Manukau East

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Manukau East is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate that was first formed for the 1996 election. It has since been held by Ross Robertson, who has announced his retirement at the 2014 election.

Population areas[edit]

In 2007, large changes were made to the Manukau East electorate. Its northern boundary extended past the Tāmaki River to almost as far as Sylvia Park Rd to incorporate Middlemore, Otahuhu and Westfield. Its eastern boundary shifted west to East Tamaki Rd resulting in East Tāmaki and Botany Downs being included in the new Botany electorate. Most of Otara and Papatoetoe West are now also included in the electorate.[1]

In the 2013 electorate boundary review, it was found that Manukau East electorate is above quota (based on the 2013 census). The draft proposal by the Representation Commission sees some population at Westfield to be transferred to the Maungakiekie electorate.[2]

History[edit]

Manukau East was created for the 1996 election. It has only been represented by one Labour MP, Ross Robertson, and is considered one of Labour's safest electorates.[3] On 6 June 2013 Robertson announced that he would retire from Parliament in order to pursue a career in local body politics.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Key

 Labour    Progressive    National  

Election Winner
1996 election Ross Robertson
1999 election
2002 election
2005 election
2008 election
2011 election

List MPs[edit]

Election Winner
2002 election Matt Robson
2008 election Kanwal Singh Bakshi
2011 election Kanwal Singh Bakshi
Asenati Taylor

Election results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

General Election 2011: Manukau East[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 % ±%
Labour Green tickY Ross Robertson 19,399 77.11 +11.03 17,977 66.68 +7.35
National Kanwal Singh Bakshi 3,561 14.16 -4.26 5,287 19.61 -4.58
NZ First Asenati Taylor 999 3.97 +3.97 1,703 6.32 +2.64
Mana John Minto 461 1.83 +1.83 253 0.94 +0.94
Conservative Frank John Naea 425 1.69 +1.69 393 1.46 +1.46
ACT Jonathan MacFarlane 248 0.99 -1.67 143 0.53 -1.08
Communist League Felicity Coggan 63 0.25 +0.19
Green   913 3.39 +1.60
Māori   131 0.49 -0.53
Legalise Cannabis   93 0.34 -0.001
United Future   41 0.15 -0.31
Libertarianz   10 0.04 +0.02
Alliance   9 0.03 ±0.00
Democratic   7 0.03 ±0.00
Informal votes 1,371 524
Total Valid votes 25,156 26,960
Labour hold Majority 15,838 62.96 +15.29

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 41,901[6]

2008 election[edit]

General Election 2008: Manukau East[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 Ross Robertson 17,254 66.08 16,137 59.33
National Kanwal Singh Bakshi 4,809 18.42 6,579 24.19
Pacific Tevaga Sione Leavasa 1,406 5.39 1,219 4.48
ACT Lyn Murphy 693 2.65 439 1.61
Family Party Papali'i Poutoa Papali'I 648 2.48 238 0.88
Green Donna Wynd 628 2.41 487 1.79
Progressive Trevor Barnard 333 1.28 374 1.38
Kiwi Kevin Stitt 155 0.59 102 0.38
United Future Manogi Turua Head 112 0.43 126 0.46
Workers Party Daphna Whitmore 55 0.21 25 0.09
Communist League Annalucia Vermunt 16 0.06
NZ First   999 3.67
Māori   276 1.01
Legalise Cannabis   94 0.35
Bill and Ben   69 0.25
Alliance   9 0.03
RAM   9 0.03
Democratic   7 0.03
Libertarianz   6 0.02
RONZ   4 0.01
Informal votes 459 287
Total Valid votes 26,109 27,199
Labour hold Majority 12,445 47.67


Note: lines coloured beige denote the winner of the electorate vote. Lines colored pink denote a candidate elected to Parliament from their party list.

2005 election[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
Labour Green tickY Ross Robertson 18804 59.40 18100 58.87
National Ken Yee 8914 28.16 10219 30.98
ACT Hamish Stevens 725 2.29 629 1.91
Green Irene Bentley 648 2.05 583 1.77
Progressive Trevor Barnard 407 1.29 525 1.59
United Ram Parkash 336 1.06 486 1.47
Māori Party Mama Tere Tahere 303 0.96 204 0.62
Family Rights PP Tapu Anne Po-Wihongi 225 0.71 144 0.44
IND Raj Subramanian 76 0.24 - -
Alliance Jill Ovens 64 0.20 21 0.06
NZ First - - - 1434 4.35
Destiny - - - 159 0.47
ALCP - - - 62 0.19
Christian Heritage - - - 44 0.13
Democrats - - - 24 0.07
Libertarianz - - - 15 0.05
99 MP - - - 8 0.02
One NZ - - - 8 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 8 0.02
Direct Democracy - - - 6 0.02
informal votes 555 204
total valid votes 31,655 32,989
Labour hold Majority 9,890

sourced from electionresults.govt.nz

1996 election[edit]

General election 1996: Manukau East[8][9][10]

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 Ross Robertson 15,269 46.93 11,037 33.70
National Ken Yee 10,686 32.85 11,996 36.63
NZ First Ngaire Clark 2,361 7.26 3,390 10.35
Conservatives Red XN Trevor Rogers 1,497 4.60 110 0.34
Alliance Tafa Mulitalo 1,108 3.41 1,941 5.93
ACT Patrick Cole 1,058 3.25 2,064 6.30
United NZ Ted Faleauto 292 0.90 212 0.65
Advance New Zealand Taimalelagi Tofilau 161 0.49 64 0.20
Natural Law Greg Dodds 72 0.22 37 0.11
Communist League Annalucia Vermunt 30 0.09
Christian Coalition   1,151 3.51
Legalise Cannabis   355 1.08
Ethnic Minority Party 190 0.58
Progressive Greens   49 0.15
McGillicuddy Serious   47 0.14
Animals First   43 0.13
Superannuitants & Youth   24 0.07
Green Society   17 0.05
Mana Māori   11 0.03
Asia Pacific United 6 0.02
Libertarianz   6 0.02
Te Tawharau 0 0.00
Informal votes 398 182
Total Valid votes 32,534 32,750
Labour win new seat Majority 4,583 14.09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manukau East : Electorate Profile" (PDF). Parliamentary Library. September 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proposed Auckland Region". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ross Robertson". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Shuttleworth, Kate (6 June 2013). "Labour MP Ross Robertson retires from Parliament". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  5. ^ 2011 election results
  6. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  7. ^ 2008 election results
  8. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Manukau East, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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