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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Hon. W. P. Reeves (Minister of Education and Labour), — Senior Member for Christchurch

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Hon. W. P. Reeves (Minister of Education and Labour),

Senior Member for Christchurch.

Hon. W. P. Reeves (Minister of Education and Labour),

Hon. W. P. Reeves (Minister of Education and Labour),

William Pember Reeves, eldest son of the late Hon. Wm. Reeves, was bo[unclear: rn] Lyttelton, in 1857, and is 38 years of age. He was partly educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, where he was very successful. He subsequently went to England and entered the Oxford University. He there read for the Bar, and on [unclear: rning] to New Zealand joined the legal profession, but did not practice. His father being managing director of the Lyttelton Times and its allied papers, he [unclear: voted] himself to journalism, becoming editor of the Canterbury Times (weekly) and subsequently of the Lyttelton Times (daily). In 1887 he contested St. Albans [unclear: inst] Mr. F. J. Garrick and won the seat. He was returned at the head of the [unclear: ell] for Christchurch when the triple constituency was created in 1890, and on Mr. Balance taking office in January, 1891, Mr. Reeves assumed the possition of Blister of Education and Labour, which he has ever since held. He now [unclear: holds] addition the position of Minister of Justice. Mr. Reeves has devoted himself [unclear: efly] to the duties of Minister of Labour, and the Arbitration and Conciliation Act [unclear: ed] Factories Act are the result of his work in that department. He possesses [unclear: rary] taste in a considerable degree and has written many poems of high [unclear: merit], is also a frequent contributor to the Liberal Press of the Colony.

Result of General Election. 1893:—
Reeves, W. P. 5442 Returned.
Smith, G. J. 4510 Returned.
Collins, W. W. 3875 Returned.
Sandford, E. 3594 Defeated.
Hoare, J. O'B. 3098 Defeated.
Bradbury, C. H. 2937 Defeated.
Taylor, R. M. 2037 Defeated.
Hoban, W. 1976 Defeated.
Davie, M. 1846 Defeated.
Evison, J. S. 1753 Defeated.
George, Eden 1647 Defeated.

Voles recorded, 32,715; number on roll, 14.612. Women on roll, 6710. of whom 1889 voted.