Karapiro (New Zealand electorate)

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Karapiro was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate from 1996 to 2002.

It was in the Waikato, and was a rural and safe National seat, held first by John Luxton and then by Lindsay Tisch.

Population centres[edit]

The 1996 election was notable for the significant change of electorate boundaries, based on the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993.[1] 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:

History[edit]

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,[2] but he stood aside in 1999 for Lindsay Tisch, and went on the party list.

In the 2002 general election it was replaced by the Piako electorate, which was won by Lindsay Tisch.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 National  

Election Winner
1996 election John Luxton
1999 election Lindsay Tisch

Election results[edit]

1999 election[edit]

Refer to Candidates in the New Zealand general election 1999 by electorate#Karapiro for a list of candidates.

1996 election[edit]

General election, 1996: Karapiro[2][3][4]
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 John Luxton 14,893 46.52 13,713 42.68
Labour Sue Moroney 5,526 17.26 5,778 17.98
NZ First Clive Mortensen 4,898 15.30 5,230 16.28
Alliance John Kilbride 3,245 10.14 2,385 7.42
ACT Vince Ashwort 1,561 4.88 2,446 7.61
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
Legalise Cannabis   317 0.99
Animals First   57 0.18
Progressive Green   50 0.16
Green Society   22 0.07
Superannuitants & Youth   21 0.07
Conservatives   10 0.03
Libertarianz   10 0.03
Advance New Zealand 8 0.02
Ethnic Minority Party 5 0.02
Asia Pacific United 0 0.00
Te Tawharau 0 0.00
Informal votes 205 85
Total Valid votes 32,012 32,132
National win new seat Majority 9,367 29.26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral Act 1993, Act No. 87 of 17 August 1993. Retrieved on 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Karapiro, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013.