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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. W. F. Massey, — Waitemata

page 127

Mr. W. F. Massey,


Mr. W. F. Massey,

Mr. W. F. Massey,

W. F. Massey was born at Londonderry, Ireland, in 1856, and is therefore 39 years of age. He came to the Colony in the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871. He is a farmer and has been President of the Auckland Agricultural Association for three years, President of the Mangare Farmers' Club, Chairman of the Mangare School Committee, besides being President of a number of Athletic Clubs, Football and Cricket Clubs. &c. This is his first Parliament, having defeated Mr. Jackson Pailmer at the bye-election for Waitemata, when Mr. Monk was unseated for corrupt practices. Was a candidate for Franklin at the General Election but was defeated by Major Harris by 75 votes. He has been a Vice-President of the National Association for the last three years.

Results of General Election 1893, for Waitemata:—
Monk, R. 1685 Returned
Palmer, J. 1446 Defeated

Votes recorded, 3131; number on roll, 4717. Women on roll, 1335, of whom 1126 voted.

Mr. Monk being unseated on petition for bribery and corruption on the part of his agents, a second election was held in March, 1894, which resulted as follows:—
Massey, W. 1619 Returned
Palmer, J. 1446 Defeated

A surprising fact is that Mr. Palmer polled exactly the same number on each occasion.