New Plymouth (New Zealand Electorate) - History

History

The electorate was originally the Town of New Plymouth from 1853 to 1879. The name of the electorate was changed to New Plymouth from 1879 to 1896. The electorate was abolished in 1896, and was reconstituted under the same name in 1928.

Oliver Samuel, Edward Metcalf Smith, Thomas Kelly (incumbent) and Charles Brown contested the electorate in the 1884 election; Samuel won the contest.

The electorate has changed between National and Labour several times, and has been represented by two Christian ministers: Rev Frederick Frost and then Rev Ernest Aderman.

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