Mount Roskill (New Zealand electorate)

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Mount Roskill electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

Mount Roskill is a parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Representatives of New Zealand. Phil Goff[1] of the Labour Party held the seat from the 1999 election until he resigned from Parliament on 12 October 2016[2] after contesting and being elected Mayor of Auckland on 8 October 2016 in the 2016 mayoral election. His resignation necessitated a byelection in this electorate which was won by Michael Wood.[3]

Mount Roskill is located on the western edge of the former Auckland City, bordering the Manukau Harbour. It is anchored around the suburbs of Mount Roskill, Three Kings, Hillsborough and a large section of Balmoral. The 2008 election boundaries added in Lynfield and New Windsor at the expense of Onehunga, which returned to the Maungakiekie electorate after being cut out in 1999. The Mount Roskill electorate is working class and multi-ethnic, with a high Pacific Island and Asian population, and has the highest number of overseas-born residents of any New Zealand electorate, nearly 40 per cent (as of 2001).

History[edit]

The 1996 census showed population growth in the north and west of Auckland, necessitating the redistribution of electorates for the 1999 election. The existing New Lynn seat was renamed Titirangi, with its boundaries shifted to fall in between Auckland and Waitakere cities. The eastern side of the New Lynn residential area was amalgamated with the population excess of Epsom, the southern half of Owairaka seat (which was itself renamed Mount Albert) and the western end of Maungakiekie to form a new seat. Named Mount Roskill, it was the first new seat drawn since the introduction of Mixed Member Proportional voting three years previous.[citation needed]

So far there have been two MPs for Mount Roskill, both of the Labour Party, Phil Goff and Michael Wood. Goff was the first representative, having previously held New Lynn, another electorate in Auckland, and Roskill, an electorate covering much of the same area as Mount Roskill. After Goff was elected Mayor of Auckland in October 2016, a by-election date was set for 3 December 2016.[4] Michael Wood won the by-election with more than half the votes.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Labour  

Election Winner
1999 election Phil Goff
2002 election
2005 election
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election
2016 by-election Michael Wood

List MPs[edit]

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Mount Roskill electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Key

 United Future    National    Green    NZ First  

Election Winner
2002 election Bernie Ogilvy
2005 election Jackie Blue
2008 election Jackie Blue
2011 election Jackie Blue
Julie Anne Genter
2014 election Mahesh Bindra
Parmjeet Parmar
2016 Barry Coates1

1Coates was elected from the party list in October 2016 following the resignation of Kevin Hague.

Election results[edit]

2016 by-election[edit]

The following table shows final by-election results:[5]

Mount Roskill by-election, 2016

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the by-election.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list prior to the by-election.
Yellow background denotes the winner of the by-election, who was a list MP prior to the by-election.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Wood 11,623 66.51 +10.69
National Parmjeet Parmar 4,771 27.30 -4.28
People's Party Roshan Nauhria 739 4.23 +4.23
Democrats Andrew Leitch 126 0.72 +0.72
Legalise Cannabis Brandon Stronge 84 0.48 +0.48
Not A Party Richard Goode 43 0.25 +0.25
Independent Tua Schuster 40 0.23 +0.23
Informal votes 50
Majority 6,852 39.20 +14.97
Turnout 17,476

2014 election[edit]

General election, 2014: Mount Roskill[6]

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

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Phil Goff 18,637 55.81 −1.34 12,086 35.45 −8.16
National Parmjeet Parmar 10,546 31.58 −2.36 14,275 41.87 +2.33
Green Barry Coates 1,682 5.04 +1.03 3,279 9.62 +2.35
Conservative Paul Davie 1,094 3.28 +1.52 1,240 3.64 +1.22
NZ First Mahesh Bindra 717 2.15 +0.66 1,805 5.29 +0.61
Mana John Minto 300 0.90 +0.90
ACT   610 1.79 +0.71
Internet Mana   304 0.89 +0.69[a]
Māori   132 0.39 +0.01
Legalise Cannabis   74 0.22 −0.11
United Future   69 0.20 −0.19
Ban 1080   17 0.05 +0.05
Democrats   10 0.03 ±0.00
Civilian   8 0.02 +0.02
Focus   6 0.02 +0.02
Independent Coalition   6 0.02 +0.02
Informal votes 416 176
Total Valid votes 33,392 34,097
Turnout 34,097 73.69 +3.91
Labour hold Majority 8,091 24.23 +1.02

2011 election[edit]

General election, 2011: Mount Roskill[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.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Phil Goff 17,906 57.15 +1.35 14,098 43.61 +0.97
National Jackie Blue 10,635 33.94 -2.62 12,781 39.54 -2.56
Green Julie Anne Genter 1,258 4.01 +0.76 2,351 7.27 +2.99
Conservative Feleti Key 550 1.76 +1.76 783 2.42 +2.42
NZ First Mahesh Bindra 468 1.49 +1.49 1,513 4.68 +1.88
ACT Pratima Nand 240 0.77 -1.39 350 1.08 -2.34
Legalise Cannabis Jasmin Hewlett 167 0.53 +0.53 108 0.33 +0.07
United Future Bryan Mockridge 77 0.25 -0.39 125 0.39 -0.48
Communist League Patrick Brown 32 0.10 +0.10
Māori   124 0.38 -0.09
Mana   65 0.20 +0.20
Democrats   11 0.03 +0.01
Libertarianz   11 0.03 +0.01
Alliance   10 0.03 -0.04
Informal votes 766 389
Total Valid votes 31,333 32,330
Labour hold Majority 7,271 23.21 +3.97

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,332[8]

2008 election[edit]

General election, 2008: Mount Roskill[9]

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

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Phil Goff 18,615 55.80 -4.14 14,533 42.64 -7.06
National Jackie Blue 12,197 36.56 +7.07 14,346 42.09 +7.32
Green Lisa Er 1,086 3.26 +3.26 1,459 4.28 +0.11
ACT Shawn Tan 718 2.15 -3.64 1,165 3.42 +0.94
Kiwi Joseph Rebello 310 0.93 +0.93 198 0.58 +0.58
United Future Neville Wilson 211 0.63 -2.02 296 0.87 -1.62
Progressive Suki Amirapu 155 0.46 -0.33 281 0.82 -0.36
RAM Daphne Lawless 67 0.20 +0.20 16 0.05 +0.05
NZ First   955 2.80 -1.37
Pacific   302 0.89 +0.89
Māori   163 0.48 +0.12
Family Party   119 0.35 +0.35
Bill and Ben   104 0.31 +0.31
Legalise Cannabis   90 0.26 +0.15
Alliance   23 0.07 0.00
Workers Party   12 0.04 +0.04
Libertarianz   8 0.02 -0.03
RONZ   8 0.02 0.00
Democrats   7 0.02 0.00
Informal votes 362 188
Total Valid votes 33,359 34,085
Labour hold Majority 6,418


Note: Lines coloured beige denote the winner of the electorate vote. Lines coloured pink denote a candidate elected to Parliament from their party list.

2005 election[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
Labour Green tickY Phil Goff 19,476 59.94 16,501 49.70
National Jackie Blue 9,581 29.49 11,543 34.77
ACT Kenneth Wang 1,882 5.79 825 2.48
United Richard Barter 860 2.65 826 2.49
Destiny Brian Ane 338 1.04 191 0.58
Progressive Suki Amirapu 257 0.79 391 1.18
Direct Democracy Barry Scott 98 0.30 18 0.05
Green - - - 1,383 4.17
NZ First - - - 1,173 3.53
Māori Party - - - 121 0.36
Family Rights PP - - - 64 0.19
Christian Heritage - - - 60 0.18
ALCP - - - 36 0.11
Alliance - - - 22 0.07
Libertarianz - - - 18 0.05
99 MP - - - 9 0.03
Democrats - - - 7 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 7 0.02
One NZ - - - 5 0.02
total valid votes 32,492 33,200
Labour hold Majority 9,895

Sourced from electionresults.govt.nz

Table footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 Internet Mana swing is relative to the votes for Mana in 2011; it shared a party list with Internet in the 2014 election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Phil Goff MP
  2. ^ "Notice of vacancy in seat in House of Representatives". New Zealand Gazette. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Phil Goff elected Mayor of Auckland". NZ Herald. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Demelza Leslie (11 October 2016). "Mt Roskill becomes National-Labour battleground". Radio NZ. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mt Roskill - Official Result". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Official Count Results -- Mt Roskill (2014)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Mount Roskill results, 2011
  8. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  9. ^ 2008 election results

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