Auckland Central (New Zealand electorate)

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Auckland Central
Single-member constituency
for the New Zealand House of Representatives
Auckland Central electorate, 2014.svg
Location of Auckland Centralwithin Auckland
Region Auckland
Current constituency
Current MP Chlöe Swarbrick
Party Greens

Auckland Central is a New Zealand electoral division returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The electorate is currently represented by Chlöe Swarbrick, a member of the Green Party; she has represented the seat since 2020.

Contents

Population centres

In the 1887 electoral redistribution, although the Representation Commission was required through the Representation Act 1887 to maintain existing electorates "as far as possible", rapid population growth in the North Island required the transfer of three seats from the South Island to the north. Ten new electorates were created, including Auckland Central, and one former electorate was recreated. [1]

Auckland Central contains Auckland city centre, the suburbs of Ponsonby, Westmere, Arch Hill, Herne Bay, Freemans Bay, St Mary's Bay, Newton and Eden Terrace at the west side of the city. Because of the location of the main Auckland ferry terminal, Auckland Central also contains the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. At the 2008 election, Grafton became part of Epsom, and Point Chevalier moved into Mount Albert. To offset these changes, the suburb of Newton was drafted in from Mount Albert. Further population growth ahead of the 2014 election resulted in Westmere and Grey Lynn transferring to Mount Albert. [2]

History

Auckland Central was created ahead of the 1887 election; it was carved from parts of the electorates of Auckland North and the Auckland West and focused around upper Queen Street, Grafton, and Newton. It lasted only until the 1890 elections, when a reduction in the number of electorates meant Auckland Central was re-incorporated into a larger City of Auckland electorate. At the 1905 elections, the Auckland seat was split into three seats, including a recreated Auckland Central.

The seat has been held by the Labour Party for most of its existence: between 1919 and 2008, the seat had spent only three years in the hands of another party (the left-wing Alliance, from 1993 to 1996). However, the 2008 election saw Nikki Kaye win the seat for the National Party for the first time. Kaye retained the seat in 2011, 2014 and 2017, although with a reduced majority making Auckland Central one of the most marginal electorates in the country. She retired at the 2020 election, which saw Green Party candidate Chlöe Swarbrick win the seat in a tight three-way contest and become only the second Green electorate MP.

Members of Parliament

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

Key

  Independent   Liberal   Labour   Alliance   National   Green

ElectionWinner
1887 election George Grey
(Electorate abolished 1890–1905, see Auckland)
1905 election Alfred Kidd
1908 election Albert Glover
1911 election
1914 election
1919 election Bill Parry
1922 election
1925 election
1928 election
1931 election
1935 election
1938 election
1943 election
1946 election Bill Anderton
1949 election
1951 election
1954 election
1957 election
1960 election Norman Douglas
1963 election
1966 election
1969 election
1972 election
1975 election Richard Prebble
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election Sandra Lee
1996 election Judith Tizard
1999 election
2002 election
2005 election
2008 election Nikki Kaye
2011 election
2014 election
2017 election
2020 election Chlöe Swarbrick
2023 election

List MPs

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

Key

  ACT   Alliance   Green   National   Labour

ElectionWinner
1996 election Rodney Hide
Sandra Lee
1999 election Donna Awatere Huata
Sandra Lee
Nándor Tánczos
2002 election Nándor Tánczos
Pansy Wong
2005 election Pansy Wong
2005Nándor Tánczos [lower-alpha 1]
2011 election Jacinda Ardern
Denise Roche
2014 election Jacinda Ardern
Denise Roche
2020 election Helen White

Election results

2023 election

2023 general election: Auckland Central [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%±%
Green Green check.svgY Chlöe Swarbrick 16,62447.84+12.748,50323.97+4.91
National Mahesh Muralidhar12,72836.63+9.4711,75133.13+12.03
Labour Oscar Sims2,6087.50–24.638,02822.63–23.39
ACT Felix Poole1,2353.55+1.923,3019.30+1.82
Opportunities Damian Sycamore4621.33+0.441,2503.52+1.39
Legalise Cannabis Christopher Coker3651.051420.40+0.13
Animal Justice Madeleine Kane1350.38500.14
Independent Andi Shen Liu1100.31
Rock The Vote NZ Paul Davie910.26
New Nation Guy Dennis Slocum890.25260.07
NZ First  1,3513.80+2.09
Te Pāti Māori  5631.58+1.28
New Zealand Loyal  2170.61
Freedoms NZ  480.13
Women's Rights  450.12
NewZeal  380.10+0.05 [lower-alpha 2]
DemocracyNZ  320.09
New Conservatives  300.08–0.46
Leighton Baker Party  30.00
Informal votes29985
Total valid votes34,74635,463
Green holdMajority3,89611.21+14.18

2020 election

2020 general election: Auckland Central [4]
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%±%
Green Chlöe Swarbrick 12,63135.10+25.386,93719.06+5.19
Labour Helen White 11,56332.13−7.6816,75146.02+8.31
National Emma Mellow9,77527.16−18.087,68021.10−18.05
ACT Felix Poole5881.63+1.112,7247.48+6.43
Opportunities Tuariki Delamere 3200.89−1.447762.13−1.01
NZ First Jenny Marcroft 2740.76-1.226221.71−2.16
New Conservative Kevin Stitt1860.51+0.331970.54+0.44
Sustainable NZ Vernon Tava 1200.33590.16
Independent Joshua Love730.20
TEA Dominic Hoffman Dervan500.14350.10
Independent Chris Sadler230.06
Advance NZ  1980.53
Māori Party  1110.30−0.11
Legalise Cannabis  990.27+0.03
ONE  200.05
Outdoors  150.04+0.01
Vision NZ  110.03
Social Credit  70.02+0.01
Heartland  10.00
Informal votes382160
Total valid votes35,98536,403
Turnout 36,625 [5] 83.95+4.01
Green gain from National Majority1,0682.97+25.38

2017 election

2017 general election: Auckland Central [6]
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 Green check.svgY Nikki Kaye 13,19845.24−0.5911,77339.15−5.78
Labour Helen White 11,61739.82−3.8011,34037.71+16.04
Green Denise Roche 2,8389.72+2.104,17013.87−8.30
Opportunities Mika Haka 6812.339443.14
NZ First Frank Edwards5781.981,1653.87−1.31
ACT Brooke van Velden 1510.52−0.193171.05−0.12
Climate First Leslie Jones550.19
Conservative Stephen Greenfield520.18−0.77290.10−0.81
Māori Party  1230.41−0.15
Legalise Cannabis  710.24−0.06
United Future  190.06−0.13
Ban 1080  120.040.00
Mana Party  120.04−1.92 [lower-alpha 3]
Internet  100.03−1.93 [lower-alpha 4]
People's Party  100.03
Outdoors  80.03
Democrats  40.010.00
Informal votes20663
Total valid votes29,17030,007
Turnout 30,07079.94 [7] +1.39
National holdMajority1,5195.21+3.01

2014 election

2014 general election: Auckland Central [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%±%
National Green check.svgY Nikki Kaye 12,49445.84+0.4412,65244.93+2.70
Labour Jacinda Ardern 11,89443.63+0.416,10121.67–3.44
Green Denise Roche 2,0807.63–1.136,24222.17–0.63
Internet Miriam Pierard2700.99+0.99
Conservative Regan Monahan2580.95+0.234861.73+0.91
ACT Dasha Kovalenko1930.71+0.263291.17–0.01
Climate Peter Whitmore500.18+0.18
Money Free Jordan Osmaston190.07+0.07
NZ First  1,4595.18+1.08
Internet Mana  5531.96+1.27 [lower-alpha 5]
Māori Party  1580.56–1.08
Legalise Cannabis  850.30–0.12
United Future  530.19–0.03
Civilian  170.06+0.06
Ban 1080  100.04+0.04
Independent Coalition  70.02+0.02
Democrats  30.01–0.58
Focus  20.01+0.01
Informal votes19599
Total valid votes27,45328,256
Turnout 28,04076.76 [9] +1.47
National holdMajority6002.20+0.04

2011 election

2011 general election: Auckland Central [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, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Nikki Kaye 15,03845.39+2.4814,44742.24+2.15
Labour Jacinda Ardern 14,32143.23+4.698,59025.11–9.44
Green Denise Roche 2,9038.76–4.667,79722.79+7.33
NZ First Allen Davies4121.24+1.241,4034.10+1.81
Conservative Stephen Greenfield2380.72+0.722800.82+0.82
ACT David Seymour 1490.45–1.254041.18–2.95
Human Rights Anthony van den Heuval680.21+0.01
Māori Party  5621.64+0.71
Mana  2370.69+0.69
Democrats  2020.59+0.56
Legalise Cannabis  1460.43+0.14
United Future  750.22–0.46
Libertarianz  530.15+0.08
Alliance  100.03–0.002
Informal votes352164
Total valid votes33,12934,206
National holdMajority7172.16–2.21

2008 election

2008 general election: Auckland Central [11]
Notes:

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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 Nikki Kaye 14,67742.91+9.8114,11240.08+6.36
Labour Red x.svgN Judith Tizard 13,18038.53–5.3612,16634.55–10.68
Green Denise Roche 4,59213.43–1.385,44615.47+2.49
ACT Scott Uren5811.70+0.151,4564.14+2.35
Legalise Cannabis Kevin O'Connell3491.021010.29+0.12
Progressive Justin Robson2740.80+0.062260.64–0.17
RAM Oliver Woods1320.39160.05
United Future Aaron Galey-Young1280.37–0.911680.48–0.82
Independent Thomas Forde840.25–0.01
Independent Stephen Greenfield680.20
Human Rights Anthony Ravlich 670.20
Alliance Sarita Divis390.11110.03–0.02
RONZ Kerry Bevin 320.09+0.00100.03+0.02
NZ First  8062.29–0.55
Māori Party  3280.93+0.33
Bill and Ben  1320.37
Pacific  730.21
Kiwi  700.20
Family Party  380.11
Libertarianz  270.08+0.01
Workers Party  120.03
Democrats  100.03+0.00
Informal votes290101
Total valid votes34,20335,208
National gain from Labour Majority1,4974.38–6.42

2005 election

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

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Judith Tizard 15,79443.89+0.5616,63945.24
National Pansy Wong 11,91033.10+6.7312,40333.72
Green Nándor Tánczos 5,32714.804,77512.98
NZ First Susan Baragwanath 9962.771,0442.84
ACT Helen Simpson5591.556581.79
United Future Steve Taylor4611.284771.30
Māori Party Bronwyn Yates3300.922230.61
Progressive Petronella Townsend2660.742970.81
Destiny Maureen Vincent1500.42800.22
Independent Thomas Forde910.25
Direct Democracy Dilip Rupa690.19150.04
RONZ Alan Candy320.0930.01
Legalise Cannabis  610.17
Christian Heritage  290.08
Libertarianz  250.07
Alliance  190.05
Family Rights  130.04
Democrats  100.03
99 MP  50.01
One NZ  50.01
Informal votes292115
Total valid votes35,98536,781
Labour holdMajority3,88410.79–6.17

2002 election

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

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Judith Tizard 13,29843.3313,92944.10
National Pansy Wong 8,09326.374,74815.03
Green Nándor Tánczos 6,21220.244,99015.80
ACT Lech Beltowski1,2233.983,35810.63
United Future Steve Taylor7702.511,2664.01
Alliance Mike Treen3651.195131.62
Progressive Vivienne Shepherd3331.084681.48
Christian Heritage Sean Michael Reynolds2350.771630.52
Independent Neil Head970.32
Independent Anthony Van Den Heuvel660.22
NZ First  1,8095.73
Legalise Cannabis  1640.52
ORNZ  1370.43
Mana Māori  200.06
One NZ  150.05
NMP  30.01
Informal votes35789
Total valid votes30,69231,583
Labour holdMajority5,20516.96

1999 election

1999 general election: Auckland Central [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 check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Judith Tizard 12,64538.7413,64741.50
National Martin Poulsen7,36022.557,74723.56
Alliance Sandra Lee 6,12918.782,3217.06
Green Nándor Tánczos 3,0579.374,23512.88
ACT Donna Awatere Huata 2,3017.052,9298.91
Christian Heritage Dick Holland4351.333321.01
NZ First Dilip Rupa3801.166712.04
Blokes Liberation FrontPieter de Jonge1690.52
Mana Māori Tame Iti 830.25190.06
South Island Gerry Campbell430.1370.02
Communist LeagueTerence Coggan380.12
Legalise Cannabis  2960.90
Christian Democrats  1500.46
United NZ  1300.40
Libertarianz  1240.38
Mauri Pacific  1080.33
Animals First  580.18
McGillicuddy Serious  520.16
Natural Law  270.08
One NZ  170.05
NMP  90.03
People's Choice Party 40.01
Freedom Movement10.00
Republican  10.00
Informal votes
Total valid votes32,64032,885
Labour holdMajority5,28516.19

1996 election

1996 general election: Auckland Central [16] [17] [18]
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 Judith Tizard 12,21936.5712,46537.14
Alliance Red x.svgN Sandra Lee 8,86626.533,85511.49
National Shane Frith7,46222.338,94526.65
ACT Rodney Hide 1,8485.533,39310.11
NZ First Richard Whittaker1,5654.682,3076.87
Christian Coalition Barrie Patterson3981.195981.78
Progressive Green Laurence Boomert3260.982290.68
McGillicuddy Serious Alistair Ramsden2260.681290.38
Green Society Simon Reeves1750.521100.33
Blokes Liberation FrontChris Brady1390.42
Natural Law Mark Watts1080.32700.21
Independent Peter de Jonge270.08
Citizens PartyWayne Young180.05
Independent Lynne Robertson130.04
Independent Adam Le Lievre100.03
Independent Victor Bryers70.02
Republican Duane Sutton70.02
Legalise Cannabis  1,0032.99
United NZ  1990.59
Animals First  900.27
Libertarianz  410.12
Ethnic Minority Party 400.12
Mana Māori  320.10
Asia Pacific United 210.06
Advance New Zealand 140.04
Superannuitants & Youth 140.04
Conservatives 50.01
Te Tawharau 30.01
Informal votes286137
Total valid votes33,41433,563
Labour gain from Alliance Majority3,3539.99

1993 election

1993 general election: Auckland Central [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Alliance Sandra Lee 8,106 33.20
Labour Richard Prebble 6,81527.91–16.14
National Arthur Anae 4,24217.37
NZ First Honoria Gray9673.96
Christian Heritage Arnold Kennedy2100.86
McGillicuddy Serious Graeme Minchin2060.84
Natural Law Gillian Sanson740.30
Blokes Liberation FrontPete Millett570.23
Communist League James Robb320.13
Majority1,2915.28
Turnout 20,70984.82+3.52
Registered electors 24,414

1990 election

1990 general election: Auckland Central [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Prebble 7,876 44.05 –21.20
National Kathryn Hill4,59925.72
Green Mike Johnson3,08917.27
NewLabour Cliff Robinson1,5508.66
Legalise Marijuana Mike Finlayson2921.63
McGillicuddy Serious Vince Terreni1891.05+0.06
Democrats Byrt Jordan1811.01–1.65
Blokes Liberation FrontChris Brady740.41
Communist League Russell Johnson280.15
Majority3,27718.32–24.00
Turnout 17,87881.30–3.79
Registered electors 21,990

1987 election

1987 general election: Auckland Central [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Prebble 11,259 65.25 +2.79
National Stephen Mayer3,90422.62
Left AlternativeJoce Jesson1,0906.31
Democrats Byrt Jordan4592.66
Independent Herb Bickley2621.51
McGillicuddy Serious Vince Terreni1720.99
NZ Party A C Dunn1090.63
Majority7,35542.62–1.65
Turnout 17,25585.09–3.26
Registered electors 20,278

1984 election

1984 general election: Auckland Central [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Prebble 12,522 62.46 +1.28
National Maureen Eardley-Wilmot3,64618.18
NZ Party Mark Sapsford2,57112.82
Social Credit Ian Andrews7513.74
Women's Lyn Cotman2531.26
Values Carlton D. Cowan2081.03
Cheer UpVince Terreni950.47-0.69
Majority8,87644.27+7.32
Turnout 20,04688.35+3.04
Registered electors 22,689

1981 election

1981 general election: Auckland Central [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Prebble 10,952 61.18 +2.76
National Dorice Reid4,33824.23
Social Credit Bruce Sheppard2,40113.41
Cheer UpVince Terreni2081.16
Majority6,61436.95+
Turnout 17,89985.31+36.62
Registered electors 20,980

1978 election

1978 general election: Auckland Central [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Prebble 9,603 58.42 +16.07
National Maire Cole4,31926.27
Social Credit Martin Hine1,68310.23
Values Keith Charles Langton7044.28
Independent Labour Barry Shaw650.39+0.17
Socialist Action Brigid Mulrennan620.37+0.08
Majority5,28432.14+30.26
Turnout 16,43648.69-18.08
Registered electors 33,755

1975 election

1975 general election: Auckland Central [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Prebble 6,506 42.35
National Murray McCully 6,21740.46
Values Reg Clough1,93912.62
Social Credit Allan Donovan4102.66-2.81
Christian Democratic Tom Weal 1721.11
Socialist Action Brigid Mulrennan460.29
Liberal Peter Blakeborough370.24
Independent Labour Barry Shaw350.22
Majority2891.88
Turnout 15,36266.77-14.47
Registered electors 23,005

1972 election

1972 general election: Auckland Central [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Norman Douglas 7,105 50.75 -0.26
National Clive Edwards 5,09636.40-9.24
Values Dave Hopkinson8786.27
Social Credit Allan Donovan7675.47
Independent Labour Gordon Ingham1010.72
New Democratic Michael Pinkey530.37
Majority2,00914.35+5.99
Turnout 14,00081.24-3.43
Registered electors 17,232

1969 election

1969 general election: Auckland Central [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Norman Douglas 6,851 51.01 -6.09
National Clive Edwards 5,72742.64
Social Credit Donald Bernard Guilford5073.77
Independent Labour Owen Gager1641.22
Independent Esther James 1300.96
Communist Ralph Hegman500.37
Majority1,1248.36-15.61
Turnout 13,42984.67+8.46
Registered electors 15,860

1966 election

1966 general election: Auckland Central [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Norman Douglas 6,103 57.10 -1.35
National Marie Quinn3,54133.13
Social Credit John Reginald Burke1,0439.75
Majority2,56223.97-0.44
Turnout 10,68776.21-6.88
Registered electors 14,022

1963 election

1963 general election: Auckland Central [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Norman Douglas 7,727 58.45 +4.15
National John Strevens4,50034.04
Social Credit Maxwell Rickard5634.25
Liberal David Anthony Hannay2732.06
Communist Dick Wolf1551.17
Majority3,22724.41+9.92
Turnout 13,21883.09+2.00
Registered electors 15,907

1960 election

1960 general election: Auckland Central [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Norman Douglas 6,915 54.30
National Ray Presland5,06939.80
Social Credit Lloyd Bishop Liddle5864.60-0.45
Communist Peter McAra1641.28
Majority1,84614.49
Turnout 12,73481.09-8.88
Registered electors 15,702

1957 election

1957 general election: Auckland Central [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Anderton 9,144 60.15 -3.63
National Aileen Joyce5,28834.78
Social Credit Lloyd Bishop Liddle7685.05
Majority3,85625.36-9.48
Turnout 15,20089.97+7.20
Registered electors 16,894

1954 election

1954 general election: Auckland Central [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Anderton 7,493 63.78 +1.33
National John Weir Stewart3,40028.94
Social Credit Alfred Humphries Gilbert6815.79
Communist Vic Wilcox 1731.47
Majority4,09334.84+8.28
Turnout 11,74782.77+3.14
Registered electors 14,192

1951 election

1951 general election: Auckland Central [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Anderton 5,097 62.45 -1.02
National Peter Hillyer 2,92935.89
Communist Johnny Mitchell1351.65-0.91
Majority2,16826.56-3.74
Turnout 8,16179.63-13.78
Registered electors 10,248

1949 election

1949 general election: Auckland Central [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Anderton 5,863 63.47 -3.49
National Leonard Bradley3,06433.17
Communist Johnny Mitchell2372.56
Independent Henry Jones730.79
Majority2,79930.30-3.62
Turnout 9,23793.41+2.80
Registered electors 9,888

1946 election

1946 general election: Auckland Central [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Anderton 6,865 66.96
National Leon Götz 3,38733.03
Majority3,47833.92
Turnout 10,25290.61+3.22
Registered electors 11,314

1943 election

1943 general election: Auckland Central [26] [27] [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 8,022 63.03 -8.08
National William George Stanley Swabey3,25325.55
Democratic Labour Lawrence Allen Wheatley8927.00
Independent Donald Wallace MacClure3893.05
Majority4,76937.47-5.83
Turnout 12,72787.39-0.07
Registered electors 14,562

1938 election

1938 general election: Auckland Central [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 10,151 71.11 -3.81
National Clifford Reid Dodd3,97027.81+10.66
Informal votes1531.07-0.85
Majority6,18143.30-14.46
Turnout 14,27487.46+1.49
Registered electors 16,320

1935 election

1935 general election: Auckland Central [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 6,871 74.92 +2.45
Democrat Clifford Reid Dodd1,57317.15
Liberal–Labour John Lundon2843.09
Independent George Mullenger [nb 1] 2642.87
Communist Tom Stanley1791.95
Informal votes1771.92+0.88
Majority5,29857.76+6.69
Turnout 9,17185.97+15.86
Registered electors 10,667

Table footnotes:

  1. Mullenger ran as an Independent, but was aligned to the Reform Party.

1931 election

1931 general election: Auckland Central [31] [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 5,382 72.47 +12.47
United Harold Penfound Congdon1,58921.39
Communist Jim Edwards [33] 4566.14
Majority3,79351.07+19.60
Informal votes781.04-0.87
Turnout 7,50570.11-9.81
Registered electors 10,705

1928 election

1928 general election: Auckland Central [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 5,76560.00-4.20
United William Hewitt2,74128.53
Reform Frederick John Lysnar8228.55
Independent James Joiner2812.92
Majority3,02431.47-8.15
Informal votes1871.910.89
Turnout 9,79679.92-6.92
Registered electors 12,257

1925 election

1925 general election: Auckland Central [35] [36] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 5,672 64.20 +9.23
Reform Charles Augustus Wilson2,17224.58
Liberal Frederick Stanley Morton99111.22
Majority3,50039.62+28.10
Informal votes911.02-0.54
Turnout 8,92686.84+2.68
Registered electors 10,279

1922 election

1922 general election: Auckland Central [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 4,786 54.97 +7.03
Liberal Albert Glover 3,78343.45+4.91
Informal votes1361.56+0.30
Majority1,00311.52+2.12
Turnout 8,70584.16-1.31
Registered electors 10,343

1919 election

1919 general election: Auckland Central [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Bill Parry 4,007 47.94
Liberal Albert Glover 3,22138.54-18.39
Reform John Jolley Thomas1,02312.24
Informal votes1061.26-0.14
Majority7869.40
Turnout 8,35785.47+7.36
Registered electors 9,777

1914 election

1914 general election: Auckland Central [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Albert Glover 4,053 56.93 +3.73
Social Democrat Michael Joseph Savage 1,75124.59+1.01
Reform William Richardson1,31518.47+10.60
Informal votes1001.40
Majority2,30232.33
Turnout 7,11978.11+6.86
Registered electors 9,114

1911 election

1911 general election: Auckland Central [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Albert Glover 4,061 53.20 -10.87
Socialist Michael Joseph Savage 1,80023.58
Independent James Gleeson1,17115.34
Reform William Richardson6017.87
Informal votes991.29-0.92
Majority2,26129.62-10.56
Turnout 7,63371.25-0.53
Registered electors 10,712

1908 election

1908 general election: Auckland Central, First ballot [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Albert Glover 4,050 64.07
Liberal Alfred Kidd 1,51023.88-29.46
Ind. Labour League Arthur Rosser 6219.82
Informal votes1402.21-0.79
Majority2,54040.18
Turnout 6,32171.78-6.20
Registered electors 8,806

1905 election

1905 general election: Auckland Central [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alfred Kidd 2,701 53.34
Conservative Lemuel Bagnall 1,76234.80
Ind. Labour League James Aggers3607.11
Independent Samuel Alexander Tilly511.00
Conservative Albert Penn Bradly370.73
Informal votes1523.00
Majority93918.54
Turnout 5,06377.98
Registered electors 6,492

1887 election

1887 general election, Auckland Central [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Sir George Grey Unopposed
Registered electors 1,782

Table footnotes

  1. Tanczos was not elected at the 2005 election but as he was next on the party list when Green MP Rod Donald died Tánczos regained his seat in Parliament, on 6 November 2005. He resigned from Parliament on 26 June 2008.
  2. Compared to ONE Party
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 2014 Internet Mana swing is relative to the votes for Mana in 2011; it shared a party list with Internet in the 2014 election.

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