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Charles Wilson (New Zealand Reform Party politician)

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Name  Charles Wilson
Role  Member of Parliament
Died  1934

Charles Kendall Wilson (1862–1934) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

He was elected to the Taumarunui electorate in the 1911 general election, but was defeated in 1914.

His widow Helen Wilson wrote a highly regarded autobiography in which she recalls the bidding by the liquor trade for him to vote against or even just abstain on a 1910 bill which provided that only a 55-45 percent majority of the vote would be needed to bring in Prohibition. The Trade offered to pay his election expenses, and rose to expenses plus eight hundred pounds, but then they found cheaper support. She said: my husband was incorruptible.

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Charles Wilson (New Zealand Reform Party politician) Wikipedia


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