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■ * FRANKLIN NORTH. The declaration of the poll for this district took place iu the Public-hall, Otahuhu, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 15. Owing to the very inconvenient hour fixed, not more than 30 electors were present. The Returning Officer (Mr. William ShanaLjhan) announced that the numbers polled by each candidate were as follows : — Luke. Buckland. Harris. Gordon. Otalmhu .. 105 101 88 7 Mangero.. .. i 58 15 0 Howick.. .. 10 52 62 1 Turan"a ... 7 8 2 0 Wairoa .... 13 31 53 0 rapakura Valley 4 2 17 0 l'apakura ..10 50 82 0 Waihekc ..1 19 3 0 154 321 323 8 Majority for Major Harris-2. He therefore declared Major Harris duly elected. Major Harris returned thanks to those who had voted for him and to those who had not voted for him. He woulud endeavour to do his duty as heretofore, and would meet the electors after each session. Mr. H. S. Andrews (in the absence of Mr. W. F. Bucklaud) returned thanks to those who had supported Mr. Buckland. Mr. Luke also thanked his supporters. It was exceedingly gratifying to him to head the poll in his own district, where he was intimately known. He had fought the battle solely on political principles, and on the Liberal platform, and had kept clear of personalities. As far as he was concerned, tho election was over, and "the dead past should bury its dead ;" but if health and strength were given him, whenever a vacancy occurred in North Franklin, either by general election or otherwise, he would contest the seat against all comers. Mr. Gordon also returned thanks to the electors who voted for him, and spoke at some length on educational matters, and the extravagance of the Auckland Education Board in particular. He also signified his intention of contesting the seat at any future election. A vote of thanks to the Returning Officer, proposed by Major Harris and seconded by Mr. H. S. Andrews, terminated the proceedings. [BY TELEORAPtI.] Cambridge, Thursday.—The declaration of the poll for the Western Maori electoral district took place here to-day as follows : —To Wheoro, 991 ; Mangakahia, 223; Mita Karaka, 143; W. Hughes, 75. Majority for Te Wheoro, 768. Te Wheoro wis declared duly elected. None of the candidates were present. Wellington, Wednesday.—lt is understood that several charges of alleged impersonation will be iustituted by the Returning Officer for South Wellington.

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THE ELECTIONS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XVIII, Issue 6266, 16 December 1881

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THE ELECTIONS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XVIII, Issue 6266, 16 December 1881