Auckland Central (New Zealand electorate)

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Auckland Central electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

Auckland Central is a New Zealand electoral division returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Its current representative is Nikki Kaye, a member of the National Party; she has represented the seat since 2008.

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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]

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North Island The northern of the two main islands of New Zealand

The North Island, also officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait. The island's area is 113,729 square kilometres (43,911 sq mi), making it the world's 14th-largest island. It has a population of 3,749,200.

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Auckland Central contains downtown Auckland, the suburbs of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, 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.

Auckland Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.

Ponsonby, New Zealand suburb of Auckland City, NZ

Ponsonby is an inner-city suburb of Auckland located 2 km west of the Auckland CBD, in the North Island of New Zealand. The suburb is oriented along a ridge running north-south, which is followed by the main street of the suburb, Ponsonby Road.

Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn is an inner residential suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the west of the city centre. Originally a separate borough, Grey Lynn amalgamated with Auckland City in 1914.

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 single larger Auckland electorate. At the 1905 elections, the Auckland seat was split into three seats, including a recreated Auckland Central.

1887 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1887 was held on 26 September to elect 95 MPs to the tenth session of the New Zealand Parliament. The Māori vote was held on 7 September. 175,410 votes were cast. In 5 seats there was only one candidate.

The former New Zealand parliamentary electorate on the western inner city of Auckland, was known as City of Auckland West from 1861 to 1890, and then Auckland West from 1905 to 1946.

Queen Street, Auckland major commercial thoroughfare in Auckland, New Zealand

Queen Street is the major commercial thoroughfare in the Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand's main population centre. It starts at Queens Wharf on the Auckland waterfront, adjacent to the Britomart Transport Centre and the Downtown Ferry Terminal, and runs increasingly more steeply uphill for almost three kilometres in a mostly straight south-southwesterly direction towards the Karangahape Road ridge, and the residential suburbs in the interior of the Auckland isthmus.

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 the National Party win the electorate for the first time. National retained the seat in 2011 and 2014, although with a reduced majority making Auckland Central one of the most marginal electorates in the country.

The New Zealand Labour Party, or simply Labour, is a centre-left political party in New Zealand. The party's platform programme describes its founding principle as democratic socialism, while observers describe Labour as social-democratic and pragmatic in practice. It is a participant of the international Progressive Alliance.

The Alliance was a left-wing political party in New Zealand. It was formed at the end of 1991 by the linking of four smaller parties. The Alliance positioned itself as a democratic socialist alternative to the centre-left New Zealand Labour Party. It was influential throughout the 1990s, but suffered a major setback after its founder and leader, Jim Anderton, left the party in 2002, taking with him several of its members of parliament (MPs). After the remaining MPs lost their seats in the 2002 general election, some commentators predicted the demise of the party.

2008 New Zealand general election election

The 2008 New Zealand general election was held on 8 November 2008 to determine the composition of the 49th New Zealand parliament. The conservative National Party, headed by its parliamentary leader John Key, won the largest share of votes and seats, ending nine years of government by the social-democratic Labour Party, led by Helen Clark. Key announced a week later that he would lead a National minority government with confidence-and-supply support from the ACT, United Future and Māori parties. The Governor-General swore Key in as New Zealand's 38th Prime Minister on 19 November 2008. This marked an end to nine years of Labour Party government, and the beginning of the Fifth National Government of New Zealand which would govern for 9 years, until its loss to the Labour Party in the 2017 general election.

Members of Parliament

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

Key

  Independent     Liberal     Labour     Alliance     National   

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The New Zealand Liberal Party was the first organised political party in New Zealand. It governed from 1891 until 1912. The Liberal strategy was to create a large class of small land-owning farmers who supported Liberal ideals, by buying large tracts of Māori land and selling it to small farmers on credit. The Liberal Government also established the basis of the later welfare state, with old age pensions, developed a system for settling industrial disputes, which was accepted by both employers and trade unions. In 1893 it extended voting rights to women, making New Zealand the first country in the world to enact universal female suffrage.

New Zealand National Party Major New Zealand political party

The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.

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

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

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Auckland Central [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 Green check.svgY Nikki Kaye 13,19845.24−0.5911,77339.15−5.78
Labour Helen White11,61739.82−3.8011,34037.71+16.04
Green Denise Roche 2,8389.72+2.104,17013.87−8.30
Opportunities Mika Haka6812.339443.14
NZ First Frank Edwards5781.981,1653.87−1.31
ACT Brooke van Velden1510.52−0.193171.05−0.12
Climate First Leslie Jones550.19
Conservative Stephen Greenfield520.18−0.77290.10−0.81
Māori  1230.41−0.15
Legalise Cannabis  710.24−0.06
United Future  190.06−0.13
Ban 1080  120.040.00
Mana  120.04−1.92 [lower-alpha 2]
Internet  100.03−1.93 [lower-alpha 3]
People's Party  100.03
Outdoors  80.03
Democrats  40.010.00
Informal votes20663
Total Valid votes29,17030,007
Turnout 30,07079.94 [3] +1.39
National holdMajority1,5195.21+3.01

2014 election

2014 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%±%
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 4]
Māori  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 [5] +1.47
National holdMajority6002.20+0.04

2011 election

2011 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 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  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 [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 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  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 [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 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 Baragwanath9962.771,0442.84
ACT Helen Simpson5591.556581.79
United Future Steve Taylor4611.284771.30
Māori 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 [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 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 [10] [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 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
Future NZ  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 [12] [13] [14]
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 [15]
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 [16]
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 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Richard Prebble 11,259 65.25 +2.79
National S J Mayer3,90422.62
Left AlternativeJoce Jesson1,0906.31
Democrats Byrt Jordan4592.66
Independent H 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 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Richard Prebble 12,522 62.46 +1.28
National Maureen Eardley-Wilmot3,64618.18
NZ Party Mark Sapsford2,57112.82
Social Credit I C Andrews7513.74
Independent L P Cotman2531.26
Values C 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 [17]
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 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Richard Prebble 9,603 58.42 +16.07
National M T Cole4,31926.27
Social Credit M J Hine1,68310.23
Values K C 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 [17]
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 [17]
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 M Pinkey530.37
Majority2,00914.35+5.99
Turnout 14,00081.24-3.43
Registered electors 17,232

1969 election

1969 general election: Auckland Central [18]
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 James1300.96
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 [18]
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 [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Norman Douglas 7,727 58.45 +4.15
National Walter Stevens4,50034.04
Social Credit M Rickard5634.25
Liberal D A Hannay2732.06
Communist Richard Charles Wolf1551.17
Majority3,22724.41+9.92
Turnout 13,21883.09+2.00
Registered electors 15,907

1960 election

1960 general election: Auckland Central [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Norman Douglas 6,915 54.30
National Raymond John 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 [18]
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 [18]
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 [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Bill Anderton 5,097 62.45 -1.02
National Peter Gordon Hillyer2,92935.89
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 [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Bill Anderton 5,863 63.47 -3.49
National Leonard George Bradley3,06433.17
Communist Johnny Mitchell2372.56
Independent H K Jones730.79
Majority2,79930.30-3.62
Turnout 9,23793.41+2.80
Registered electors 9,888

1946 election

1946 general election: Auckland Central [21]
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 [22] [23] [24]
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 [25]
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 [26]
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 [27] [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Bill Parry 5,382 72.47
United Harold Penfound Congdon1,58921.39
Communist Jim Edwards [29] 4566.14
Majority3,79351.07
Informal votes781.04
Turnout 7,50570.11
Registered electors 10,705

1925 election

1925 general election: Auckland Central [30] [31] [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Bill Parry 5,672 64.20
Reform Charles Augustus Wilson2,17224.58
Liberal Frederick Stanley Morton99111.22
Majority3,50039.62
Informal votes911.02
Turnout 8,92686.84
Registered electors 10,279

1914 election

1914 general election: Auckland Central [33]
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 7,119

1911 election

1911 general election: Auckland Central [34]
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 7,633

1908 election

1908 general election: Auckland Central, First ballot [35]
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 [36]
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 [37]
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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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