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COUNTS COMPLETED

The official counts of votes cast at the General Election has been completed in a number of cases. The following are further . final results:—

Hutt. W. Nash (L.) ' 11,873 V. E. Jacobson (N.) 4,116 Informal 304 Majority for Nash 7,757

In the first returns Mr. Nash was credited with 11,107 votes and Mr. Jacobson with 3838, a majority for the former of 7269. Thus, Mr. Nash has increased his majority by 488.

The polling was exceptionally heavy, and 16,293 votes were cast out of the 17,786 electors on the roll—a 91i per cent. poll.

An example . of the unprecedented voting is given by the Birch Street boofh at Waterloo, where 824 votes were polled, although it had been estimated that the maximum would not exceed 500. The returning officer gives the deputy returning officer in charge of the booth, Mr. J. F. Andrews, great praise for the efficient way in which he handled the unexpected volume of voting.

Majority for Chapman

In the preliminary count Mr. Chapman was shown as having polled 4468 votes, as against Mrs. Gilmer's 3927 and

Mr. Treadwell's 2071. Mr. Chapman has therefore increased his majority by 243 votes.

POSITION AT KAIPARA.

Many inquiries have been received by the Returning Officer as to the state of the polling in the Kaipara electorate, where the position on the preliminary count was uncertain, Mr Coates having a small lead over Mr. W. Grounds, Independent, with a large batch of absentee votes to come It was learned today that the local Returning Officer in the Kaipara electorate is still busy with the scrutiny of the rolls, and it is not likely that the official count will start until Friday There were over 100 polling booths in this scattered electorate.

Wellington North. C. H. Chapman (L.) 5039 Mrs. Knox Gilmer (I.) 4245 C. A. L. Treadwell (N.) 2266 Informal 10S Total votes cast ... 11,656

Gisborne. D. W. Coleman (L.) 6225 W. D. Lysnar (I.) , 4408 Mr. Coleman's majority has been increased from 1681 to 1817. . Lyttelton. T. H. McCombs (L.) .... 6 965 S. F. Marshall (N.) 4190 B. H. Risely (D.) 709 Informal 71 Total votes 11,935 Auckland East. F. "W. Schramm (L.) 6140 H. P. Burton (N.) . 3*803 J. B. Donald (D.) 1^49 T. Lamont (I.) 2ig Informal 99 Total votes 11,909 I

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COUNTS COMPLETED, Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 135, 4 December 1935

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