIKEI. (Roll Number, 10,206.) Ormond Wilson (L) 3931 A. Stuart (NG)* 3118 W. J. Crawford (D) 1614 Majority for. Wilson .... 813 Last Election. —A. Stuart (C.R.), 4i6i. ,T. T. Hogan (I.), 4147. Majority for Stuart, 15. OROUA. (Roll Number, 9721.) J. G. Cobbe (NG)* .... 4565 W. H. Oliver (L) 22P1 E. Fair (D) 1669 Majority for Cobbe 2304 Last Election.-—Cobbe returned unopposed. PALMERSTON. (Roll Number, 15,245.) J. Hodgens (L) 4400 A. E. Mansford (I) 4283 J. A. Nash (NG)* 4050 Majority for Hodgens .... 117 (Result in doubt, absentee votes to come.) Last Election.—J. A. Nash (C.R,), 6465J. Hodgens (L.), 5220. Majority for Nash' 1245. \ MANAWATU. tßoll Number, 9334.) J. Linklater (NG)* 2829 C. L. Hunter (L) T 2769 S. J. E. Closey (I) 1228 M. H. Oram (D) 634 J. K. Hornblow (I) 587 Majority for Linklater .. 60 (Approximately 200 postal votes to come.) Last Election. —J. Linklater (C.R) 4666; C. L. Hunter <L.), 2420. Majority for Linklater, 2246. J * OTAKI. (Roll Number, 10,542.) L. G. Lowry (L) 4511 G. A. Monk (NG) 2791 W. Appleton (8) 975 ! R. W. Bothamley (D) .... - 750 Majority for Lowry .... 1720 Last Election.—W. H. Field (C.R ) 4848; J. Thorn (L.), 3527. Majority for Field, 1321. WAJRARAPA. (Roll Number, 10,648.) B. Roberts (L) 3449 J. W. Card (NG) . 3424 T. W. McDonald (D) ...... 1294 Hans E. Thomsen (I) 83 Majority for Roberts 25 (Votes to come: Absentee and poßtal 284, seamen 3.)' Last Election. —A. D. JlcT.eod (1.E.), 4641 ; T. W. McDonald (C.U.), 4025. Majority for McLeod. 616. MASTERTON. (Roll Number, 10,167.) ' J. Robertson (L) 3285 G. R. Sykes (NG)* 2971 T.. C. A. Hislop (D) "534 Majority for Robertson .. 314 Last Election.—G. R. Sykes (C.R.), 4660; P. M. Butler (L.), 2709; A. H. Vilo (1.C.), 764. Majority for Sykes, 1951. HUTT. (Roll Number, 17,786.) W. Nash (L)* ....11,107 V. E. Jacobsen (NG) ...... 3838 Majority for Nash .1... 7269 Last Election.—W. Nash (L.), 918T; J. Kerr (C.U.), 6364. Majority for Hash, 2823. WELLINGTON CENTRAL. (Roll Number, 14,386.) P. Fraser (L)* '. 7673 W. J. Mason (NG) 3380 Majority for Fraser 4293 Last Election.—P. Fraser. (L.), 6308; R. Darroch (C.U.), 3837; E. W. Nicolnns (I.), 6SB; It. F. Griffin (Com.), 183. Majority for Fraser. 2471. WELLINGTON EAST. (Roll Number, 17,405.) R. Seniple (L)* 7730 0. C. Mazengarb (NG) .... 4548 W. Duncan (D) 1085 W. J. Gaudin (I) 601 E. W. Nicolatis (I) 414 Mies C. Rawcliffe (Com) ... 68 Majority for Semple 3182^ Last Election.—R. Semple (L.), 7207; T. Forsyth (C.R.), 6614. Majority for Semple, 593. WELLINGTON NORTH. (Roll Number, 13,835.) C. H. Chapman (L)* ...... 4468 Mrs. Knox Gilmer (I) 3927 C. A. L. Treadwell (NG) .. 2071 Majority for Chapman 541 Last Election.- —C. H. Chapman (L.). 4531; G. a. Troup (C.R.), 3470; Sir John Luke (1.e.,), 2243. Majority for Chapman, 1061. ' WELLINGTON SOUTH. (Roll Number, 13,904.) R. McKeen (L)* '• 7709 H. F. Toogood (NG) ...... 1981 ' J. I. Goldsmith (D) ....... 1755 Majority for McKeen ... 5728 Last Election.—R. McKeen (L.), 70S1, W. Appleton (C.0.). 4422. Majority tot McKeen, 2659. WELLINGTON SUBURBS. (Roll Number. 18,367.) R. A. Wright (I)* 8207 P. M. Butler (L) 6655 Majority for Wright 1552 Last Election.—R. A. Wright 7682; T. Brindle (L.), 5112; K. (I,), 1020. Majority for Wright, 2570.

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GOVERNMENT OVERWHELMED, Auckland Star, Volume LXVI, Issue 282, 28 November 1935

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