Ilam (New Zealand electorate)

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Ilam electorate boundaries used since the 2008 election

Ilam is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate. Formed for the 1996 election, it has always been held by Gerry Brownlee of the National Party.

New Zealand electorates voting district for elections to the New Zealand Parliament

An electorate is a geographical constituency used for electing members to the New Zealand Parliament. In informal discussion, electorates are often called seats. The most formal description, electoral district, is used in legislation. The size of electorates is determined on a population basis such that all electorates have approximately the same population.

1996 New Zealand general election

The 1996 New Zealand general election was held on 12 October 1996 to determine the composition of the 45th New Zealand Parliament. It was notable for being the first election to be held under the new mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral system, and produced a parliament considerably more diverse than previous elections. It saw the National Party, led by Jim Bolger, retain its position in government, but only after protracted negotiations with the smaller New Zealand First party to form a coalition. New Zealand First's position as "kingmaker", able to place either of the two major parties into government, was a significant election outcome.

Gerry Brownlee New Zealand politician

Gerard Anthony Brownlee is a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

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Population centres

Encompassing many of Christchurch's most affluent suburbs, Ilam is considered a safe National seat. The electorate includes the suburbs of Riccarton (north of Riccarton Road), Upper Riccarton, Fendalton, Burnside, Avonhead, Merivale, Bishopdale, Ilam, Russley and Bryndwr. Since 2008, the boundaries are Deans Avenue, the Avon River, Bealey Avenue, Papanui Road, Harewood Road, Russley Road, Ansonby Street, Cutts Road, Yaldhurst Road and Riccarton Road. [1] The 2013/14 redistribution did not alter the boundaries of the Ilam electorate. [2]

Riccarton, New Zealand Suburb

Riccarton is a suburb of Christchurch. It is due west of the city centre, separated from it by Hagley Park. Upper Riccarton is to the west of Riccarton. Vicki Buck is the Councillor for Riccarton.

Upper Riccarton Suburb

Upper Riccarton is a suburb of Christchurch. It is due west of Riccarton.

Fendalton Place

Fendalton is a suburb of Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand.

History

The Ilam electorate was formed for the 1996 election, mostly evolving from the Fendalton electorate. [1] Gerry Brownlee from the National Party was the first elected representative and has held the electorate ever since. [3] [4] In the 2014 election, Brownlee was unsuccessfully challenged by Labour's James Dann. [5] [6]

Fendalton is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate. It existed during two periods between 1946 and 1996. The electorate was in the western suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. Fendalton is an expensive suburb, and was always represented by the National Party.

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.

2014 New Zealand general election

The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.

Members of Parliament

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

Key

  National     United Future     Green   

ElectionWinner
1996 election Gerry Brownlee
1999 election
2002 election
2005 election
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election
2017 election

List MPs

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

A list MP is a member of parliament (MP) who is elected from a party list rather than from a geographical constituency. Their presence in Parliament is owed to the number of votes that their party won, not to votes received by the MP personally. This occurs only in countries which have an electoral system based on party-list proportional representation.

ElectionWinner
2002 election Marc Alexander
2008 election Kennedy Graham
2011 election

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Ilam [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.

The incumbent is the current holder of an office. This term is usually used in reference to elections, in which races can often be defined as being between an incumbent and non-incumbent(s). For example, in the Hungarian presidential election, 2017, János Áder was the incumbent, because he had been the president in the term before the term for which the election sought to determine the president. A race without an incumbent is referred to as an open seat.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Gerry Brownlee 16,57746.60−11.4819,13452.63−5.09
Independent Raf Manji8,32123.39
Labour Anthony Rimell7,66221.54−1.9611,34131.20+13.59
Green David Lee2,3596.63−5.582,6027.14−5.80
ACT Paul Gilbert2350.66−0.512240.62−0.37
Conservative Martin Frauenstein2250.63−2.781240.34−3.34
Independent Martin Thomas Francis1950.55
NZ First  1,3643.75−1.36
Opportunities  1,2733.50
Māori  1340.37−0.11
Legalise Cannabis  740.20−0.77
United Future  280.08−0.18
People's Party  180.05
Ban 1080  140.04−0.02
Outdoors  110.03
Internet  80.02−0.65 [lower-alpha 1]
Democrats  50.01−0.03
Mana  30.01−0.66 [lower-alpha 2]
Informal votes38991
Total Valid votes35,57436,364
Turnout 36,448
National holdMajority8,23623.15−11.43

2014 election

2014 general election: Ilam [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 Gerry Brownlee 19,98158.08-2.4220,37757.72-0.62
Labour James Macbeth Dann8,08323.50+3.166,23817.67-1.51
Green John Kelcher4,20112.21-3.144,57412.96-0.46
Conservative John Stringer1,1723.41+1.101,3003.68+1.59
ACT Gareth Veale4021.17+0.413490.99-0.16
Internet Beverley Ballantine3210.93+0.93
Māori Benita Wakefield2430.71+0.711710.48-0.02
NZ First  1,8065.11+1.16
Internet Mana  2330.67+0.51 [lower-alpha 3]
Legalise Cannabis  960.27-0.04
United Future  920.26-0.46
Civilian  230.07+0.07
Ban 1080  210.06+0.06
Democrats  140.04-0.01
Independent Coalition  70.02+0.02
Focus  30.01+0.01
Informal votes44873
Total Valid votes34,85135,377
National holdMajority11,89834.58-5.49

2011 election

2011 general election: Ilam [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%±%
National Green check.svgY Gerry Brownlee 20,07060.50+3.5119,93458.34+5.52
Labour John Parsons6,75820.34-3.786,55219.18-8.31
Green Kennedy Graham 5,09915.35+3.104,58613.42+5.22
Conservative Roger Larkins7672.31+2.317142.09+2.09
United Future Vanessa Roberts2800.84-0.392470.72-0.67
ACT Gareth Veale2520.76-1.383941.15-2.69
NZ First  1,3503.95+1.54
Māori  1710.50-0.67
Legalise Cannabis  1060.31-0.01
Mana  530.16+0.16
Libertarianz  290.08+0.03
Alliance  170.05-0.04
Democrats  160.05+0.03
Informal votes667196
Total Valid votes33,22634,169
Turnout 34,551 [10] 76.34-5.75
National holdMajority13,31240.077.29

2008 election

2008 general election: Ilam [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%±%
National Green check.svgY Gerry Brownlee 20,64856.89+3.7619,54152.82+3.58
Labour Sam Yau8,75524.12-7.1510,16827.48-7.05
Green Kennedy Graham 4,44412.25+6.563,0348.20+2.85
Progressive Craig Hutchinson8282.28+0.365501.49+0.24
ACT Brian Davidson7752.14-0.371,4223.84+1.95
United Future John Pickering4491.24-3.565161.39-2.18
Kiwi David Weusten3931.081990.54
NZ First  8932.41-1.00
Bill and Ben  1990.54
Māori  1950.53+0.36
Legalise Cannabis  1180.32+0.21
Family Party  610.16
Alliance  350.09+0.02
Libertarianz  210.06+0.02
Pacific  200.05
Workers Party  120.03
Democrats  60.02-0.01
RONZ  30.01-0.01
RAM  20.01
Informal votes427136
Total Valid votes36,29236,995
Turnout 37,283 [10] 82.09
National holdMajority11,89332.77+10.91

2005 election

2005 general election: Ilam [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%±%
National Green check.svgY Gerry Brownlee 19,01053.1317,94949.24
Labour Julian Blanchard11,18931.2712,58934.54
Green Lois Griffiths2,0345.681,9525.36
United Future Marc Alexander 1,7164.801,3043.58
ACT Jo Giles 8952.506891.89
Progressive Zemin Zhang6861.924541.25+0.24
Independent Blair Anderson1650.46
NZ First Quentin Finlay850.241,2453.42
Māori  620.17+0.17
Destiny  570.16
Legalise Cannabis  380.10
Christian Heritage  330.09
Alliance  290.08
Libertarianz  150.04
Democrats  80.02
RONZ  80.02
99 MP  70.02
One NZ  60.02
Family Rights  40.02
Direct Democracy  20.01
Informal votes468100
Total Valid votes35,78036,451
Turnout 36,671 [13] 82.82-3.30
National holdMajority7,82121.86

2002 election

2002 general election: Ilam [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%±%
National Green check.svgY Gerry Brownlee 15,77346.91-1.0815,77345.95+3.90
Labour Richard Pole11,90135.39+7.7611,41333.24+4.54
United Future Marc Alexander 1,7605.23+3.75 [lower-alpha 4] 2,8428.28+6.25 [lower-alpha 4]
Green Lois Griffiths1,4184.22-0.112,0185.88+1.51
ACT Nigel Mattison1,3273.95+0.463,48210.14+0.09
Christian Heritage Gideon Pieters5691.69+1.694591.34+1.27
Alliance Lynda Boyd4391.31-4.295071.48-4.93
Progressive Robert Logan Peck4371.30+1.305401.57+1.57
NZ First  2,4006.99+4.59
ORNZ  2700.79+0.79
Legalise Cannabis  1250.36-0.36
One NZ  140.04+0.00
Mana Māori  40.01+0.00
NMP  10.00-0.01
Informal votes51581
Total Valid votes33,62434,330
Turnout 34,511 [13] 79.52
National holdMajority3,87211.52-8.84

1999 election

1999 general election: Ilam [15] [16]
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 Gerry Brownlee 16,01247.99+3.7314,16842.05-2.62
Labour Alison Wilkie9,22027.63+10.339,66928.70+5.72
Alliance Lois Griffiths1,8705.60-8.382,1596.41-1.87
Green Evan Thomas Alty1,4444.33+4.331,4744.37+4.37
NZ First Andrew Gin1,4434.33-2.918102.40-5.26
ACT Nigel Mattison1,1663.49+1.113,38510.05+1.55
Independent Denis O'Rourke 8092.42
Christian Heritage Geoff Francis7002.10+2.10280.07+0.07
Future NZ Kevin Harper4941.48+1.484331.29+1.29
Independent Janet MiddleMiss1500.45
Natural Law Brendan Rhodes560.17-0.12340.10+0.03
United NZ  2480.74-1.26
Legalise Cannabis  2410.72-0.27
Libertarianz  1050.31+0.30
Animals First  520.15+0.04
McGillicuddy Serious  520.15-0.06
South Island  560.17+0.17
One NZ  130.04+0.04
NMP  40.01+0.01
Republican  40.01+0.01
Mana Māori  30.01±0.00
Mauri Pacific  20.01+0.01
People's Choice  20.01+0.01
Freedom Movement10.00+0.00
Informal votes306
Total Valid votes33,36433,693
National win new seatMajority6,79220.36

1996 election

1996 general election: Ilam [17] [18] [19]
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 Gerry Brownlee 16,56144.2616,83544.67
Labour Eamon Daly6,47117.308,66322.98
United NZ Red x.svgN Margaret Austin 5,44714.567522.00
Alliance Jan Davey5,22913.983,1198.28
NZ First Helen Broughton2,7077.242,8877.66
ACT Nigel Mattison8922.383,2038.50
Natural Law Andrew Sanderson1080.29280.07
Christian Coalition  1,5824.20
Legalise Cannabis  3750.99
McGillicuddy Serious  790.21
Progressive Green  530.14
Animals First  420.11
Ethnic Minority Party 270.07
Green Society  150.04
Superannuitants & Youth  110.03
Conservatives  70.02
Asia Pacific United 40.01
Mana Māori  30.01
Libertarianz  30.01
Advance New Zealand 20.01
Te Tawharau 00.00
Informal votes35580
Total Valid votes37,41537,690
National win new seatMajority10,09026.97

Notes

  1. 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
  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. 2014 Internet Mana swing is relative to the votes for Mana in 2011; it shared a party list with Internet in the 2014 election.
  4. 1 2 2002 United Future swing is relative to the sum of votes for United NZ and Future NZ in 1999; the two parties merged in 2000.

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