Mount Roskill is a parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Phil Goffof the Labour Party held the seat from the 1999 election until he resigned from Parliament on 12 October 2016 after contesting and being elected Mayor of Auckland on 8 October 2016 in the 2016 mayoral election. His resignation necessitated a byelection in this electorate which was won by Michael Wood.
Mount Roskill is located on the western edge of the former Auckland City, bordering the Manukau Harbour. It is anchored around the suburbs of Mount Roskill, Three Kings, Hillsborough and a large section of Balmoral. The 2008 election boundaries added in Lynfield and New Windsor at the expense of Onehunga, which returned to the Maungakiekie electorate after being cut out in 1999. The Mount Roskill electorate is working class and multi-ethnic, with a high Pacific Island and Asian population, and has the highest number of overseas-born residents of any New Zealand electorate, nearly 40 per cent (as of 2001).
The 1996 New Zealand census showed population growth in the north and west of Auckland, necessitating the redistribution of electorates for the 1999 election. The existing New Lynn seat was renamed Titirangi, with its boundaries shifted to fall in between Auckland and Waitakere cities. The eastern side of the New Lynn residential area was amalgamated with the population excess of Epsom, the southern half of Owairaka seat (which was itself renamed Mount Albert) and the western end of Maungakiekie to form a new seat. Named Mount Roskill, it was the first new seat drawn since the introduction of Mixed Member Proportional voting three years previous.[ citation needed ] At the 2020 redistribution it gained New Windsor from New Lynn at the expense of Royal Oak, which moved to Maungakiekie.
So far there have been two MPs for Mount Roskill, both of the Labour Party, Phil Goff and Michael Wood. Goff was the first representative, having previously held New Lynn, another electorate in Auckland, and Roskill, an electorate covering much of the same area as Mount Roskill. After Goff was elected Mayor of Auckland in October 2016, a by-election date was set for 3 December 2016.Michael Wood won the by-election with more than half the votes.
|1999 election||Phil Goff|
|2016 by-election||Michael Wood|
Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Mount Roskill electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.
United Future National Green NZ First
|2002 election||Bernie Ogilvy|
|2004||Kenneth Wang 1|
|2005 election||Jackie Blue|
|Julie Anne Genter|
|2014 election||Mahesh Bindra|
|2016||Barry Coates 2|
|2017 election||Parmjeet Parmar|
|2020 election||Golriz Ghahraman|
1Wang was elected from the party list in November 2004 following the expulsion of Donna Awatere Huata.
2Coates was elected from the party list in October 2016 following the resignation of Kevin Hague.
|2017 general election: Mount Roskill|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Green||Ricardo Menéndez March||1,254||3.56||—||2,205||6.18||-3.44|
|NZ First||Mahesh Bindra||846||2.40||—||1,572||4.40||-0.89|
|New Conservative||Kathryn Davie||263||0.74||—||90||0.25||-3.41|
|Independent||Bishrul Hafi Ameer Izadeen||35||0.09||—|
|Total Valid votes||35,128||35,667|
The following table shows final by-election results:
|2016 Mount Roskill by-election|
Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the by-election.
|People's Party||Roshan Nauhria||739||4.23||+4.23|
|Legalise Cannabis||Brandon Stronge||84||0.48||+0.48|
|Not A Party||Richard Goode||43||0.25||+0.25|
|2014 general election: Mount Roskill|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|New Conservative||Paul Davie||1,094||3.28||+1.52||1,240||3.64||+1.22|
|NZ First||Mahesh Bindra||717||2.15||+0.66||1,805||5.29||+0.61|
|Total Valid votes||33,392||34,097|
|2011 general election: Mount Roskill|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Green||Julie Anne Genter||1,258||4.01||+0.76||2,351||7.27||+2.99|
|New Conservative||Feleti Key||550||1.76||+1.76||783||2.42||+2.42|
|NZ First||Mahesh Bindra||468||1.49||+1.49||1,513||4.68||+1.88|
|Legalise Cannabis||Jasmin Hewlett||167||0.53||+0.53||108||0.33||+0.07|
|United Future||Bryan Mockridge||77||0.25||-0.39||125||0.39||-0.48|
|Communist League||Patrick Brown||32||0.10||+0.10|
|Total Valid votes||31,333||32,330|
Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,332
|2008 general election: Mount Roskill|
|United Future||Neville Wilson||211||0.63||-2.02||296||0.87||-1.62|
|Bill and Ben||104||0.31||+0.31|
|Total Valid votes||33,359||34,085|
|2005 general election: Mount Roskill|
|United Future||Richard Barter||860||2.65||826||2.49|
|Direct Democracy||Barry Scott||98||0.30||18||0.05|
|Total Valid votes||32,492||33,200|
|2002 general election: Mount Roskill|
|NZ First||Dawn Mullins||1,301||4.48||2,329||7.79||+4.49|
|United Future||Bernie Ogilvy||1,253||4.31||2,162||7.23|
|Christian Heritage||Ewen McQueen||582||2.00||425||1.42||-2.19|
|Progressive||Trevor Lance Barnard||229||0.79||446||1.49|
|Total Valid votes||29,042||29,895|
|1999 general election: Mount Roskill|
|Christian Heritage||Barrie Paterson||677||2.14||1,159||3.61|
|NZ First||Chris Comeskey||585||1.85||1,059||3.30|
|United NZ||Yousuf Qureshi||155||0.49||209||0.65|
|Natural Law||Linda Ellen Davy||71||0.22||57||0.18|
|The People's Choice||11||0.03|
|Total Valid votes||31,705||32,133|
|Labour win new seat||Majority||9,707||30.62|
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