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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. R. Thompson, — Marsden

page 117

Mr. R. Thompson,


Mr. R. Thompson,

Mr. R. Thompson,

Robert Thompson is a native of Belfast, and came to this Colony in 1872. He is about 50 years of age. He has almost ever since his arrival resided at Whangaroi, where he has carried on business as an auctioneer and land estate agent successfully. Mr. Thompsons capacity for public affairs led to his being elected on various loca bodies, including the local Harbour Board, County Council, &c. He first stood for Parliament in 1887, when he defeated so doughty an opponent as Mr. J. M. Dargaville by a majority of over 400.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Thompson, R. 1955 Returned.
Harrison, J. 945 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 2900; number on roll. 4207. Women on roll, 1267, of whom 963 voted.