Aoraki (New Zealand electorate)

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Aoraki was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate that existed for four parliamentary terms from 1996 to 2008. It was held by Jim Sutton of the Labour Party for three terms, and the remaining term by Jo Goodhew of the National Party. It was located in the South Island, covering southern Canterbury and northern Otago. It was named after the mountain Aoraki / Mount Cook.

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The 1996 election was notable for the significant change of electorate boundaries, based on the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993. [1] Because of the introduction of the mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral system, the number of electorates had to be reduced, leading to significant changes. More than half of the electorates contested in 1996 were newly constituted, and most of the remainder had seen significant boundary changes. In total, 73 electorates were abolished, 29 electorates were newly created (including Aoraki), and 10 electorates were recreated, giving a net loss of 34 electorates.

History

The electorate of Aoraki was created for the 1996 election, as part of the major redistribution in the transition to MMP. It was effectively a merger of the old seats of Timaru and Waitaki, bringing the town of Timaru and its surrounding farmland together in one electorate.

The boundaries of Aoraki did not undergo any significant changes since the seat was created. However, in boundary changes for the 2008 general election, Aoraki ceased to exist, with the bulk of its population centres being transferred to a resurrected electorate named Rangitata. The southern part went to Waitaki.

Election results

Key

  Labour     National   

ElectionWinner
1996 election Jim Sutton
1999 election
2002 election
2005 election Jo Goodhew
(Electorate abolished in 2008; see Rangitata)

List MPs

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

Key

  Labour     NZ First   

ElectionWinner
1996 election Jenny Bloxham
2005 election Jim Sutton

Election results

2005 election

2005 general election: Aoraki [2]
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 check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Jo Goodhew 18,25254.0314,63543.01
Labour Red x.svgN Jim Sutton 11,31533.4913,59639.96
Green Kate Elsen2,0386.031,5244.48
NZ First Kerry Lundy1,2033.562,0486.02
United Future Mark Rogers3401.018782.58
Progressive Claire Main3200.955231.54
ACT Kevin Murray2150.643981.17
Direct Democracy John Sullivan990.29190.06
Legalise Cannabis  1300.38
Destiny  910.27
Māori Party  380.11
Christian Heritage  310.09
Democrats  300.09
Alliance  240.07
99 MP  190.06
Family Rights  130.04
Libertarianz  60.02
One NZ  30.01
RONZ  30.01
Informal votes255137
Total Valid votes33,78234,027
National gain from Labour Majority6,93720.39

2002 election

2002 general election: Aoraki [3]
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 check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Jim Sutton 16,31652.6813,95044.56
National Wayne Marriott9,86331.847,55024.12
Green David Musgrave1,3274.281,6135.15
United Future Tony Bunting1,1763.801,8796.00
Christian Heritage McGregor Simpson6161.993871.24
ACT Kevin Murray5791.871,3774.40
Legalise Cannabis Christine Mitchell4531.462640.84
Progressive Lynley Simmons4461.446432.05
Alliance Andrew Buchanan1970.643371.08
NZ First  2,7588.81
ORNZ  5211.66
Mana Māori Movement  110.04
One NZ  100.03
NMP  80.03
Informal votes373132
Total Valid votes30,97331,308
Labour holdMajority6,45320.61

1999 election

1999 general election: Aoraki [4] [5]
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 check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Jim Sutton 17,41551.4814,413
National Wayne Marriott10,27630.3810,393
Alliance Lynley Simmons2,0316.002,881
Green David Musgrave1,0613.141,505
Christian Heritage McGregor Simpson1,0233.02953
NZ First Albert Gould7052.08992
Legalise Cannabis Christine Mitchell6591.95450
ACT Dean Richardson6571.941,694
South Island  209
Libertarianz  139
United NZ  137
Christian Democrats  115
Animals First  66
McGillicuddy Serious  35
One NZ  17
Natural Law  7
People's Choice Party 5
Mana Māori Movement  4
NMP  4
Republican  3
Freedom Movement2
Mauri Pacific  1
Informal votes511313
Total Valid votes33,82734,025
Labour holdMajority7,139

1996 election

1996 general election: Aoraki [6] [7] [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 check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Jim Sutton 13,53841.0210,08830.41
National Stuart Boag10,60632.1410,86132.75
NZ First Jenny Bloxham 4,59513.923,80211.46
Alliance Rex Verity3,0219.154,49113.54
Christian Coalition Robin Donovan6351.921,2113.65
ACT Alan Cone5311.611,6775.06
Natural Law Royal van der Werf750.23250.08
Legalise Cannabis  6151.85
United NZ  1840.55
McGillicuddy Serious  850.26
Animals First  420.13
Progressive Green 400.12
Green Society 170.05
Superannuitants & Youth 120.04
Advance New Zealand 60.02
Conservatives 60.02
Ethnic Minority Party 30.01
Mana Māori Movement  20.01
Libertarianz  10.00
Asia Pacific United 00.00
Te Tawharau 00.00
Informal votes288121
Total Valid votes33,00133,168
Labour win new seatMajority2,9328.84

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References

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