Southern Maori by-election, 1967

Southern Maori by-election, 1967
New Zealand
11 March 1967 (1967-03-11)

Candidate Whetu Tirikatene M B Pere
Party Labour National
Popular vote 4,968 1,371
Percentage 74.31 20.51

MP before election

Sir Eruera Tirikatene

Elected MP

Whetu Tirikatene

The Southern Māori by-election of 1967 was a by-election for the electorate of Southern Maori on 11 March 1967 during the 35th New Zealand Parliament. The by-election resulted from the death of the previous member Sir Eruera Tirikatene on 11 January 1967.

The by-election was won by his daughter Whetu Tirikatene (later Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan), also of the Labour Party.


The following table gives the election results:

Southern Maori by-election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Whetu Tirikatene 4,968 74.31
National M B P Pere 1,371 20.51
Social Credit J H MacDonald 347 5.18
Majority 3,597 53.80
Turnout 6,686 50.47


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