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14th New Zealand Parliament
|14th Parliament of New Zealand|
|Legislative body||New Zealand Parliament|
|Term||21 June 1900 – 3 October 1902|
|Election||1899 New Zealand general election|
|House of Representatives|
|Speaker of the House||Maurice O'Rorke|
|Leader of the Opposition||William Russell|
|Members||45 (at start)
42 (at end)
|Speaker of the Council||Henry Miller|
|Monarch||HM Edward VII
––HM Victoria until 22 January 1901
|Governor||HE Rt. Hon. The Earl of Ranfurly|
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%.
The 14th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 5 November 1902.
|first||21 June 1900||21 October 1900|
|second||1 July 1901||8 November 1901|
|third||1 July 1902||3 October 1902|
Overview of seats
|At 1899 election||At dissolution|
|Working government majority||28||30|
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:
By-elections during 14th Parliament
There were a number of changes during the term of the 14th Parliament.
|Electorate and by-election||Date||Incumbent||Cause||Winner|
|Otaki||1900||6 January||Henry Augustus Field||Death||William Hughes Field|
|City of Auckland||1900||27 April||William Crowther||Death||Joseph Witheford|
|Waihemo||1900||18 July||John McKenzie||Resignation||Thomas Mackenzie|
|Northern Maori||1901||9 January||Hone Heke Ngapua||Bankruptcy||Hone Heke Ngapua|
|City of Christchurch||1901||18 July||Charles Lewis||Resignation||George Smith|
|Patea||July 1901||18 July||George Hutchison||Resignation||Frederick Haselden|
|Patea||November 1901||6 November||Frederick Haselden||Election voided on petition||Frederick Haselden|
|Caversham||1901||19 December||Arthur Morrison||Death||Thomas Sidey|
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