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The 33rd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1960 general election on 26 November of that year.

1960 general election

The 1960 general election was held on Saturday, 26 November.[1] A total of 80 MPs were elected; 51 represented North Island electorates, 25 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was the same distribution used since the 1957 election.[2] 1,310,742 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 89.8%.[1]


The 33rd Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1963), and was prorogued on 25 October 1963.[3]

Session Opened Adjouned
first 20 June 1961 1 December 1961
second 7 June 1962 14 December 1962
third 12 February 1963 12 February 1963
fourth 20 June 1963 25 October 1963


The Labour Party under Walter Nash had been in power since the 1957 election as the second Labour Government, but was defeated by the National Party at the 1960 election by a twelve-seat margin. Keith Holyoake formed the second Holyoake Ministry on 12 December 1960, which stayed in power until Holyoake stepped down in early 1972. The second National Government remained in place until its defeat at the 1972 election towards the end of that year.[4]

Initial composition of the 33rd Parliament

The table below shows the results of the 1960 general election:


 National    Labour    Social Credit  

[] Electorate results for the New Zealand general election, 1960[5]
Electorate Incumbent Winner Majority Runner up
General electorates
Ashburton Richard Gerard 2,558 G Glassey
Auckland Central Bill Anderton Norman Douglas 1,846 R J Presland
Avon John Mathison 4,216 Herbert Pickering
Awarua Gordon Grieve 3,000 J P Wyatt
Bay of Plenty Percy Allen 2,411 T G Santon
Buller Clarence Skinner 1,546 Ernie King
Christchurch Central Robert Macfarlane 1,935 T D Flint
Clutha James Roy Peter Gordon 3,863 J Fahey
Dunedin Central Philip Connolly 842 N D Scurr
Dunedin North Ethel McMillan 2,475 Miss M B Bell
Eden Duncan Rae John Rae 1,902 R G Penney
Egmont William Sheat 3,933 J W Watson
Fendalton Jack Watts Harry Lake 2,722 Bill Rowling
Franklin Alfred E. Allen 5,197 H T Preston
Gisborne Reginald Keeling Esme Tombleson 291 Reginald Keeling
Grey Lynn Fred Hackett 4,596 B T Zouch
Hamilton Lance Adams-Schneider 2,583 Basil Arthur
Hastings Edwin Keating Duncan MacIntyre 300 Edwin Keating
Hauraki Arthur Kinsella 2,635 A C Tucker
Hawkes Bay Cyril Harker 3,682 J G Woolf
Heretaunga Phil Holloway Ron Bailey 2,576 V E Hampson-Tindale
Hobson Sidney Walter Smith Logan Sloane 1,401 Vernon Cracknell
Hurunui William Gillespie 2,731 A A Adcock
Hutt Walter Nash 2,349 G L Barker
Invercargill Ralph Hanan 1,926 O J Henderson
Island Bay Arnold Nordmeyer 1,791 F F Curry
Karori Jack Marshall 4,313 Olive Smuts-Kennedy
Lyttelton Norman Kirk 260 J B Hay
Manawatu Blair Tennent 3,120 L T Fischer
Manukau Leon Götz 245 C D Stamp
Marlborough Tom Shand 1,747 R W Hope
Marsden Donald McKay 4,351 J S Reid
Miramar Bill Fox 467 B L Lyons
Mornington Walter Hudson 2,246 G R Thorn
Mount Albert Warren Freer 1,676 Mrs C M Anderson
Napier Jim Edwards 1,405 W J Gunn
Nelson Stanley Whitehead 1,767 C W Martin
New Plymouth Ernest Aderman 1,693 Ron Barclay
North Shore Dean Eyre 1,817 P L Smith
Onehunga Hugh Watt 4,705 P B Phillips
Onslow Henry May 790 Miss M J Clark
Otago Central John George 4,344 Brian MacDonell
Otahuhu James Deas 2,774 T J L Tucker
Otaki James Joseph Maher Allan McCready 2,044 T W Cameron
Pahiatua Keith Holyoake 4,934 K D T McKane
Palmerston North Philip Skoglund Bill Brown 133 Philip Skoglund
Patea Roy Jack 2,304 D C Valley
Petone Michael Moohan 2,918 R M Martin
Piako William Goosman 5,376 H J Uttinger
Ponsonby Ritchie Macdonald 4,744 N F McLaughlan
Raglan Douglas Carter 1,371 Alan Baxter
Rangitikei Norman Shelton 3,889 S A Cameron
Remuera Ronald Algie 6,109 Barry Gustafson
Riccarton Mick Connelly 2,022 Mrs Deena V. Sergel [6]
Rodney Jack Scott 4,157 Phil Amos
Roskill Arthur Faulkner 1,374 G G P Taylor
Rotorua Ray Boord Harry Lapwood 358 Ray Boord
Selwyn John McAlpine 2,839 J Palmer
St Albans Neville Pickering Bert Walker 298 Neville Pickering
St Kilda William Fraser 835 Jim Barnes
Stratford Thomas Murray 4,388 H M St George
Sydenham Mabel Howard 4,793 Derek Quigley
Tamaki Bob Tizard Robert Muldoon 1,148 Bob Tizard
Tauranga George Walsh 5,239 D C Goodfellow
Timaru Clyde Carr 357 R E White
Waikato Geoffrey Sim 3,041 A J Ingram
Waipa Hallyburton Johnstone 3,241 R D Reese
Wairarapa Bertie Cooksley 2,088 A G Goldsmith
Waitakere Rex Mason 3,709 J H Wilkinson
Waitaki Thomas Hayman 1,972 Les McKay
Waitemata Norman King 1,249 J R Firth
Waitomo David Seath 3,951 D B McLaren
Wallace Brian Talboys 5,736 Mrs E Harris
Wanganui Joseph Cotterill George Spooner 160 E J Crotty
Wellington Central Frank Kitts Dan Riddiford 381 Frank Kitts
Westland James Begg Kent Paddy Blanchfield 3,844 D A Hogg
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Tiaki Omana 3,025 Arnold Reedy[7]
Northern Maori Tapihana Paikea 3,372 G R Harrison
Southern Maori Eruera Tirikatene 3,947 N W Tutaki
Western Maori Iriaka Matiu Ratana 4,666 Pei Te Hurinui Jones

Table footnotes:

    By-elections during 33rd Parliament

    There were a number of changes during the term of the 33rd Parliament.

    Electorate and by-election Date Incumbent Cause Winner
    Hurunui 1961 10 June William Gillespie Death Herbert Pickering
    Waitaki 1962 10 March Thomas Hayman Death Allan Dick
    Buller 1962 7 July Jerry Skinner Death Bill Rowling
    Timaru 1962 21 July Clyde Carr Resignation Basil Arthur
    Otahuhu 1963 16 March James Deas Death Bob Tizard
    Northern Maori 1963 16 March Tapihana Paikea Death Matiu Rata
    Grey Lynn 1963 18 May Fred Hackett Death Reginald Keeling


    1. 1 2 "General elections 1853–2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
    2. Wilson 1985, p. 173.
    3. Wilson 1985, p. 142.
    4. Wilson 1985, pp. 88–92.
    5. Norton 1988.
    6. Gustafson 1986, p. 386.
    7. Gustafson 1986, p. 383.


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