Onehunga by-election, 1980

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The Onehunga by-election of 1980 was a by-election for the Onehunga electorate during the 39th New Zealand Parliament. It was prompted by the death of Frank Rogers, a Labour Party MP. It was held on 7 June 1980[1] and was won by Fred Gerbic, also of the Labour Party.


The following table gives the election results:

Onehunga by-election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fred Gerbic 6,543 48.11
National Sue Wood 5,336 39.24
Social Credit T K Wood 1,535 11.29
Independent Stuart Perry 134 0.99
Cheer Up Vince Terreni 35 0.26
Imperial British Conservative J M Overton 17 0.13
Majority 1,207 8.89
Turnout 13,600
Labour hold Swing


  1. ^ McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. p. 119. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.