New Lynn (New Zealand electorate)

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New Lynn electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

New Lynn is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current representative is David Cunliffe, former leader of the Labour Party. In November 2016, Labour leader Andrew Little announced that Cunliffe would not seek re-election at the 2017 general election.[1]

Population centres[edit]

New Lynn is based in west Auckland, straddling the borders of the former Auckland City and Waitakere City. It contains the suburbs of Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn and Titirangi, and its borders extend to cover all the beach-side towns on the north coast of Manukau Harbour.

History[edit]

New Lynn was first formed for the 1963 election.[2] It has always been held by members of the Labour Party. The electorate's first representative was Rex Mason, who had been an MP since 1926 and who retired at the end of the term.[3] Mason was succeeded by Jonathan Hunt, who held the electorate for the next 30 years until he contested the Tamaki electorate in the 1996 election instead.[4] Phil Goff became the representative in New Lynn in 1996.[5]

The electorate was abolished in 1999 and Goff successfully stood in Mount Roskill. Titirangi replaced New Lynn in 1999 when population changes in Auckland lead to the creation of Mount Roskill, and Titirangi was won by David Cunliffe.[6] Three years later, population growth in north Auckland led to the creation of Helensville. The flow-on effect of this was to pull Titirangi eastwards, resulting in the reclamation of its former name for the 2002 election. Since then, Cunliffe has represented the New Lynn electorate.[6]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs' terms began and ended at general elections.

Key

 Labour  

Election Winner
1963 election Rex Mason
1966 election Jonathan Hunt
1969 election
1972 election
1975 election
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election
1996 election Phil Goff
(Electorate abolished 1999–2002; see Titirangi)
2002 election David Cunliffe
2005 election
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election

List MPs[edit]

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

Election Winner
2008 election Tim Groser
2011 election
2014 election

Election results[edit]

2014 election[edit]

General election, 2014: New Lynn[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 David Cunliffe 16,534 50.08 −2.04 12,085 35.90 −1.10
National Tim Groser 11,977 36.28 +0.06 13,136 39.02 −0.20
Green Daniel Rogers 2,579 7.81 +0.56 3,365 10.00 −2.15
Conservative Steve Taylor 1,269 3.84 +1.32 1,233 3.66 +1.07
Democrats Andrew Leitch 128 0.39 +0.39 33 0.10 +0.07
NZ First   2,403 7.14 +0.96
ACT   542 1.61 +0.62
Internet Mana   367 1.09 +0.64[a]
Māori   119 0.35 −0.09
Legalise Cannabis   101 0.30 −0.14
United Future   56 0.17 −0.21
Civilian   17 0.05 +0.05
Ban 1080   16 0.05 +0.05
Independent Coalition   8 0.02 +0.02
Focus   3 0.01 +0.01
Informal votes 530 177
Total Valid votes 33,017 33,661
Turnout 33,661 74.92 +1.91
Labour hold Majority 4,557 13.80 −2.12

2011 election[edit]

General election, 2011: New Lynn[8]

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 David Cunliffe 16,999 52.14 +1.80 12,462 37.00 -3.27
National Tim Groser 11,809 36.22 -2.43 13,211 39.22 -0.88
Green Saffron Toms 2,364 7.25 +0.86 4,094 12.15 +4.52
Conservative Ivan Bailey 820 2.52 +2.52 871 2.59 +2.59
Legalise Cannabis Sean Davidson 343 1.05 +1.05 149 0.44 +0.10
ACT Barbara Steinijans 265 0.81 -2.12 334 0.99 -2.72
NZ First   2,081 6.18 +2.62
Mana   151 0.45 +0.45
Māori   148 0.44 -0.26
United Future   129 0.38 -0.46
Libertarianz   29 0.09 +0.05
Alliance   16 0.05 -0.02
Democrats   10 0.03 +0.01
Informal votes 844 295
Total Valid votes 32,600 33,685
Labour hold Majority 5,190 15.92 +4.23

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,139[9]

2008 election[edit]

General election, 2008: New Lynn[10]

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 David Cunliffe 17,331 50.35 14,165 40.27
National Tim Groser 13,306 38.66 14,105 40.09
Green Kath Dewar 2,200 6.39 2,684 7.63
ACT Michael Tasker 1,011 2.94 1,306 3.71
United Future Kerryanne Dalgleish 330 0.96 296 0.84
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi 244 0.71 318 0.90
NZ First   1,253 3.56
Māori   246 0.70
Pacific   226 0.64
Bill and Ben   154 0.44
Kiwi   146 0.42
Legalise Cannabis   121 0.34
Family Party   91 0.26
Alliance   23 0.07
Libertarianz   14 0.04
Workers Party   13 0.04
RAM   8 0.02
Democrats   7 0.02
RONZ   3 0.01
Informal votes 451 203
Total Valid votes 34,422 35,179
Labour hold Majority 4,025 11.69


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]

General election, 2005: New Lynn[11]

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 David Cunliffe 18,087 56.12 16,208 49.19
National Mita Harris 10,009 31.05 10,916 33.06
Green Richard Green 1,644 5.10 1,850 5.60
United Future Anne Drake 943 2.93 818 2.48
ACT Barbara Steinijans 701 2.07 747 2.26
Destiny Karen Penney 468 1.45 158 0.58
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi 282 0.87 407 1.23
Direct Democracy Gary Burch 98 0.30 98 0.12
NZ First   1,580 4.79
Māori   128 0.39
Christian Heritage   56 0.17
Legalise Cannabis   41 0.15
Alliance   21 0.06
Libertarianz   11 0.03
99 MP   7 0.02
One NZ   7 0.02
Family Rights   7 0.02
Democrats   5 0.02
RONZ   4 0.01
Informal votes 549 183
Total Valid votes 33,232 33,019
Labour hold Majority 8,078

1996 election[edit]

General election, 1996: New Lynn[5][12][13]

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 15,392 50.29 10,953 35.55
National Richard Gardner 8,254 26.97 9,266 30.07
Alliance Cliff Robinson 3,554 11.61 2,916 9.46
NZ First Dawn Mullins 2,616 8.55 3,300 10.71
Progressive Green Mark Darin 301 0.98 101 0.33
McGillicuddy Serious Richard Foster 203 0.66 73 0.24
United NZ John Hubscher 128 0.42 172 0.56
Advance New Zealand James Prescott 91 0.30 38 0.12
Natural Law Les McGrath 68 0.12 36 0.12
Christian Coalition   1,674 5.43
ACT   1,506 4.89
Legalise Cannabis   423 1.37
Ethnic Minority Party 232 0.75
Animals First   52 0.17
Superannuitants & Youth   26 0.08
Green Society   18 0.06
Libertarianz   8 0.03
Mana Māori   7 0.02
Asia Pacific United 6 0.02
Conservatives   5 0.02
Te Tawharau 0 0.00
Informal votes 317 112
Total Valid votes 30,607 30,812
Labour hold Majority 7,138 23.32

1993 election[edit]

General election, 1993: New Lynn[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 6,974 38.8 -3.1
Alliance Cliff Robinson 5,376 29.9
National R Seavill 3,642 20.2
NZ First Dawn Mullins 1,474 8.2
Christian Heritage C Hinds 360 2.0
McGillicuddy Serious Metiria Turei 121 0.6
Majority 1,598 8.9 +2.8
Turnout 17,947

1990 election[edit]

General election, 1990: New Lynn[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 7,551 41.9 -16.8
National M A Bishop 6,452 35.8
NewLabour M F Leadbetaer 1,792 9.9
Green W J Morgan 1,516 8.4
Social Credit I E Lawson 220 1.2
Democrats P M Lawn 204 1.1
McGillicuddy Serious A Martin-Buss 163 0.9
Independent M J Revell 102 0.5
Majority 1,099 6.1 -18.2
Turnout 18,000

1987 election[edit]

General election, 1987: New Lynn[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 10,546 58.7 +1.4
National R G Berry 6,177 34.4
Democrats W M Beddow 1,016 5.7
NZ Party R K Wilson 215 1.2
Majority 4,369 24.3 -7.8
Turnout 21,721 86.3 -6.0

1984 election[edit]

General election, 1984: New Lynn[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 11,334 57.3 +6.4
National R A Hanson 4,639 24.8
NZ Party Rooney Orr 2,403 12.1
Social Credit G C James 1,070 5.4
Majority 6,340 32.1 +6.0
Turnout 22,182 92.3 +5.4

1981 election[edit]

General election, 1981: New Lynn[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,513 50.9 -2.3
National R A Hanson 4,639 24.8
Social Credit L B Tasker 4,386 23.4
Independent J G Elliott 94 0.5
Socialist Unity R E Stewart 79 0.4
Majority 4,874 26.1 +2.1
Turnout 21,644 86.9 +20.9

1978 election[edit]

General election, 1978: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,565 53.2 +8.9
National J F Bridges 5,175 28.8
Social Credit W J Owens 2,949 16.4
Values T Gunn 278 1.6
Majority 4,390 24.4 +19.5
Turnout 27,442 66.0 -17.9

1975 election[edit]

General election, 1975: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,033 44.3 -14.5
National B J O'Connor 7,143 39.4
Social Credit Pat Wojcik 1,524 8.4 -1.2
Values K C Langton 1,373 7.6
Socialist Action P W Cross 28 0.2 -0.4
Socialist Unity J E Higdon 15 0.1
Majority 890 4.9 -24.0
Turnout

1972 election[edit]

General election, 1972: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,774 58.8 +3.3
National G D McDermott 4,462 29.9
Social Credit Pat Wojcik 1,430 9.6
New Democratic O Bree 159 1.1
Socialist Action P W Cross 95 0.6
Majority 4,312 28.9 +7.5
Turnout 17,121 87.8 -2.6

1969 election[edit]

General election, 1969: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,338 55.5 +1.7
National V J Watson 5,738 34.1
Social Credit N R Monteith 1,568 9.3 -5.5
Independent Labour S Chan 175 1.1
Majority 3,600 21.4
Turnout 18,763 90.4 +3.6

1966 election[edit]

General election, 1966: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,598 53.8
National K P Lynch 4,871 30.5
Social Credit N R Monteith 2,372 14.8 +6.1
Communist J Foulds 152 0.9 -0.2
Majority 3,727 23.3
Turnout 18,527 86.8 -3.1

1963 election[edit]

General election, 1963: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rex Mason 8,272 55.3
National C A McLeod 5,220 34.9
Social Credit N R Monteith 1,292 8.7
Communist J Foulds 165 1.1
Majority 3,052 20.4
Turnout 16,711 89.9

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. ^ "Former Labour leader David Cunliffe to stand down at 2017 election". Stuff.co.nz. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 268.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 218.
  4. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Tamaki, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - New Lynn, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Hon David Cunliffe". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn (2014)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  8. ^ 2011 election results
  9. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  10. ^ 2008 election results
  11. ^ electionresults.govt.nz 2005 election results
  12. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. 
  15. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990. 
  16. ^ a b c Norton 1988, pp. 288.
  17. ^ a b c d e f Norton 1988, pp. 287.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 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. 

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