Wellington Ex-M.'s H.R.
Mr. F. H. D. Bell,
B.A., who is mentioned on pages 260–1 as second member for the City of Wellington, declined to offer himself for re-election at the late General Election.
Mr. J. Duthie,
the junior member for Wellington in the late Parliament (vide pages 261–2), did not seek re-election at the General Election of December, 1896.
Dr. A. K. Newman,
whose political history appears on page 262, contested the Otaki seat in the General Election of 1896, and was defeated by Mr. H. A. Field, the sitting member.