Henderson (New Zealand electorate)

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Henderson is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, from 1969 to 1978 and then from 1993 to 1996.

Population centres[edit]

Henderson was first created through the 1967 electoral redistribution, which resulted from the Electoral Act 1965 that fixed the number of South Island electorates at 25. As a result, three additional electorates were created in the North Island, and one additional in the South Island. One of those new electorates was Henderson, which took over most of Waitakere's area. These changes came into effect with the 1969 election.[1] Localities that were covered by the electorate include Henderson, Oratia, Waiatarua, Parau, Huia, and Piha.[2] In the 1972 electoral redistribution, there were slight boundary adjustments with the adjoining Waitemata and New Lynn electorates.[3] Henderson existed for three electoral cycles and was abolished again through the 1977 electoral redistribution, when Waitakere was recreated; this came into effect with the 1978 election.[4]

Henderson was recreated for the 1993 election and existed for one parliamentary term. In 1996, the first mixed-member proportional (MMP) election, the area was absorbed into the new Waitakere electorate.

History[edit]

Martyn Finlay of the Labour Party had been Waitakere's representative since the 1963 election. He transferred to the Henderson electorate and was successful against three different National Party opponents in 1969, 1972, and 1975. When Henderson was abolished for 1978 election, Finlay went into retirement.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Labour  

Election Winner
1969 election Martyn Finlay
1972 election
1975 election
(Electorate abolished 1978–1993, see Waitakere)
1993 election Jack Elder
(Electorate abolished 1996, see Waitakere)

Election results[edit]

1993 election[edit]

General election, 1993: Henderson[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Elder 6,381 39.8
National David Jorgensen 4,251 26.5
Alliance A Paterson 3,378 21.0
NZ First Arthur Albert 1,120 6.9
Christian Heritage C Thompson 618 3.8
McGillicuddy Serious Doug Mackie 106 0.6
Workers Rights Sue Bradford 95 0.5
Independent G Philpott 53 0.3
Independent Victor Bryers 23 0.1
Majority 2,130 13.2
Turnout 16,025

1975 election[edit]

General election, 1975: Henderson[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Finlay 7,665 43.2 -17.0
National W A Adams 7,264 40.9
Social Credit L W Glamuzina 1,572 8.8
Values Julie Mowat 1,222 6.9
Socialist Unity J B Thomson 35 0.2
Majority 401 2.3 -27.8
Turnout 21,966 81.0 -5.6

1972 election[edit]

General election, 1972: Henderson[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Finlay 8,438 60.2 +4.1
National R C MacFarlane 4,217 30.1
Social Credit W J Brodeur 1,240 8.9
New Democratic L M Inkster 117 0.8
Majority 4,221 30.1 +8.7
Turnout 16,316 86.6 -4.0

1969 election[edit]

General election, 1969: Henderson[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Finlay 8,635 56.1
National A H Clark 5,340 34.7
Social Credit W E Rossiter 1,204 7.8
Independent M G Simpkins 219 1.4
Majority 3,295 21.4
Turnout 17,106 90.6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 106, 111.
  2. ^ McRobie 1989, p. 111.
  3. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 111, 115.
  4. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 115, 119.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 196.
  6. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. 
  7. ^ a b c Norton 1988, pp. 243.

References[edit]

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  • 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.