Papakura (New Zealand electorate)

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Papakura is an electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives, based around the south Auckland town of Papakura. Historically, the name refers to an electorate that existed between 1978 and 1996, which with the advent of Mixed Member Proportional voting and resulting reduction in the number of constituencies was folded into a new Hunua seat. In 2002 Hunua was modified, pulled northwards and renamed Clevedon.

In a modern sense, the name refers to a constituency which was fought for the first time at the 2008 election. This new Papakura seat is the successor to the old Clevedon seat. It also contains a set of towns to the west of Papakura, namely Drury, Karaka, Kingseat, Waiau Pa and Clarks Beach. The current MP is Judith Collins, of the National Party.

History[edit]

Key

 National  

Elections Winner
1978 election Merv Wellington
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election John Robertson1
1993 election
(Electorate abolished 1996–2008)
2008 election Judith Collins
2011 election

1Robertson defected to the United party in 1995.

Election results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

General Election 2011: Papakura[1]

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 Judith Collins 18,096 59.59 -0.10 16,640 52.62 +1.14
Labour Jerome Mika 8,206 27.02 -0.07 8,603 27.21 -2.11
NZ First Brent Catchpole 1,718 5.66 +0.89 2,680 8.48 +3.40
Green Caroline Conroy 1,519 5.00 +0.93 1,731 5.47 +2.51
Conservative Bob Daw 619 2.04 +2.04 967 3.06 +3.06
ACT John Thompson 212 0.70 -2.65 331 1.05 -5.03
Māori   183 0.58 -0.35
Mana   159 0.50 +0.50
Legalise Cannabis   152 0.48 +0.10
United Future   133 0.42 -0.41
Libertarianz   22 0.07 +0.04
Democratic   11 0.03 +0.02
Alliance   9 0.03 -0.03
Informal votes 814 250
Total Valid votes 30,370 31,621
National hold Majority 9,890 32.57 -0.03

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 44,164[2]

2008 election[edit]

General Election 2008: Papakura[3]

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 Judith Collins 18,816 59.68 16,672 51.48
Labour David Hereora 8,539 27.09 9,493 29.31
NZ First Brent Catchpole 1,504 4.77 1,643 5.07
Green Rachel Grimwood 1,283 4.07 961 2.97
ACT John Thompson 1,057 3.35 1,967 6.07
United Future Bryan Penquinn Mockridge 225 0.71 269 0.83
RAM Pat O'Dea 102 0.32 14 0.04
Māori   300 0.93
Progressive   254 0.78
Pacific   247 0.76
Bill and Ben   177 0.55
Family Party   143 0.44
Legalise Cannabis   124 0.38
Kiwi   76 0.23
Alliance   18 0.06
Workers Party   9 0.03
Libertarianz   8 0.02
Democratic   5 0.02
RONZ   3 0.01
Informal votes 418 188
Total Valid votes 31,526 32,383
National win new seat Majority 10,277 32.60

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 election results
  2. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  3. ^ 2008 election results