Hunua

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The Hunua electorate existed three times for the New Zealand House of Representatives beginning in 1978, based at the south end of the Auckland urban area, and named for the Hunua Ranges. It covered different geographical areas over those periods. The electorate is currently represented by Paul Hutchison of the National Party.

History[edit]

The electorate was first established for the 1978 election. It existed for two parliamentary periods until 1984, when boundary changes forced its abolition ahead of the 1984 election.[1]

The 1978 election was notable in that Labour candidate Malcolm Douglas held an election night majority of 301 votes. However, National candidate Winston Peters claimed irregularities in the vote, and in 24 May 1979 ruling, a Court-ordered recount resulted in 500 votes being re-classed as informal, giving Peters a majority of 192. Peters was declared elected as of election night.[2][3]

The electorate was re-created due to the 1996 change to mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting and the resulting reduction in the number of constituencies. The second historical Hunua electorate contained a selection of dormitory towns in south Auckland, of which Papakura was the largest. The Hunua electorate was abolished again in 2002.

The electorate was established again for the 2008 election. The new Hunua electorate is based around the southern and eastern fringes of the Auckland region, and contains the Franklin District towns of Pukekohe, Waiuku, Bombay, as well as Clevedon, Whitford and Maraetai from eastern Manukau. The resurrected Hunua electorate officially replaced the redrawn and renamed electorate of Port Waikato. The current MP is National's Dr Paul Hutchison, who previously held the Port Waikato electorate.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 National    Labour    ACT  

Election Winner
1978 election Winston Peters[note 1]
1981 election Colin Moyle
electorate abolished
1996 election Warren Kyd
1999 election
electorate abolished
2008 election Paul Hutchison
2011 election
  1. ^ The election of Malcolm Douglas was overturned by the Electoral Court on 24 May 1979

List MPs[edit]

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

Election Winner
2008 election Roger Douglas

Election results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

General election 2011: Hunua[4]

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 Paul Hutchison 22,563 65.59 +1.18 22,161 62.58 +1.94
Labour Richard Hills 5,766 16.76 -1.05 5,705 16.11 -3.60
Green Charmaine A Watts 2,576 7.49 +3.01 2,438 6.88 +3.52
NZ First Doug Nabbs 1,405 4.08 +1.15 2,626 7.42 +3.04
Conservative Kevin Campbell 1,373 3.99 +3.99 1,320 3.73 +3.73
ACT Ian Cummings 440 1.28 -7.74 515 1.45 -6.79
Māori Thomas Tuatu Toihau Phillips 194 0.56 +0.56 188 0.53 -0.01
Democratic Huia Mitchell 81 0.24 +0.24 30 0.08 +0.06
United Future   170 0.48 -0.34
Legalise Cannabis   154 0.43 +0.11
Mana   75 0.21 +0.21
Libertarianz   25 0.07 +0.04
Alliance   4 0.01 -0.03
Informal votes 699 204
Total Valid votes 34,398 35,411
National hold Majority 16,797 48.83 +2.23

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 47,215[5]

2008 election[edit]

General election 2008: Hunua[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 % ±%
National Green tickY Paul Hutchison 21,920 64.41 21,032 60.64
Labour Jordan Carter 6,062 17.81 6,836 19.71
ACT Roger Douglas 3,068 9.02 2,859 8.24
Green Fiona Kenworthy (Shaw) 1,525 4.48 1,168 3.37
NZ First Helen Mulford 997 2.93 1,516 4.37
Kiwi Frank Naea 209 0.61 130 0.37
United Future Toni Driller 195 0.57 286 0.82
Libertarianz Bruce Whitehead 56 0.16 10 0.03
Bill and Ben   199 0.57
Progressive   194 0.56
Māori   189 0.54
Legalise Cannabis   112 0.32
Family Party   95 0.27
Pacific   21 0.06
Alliance   16 0.05
Workers Party   9 0.03
Democratic   7 0.02
RONZ   3 0.01
RAM   2 0.01
Informal votes 299 118
Total Valid votes 34,032 34,684
National win new seat Majority 15,858

1996 election[edit]

General election 1996: Hunua[7][8][9]

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 Warren Kyd 11,953 38.93 12,932 41.94
United NZ Red XN John Robertson 6,855 22.33 805 2.61
Labour Paul Schofield 5,049 16.44 6,569 21.30
NZ First Patra de Coudray 3,267 10.64 4,237 13.74
Alliance Huia Mitchell 1,682 5.48 1,938 6.29
Christian Coalition Enosa Auva'a 1,017 3.31 1,328 4.31
ACT Simon Harding 739 2.41 2,170 7.04
Natural Law Mike Dunn 103 0.34 27 0.09
Republican Sophie James 40 0.13
Legalise Cannabis   492 1.60
McGillicuddy Serious   86 0.28
Progressive Greens   83 0.27
Animals First   69 0.22
Ethnic Minority Party 31 0.10
Green Society   18 0.06
Superannuitants & Youth   15 0.05
Libertarianz   15 0.05
Advance New Zealand 7 0.02
Mana Māori   6 0.02
Conservatives   3 0.01
Asia Pacific United 2 0.01
Te Tawharau 1 0.00
Informal votes 225 96
Total Valid votes 30,705 30,834
National win new seat Majority 5,098 16.60

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 265.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Labour Party. Hunua Electorate (B478)". National Archive of Manuscripts and Records. 2000-05-01. 
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 193, 226.
  4. ^ 2011 election results
  5. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  6. ^ 2008 election results
  7. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Hunua, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.