Napier (New Zealand electorate)

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Napier is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the House of Representatives. It is named after the city of Napier, the main urban area within the electorate. The electorate was established for the 1861 election and has existed since. Since the 2014 general election, Napier has been held by Stuart Nash of the New Zealand Labour Party. Previously, it had been held by Chris Tremain of the New Zealand National Party, who stood down prior to the 2014 election.

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

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Napier, New Zealand Urban area in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Napier is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. The population of Napier is about 63,900 as of the June 2018. About 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings. These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities" of New Zealand. The total population of the Napier-Hastings Urban Area is 134,500 people, which makes it the sixth-largest urban area in New Zealand, closely followed by Dunedin (122,000), and trailing Tauranga (141,600).

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Population centres

The electorate includes the following population centres:

History

The electorate was created in 1861, and preceded by the Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay electorate from 1853 to 1860 and then briefly the County of Hawke electorate in 1860. It was a two-member electorate from 1876 to 1881. [1]

Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay is a former parliamentary electorate in the Wellington region of New Zealand, from 1853 to 1859, when it was extended into previously unincorporated territories, split in two and replaced by County of Hawke with its southern portion being the newly created Wairarapa electorate. It is the first general electorate to have been abolished in New Zealand.

County of Hawke was a 19th-century parliamentary electorate in what is now the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament in 1860.

The first representative was Henry Powning Stark, who won the election on 19 February 1861. [2]

Henry Powning Stark (1827–1870) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

There were speculations that Douglas Maclean would be the conservative candidate in the Napier electorate in the 1890 election upon his return from England instead of George Henry Swan, but this was not correct. [3] Swan contested the election and was successful against the Liberal Party candidate Michael Gannon. [4] [5] In the 1893 election, Swan was challenged by the Liberal Party candidate Samuel Carnell, with the latter being successful against the incumbent. [6] [7] In the 1896 election, Carnell in turn was challenged by the conservative candidate Douglas Maclean, with Maclean achieving a large majority against the incumbent. [8] [9]

Douglas Maclean New Zealand politician

Sir Robert Donald Douglas Maclean, generally known as Douglas Maclean but earlier spelled McLean like his father, was one of the largest land holders in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. He was regarded as the country's most successful breeder of shorthorn cattle and Welsh Ponies. He had inherited his station from his father, Donald McLean, who was one of the most influential figures in Māori-Pākehā relations in the mid-1800s. For one term, Douglas Maclean represented the Napier electorate as an independent Conservative member of parliament. After his death, his station was broken up and the land is now covered by 60 farms. The woolshed of his station still exists. It is registered as a Category I heritage structure by Heritage New Zealand.

1890 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1890 was one of New Zealand's most significant. It marked the beginning of party politics in New Zealand with the formation of the Liberal Government, which was to enact major welfare, labour and electoral reforms, including giving the vote to women.

George Henry Swan New Zealand politician and photographer (1833-1913)

George Henry Swan was a 19th-century businessman and Member of Parliament in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

In the 1931 election, the incumbent, Bill Barnard of the Labour Party, was challenged by John Butler of the Reform Party as the official candidate of the United/Reform Coalition, and United Party member Vigor Brown as an Independent. Brown, at the time Mayor of Napier and previously MP for Napier for many years, withdrew just before the election, but too late for his name to be excluded from the ballot papers. [10] The election was won by Barnard. [11]

1931 New Zealand general election

The 1931 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the New Zealand Parliament's 24th term. It resulted in the newly formed coalition between the United Party and the Reform Party remaining in office as the United-Reform coalition Government, although the opposition Labour Party made some minor gains despite tallying more votes than any other single party.

Bill Barnard New Zealand politician

William Edward Barnard was a New Zealand lawyer, politician and parliamentary speaker. He was a member of Parliament from 1928 until 1943, and was its Speaker from 1936 till 1943. He was known for his association with John A. Lee, a prominent left-wing politician.

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.

Labour's Russell Fairbrother was first elected in the electorate in the 2002 election, replacing long-standing MP Geoff Braybrooke. In the 2005 election, Chris Tremain defeated Fairbrother, winning the electorate for the National Party for the first time since the 1951 election. [12] In the 2008 election, Tremain retained the electorate with an increased majority over Fairbrother. [13] In the 2011 election, Tremain beat Labour's Stuart Nash. [14]

Russell Fairbrother New Zealand politician

Elwin "Russell" Fairbrother is a lawyer and former New Zealand politician. He was a Labour Party Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2008.

2002 New Zealand general election

The 2002 New Zealand general election was held on 27 July 2002 to determine the composition of the 47th New Zealand Parliament. It saw the reelection of Helen Clark's Labour Party government, as well as the worst-ever performance by the opposition National Party.

Geoffrey Bernard Braybrooke, was a New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1981 to 2002, representing the Labour Party. He was one of the party's more conservative MPs.

Tremain announced in September 2013 that he would not contest the 2014 election. [15] Wayne Walford succeeded Tremain as National's candidate for the seat, [16] Stuart Nash contested the electorate for the Labour Party for the second time, and Garth McVicar stood for the Conservative Party. McVicar had a high-profile due to his previous involvement with the Sensible Sentencing Trust lobby group. In July 2014, Walford was referred to Police by the Electoral Commission for breaching the Electoral Act by failing to display an authorisation statement on his campaign vehicle. [17]

Nash had a majority of 3,850 votes over Walford. [18] McVicar's 7,603 votes split the traditional National Party votes (24.8% of electors who gave their party vote to National gave their electorate vote to McVicar, a total of 4,465 votes), [19] which helped Nash win the election. [18] [20] [21]

Members of Parliament

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at a general election. [1]

Key

  Independent     Conservative     Liberal     Labour     Reform     Democratic Labour     National     ACT   

single-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1861 election Henry Powning Stark
1861 by-election William Colenso
1866 election Donald McLean
1871 election

multi-member electorate

ElectionWinners
1875 election Donald McLean William Russell
1877 by-election Fred Sutton
1879 election

single-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1881 election John Buchanan
1884 election John Davies Ormond
1887 election
1890 election George Henry Swan
1893 election Samuel Carnell
1896 election Douglas Maclean
1899 election Alfred Fraser
1902 election
1905 election
1908 election Vigor Brown
1911 election
1914 election
1919 election
1922 election Lewis McIlvride
1925 election John Mason
1928 election Bill Barnard
1931 election
1935 election
1938 election
1943 election Tommy Armstrong
1946 election
1949 election
1951 election Peter Tait
1954 election Jim Edwards
1957 election
1960 election
1963 election
1966 election Gordon Christie
1969 election
1972 election
1975 election
1978 election
1981 election Geoff Braybrooke
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election
1996 election
1999 election
2002 election Russell Fairbrother
2005 election Chris Tremain
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election Stuart Nash
2017 election

List MPs

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

ElectionWinner
1999 election Anne Tolley
2002 election Donna Awatere Huata
2005 election Russell Fairbrother

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Napier [22]
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 Stuart Nash 20,67754.23+11.8214,68137.83+11.97
National David Elliot15,45740.53+8.7717,92946.20−2.99
Green Damon Rusden1,3863.63−0.141,9385.00−3.75
Māori Maryanne Marsters3080.811540.40−0.04
Conservative Laurence Day2300.60−20.421450.37−5.83
Democrats Karl Matthys720.19+0.05250.06−0.01
NZ First  2,7947.20−0.20
Opportunities  7391.90
ACT  1520.39+0.11
Legalise Cannabis  1160.30−0.12
Ban 1080  380.10−0.06
People's Party  320.08
Outdoors  280.07
United Future  190.05−0.12
Mana  110.03−0.57 [lower-alpha 1]
Internet  30.01−0.59 [lower-alpha 2]
Informal votes324119
Total Valid votes38,13038,804
Turnout 38,923
Labour holdMajority5,22013.69+3.05

2014 election

2014 general election: Napier [23]
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%±%
Labour Stuart Nash 15,34342.41+1.429,46625.86−3.40
National Wayne Walford11,49331.77−20.3418,00549.19+0.42
Conservative Garth McVicar 7,60321.02+19.012,2706.20+2.85
Green Paul Bailey1,3633.77−0.243,1988.74−1.07
Alliance Mary O'Neil590.16+0.02
Democrats Bary Pulford510.14+0.14270.07+0.02
NZ First  2,7097.40+1.82
Internet Mana  2190.60+0.36 [lower-alpha 3]
Māori  1600.44−0.17
Legalise Cannabis  1530.42−0.10
ACT  1030.28−0.78
United Future  630.17−0.43
Ban 1080  580.16+0.16
Civilian  160.04+0.04
Independent Coalition  70.02+0.02
Focus  60.02+0.02
Informal votes236145
Total Valid votes36,17536,605
Turnout 36,60580.36+3.76
Labour gain from National Majority3,85010.64+21.76

2011 election

2011 general election: Napier [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 Chris Tremain 17,33752.11-7.5816,53848.77+1.51
Labour Stuart Nash 13,63640.99+7.059,92129.26-6.31
Green Paul Edward Bailey1,3344.01-1.133,3279.81+4.26
Conservative Roy Brown6682.01+2.011,1373.35+3.35
ACT John Ormond1590.48-0.743591.06-2.59
Mana Rod Paul860.26+0.26830.24+0.24
Alliance Mary O'Neill480.14+0.14340.10-0.03
NZ First  1,8935.58+1.88
Māori  2070.61-0.16
United Future  2030.60-0.002
Legalise Cannabis  1750.52+0.14
Democrats  160.05+0.02
Libertarianz  140.04+0.002
Informal votes678321
Total Valid votes33,26833,907
National holdMajority3,70111.12-14.64

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 44,266 [24]

2008 election

2008 general election: Napier [13]
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 Green check.svgY Chris Tremain 20,89859.70+8.7316,77247.26+4.94
Labour Russell Fairbrother 11,88033.94-6.8312,62135.57-5.43
Green Brett Stansfield1,8015.14+1.201,9695.55+0.32
ACT John Ormond4281.221,2963.65+2.56
NZ First 1,3143.70-1.88
Māori 2720.77+0.35
Progressive 2690.76-0.13
United Future 2130.60-1.85
Kiwi 2120.60
Bill and Ben 2070.58
Legalise Cannabis 1320.37+0.15
Family Party 670.19
Alliance 470.13+0.05
Pacific 430.12
Workers Party 180.05
Libertarianz 140.04+0.01
Democrats 80.02-0.02
RAM 70.02
RONZ 50.01±0.00
Informal votes358169
Total Valid votes35,00735,486
National holdMajority9,01825.76+15.57

2005 election

2005 general election: Napier [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 Chris Tremain 17,95550.5315,08642.17
Labour Red x.svgN Russell Fairbrother 14,36440.4214,61540.85
Green Terry Creighton1,3913.911,8645.21
NZ First James Mist8552.401,9895.56
United Future Graham Turner4731.308722.44
ACT  3901.09
Progressive  3160.88
Destiny  1930.54
Māori  1500.42
Legalise Cannabis  800.22
Christian Heritage  440.12
Alliance  290.08
Democrats  160.04
Libertarianz  110.03
Direct Democracy  110.03
One NZ  110.03
99 MP  80.02
Family Rights  60.02
RONZ  50.01
Informal votes305129
Total Valid votes35,53635,777
National gain from Labour Majority3,591

2002 election

2002 general election: Napier
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 Russell Fairbrother 14,65946.2414,85345.63+1.36
National Anne Tolley 10,50233.13+9.206,07418.66-7.86
Green Terry Creighton1,8725.622,0236.21+1.48
United Future Graham Turner1,5694.951,9776.07
ACT Donna Awatere Huata 1,3814.362,0616.33+0.49
Alliance Maxine Boag6862.164111.26-9.46
Christian Heritage Colin Barr6161.945151.58-0.79
One NZ John Bull5061.601190.37+0.32
ORNZ  8052.47
Progressive  4921.51
Legalise Cannabis  1640.50-0.55
Mana Māori  60.02+0.01
NMP  60.020.00
Informal votes801112
Total Valid votes31,70132,551
Labour holdMajority4,15713.11-22.91

1999 election

1999 general election: Napier
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 Geoff Braybrooke 19,74359.95+4.8714,68444.27+9.59
National Anne Tolley 7,88023.938,79726.52-2.89
Alliance Robin Gwynn2,2426.81-2.083,55510.72-1.38
Green Angie Denby1,1693.551,5694.73
ACT Mel Chandler6231.891,9365.84+0.49
Christian Heritage Bob Davis5131.567852.37
NZ First Lyola Randell-Cotter3050.938442.54-8.81
Future NZ Allana Hiha2640.802940.89
Independent Laurance McGregor1950.59
Legalise Cannabis  3491.05-1.02
United NZ  1100.33-0.22
Libertarianz  1020.31+0.30
Animals First  670.200.00
McGillicuddy Serious  250.08-0.10
One NZ  160.05
Natural Law  130.04-0.10
People's Choice  80.02
NMP  50.02
Republican  50.02
Mana Māori  30.01-0.01
Mauri Pacific  20.01
South Island  20.01
Freedom Movement  00.00
Informal votes533296
Total Valid votes32,93433,171
Labour holdMajority11,86336.02+4.53

1996 election

1996 general election: Napier [25] [26] [27]
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%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Geoff Braybrooke 17,75655.1111,26634.68
National Kathryn Ward7,61023.629,55429.41
Alliance Robin Gwynn2,8658.893,93112.10
NZ First Stuart Spencer2,5677.973,68711.35
ACT Jean Hill1,2853.991,7385.35
Natural Law Ian Levingston1340.42460.14
Christian Coalition  1,1673.59
Legalise Cannabis  6742.07
United NZ  1800.55
Animals First  650.20
Progressive Green  630.19
McGillicuddy Serious  570.18
Green Society  190.06
Superannuitants & Youth  180.06
Ethnic Minority Party 60.02
Advance New Zealand 50.02
Mana Māori  50.02
Asia Pacific United 40.01
Conservatives  20.01
Libertarianz  20.01
Te Tawharau 00.00
Informal votes394121
Total Valid votes32,21732,490
Labour holdMajority10,14631.49

1993 election

1993 general election: Napier [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Geoff Braybrooke 9,923 50.61 +4.13
National Colleen Pritchard4,99725.48-14.01
Alliance Derek Holland3,39917.33+12.34
NZ First James Morunga9895.04
Christian Heritage Gary Bisley2971.51
Majority4,92625.12+18.14
Turnout 19,60583.48-0.43
Registered electors 23,482

1990 election

1990 general election: Napier [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Geoff Braybrooke 8,420 46.48 -16.45
National Colleen Pritchard7,15539.49
Green B P Duggan1,4287.88
NewLabour Derek Holland9044.99
Democrats P A Williamson1410.77
Independent R F Terry660.36
Majority1,2656.98-22.02
Turnout 18,11483.91-2.78
Registered electors 21,585

1987 election

1987 general election: Napier [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Geoff Braybrooke 11,770 62.93 +5.81
National Ashley Church 6,34533.92
Democrats B V Shakes5863.13
Majority5,42529.00-1.24
Turnout 18,70186.69-6.16
Registered electors 21,571

1984 election

1984 general election: Napier [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Geoff Braybrooke 12,085 57.12 +10.16
National M P Lidell5,68626.87
NZ Party Noel Mockford2,71112.81
Social Credit R E Culpitt6733.18
Majority6,39930.24+15.63
Turnout 21,15592.85+2.39
Registered electors 22,784

1981 election

1981 general election: Napier [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Geoff Braybrooke 9,672 46.96
National Kevin Rose6,66332.35-2.77
Social Credit Martin Hine4,26020.68
Majority3,00914.61
Turnout 20,59590.46+7.59
Registered electors 22,766

1978 election

1978 general election: Napier [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Christie 9,987 49.68 +4.52
National Kevin Rose7,06035.12
Social Credit L C Barker2,66413.25
Values Jim Saunders3881.93
Majority2,92714.56+10.09
Turnout 20,09973.71-11.99
Registered electors 27,267

1975 election

1975 general election: Napier [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Christie 9,395 45.16 -11.33
National J K W Isles8,46440.69
Social Credit H M Woodhall1,8418.85
Values D U White1,0845.21
Independent H Sykes160.07
Majority9314.47-16.09
Turnout 20,80085.70-4.31
Registered electors 24,270

1972 election

1972 general election: Napier [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Christie 10,232 56.49 +3.55
National Merle Bell6,50735.92
Social Credit R J Hurdle9125.03
Values J G Barnes3652.01
New Democratic A W E Barley950.52
Majority3,72520.56+10.15
Turnout 18,11190.01-0.97
Registered electors 20,121

1969 election

1969 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Christie 10,013 52.94 +7.08
National Terry Dunleavy8,04342.52
Social Credit Roy Hollands8574.53-5.96
Majority1,97010.41+8.19
Turnout 18,91390.98+1.90
Registered electors 20,787

1966 election

1966 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Christie 8,088 45.86
National M Kidson7,69543.63
Social Credit Roy Hollands1,85010.49
Majority3932.22
Turnout 17,63389.08-2.94
Registered electors 19,793

1963 election

1963 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jim Edwards 8,438 50.43 -0.81
National D O Haskell7,65345.74
Social Credit Allan Edgar Frampton6383.81-1.25
Majority7854.69-3.45
Turnout 16,72992.02+0.49
Registered electors 18,178

1960 election

1960 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jim Edwards 8,838 51.24 -4.02
National William John Gunn7,53343.68
Social Credit Allan Edgar Frampton8745.06+1.01
Majority1,4058.14-6.45
Turnout 17,24592.51-2.30
Registered electors 18,640

1957 election

1957 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jim Edwards 9,140 55.26 +4.51
National Raymond Vincent Foster6,72740.67
Social Credit Allan Edgar Frampton6714.05
Majority2,41314.59+10.02
Turnout 16,53894.81-0.16
Registered electors 17,443

1954 election

1954 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jim Edwards 7,992 50.75
National Peter Tait 7,27246.18-3.96
Social Credit J Lothain4813.05
Majority7204.57
Turnout 15,74594.97+3.22
Registered electors 16,578

1951 election

1951 general election: Napier [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Peter Tait 7,375 50.14
Labour Tommy Armstrong 7,33149.85-1.81
Majority440.29
Turnout 14,70691.75-3.27
Registered electors 16,028

1949 election

1949 general election: Napier [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tommy Armstrong 7,384 51.66 -5.05
National William Tucker6,66346.62
Communist C J Brown1260.88
Independent Liberal J Cummins1180.82
Majority7215.04-8.39
Turnout 14,29195.02-0.68
Registered electors 15,039

1946 election

1946 general election: Napier [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tommy Armstrong 7,789 56.71
National Alan John Price5,94443.28
Majority1,84513.43
Turnout 13,73395.70
Registered electors 14,350

1931 election

1931 general election: Napier [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Bill Barnard 5,886 56.86 +2.81
Reform John Butler4,43042.79
Independent Vigor Brown 360.35
Majority1,45614.06+5.97
Informal votes450.43-0.25
Turnout 10,39783.85-6.37
Registered electors 12,399

1928 election

1928 general election: Napier [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Bill Barnard 4,095 54.05
Reform John Mason 3,48245.95-6.98
Majority6138.09+2.22
Informal votes520.68-0.29
Turnout 7,62990.22-1.66
Registered electors 8,456

1925 election

1925 general election: Napier [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Reform John Mason 5,169 52.93 +23.21
Labour Lewis McIlvride 4,59647.07+8.95
Majority5735.87-2.53
Informal votes960.970.00
Turnout 9,86191.88+1.26
Registered electors 10,732

1922 election

1922 general election: Napier [36]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Lewis McIlvride 3,465 38.12
Reform John Mason [37] 2,70229.72
Independent Liberal Albert Jull 1,99621.96
Reform Vigor Brown [38] 92710.20-24.19
Majority7638.39+7.72
Informal votes890.97-1.00
Turnout 9,17990.62+9.35
Registered electors 10,129

1919 election

1919 general election: Napier [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Vigor Brown 2,763 34.39 -30.82
Labour Frederick Charles Evans [40] [41] 2,70933.72
Ind. Progressive Henry Hill 2,56231.89
Majority540.67-29.75
Informal votes1611.96+0.86
Turnout 8,19581.27-2.52
Registered electors 10,084

1914 election

1914 general election: Napier [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Vigor Brown 4,748 65.21 +7.36
Reform George William Venables [43] 2,53334.79
Majority2,21530.42+14.72
Informal votes811.10-0.91
Turnout 7,36283.78+1.62
Registered electors 8,787

1911 election

1911 general election: Napier, first ballot [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Vigor Brown 3,920 57.85 -0.02
Labour Henry Hill 2,85642.15
Majority1,06415.70-0.05
Informal votes1392.01
Turnout 6,91582.16+4.52
Registered electors 8,416

1908 election

1908 general election: Napier, first ballot [45]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Vigor Brown 3,803 57.88
Liberal Alfred Fraser 2,76842.12-12.49
Majority1,03515.75-10.33
Turnout 6,57177.64-5.39
Registered electors 8,463

1905 election

1905 general election: Napier [46]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Alfred Fraser 3,076 54.62 -14.06
Independent Liberal Montague W. P. Lascelles [47] [48] 1,60728.53
Liberal–Labour William James McGrath94916.85
Majority1,46926.08-11.28
Informal votes891.56+0.24
Turnout 5,72183.03+8.99
Registered electors

1902 election

1902 general election: Napier [49]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Alfred Fraser 2,739 68.68 +18.20
Independent Liberal Richard Joseph Eames [50] 1,24931.32
Majority1,49037.36+36.40
Informal votes721.31
Turnout 4,06074.05-6.06
Registered electors 5,483

1899 election

1899 general election: Napier [51]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Alfred Fraser 1,994 50.48
Conservative Douglas Maclean 1,95649.52-12.66
Majority380.96-16.97
Turnout 3,95080.11-1.05
Registered electors 4,931 [52]

1893 election

1893 general election: Napier [53] [54]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Samuel Carnell 2,114 57.01
Conservative George Henry Swan 1,59442.99-10.21
Majority52014.02
Turnout 3,70887.87+12.32
Registered electors 4,220

1890 election

1890 general election: Napier [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Henry Swan 1,105 53.20
Liberal–Labour Michael Gannon [56] 97246.80
Majority1336.40
Turnout 2,07775.55
Registered electors 2,749

1877 by-election

1877 Napier by-election [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent Fred Sutton 317 42.10
Independent John Buchanan 29439.04
Independent Henry Stokes Tiffen 12817.00
Independent William Colenso 131.73
Independent William Barnard Rhodes 10.13
Majority233.05
Turnout 753

1861 by-election

1861 Napier by-election [58]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent William Colenso 47 44.8
Independent Henry Bowman Sealy [59] [60] [61] 3028.6
Independent John Tucker [62] 2321.9
Independent J. B. Ferguson [62] 54.8
Majority1716.2
Turnout 105

Table footnotes

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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.

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