Howick (New Zealand electorate)

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Howick is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, which existed for one parliamentary term from 1993 to 1996, and was held by Trevor Rogers. In 1995, Rogers defected from National to the Right of Centre party.

Population centres[edit]

Based on the 1991 census, an electoral redistribution was carried out. This resulted in the abolition of nine electorates, and the creation of eleven new electorates. Through an amendment in the Electoral Act in 1965, the number of electorates in the South Island was fixed at 25, so the new electorates increased the number of the North Island electorates by two.[1] In the South Island, one electorate was abolished and one electorate was recreated. In the North Island, five electorates were newly created (including Howick), five electorates were recreated, and eight electorates were abolished.[1][2]

This suburban electorate was in the southern part of greater Auckland.

History[edit]

The electorate was established in the 1993 election, and included the eastern part of the previous Otara electorate. The Otara electorate was usually won by Labour, but in the 1990 election when Labour lost a number of electorates, Trevor Rogers of National beat Taito Phillip Field the new Labour candidate for Otara to replace Colin Moyle (who was retiring). In the 1993 election, Trevor Rogers moved east to the new Howick electorate, which covered higher-income suburbs traditionally National.[3] In 1995, Rogers defected to the Right of Centre party.[4]

The Howick electorate was abolished in the 1996 election, the first mixed-member (MMP) election, when it was absorbed into the Manukau East electorate.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 National  

Election Winner
1993 election Trevor Rogers

Election results[edit]

1993 election[edit]

General election, 1993: Howick[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Trevor Rogers 10,676 47.81
Labour J Clarke 4,922 22.04
Alliance W Hoyte 3,747 16.78
NZ First Ron Chamberlain 2,590 11.60
McGillicuddy Serious E Landhuis 261 1.17
Natural Law G Hamill 134 0.60
Majority 5,754 25.77
Informal votes 494 2.16
Turnout 22,824 86.83
Registered electors 26,286

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. pp. 111f. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. 
  2. ^ a b Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. pp. 44, 161. 
  3. ^ "Ex-National MP jailed over helicopter designs". The New Zealand Herald. 2 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Ringer, Bruce (September 2009). "Political party leaders from South Auckland". Auckland Libraries. Retrieved 25 June 2015.