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New Lynn (New Zealand electorate)

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. Its current representative is David Cunliffe, former leader of the Labour Party.

Population centres

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

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 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.[5]

Members of Parliament

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

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

2011 election

General Election 2011: New Lynn[6]

Notes: Green 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[7]

2008 election

General Election 2008: New Lynn[8]

Notes: Green 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

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
Labour Green tickY David Cunliffe 18087 56.12 16208 49.19
National Mita Harris 10009 31.05 10916 33.06
Green Richard Green 1644 5.10 1850 5.60
United 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 Seyed Mohammed Kazemi Yazdi 282 0.87 407 1.23
Direct Democracy Gary Burch 98 0.30 98 0.12
NZ First - - - 1580 4.79
Māori Party - - - 128 0.39
Christian Heritage - - - 56 0.17
ALCP - - - 41 0.15
Alliance - - - 21 0.06
Libertarianz - - - 11 0.03
99 MP - - - 7 0.02
One NZ - - - 7 0.02
Family Rights PP - - - 7 0.02
Democrats - - - 5 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 4 0.01
informal votes 549 183
total valid votes 33,232 33,019
Labour hold Majority 8,078

sourced from electionresults.govt.nz

1996 election

General election 1996: New Lynn[4][9][10]

Notes: Green 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 Greens 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

Notes

  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".  
  6. ^ 2011 election results
  7. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  8. ^ 2008 election results
  9. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Part III - Party Lists of unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

References

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer.  

External links

  • Electorate Profile Parliamentary Library
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