Clevedon (New Zealand electorate)

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Clevedon was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate from 1987 to 1993 and then from 2002 to 2008. For the first six-year period the electorate was represented by Warren Kyd. For the second six-year period, the electorate was represented by Judith Collins.

Population centres[edit]

The 1987 electoral redistribution took the continued population growth in the North Island into account, and two additional general electorates were created, bringing the total number of electorates to 97. In the South Island, the shift of population to Christchurch had continued.[1] Overall, three electorates were newly created (including Clevedon), three electorates were recreated, and four electorates were abolished. All of those electorates were in the North Island. Changes in the South Island were restricted to boundary changes.[2] These changes came into effect with the 1987 election.[3]

Clevedon takes in the urban population centres of Flat Bush, Botany Downs and Dannemora to the west, Beachlands and Maraetai to the north and the sparsely populated Hunua Ranges to the east. Under finalised boundary changes for the 2008 general election, the Clevedon electorate ceased to exist, with its population centres being distributed among the new Botany electorate, a redrawn and renamed electorate of Papakura and the resurrected Hunua electorate.

History[edit]

The Clevedon electorate was first created in 1987. Warren Kyd of the National Party was the electorate's first representative. When the electorate was abolished in 1993, Kyd transferred to the Hauraki electorate.[4]

The electorate was recreated for the 2002 election, replacing the Hunua electorate, where Kyd had been the incumbent. In a rare event for the National Party, an incumbent was successfully challenged by newcomer Judith Collins, with allegations being made that controversial party president Michelle Boag played a part in the decision.[4][5] Collins won the nomination and the subsequent election. After the Clevedon electorate was abolished for the 2008 election, Collins won the Papakura electorate.[6]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 National  

Election Winner
1987 election Warren Kyd
1990 election
(Electorate abolished 1996–2002)
2002 election Judith Collins
2005 election

List MPs[edit]

Election Winner
2002 election Brent Catchpole
Dave Hereora
2005 election Dave Hereora

Election results[edit]

2005 election[edit]

General Election 2005: Clevedon[7]
Notes:

Blue 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, or other incumbent.
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 21,828 59.23 +21.54 19,527 51.82 +27.39
Labour Dave Hereora 8,957 24.31 -3.25 11,866 31.61 -2.19
NZ First Brent Catchpole 2,010 5.45 -6.40 2,523 6.72 -6.99
Green Steve Bayliss 1,424 3.86 -0.77 924 2.46 -1.41
United Future John L. Walker 882 2.39 808 2.51 -4.67
ACT Iain Ogilvie 500 1.36 -4.85 903 2.41 -8.85
Progressive Brenda Hill 450 1.22 +0.12 381 0.37 -0.64
Destiny Mason Chet Lee 390 1.06 218 0.58
Māori David Sinclair King 311 0.84 199 0.53
Family Rights Lale Ene-Ulugia 56 0.15 17 0.05
Direct Democracy Leanne Martinovich 42 0.11 16 0.04
Legalise Cannabis   68 0.18 -0.20
Christian Heritage   48 0.13 -1.21
Libertarianz   16 0.04
Alliance   11 0.03 -0.66
Democrats   7 0.02
99 MP   5 0.01
One NZ   4 0.01 -0.03
RONZ   3 0.01
Informal votes 401 140
Total Valid votes 36,850 37,544
National hold Majority 12,871 34.93

2002 election[edit]

General Election 2002: Clevedon[8]
Notes:

Blue 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, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Judith Collins 11,627 37.69 7,764 24.43
Labour Dave Hereora 8,500 27.56 10,739 33.80
NZ First Brent Catchpole 3,655 11.85 4,355 13.71
Independent Glenn Archibald 2,263 7.34
ACT John Thompson 1,914 6.21 3,578 11.26
Green Sue Cowie 1,427 4.63 1,229 3.87
Christian Heritage David Arvidson 891 2.89 426 1.34
Progressive Arthur Toms 340 1.10 320 1.01
Alliance Nick Corlett 229 0.74 218 0.69
United Future   2,281 7.18
ORNZ   350 1.10
Legalise Cannabis   122 0.38
One NZ   14 0.04
Mana Māori   13 0.04
NMP   6 0.02
Informal votes 359 70
Total Valid votes 30,846 31,775
National win new seat Majority 3,127 10.14

1987 election[edit]

General election, 1987: Clevedon[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Warren Kyd 9,129 50.4
Labour L F Goffin 8,302 45.9
Democrats G C Pilgrim 664 3.7
Majority 827
Turnout

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 127f.
  2. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 123–128.
  3. ^ McRobie 1989, p. 127.
  4. ^ a b Orsman, Bernard; Perrott, Alan (8 May 2002). "National purge sweeps into Kyd's safe seat". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Young, Audrey (10 May 2014). "Audrey Young: A big question hanging over Judith Collins". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hon Judith Collins". New Zealand Parliament. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Official Count Results – Clevedon
  8. ^ Official Count Results – Clevedon
  9. ^ Norton 1988, pp. 208.

References[edit]

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. 
  • Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8. 

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