Karapiro (New Zealand electorate)
Karapiro was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate from 1996 to 2002.
The 1996 election was notable for the significant change of electorate boundaries, based on the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993. Because of the introduction of the mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral system, the number of electorates had to be reduced, leading to significant changes. More than half of the electorates contested in 1996 were newly constituted, and most of the remainder had seen significant boundary changes. In total, 73 electorates were abolished, 29 electorates were newly created (including Karapiro), and 10 electorates were recreated, giving a net loss of 34 electorates.
The electorate includes the following population centres:
Karapiro was created as an electorate in the first MMP general election of 1996, replacing the Matamata electorate. John Luxton won the electorate in 1996, but he stood aside in 1999 for Lindsay Tisch, and went on the party list.
Members of Parliament
|1996 election||John Luxton|
|1999 election||Lindsay Tisch|
Refer to Candidates in the New Zealand general election 1999 by electorate#Karapiro for a list of candidates.
|General election, 1996: Karapiro|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|NZ First||Clive Mortensen||4,898||15.30||5,230||16.28|
|Christian Coalition||Philip Holdway-Davis||1,055||3.30||1,650||5.14|
|United NZ||Tim Macindoe||408||1.27||280||0.87|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Craig Beere||296||0.92||86||0.27|
|Natural Law||Belinda Hills||78||0.24||50||0.16|
|Mana Māori||Lai Toy||52||0.16||14||0.04|
|Superannuitants & Youth||21||0.07|
|Advance New Zealand||8||0.02|
|Ethnic Minority Party||5||0.02|
|Asia Pacific United||0||0.00|
|Total Valid votes||32,012||32,132|
|National win new seat||Majority||9,367||29.26|
- Electoral Act 1993, Act No. 87 of 17 August 1993. Retrieved on 30 June 2015.
- "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Karapiro, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013.