Hamilton West (New Zealand electorate)

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Hamilton West electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

Hamilton West is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate. It has been held by Tim Macindoe MP[1] of the National Party since the 2008 general election.

Population centres[edit]

The electorate is mainly urban, and covers the western part of the city of Hamilton. The Waikato River divides the city in half and forms the boundary between the Hamilton East and Hamilton West electorates. Hamilton West also borders the rural electorates of Waikato to the north and west, and Taranaki-King Country to the south.

History[edit]

The earlier Hamilton electorate dates from 1922. It was renamed Hamilton West in 1969. In 1972, the additional electorate of Hamilton East was created.

Nearly every party since 1972 that has won Hamilton West and its sister seat of Hamilton East has gone on to form the government, earning these seats a reputation as bellwether seats. One exception was 1993, when Labour captured both Hamilton seats from National, but failed to win a parliamentary majority.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and started at general elections.

Key

 National    Labour    NZ First  

Election Winner
1969 election Leslie Munro
1972 election Dorothy Jelicich
1975 election Mike Minogue
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election Trevor Mallard
1987 election
1990 election Grant Thomas
1993 election Martin Gallagher
1996 election Bob Simcock
1999 election Martin Gallagher
2002 election
2005 election
2008 election Tim Macindoe
2011 election
2014 election

List MPs[edit]

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Hamilton West electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Election Winner
1996 election Neil Kirton
1999 election Bob Simcock
2002 election Bill Gudgeon
2011 election Sue Moroney
2014 election

Election results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

General election 2011: Hamilton West[2]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Green tickY Tim Macindoe 16,587 53.26 +4.47 15,300 47.74 +1.76
Labour Sue Moroney 12,169 39.07 -4.83 9,342 29.15 -6.50
NZ First Bill Gudgeon 1,294 4.16 +4.16 2,475 7.72 +3.44
Conservative Pat Gregory 744 2.39 +2.39 1,022 3.19 +3.19
Independent Robert Curtis 159 0.51 +0.51
Independent Tim Wikiriwhi 115 0.37 +0.37
Democrats Les Port 75 0.24 +0.24 38 0.12 +0.04
Green   2,834 8.84 +3.76
ACT   292 0.91 -2.83
United Future   227 0.71 -0.41
Māori   188 0.59 -0.48
Legalise Cannabis   175 0.55 +0.10
Mana   115 0.36 +0.36
Libertarianz   31 0.10 +0.01
Alliance   10 0.03 -0.004
Informal votes 680 286
Total Valid votes 31,143 32,049
National hold Majority 4,418 14.19 +9.30

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 44,793[3]

2008 election[edit]

General election 2008: Hamilton West[4][5]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Tim Macindoe 16,163 48.79 +5.33 15,541 45.98 +5.95
Labour Red XN Martin Gallagher 14,545 43.91 -2.01 12,048 35.64 -5.65
Green Dale Stevens 1,389 4.19 1,719 5.09 +1.24
ACT Ian Parker 543 1.64 +0.62 1,263 3.74 +2.13
United Future Ken Smith 218 0.66 -0.89 378 1.12 -1.73
Independent Suresh Vatsyayann 157 0.47 -0.02
Libertarianz Timothy Wikiriwhi 112 0.34 +0.19 31 0.09 +0.05
NZ First   1,449 4.29 -3.18
Māori   360 1.07 -0.40
Bill and Ben   264 0.78
Kiwi   196 0.58
Progressive   189 0.56 +0.49
Legalise Cannabis   150 0.44 -0.18
Family Party   120 0.36
Pacific   32 0.09
Democrats   25 0.07 ±0.00
Workers Party   17 0.05
Alliance   12 0.04 +0.01
RONZ   4 0.01
RAM   2 0.01
Informal votes 347 188
Total Valid votes 33,127 33,800
Turnout 34,268 78.63 -1.59
National gain from Labour Majority 1,618 4.88 +7.34


2005 election[edit]

General election 2005: Hamilton West[6]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Martin Gallagher 15,396 45.92 -2.61 14,097 41.29 -0.33
National Tim Macindoe 14,571 43.46 +10.01 13,664 40.03 +19.03
NZ First Bill Gudgeon 1,847 5.51 -1.43 2,549 7.47 -4.24
United Future Robyn Jackson 521 1.55 -1.54 974 2.85 -3.98
Māori Tureiti Moxon 379 1.13 229 0.67
ACT Stephen Cox 342 1.02 -3.31 550 1.61 -6.51
Progressive Sukhdev Bains 215 0.64 -0.14 358 1.05 -0.14
Independent Suresh Vatsyayann 165 0.49
Libertarianz Timothy Wikiriwhi 50 0.15 -0.11 15 0.04
RONZ Jack Gielen 43 0.13 13 0.04
Green   1,313 3.85 -1.87
Destiny   159 0.47
Legalise Cannabis   89 0.26 -0.28
Christian Heritage   56 0.16 -1.19
Democrats   24 0.07
Family Rights   14 0.04
Direct Democracy   11 0.03
Alliance   10 0.03 -0.77
One NZ   7 0.02 -0.03
99 MP   6 0.02
Informal votes 300 138
Total Valid votes 33,529 34,138
Turnout 34,489 80.22 +5.06
Labour hold Majority 825 2.46 -16.05

2002 election[edit]

General election 2002: Hamilton West[7]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Martin Gallagher 14,614 48.53 12,715 41.62
National Bob Simcock 9,040 30.02 6,415 21.00
NZ First Bill Gudgeon 2,091 6.94 3,577 11.71
ACT Garry Mallett 1,304 4.33 2,481 8.12
Green Chris Norton-Brown 1,203 3.99 1,748 5.72
United Future Martyn Seddon 932 3.09 2,087 6.83
Christian Heritage Eleanor Goodall 454 1.51 412 1.35
Progressive Rob Shirley 234 0.78 379 1.24
Alliance Craig A. Wills 164 0.54 243 0.80
Libertarianz Timothy Wikiriwhi 79 0.26
ORNZ   298 0.98
Legalise Cannabis   164 0.54
One NZ   15 0.05
Mana Māori   14 0.05
NMP   4 0.01
Informal votes 265 142
Total Valid votes 30,115 30,552
Turnout 30,877 75.16
Labour hold Majority 5,574 18.51

1999 election[edit]

General election 1999: Hamilton West[8]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Gallagher 14,147 44.57 11,769 36.75
National Red XN Bob Simcock 12,518 39.43 10,491 32.76
Alliance Dave MacPherson 1,667 5.25 2,604 8.13
ACT Garry Mallett 1,148 3.62 2,414 7.54
NZ First Athol Gould 957 3.01 1,376 4.30
Christian Heritage Eleanor Goodall 888 2.80 901 2.81
Independent Pita Cammock 248 0.78
Mauri Pacific Fa'amatuainu Iakopo 134 0.42 38 0.12
Mana Wahine Avon Johnson 37 0.12
Green   1,366 4.27
Future NZ   329 1.03
Legalise Cannabis   298 0.93
Libertarianz   115 0.36
United NZ   103 0.32
McGillicuddy Serious   76 0.24
Animals First   60 0.19
One NZ   41 0.13
Natural Law   15 0.05
Mana Māori   13 0.04
People's Choice 6 0.02
NMP   5 0.02
Freedom Movement 3 0.01
Republican   2 0.01
South Island   1 0.00
Informal votes 571 322
Total Valid votes 31,744 32,026
Turnout 33,038 84.06
Labour gain from National Majority 1,629 5.13


1996 election[edit]

General election 1996: Hamilton West[9][10][11]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Bob Simcock 12,696 38.73 12,584 38.23
Labour Red XN Martin Gallagher 12,099 36.91 8,754 26.59
NZ First Neil Kirton 3,861 11.78 4,459 13.55
Alliance John Pemberton 1,738 5.30 2,651 8.05
Christian Coalition Eleanor Goodall 1,043 3.18 1,735 5.27
ACT Garry Mallett 725 2.21 1,674 5.09
McGillicuddy Serious Peter Caldwell 338 1.03 84 0.26
Progressive Greens Robert Henderson 208 0.63 95 0.29
Natural Law Mike Dunn 69 0.21 53 0.16
Legalise Cannabis   457 1.39
United NZ   183 0.56
Animals First   62 0.19
Superannuitants & Youth   37 0.11
Mana Māori   32 0.10
Ethnic Minority Party 17 0.05
Green Society   17 0.05
Libertarianz   11 0.03
Advance New Zealand 8 0.02
Conservatives   3 0.01
Asia Pacific United 2 0.01
Te Tawharau 1 0.00
Informal votes 221 79
Total Valid votes 32,777 32,919
National gain from Labour Majority 597 1.82

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Tim Macindoe
  2. ^ Hamilton West results, 2011
  3. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Official Count Results – Hamilton West
  5. ^ "Electorate Profile Hamilton West". Parliamentary Library. July 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Official Count Results – Hamilton West
  7. ^ Official Count Results – Hamilton West
  8. ^ "Electorate Profile Hamilton West". Parliamentary Library. October 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Hamilton West, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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