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35th New Zealand Parliament

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The 35th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1966 general election on 26 November of that year.


  • 1966 general election 1
  • Sessions 2
  • Ministries 3
  • By-elections during 35th Parliament 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

1966 general election

The 1966 general election was held on Saturday, 26 November.[1] A total of 80 MPs were elected; 52 represented North Island electorates, 24 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was the same distribution used since the 1963 election.[2] 1,409,600 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 86.0%.[1]


The 35th Parliament sat for three sessions, and was prorogued on 24 October 1969.[3]

Session Opened Adjouned
first 26 April 1967 24 November 1967
second 26 June 1968 19 December 1968
third 15 May 1969 24 October 1969


The National Party had come to power at the 1960 election, and Keith Holyoake had formed the second Holyoake Ministry on 12 December 1960, which stayed in power until Holyoake stepped down in early 1972. The second National Government remained in place until its defeat at the 1972 election towards the end of that year.[4]

By-elections during 35th Parliament

There were a number of changes during the term of the 35th Parliament.

Electorate and by-election Date Incumbent Cause Winner
Southern Maori 1967 11 March Eruera Tirikatene Death Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan
Fendalton 1967 15 April Harry Lake Death Eric Holland
Petone 1967 15 April Michael Moohan Death Fraser Colman
Eastern Maori 1967 12 August Puti Tipene Watene Death Paraone Reweti
Palmerston North 1967 2 December Bill Brown Death Joe Walding
Hutt 1968 3 August Walter Nash Death Trevor Young


  1. ^ a b "General elections 1853–2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 173.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 142.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 89–92.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer.  
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