Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z.
There was only one holder of this seat. The electorate extended from the northern portion of the East Coast to northern Hawke's Bay, and it included the town of Gisborne.
James Carroll (1893–1908). In 1893 the women of New Zealand voted for the first time. Mr. Carroll's opponent was also a Liberal. Result: J. Carroll, 2,201; C. A. de Lautour, 1,704. 1896—J. Carroll (Lib.). 2,142; C. A. Fitzroy, a former member for Selwyn (Con.), 1,772. 1899—J. Carroll (Lib.), 3,153; C. A. Fitzroy (Con.), 1,824; J. C. Dunlop (I.), 100. 1902—J. Carroll (Lib.), 3,232; F. W. Isitt (Prohibition), 1,562. 1905—J. Carroll (Lib.), 3,647; W. L. Clayton (Con.), 1,849; G. E. Darton (Lib.-Lab.), 874; H. H. Wall (Con.), 312.