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AUCKLAND SEATS.

DECISION IN GREY LYNN.

WIN FOR MR. FLETCHER. REDUCED MAJORITY SHOWN. Although his majority lias been reduced from 10 L to 64 Mr. <T. S, Fletcher (United) .has been definitely returned for Grey Lynn. The official count in this electorate was completed last night, and confirms the defeat of the retiring Labour member, Mr. Bartram. The final result is as follows: — J. S. Fletcher (U.) .. 5489 F. N Bartram (L. .. 5425 P. 15. Fitzherbert (G.) .. 684 Mrs. L. Paterson (1.) .. 72 Majority for Fletcher . . ('4 Tho revised figures o f tho votes tocorded within tho elecorate gave Mr. Fletcher 5258 votes, Mi'. Bartram 5130, Mr. Fitzherbert 621 and Mrs. Paterson 62. On this result Mr. Fletcher was leading Mr. Bartram by 128 votes instead of 101, as. originally announced. Tho counting of tho absentee and postal votes and seamen's rights has therefore exactly halved Mr Fletcher's majority.

The votes recorded outside the electorate were distributed as follows: 185 absent votes for Mr. Fletcher, 228 for Mr. Bartram, 52 for Mr. Fitzherbert, and 10 for Mrs. Paterson. Of the postal votes 24 went to Mr. Fletcher, 25 to Mr. Bartram, 5 to Mr. Fitzherbert, and none to Mrs. Paterson. Of the seamen's rights 19 were in favour of Mr. Fletcher, 25 fur Mr. Bartram, 5 for Mr. Fitzherbert and none for Mrs. Paterson. Thero were also 5 votes by declaration, of which Mr. Fletcher received 3 and Mr. Bartram and Mr. Fitzherbert 1 each. Informal votes numbered 126.

Tho official count, lias also been completed in three other Auckland electorates. In each ease tlio candidates elected have increased their majorities. Mr. M. J. Savage (Labour) in Auckland West has improved his position bv 197, his majority over Mr. 11. 15. Speirs (United) now being 1341. . Mr. A. J. Stalhvorthy (United) in Eden has increased his majority by 56 votes, and ho is now 2426 in advance of Mr. Y. 11. Potter (Reform)- In Roskill Mr. G. C. Munns' majority has been increased by 137, so that lie now stands 2344 above Mr. A. S. Richards (Labour). The final figures are as follows: — AUCKLAND WEST. M. J. Savage (L.) . .. 5361 U. P>. Speirs (U.) .. •• 4020 I'. Adeano (G.) .. .• 2021 Majority for Savage . . 1341 There were 818 votes not counted on the night of the election. Of the absentee votes Mr. Savage took 239, Mr. Speirs 150 and Mr. Adeano 119. Mr. Savage was given 94 of the postal votes, Mr. Speirs 67 and Mr. Adeano 44, while of the seamen's rights 76 went to Mr. Savage, 8 to Mr Speirs and 1 to Mr. A doane.

EDEN. A .1- Stalhvorthy (U.) .. 5943 V. 11. Potter ((i.) •• 3517 W. T. Anderton (L.) .. 224 L O E Burton (Chris.-Six - .) 200 Majoritv for Stalhvorthy 2426 Of the 748 votes not counted on election night 260 absentee votes went to Mr. Stalhvorthy, 223 to Mr. Potter, 112 to Mr. Andertun and J6 to Mr. Burton. Mr. Stalhvorthy gained 48 postal votes, Mr. Potter 32, Mr. Anderton 10 and Mr. Burton 1. Seamen's rights gave 11 to Mr. Stalhvorthy, 6 to Mr. Potter. 14 to Mr. Anderton and 2 to Mr. Burton. ROSKILL. G. L'. Munns (U.) . . - . 5745 A. S. Richards (L.) .. 3401 Miss E. Melville (G.) . . 3345 Majority for Munns . . 2344 There were 753 votes fo come. These have, been allotted as follows: 267 absentee votes to Mr. Munns, 165 to Mr. Richards and 198 to Miss Melville; 33 postal votes to Mr. Munns, 12 to Mr. Richards and 4b to Miss Melville;. 9 seamen's rights to Mr. Munns, 17 to Mr. Richards and 6 to Miss Melville. The percentage of enrolled electors in Auckland who exercised their right to vote, was particularly high. In Roskill a total of 12,568 formal votes were cast, or 87.68 of the possible. In Grey Lynn 1J.796 formal votes wero cast, 87.37 of the possible. In Auckland West 11,499 formal votes were cast, and the percentage was 86.28 of the possible, while in Eden the total was 11,998 and the percentage 85.02 There wero 97 informal votes cast in both the Auckland West and Eden electorates, 77 in Roskill and 126 in Grey Lynn. Tho final result in Auckland East will probably bo known to-day. This applies also to tho majority of the other doubtful seats in various parts of the country. Tho official count of the election votes is followed by the count of the licensing figures, and in several of the Auckland electorates this count lias already been commenced.

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AUCKLAND SEATS., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 20109, 21 November 1928

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AUCKLAND SEATS. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 20109, 21 November 1928

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