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14th New Zealand Parliament

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14th New Zealand Parliament

The 14th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1899 general election in December of that year.

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1899 general election

The 1899 general election was held on Wednesday, 6 December in the general electorates and on Tuesday, 19 December in the Māori electorates, respectively. The last electoral redistribution was undertaken in 1896 for the 1896 election, and the same electorates were used again. A total of 74 MPs were elected; 34 represented North Island electorates, 36 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates. 373,744 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 77.6%.

Sessions

The 14th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 5 November 1902.

Ministries

The Liberal Government of New Zealand had taken office on 24 January 1891. The Seddon Ministry under Richard Seddon had taken office in 1893 during the term of the 11th Parliament. The Seddon Ministry remained in power for the whole term of this Parliament and held power until Seddon's death on 10 June 1906.

Initial composition of the 14th Parliament

The table below show the results of the 1899 general election:

Key

 Liberal    Conservative    Independent Liberal    Liberal-Labour    Independent  

Table footnotes:

By-elections during 14th Parliament

There were a number of changes during the term of the 14th Parliament.

References

14th New Zealand Parliament Wikipedia


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