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. Deborah Russell of the Labour Party has represented the electorate since the 2017 general election.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Phil Goff became the representative in New Lynn in 1996.[4]

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.[5] Three years later, population growth in north Auckland led to the creation of the Helensville electorate. The flow-on effect of this was to pull Titirangi eastwards, resulting in the reclamation of its former name for the 2002 election. Cunliffe represented the New Lynn electorate until 2017.[5]

In November 2016, Labour leader Andrew Little announced that Cunliffe would not seek re-election at the 2017 general election,[6] and the seat was won in the election by Deborah Russell, retaining it for the Labour Party.

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
2017 election Deborah Russell

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]

2017 election[edit]

General election, 2017: 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, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour Deborah Russell 15,840 46.91 −3.17 14,810 42.68 +6.78
National Paulo Garcia 13,015 38.55 +2.27 14,503 41.79 +2.78
Green Leilani Tamu 2,210 6.55 −1.26 2,147 6.19 −3.81
NZ First Peter Chan 1,709 5.06 2,116 6.10 −1.04
Conservative Paul Davie 297 0.88 −2.96 109 0.31 −3.35
Māori Karen Williams 291 0.86 122 0.35 ±0.00
ACT Richard Wells 259 0.77 149 0.43 −1.18
Democrats Scott MacArthur 82 0.24 −0.15 23 0.07 −0.03
United Future John Hubscher 62 0.18 30 0.09 −0.08
Opportunities   514 1.48
People's Party   80 0.23
Legalise Cannabis   66 0.19 −0.11
Mana   12 0.03 −1.06[a]
Outdoors   9 0.03
Internet   7 0.02 −1.07[b]
Ban 1080   5 0.01 −0.04
Informal votes 478 142
Total Valid votes 33,765 34,702
Turnout 34,844
Labour hold Majority 4,283 8.37 −5.43

2014 election[edit]

General election, 2014: 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, or other incumbent.
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[c]
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[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, or other incumbent.
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[10]

2008 election[edit]

General election, 2008: 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, or other incumbent.
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[12]
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 % ±%
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

2002 election[edit]

General election, 2002: New Lynn[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, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour David Cunliffe 16,687 57.62 14,128 48.29
National Brendan Beach 5,502 19.00 4,315 14.75
Green Saffron Toms 1,713 5.92 2,087 7.13
ACT Trevor West 1,494 5.16 1,929 2.26
United Future Susanne Fellner 1,471 5.08 2,109 7.21
Christian Heritage Betty Jenkins 635 2.19 440 1.50
Alliance Gerard Hehir 470 2.19 405 1.38
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi 396 1.37 485 1.66
NZ First   2,949 10.08
ORNZ   175 0.60
Legalise Cannabis   91 0.31
One NZ   11 0.04
NMP   6 0.02
Mana Māori   5 0.02
Informal votes 590 119
Total Valid votes 28,958 29,254
Labour win new seat Majority 11,185

1996 election[edit]

General election, 1996: New Lynn[4][14][15]
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 % ±%
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[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 6,974 38.85 -3.09
Alliance Cliff Robinson 5,376 29.95
National Roger Seavill 3,642 20.29
NZ First Dawn Mullins 1,474 8.21
Christian Heritage Charles Hinds 360 2.00
McGillicuddy Serious Metiria Turei 121 0.67
Majority 1,598 8.90 +2.80
Turnout 17,947 83.95 +4.41
Registered electors 21,378

1990 election[edit]

General election, 1990: New Lynn[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 7,551 41.94 -16.79
National Martyn Athol Bishop 6,452 35.84
NewLabour Maire Leadbeater 1,792 9.95
Green Wendy Morgan 1,516 8.42
Social Credit Ian Edward Lawson 220 1.22
Democrats Patricia Marie Lawn 204 1.13
McGillicuddy Serious Allan Martin-Buss 163 0.90
Independent Michael John Revell 102 0.56
Majority 1,099 6.10 -18.23
Turnout 18,000 79.54 -3.11
Registered electors 22,628

1987 election[edit]

General election, 1987: New Lynn[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 10,546 58.73 +0.45
National R G Berry 6,177 34.40
Democrats Wayne Beddow 1,016 5.65
NZ Party R K Wilson 215 1.19
Majority 4,369 24.33 -8.27
Turnout 17,954 82.65 -5.01
Registered electors 21,721

1984 election[edit]

General election, 1984: New Lynn[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 11,334 58.28 +7.44
National Ron Hanson 4,639 23.85 -0.94
NZ Party Rod Orr 2,403 12.35
Social Credit Gilbert James 1,070 5.50
Majority 6,340 32.60 +6.56
Turnout 19,446 87.66 +1.22
Registered electors 22,182

1981 election[edit]

General election, 1981: New Lynn[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,513 50.84 -2.39
National Ron Hanson 4,639 24.79
Social Credit Les Tasker 4,386 23.44
Independent John Gordon Elliott 94 0.50
Socialist Unity R E Stewart 79 0.42
Majority 4,874 26.04 +1.61
Turnout 18,711 86.44 +20.97
Registered electors 21,644

1978 election[edit]

General election, 1978: New Lynn[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,565 53.23 +8.89
National J F Bridges 5,175 28.80
Social Credit Bill Owens 2,949 16.41
Values T Gunn 278 1.54
Majority 4,390 24.43 +19.52
Turnout 17,967 65.47 -18.05
Registered electors 27,442

1975 election[edit]

General election, 1975: New Lynn[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,033 44.34 -14.46
National B J O'Connor 7,143 39.42
Social Credit Pat Wojcik 1,524 8.41 -1.17
Values Keith Langton 1,373 7.57
Socialist Action P W Cross 28 0.15 -0.48
Socialist Unity J E Higdon 15 0.08
Majority 890 4.91 -23.99
Turnout 18,116 83.52 -3.62
Registered electors 21,689

1972 election[edit]

General election, 1972: New Lynn[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,774 58.80 +3.28
National G D McDermott 4,462 29.90
Social Credit Pat Wojcik 1,430 9.58
New Democratic O Bree 159 1.06
Socialist Action P W Cross 95 0.63
Majority 4,312 28.90 +7.50
Turnout 14,920 87.14 -2.49
Registered electors 17,121

1969 election[edit]

General election, 1969: New Lynn[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,338 55.52 +1.76
National Vic Watson 5,738 34.11
Social Credit Norman Roy Monteith 1,568 9.32 -5.51
Independent Labour Stephen Chan 175 1.04
Majority 3,600 21.40 -1.90
Turnout 16,819 89.63 +3.31
Registered electors 18,763

1966 election[edit]

General election, 1966: New Lynn[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,598 53.76
National Kevin Patrick Lynch 4,871 30.45
Social Credit Norman Roy Monteith 2,372 14.83 +6.19
Communist Joy Foulds 152 0.95 -0.15
Majority 3,727 23.30
Turnout 15,993 86.32 -3.13
Registered electors 18,527

1963 election[edit]

General election, 1963: New Lynn[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rex Mason 8,272 55.33
National C A McLeod 5,220 34.91
Social Credit Norman Roy Monteith 1,292 8.64
Communist Joy Foulds 165 1.10
Majority 3,052 20.41
Turnout 14,949 89.45
Registered electors 16,711

Table footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 Mana Party swing is relative to the votes for Internet-Mana in 2014; it shared a party list with the Internet Party in the 2014 election
  2. ^ 2017 Internet Party swing is relative to the votes for Internet-Mana in 2014; it shared a party list with Mana Party in the 2014 election
  3. ^ 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. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 268.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 218.
  3. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Tamaki, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - New Lynn, 1996" (PDF). Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Hon David Cunliffe". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Former Labour leader David Cunliffe to stand down at 2017 election". Stuff.co.nz. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn(2017)". Electoral Commission. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn (2014)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn (2011)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn (2008)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn (2005)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Official Count Results -- New Lynn (2002)". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  16. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. 
  17. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990. 
  18. ^ a b c Norton 1988, pp. 288.
  19. ^ 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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