42nd New Zealand Parliament

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The 42nd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand. Its composition was determined by the 1987 elections, and it sat until the 1990 elections.

The 42nd Parliament was the second (and final) term of the controversial fourth Labour Party government. Initially, the only other party in the 42nd Parliament was the National Party, with the Democratic Party having lost the two seats it held in the 41st Parliament. Later, a dissident Labour MP, Jim Anderton, would found the NewLabour Party in 1989.[1] Due to internal disputes within the Labour Party, there were three Prime Ministers during the 42nd Parliament: David Lange, Geoffrey Palmer, and Mike Moore.

The 42nd Parliament consisted of ninety-seven representatives. At the time, this was the highest number of representatives that Parliament had had, although it would later be exceeded. All of these representatives were chosen by single-member geographical electorates, including four special Māori electorates.

Electoral boundaries for the 42nd Parliament[edit]

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Initial composition of the 42nd Parliament[edit]

The tables below shows the results of the 1987 general election:

Key

 National    Labour    Social Credit    Mana Motuhake    Democrats    Independent  

Electorate results for the New Zealand general election, 1987
Electorate Incumbent Winner Majority Runner up
General electorates
Albany (new electorate) Don McKinnon
Ashburton Rob Talbot Jenny Shipley (Labour)
Auckland Central Richard Prebble
Avon Mary Batchelor Larry Sutherland (N/A)
Awarua Rex Austin Jeff Grant (N/A)
Bay of Islands Neill Austin John Carter (N/A)
Birkenhead Jim McLay Jenny Kirk 2,220 Barry Gustafson (National)
Christchurch Central Geoffrey Palmer
Christchurch North (new electorate) Mike Moore
Clevedon (new electorate) Warren Kyd
Clutha Robin Gray
Coromandel (new electorate) Graeme Lee
Dunedin North Stan Rodger
Dunedin West Clive Matthewson
East Cape Anne Fraser
East Coast Bays Gary Knapp Murray McCully 311 Gary Knapp (Social Credit)
Eastern Hutt Trevor Young
Eden Richard Northey
Fendalton Philip Burdon
Gisborne Allan Wallbank
Glenfield Judy Keall
Hamilton East Bill Dillon
Hamilton West Trevor Mallard
Hastings David Butcher
Hawkes Bay Bill Sutton
Heretaunga Bill Jeffries
Hobson (new electorate) Ross Meurant 4,998 I J Melville
Horowhenua Annette King
Invercargill Norman Jones Rob Munro (N/A)
Island Bay Frank O'Flynn 7313 Ms S S Clark
Kaimai Bruce Townshend Robert Anderson (N/A)
Kaipara Lockwood Smith
Kapiti Margaret Shields
King Country Jim Bolger
Lyttelton Ann Hercus Peter Simpson (N/A)
Manawatu David Robinson Hamish MacIntyre (N/A)
Mangere David Lange
Manurewa Roger Douglas
Maramarua (new electorate) Bill Birch
Marlborough Doug Kidd
Matamata Jack Luxton John Luxton (N/A)
Miramar Peter Neilsen
Mount Albert Helen Clark
Napier Geoff Braybrooke
Nelson Philip Woollaston Mel Courtney
New Lynn Jonathan Hunt
New Plymouth Tony Friedlander Harry Duynhoven Tony Friedlander (National)
North Shore George Gair
Ohariu Peter Dunne
Onehunga Fred Gerbic
Otago Warren Cooper
Otara Colin Moyle 2409 Trevor Rogers
Pahiatua John Falloon
Pakuranga Neil Morrison Maurice Williamson 2018 Neil Morrison (Social Credit)
Palmerston North Trevor de Cleene
Panmure Bob Tizard
Papakura Merv Wellington
Papatoetoe Eddie Isbey Ross Robertson 2,689 H R Martin (National)
Pencarrow Fraser Colman Sonja Davies (N/A)
Porirua Gerard Wall Graham Kelly (N/A)
Raglan Simon Upton
Rangiora Jim Gerard
Rangitikei Denis Marshall
Remuera Doug Graham 406 Judith Tizard
Roskill Phil Goff
Rotorua Paul East 2,425 Ms R Mitchie
St Albans David Caygill
St Kilda Michael Cullen
Selwyn Ruth Richardson
Sydenham Jim Anderton[nb 1]
Tamaki Robert Muldoon
Taranaki Roger Maxwell
Tarawera Ian McLean
Tasman Ken Shirley
Tauranga Winston Peters 2,451 Ms J M Seddon
Te Atatu Michael Bassett
Timaru Maurice McTigue
Titirangi Ralph Maxwell 3,954 J C McIntosh
Tongariro Noel Scott 2,370 Ian Peters
Waikaremoana Roger McClay
Waikato Rob Storey
Waipa Katherine O'Regan
Wairarapa Reg Boorman Wyatt Creech[nb 2] 34 Reg Boorman (Labour)
Waitaki Jim Sutton
Waitotara Venn Young
Wallace Derek Angus
Wanganui Russell Marshall Terry Heffernan
West Auckland Jack Elder 2,844 Ben Couch
Wellington Central Fran Wilde
West Coast Kerry Burke
Western Hutt John Terris Joy McLauchlan
Whangarei John Banks
Yaldhurst Margaret Austin 2,542 C J Bacon
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Peter Tapsell 8,696 N A Reedy
Northern Maori Bruce Gregory 3,529 Matiu Rata
Southern Maori Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan 8,848 Tikirau Stevens
Western Maori Koro Wētere 8,129 Eva Rickard

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ Jim Anderton defected to New Labour in 1989.
  2. ^ Creech was declared elected by the High Court after an Electoral Petition

Changes during term[edit]

There were no by-elections held during the term of the 42nd Parliament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon Jim Anderton". New Zealand Parliament. p. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2014.