New Lynn is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Deborah Russell of the Labour Party has represented the electorate since the 2017 general election.
New Lynn is based in west Auckland, straddling the borders of the former Auckland City and areas of Waitakere City. It contains the areas of New Lynn, Titirangi and Waitakere Ranges to cover all the beach-side towns on the north coast of the Manukau Harbour and then up the West Coast till Bethell's Beach.
New Lynn was first formed for the 1963 election.It has always been held by members of the Labour Party. The electorate's first representative was Rex Mason, who had been an MP since 1926 and who retired at the end of the term. Mason was succeeded by Jonathan Hunt, who held the electorate for the next 30 years until he contested the Tamaki electorate in the 1996 election instead. Phil Goff became the representative in New Lynn in 1996.
The electorate was abolished in 1999 and Goff successfully stood in Mount Roskill. Titirangi replaced New Lynn in 1999 when population changes in Auckland lead to the creation of Mount Roskill, and Titirangi was won by David Cunliffe.Three years later, population growth in north Auckland led to the creation of the Helensville electorate. The flow-on effect of this was to pull Titirangi eastwards, resulting in the reclamation of its former name for the 2002 election. Cunliffe represented the New Lynn electorate until 2017.
In November 2016, Labour leader Andrew Little announced that Cunliffe would not seek re-election at the 2017 general election,and the seat was won in the election by Deborah Russell, retaining it for the Labour Party.
Unless otherwise stated, all MPs' terms began and ended at general elections.
|1963 election||Rex Mason|
|1966 election||Jonathan Hunt|
|1996 election||Phil Goff|
|(Electorate abolished 1999–2002; see Titirangi)|
|2002 election||David Cunliffe|
|2017 election||Deborah Russell|
Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested New Lynn. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.
|2008 election||Tim Groser|
|2020 general election: New Lynn|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|ACT||Shawn Michael Blanchfield||1,447||3.54||+2.77||2,643||6.31||+5.88|
|NZ First||Rob Gore||651||1.59||-3.47||976||2.33||−3.77|
|New Conservative||Victoria O'Brien||582||1.42||+0.54||487||1.16||+0.85|
|ONE||Khurram Shahid Malik||121||0.30||—||82||0.20||—|
|Social Credit||Lisa Er||118||0.29||+0.05||27||0.06||-0.01|
|Voice of the People||Paul Davie||87||0.21||—|
|Total Valid votes||40,927||41,887|
|2017 general election: New Lynn|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|NZ First||Peter Chan||1,709||5.06||—||2,116||6.10||−1.04|
|Māori Party||Karen Williams||291||0.86||—||122||0.35||±0.00|
|United Future||John Hubscher||62||0.18||—||30||0.09||−0.08|
|Total Valid votes||33,765||34,702|
|2014 general election: New Lynn|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Total Valid votes||33,017||33,661|
|2011 general election: New Lynn|
|Legalise Cannabis||Sean Davidson||343||1.05||+1.05||149||0.44||+0.10|
|Total Valid votes||32,600||33,685|
Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,139
|2008 general election: New Lynn|
|United Future||Kerryanne Dalgleish||330||0.96||296||0.84|
|Progressive||Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi||244||0.71||318||0.90|
|Bill and Ben||154||0.44|
|Total Valid votes||34,422||35,179|
Note: lines coloured beige denote the winner of the electorate vote. Lines coloured pink denote a candidate elected to Parliament from their party list.
|2005 general election: New Lynn|
|United Future||Anne Drake||943||2.93||818||2.48|
|Progressive||Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi||282||0.87||407||1.23|
|Direct Democracy||Gary Burch||98||0.30||98||0.12|
|Total Valid votes||33,232||33,019|
|2002 general election: New Lynn|
|United Future||Susanne Fellner||1,471||5.08||2,109||7.21|
|Christian Heritage||Betty Jenkins||635||2.19||440||1.50|
|Progressive||Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi||396||1.37||485||1.66|
|Mana Māori Movement||5||0.02|
|Total Valid votes||28,958||29,254|
|Labour win new seat||Majority||11,185|
|1996 general election: New Lynn|
|NZ First||Dawn Mullins||2,616||8.55||3,300||10.71|
|Progressive Green||Mark Darin||301||0.98||101||0.33|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Richard Foster||203||0.66||73||0.24|
|United NZ||John Hubscher||128||0.42||172||0.56|
|Advance New Zealand||James Prescott||91||0.30||38||0.12|
|Natural Law||Les McGrath||68||0.12||36||0.12|
|Ethnic Minority Party||232||0.75|
|Superannuitants & Youth||26||0.08|
|Mana Māori Movement||7||0.02|
|Asia Pacific United||6||0.02|
|Total Valid votes||30,607||30,812|
|NZ First||Dawn Mullins||1,474||8.21|
|Christian Heritage||Charles Hinds||360||2.00|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Metiria Turei||121||0.67|
|National||Martyn Athol Bishop||6,452||35.84|
|Social Credit||Ian Edward Lawson||220||1.22|
|Democrats||Patricia Marie Lawn||204||1.13|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Allan Martin-Buss||163||0.90|
|Independent||Michael John Revell||102||0.56|
|NZ Party||R K Wilson||215||1.19|
|NZ Party||Rod Orr||2,403||12.35|
|Social Credit||Gilbert James||1,070||5.50|
|Social Credit||Les Tasker||4,386||23.44|
|Socialist Unity||Ray Stewart||79||0.42|
|Social Credit||Bill Owens||2,949||16.41|
|Social Credit||Pat Wojcik||1,524||8.41||-1.17|
|Socialist Unity||Peter Cross||28||0.15||-0.48|
|Socialist Action||Jean Elizabeth Higdon||15||0.08|
|Social Credit||Pat Wojcik||1,430||9.58|
|New Democratic||O Bree||159||1.06|
|Socialist Unity||Peter Cross||95||0.63|
|Social Credit||Norman Roy Monteith||1,568||9.32||-5.51|
|Independent Labour||Stephen Chan||175||1.04|
|National||Kevin Patrick Lynch||4,871||30.45|
|Social Credit||Norman Roy Monteith||2,372||14.83||+6.19|
|National||C A McLeod||5,220||34.91|
|Social Credit||Norman Roy Monteith||1,292||8.64|
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