Dunedin (New Zealand electorate)

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Dunedin is an electorate to the New Zealand House of Representatives. It was created for the 2020 election.

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History

In the 2019–20 electoral boundary review, all five electorates in the Otago and Southland regions had to be adjusted as they exceeded the 5% population quota. Some electorates were over and some were under the quota, but taken together they were almost exactly on quota. Both Dunedin North and Dunedin South were significantly below quota and had to gain population. Otago Peninsula was moved from Dunedin South to Dunedin North; this area has a population of about 8,000 people. A large area from the northern part of the Dunedin North electorate (including Palmerston, Macraes, and Herbert) went to the Waitaki electorate, a loss of 2,500 people. [1] Adding the southern Dunedin area of Otago Peninsula made it necessary for both Dunedin North and Dunedin South to be recreated under new names, with the former Dunedin North plus Otago Peninsula now called the Dunedin electorate. The former Dunedin South electorate extended into the south Otago area and the Taieri electorate was recreated. [2] [3]

Members of Parliament

  Labour     National   

ElectionWinner
2020 election David Clark

List MPs

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

ElectionWinner
2020 election Michael Woodhouse

Election results

2020 election

2020 general election: Dunedin [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%±%
Labour David Clark 24,14052.7925,37755.16
National Michael Woodhouse 8,16917.866,47714.07
Green Jack Brazil6,91615.128,16517.74
Opportunities Ben Peters2,4805.421,2912.80
ACT Callum Steele-MacIntosh1,3082.862,4235.26
NZ First Robert Griffith8171.789782.12
New Conservative Solomon King5061.104150.90
Social Credit Zariah Anjaiya-King1950.42570.12
Advance NZ  2130.46
Māori  1510.32
Legalise Cannabis  1120.24
ONE  610.13
Sustainable NZ  420.09
Outdoors  350.07
Vision NZ  90.01
TEA  80.01
Heartland  00.00
Informal votes742189
Total Valid votes45,72346,003
Turnout 46,003
Labour win new seatMajority15,52133.94

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References

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  2. NZ electorate boundary review (PDF). Representation Commission. ISBN   978-0-473-51728-1 . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. Houlahan, Mike (17 April 2020). "New electorate boundaries, names revealed". Otago Daily Times . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. "Dunedin - Official Result". Electoral Commission. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020.