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Brooklyn by-election, 1951

Brooklyn by-election, 1951

17 February 1951 (1951-02-17)

 
Candidate Arnold Nordmeyer Leonard Theodor Jacobsen Connie Birchfield
Party Labour National Communist
Popular vote 5,287 2,902 129

Member before election

Peter Fraser
Labour

Elected Member

Arnold Nordmeyer
Labour

The Brooklyn by-election 1951 was a by-election held in the Brooklyn electorate in Wellington during the 29th New Zealand Parliament, on 17 February 1951.

The by-election was caused by the death of incumbent MP Peter Fraser, who had been Prime Minister until 30 November 1949, on 17 December 1950.

The by-election was won by Arnold Nordmeyer.[1]

Results

Brooklyn by-election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arnold Nordmeyer 5,287 63.6
National Leonard Theodor Jacobsen[2] 2,902 34.9
Communist Connie Birchfield 129 1.5
Majority 2385 28.7
Turnout 8,318 63.6
Registered electors 13,077
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946-1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.  
  2. ^ "Public Notices".  
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