1878 Christchurch mayoral election

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The Christchurch mayoral election held on 27 November 1878 was contested by the incumbent mayor, Henry Thomson, and senior Christchurch City Councillor Charles Thomas Ick.wikipedia
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Charles Thomas Ick

The Christchurch mayoral election held on 27 November 1878 was contested by the incumbent mayor, Henry Thomson, and senior Christchurch City Councillor Charles Thomas Ick. Charles Thomas Ick came to Dunedin in 1858, where he was in business as a mercer and draper.
Ick next stood for election as mayor two years later in 1878, challenging the incumbent, Henry Thomson.

Henry Thomson (New Zealand politician)

Henry Thomson
The Christchurch mayoral election held on 27 November 1878 was contested by the incumbent mayor, Henry Thomson, and senior Christchurch City Councillor Charles Thomas Ick.

Christchurch City Council

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The Christchurch mayoral election held on 27 November 1878 was contested by the incumbent mayor, Henry Thomson, and senior Christchurch City Councillor Charles Thomas Ick.

1876 Christchurch mayoral election

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The 1875 was won unopposed by the incumbent, and the 1876 election was the first that was put to public vote.

The Star (Christchurch)

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One of the Christchurch newspapers, The Star, ran a vigorous campaign against Ick.

William Wilson (mayor)

William Wilson
The source of their editor's objection was Ick's alignment with former mayor William Wilson.

George Ruddenklau

Wilson stood for election to the city council once more earlier in 1878 and upon being elected, five city councillors resigned in protest, including George Ruddenklau, James Jameson, and Alexander William Bickerton.

James Jameson

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Wilson stood for election to the city council once more earlier in 1878 and upon being elected, five city councillors resigned in protest, including George Ruddenklau, James Jameson, and Alexander William Bickerton. Thomson was nominated by former mayors Andrew Duncan and James Jameson.

Alexander William Bickerton

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Wilson stood for election to the city council once more earlier in 1878 and upon being elected, five city councillors resigned in protest, including George Ruddenklau, James Jameson, and Alexander William Bickerton.

Dunedin

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Charles Thomas Ick came to Dunedin in 1858, where he was in business as a mercer and draper.

Mercery

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Charles Thomas Ick came to Dunedin in 1858, where he was in business as a mercer and draper.

Draper

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Charles Thomas Ick came to Dunedin in 1858, where he was in business as a mercer and draper.

Waikouaiti

present township of that name
He farmed in Waikouaiti between 1863 and 1870, when he came to Christchurch and established himself as an auctioneer.

James Gapes

Ick contested the 1876 mayoral election but was defeated by James Gapes. Ick was nominated by former mayors Henry Sawtell and James Gapes.

Henry Sawtell

Ick was nominated by former mayors Henry Sawtell and James Gapes.

Andrew Duncan (mayor)

Andrew Duncan
Thomson was nominated by former mayors Andrew Duncan and James Jameson.

Aaron Ayers

A year later, Ick won the 1879 mayoral election against Aaron Ayers and Gapes.