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Contested elections -- New Zealand

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Malcolm Douglas papers relating to Hunua electoral petition.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-94/8
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection include letters, press releases, copies of newspaper clippings, notes, etc. covering the period of Malcolm Douglas's candidacy for the seat of Hunua in 1978, his six months as MP, during which the Election Petition was presented, his loss to Winston Peters in 1979, and the Court of Appeal hearing of 1980 relating to the judgment in the Electoral Court. They have been left in the order in which they were received, except that a set of 'Notes of Evidence' from the...
Dates: 1978 - 1980

Manurewa Electoral Rolls case court proceedings.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-200
Scope and Contents

Proceedings of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Auckland Registry "in the matter of the Judicature Amendment Acts of 1972 and 1977 and in the matter of the Electoral Act 1956". The Manurewa Electoral Rolls case, 1978

Dates: 1978 - 1978

New Zealand Labour Party, Hunua Electorate Committee records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-94/7
Scope and Contents

At the 1978 General Election, Mr Malcolm Douglas, the Labour candidate for Hunua, won the seat with a majority of 301 votes. Because of irregularities, however, the Electoral Court order a recount. As a result of this, nearly 500 votes were disallowed and the National candidate, Mr Winston Peters, gained a majority of 192 votes. The collection consists of interview sheets, registration cards, disallowed and allowed special votes, submissions and court papers.

Dates: 1978 - 1979