New Lynn (New Zealand electorate)

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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.

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Population centres

New Lynn is based in west Auckland, straddling the borders of the former Auckland City and Waitakere City. It contains the suburbs of Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn and Titirangi, and its borders extend to cover all the beach-side towns on the north coast of Manukau Harbour, and the Waitakere Ranges. [1]

History

New Lynn was first formed for the 1963 election. [2] 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. [3] 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. [4] Phil Goff became the representative in New Lynn in 1996. [5]

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. [6] 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. [6]

In November 2016, Labour leader Andrew Little announced that Cunliffe would not seek re-election at the 2017 general election, [7] and the seat was won in the election by Deborah Russell, retaining it for the Labour Party.

Members of Parliament

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs' terms began and ended at general elections.

Key

  Labour   

ElectionWinner
1963 election Rex Mason
1966 election Jonathan Hunt
1969 election
1972 election
1975 election
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election
1996 election Phil Goff
(Electorate abolished 1999–2002; see Titirangi)
2002 election David Cunliffe
2005 election
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election
2017 election Deborah Russell

List MPs

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.

ElectionWinner
2008 election Tim Groser
2011 election
2014 election
2019 Paulo Garcia 1

1Paulo Garcia's list position of 50 meant he became elected after Nuk Korako resigned in April 2019, assumed office in May.

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: New Lynn [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%±%
Labour Deborah Russell 15,84046.91−3.1714,81042.68+6.78
National Paulo Garcia 13,01538.55+2.2714,50341.79+2.78
Green Leilani Tamu 2,2106.55−1.262,1476.19−3.81
NZ First Peter Chan1,7095.062,1166.10−1.04
Conservative Paul Davie2970.88−2.961090.31−3.35
Māori Karen Williams2910.861220.35±0.00
ACT Richard Wells2590.771490.43−1.18
Democrats Scott MacArthur820.24−0.15230.07−0.03
United Future John Hubscher620.18300.09−0.08
Opportunities  5141.48
People's Party  800.23
Legalise Cannabis  660.19−0.11
Mana  120.03−1.06 [lower-alpha 1]
Outdoors  90.03
Internet  70.02−1.07 [lower-alpha 2]
Ban 1080  50.01−0.04
Informal votes478142
Total Valid votes33,76534,702
Turnout 34,844
Labour holdMajority2,8258.37−5.43

2014 election

2014 general election: New Lynn [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%±%
Labour Green check.svgY David Cunliffe 16,53450.08−2.0412,08535.90−1.10
National Tim Groser 11,97736.28+0.0613,13639.02−0.20
Green Daniel Rogers2,5797.81+0.563,36510.00−2.15
Conservative Steve Taylor1,2693.84+1.321,2333.66+1.07
Democrats Andrew Leitch1280.39+0.39330.10+0.07
NZ First  2,4037.14+0.96
ACT  5421.61+0.62
Internet Mana  3671.09+0.64 [lower-alpha 3]
Māori  1190.35−0.09
Legalise Cannabis  1010.30−0.14
United Future  560.17−0.21
Civilian  170.05+0.05
Ban 1080  160.05+0.05
Independent Coalition  80.02+0.02
Focus  30.01+0.01
Informal votes530177
Total Valid votes33,01733,661
Turnout 33,66174.92+1.91
Labour holdMajority4,55713.80−2.12

2011 election

2011 general election: New Lynn [10]
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 David Cunliffe 16,99952.14+1.8012,46237.00-3.27
National Tim Groser 11,80936.22-2.4313,21139.22-0.88
Green Saffron Toms2,3647.25+0.864,09412.15+4.52
Conservative Ivan Bailey8202.52+2.528712.59+2.59
Legalise Cannabis Sean Davidson3431.05+1.051490.44+0.10
ACT Barbara Steinijans2650.81-2.123340.99-2.72
NZ First  2,0816.18+2.62
Mana  1510.45+0.45
Māori  1480.44-0.26
United Future  1290.38-0.46
Libertarianz  290.09+0.05
Alliance  160.05-0.02
Democrats  100.03+0.01
Informal votes844295
Total Valid votes32,60033,685
Labour holdMajority5,19015.92+4.23

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,139 [11]

2008 election

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2008 general election: New Lynn [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%±%
Labour Green check.svgY David Cunliffe 17,33150.3514,16540.27
National Tim Groser 13,30638.6614,10540.09
Green Kath Dewar2,2006.392,6847.63
ACT Michael Tasker1,0112.941,3063.71
United Future Kerryanne Dalgleish3300.962960.84
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi2440.713180.90
NZ First  1,2533.56
Māori  2460.70
Pacific  2260.64
Bill and Ben  1540.44
Kiwi  1460.42
Legalise Cannabis  1210.34
Family Party  910.26
Alliance  230.07
Libertarianz  140.04
Workers Party  130.04
RAM  80.02
Democrats  70.02
RONZ  30.01
Informal votes451203
Total Valid votes34,42235,179
Labour holdMajority4,02511.69

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 election

2005 general election: New Lynn [13]
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 David Cunliffe 18,08756.1216,20849.19
National Mita Harris10,00931.0510,91633.06
Green Richard Green1,6445.101,8505.60
United Future Anne Drake9432.938182.48
ACT Barbara Steinijans7012.077472.26
Destiny Karen Penney4681.451580.58
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi2820.874071.23
Direct Democracy Gary Burch980.30980.12
NZ First  1,5804.79
Māori  1280.39
Christian Heritage  560.17
Legalise Cannabis  410.15
Alliance  210.06
Libertarianz  110.03
99 MP  70.02
One NZ  70.02
Family Rights  70.02
Democrats  50.02
RONZ  40.01
Informal votes549183
Total Valid votes33,23233,019
Labour holdMajority8,078

2002 election

2002 general election: New Lynn [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%±%
Labour David Cunliffe 16,68757.6214,12848.29
National Brendan Beach5,50219.004,31514.75
Green Saffron Toms1,7135.922,0877.13
ACT Trevor West1,4945.161,9292.26
United Future Susanne Fellner1,4715.082,1097.21
Christian Heritage Betty Jenkins6352.194401.50
Alliance Gerard Hehir4702.194051.38
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi3961.374851.66
NZ First  2,94910.08
ORNZ  1750.60
Legalise Cannabis  910.31
One NZ  110.04
NMP  60.02
Mana Māori  50.02
Informal votes590119
Total Valid votes28,95829,254
Labour win new seatMajority11,185

1996 election

1996 general election: New Lynn [5] [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%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Phil Goff 15,39250.2910,95335.55
National Richard Gardner8,25426.979,26630.07
Alliance Cliff Robinson3,55411.612,9169.46
NZ First Dawn Mullins2,6168.553,30010.71
Progressive Green Mark Darin3010.981010.33
McGillicuddy Serious Richard Foster2030.66730.24
United NZ John Hubscher1280.421720.56
Advance New Zealand James Prescott910.30380.12
Natural Law Les McGrath680.12360.12
Christian Coalition  1,6745.43
ACT  1,5064.89
Legalise Cannabis  4231.37
Ethnic Minority Party 2320.75
Animals First  520.17
Superannuitants & Youth  260.08
Green Society  180.06
Libertarianz  80.03
Mana Māori  70.02
Asia Pacific United 60.02
Conservatives  50.02
Te Tawharau 00.00
Informal votes317112
Total Valid votes30,60730,812
Labour holdMajority7,13823.32

1993 election

1993 general election: New Lynn [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 6,974 38.85 -3.09
Alliance Cliff Robinson5,37629.95
National Roger Seavill3,64220.29
NZ First Dawn Mullins1,4748.21
Christian Heritage Charles Hinds3602.00
McGillicuddy Serious Metiria Turei 1210.67
Majority1,5988.90+2.80
Turnout 17,94783.95+4.41
Registered electors 21,378

1990 election

1990 general election: New Lynn [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 7,551 41.94 -16.79
National Martyn Athol Bishop6,45235.84
NewLabour Maire Leadbeater 1,7929.95
Green Wendy Morgan1,5168.42
Social Credit Ian Edward Lawson2201.22
Democrats Patricia Marie Lawn2041.13
McGillicuddy Serious Allan Martin-Buss1630.90
Independent Michael John Revell1020.56
Majority1,0996.10-18.23
Turnout 18,00079.54-3.11
Registered electors 22,628

1987 election

1987 general election: New Lynn [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 10,546 58.73 +0.45
National Dick Berry6,17734.40
Democrats Wayne Beddow1,0165.65
NZ Party R K Wilson2151.19
Majority4,36924.33-8.27
Turnout 17,95482.65-5.01
Registered electors 21,721

1984 election

1984 general election: New Lynn [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 11,334 58.28 +7.44
National Ron Hanson4,63923.85-0.94
NZ Party Rod Orr2,40312.35
Social Credit Gilbert James1,0705.50
Majority6,34032.60+6.56
Turnout 19,44687.66+1.22
Registered electors 22,182

1981 election

1981 general election: New Lynn [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,513 50.84 -2.39
National Ron Hanson4,63924.79
Social Credit Les Tasker4,38623.44
Independent John Gordon Elliott 940.50
Socialist Unity Ray Stewart790.42
Majority4,87426.04+1.61
Turnout 18,71186.44+20.97
Registered electors 21,644

1978 election

1978 general election: New Lynn [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,565 53.23 +8.89
National Jacqueline Fay Bridges5,17528.80
Social Credit Bill Owens2,94916.41
Values Thomasina Gunn2781.54
Majority4,39024.43+19.52
Turnout 17,96765.47-18.05
Registered electors 27,442

1975 election

1975 general election: New Lynn [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,033 44.34 -14.46
National Barry O'Connor7,14339.42
Social Credit Pat Wojcik1,5248.41-1.17
Values Keith Langton1,3737.57
Socialist Unity Peter Cross280.15-0.48
Socialist Action Jean Elizabeth Higdon150.08
Majority8904.91-23.99
Turnout 18,11683.52-3.62
Registered electors 21,689

1972 election

1972 general election: New Lynn [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,774 58.80 +3.28
National G D McDermott4,46229.90
Social Credit Pat Wojcik1,4309.58
New Democratic O Bree1591.06
Socialist Unity Peter Cross950.63
Majority4,31228.90+7.50
Turnout 14,92087.14-2.49
Registered electors 17,121

1969 election

1969 general election: New Lynn [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 9,338 55.52 +1.76
National Vic Watson5,73834.11
Social Credit Norman Roy Monteith1,5689.32-5.51
Independent Labour Stephen Chan1751.04
Majority3,60021.40-1.90
Turnout 16,81989.63+3.31
Registered electors 18,763

1966 election

1966 general election: New Lynn [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jonathan Hunt 8,598 53.76
National Kevin Patrick Lynch4,87130.45
Social Credit Norman Roy Monteith2,37214.83+6.19
Communist Jock Foulds1520.95-0.15
Majority3,72723.30
Turnout 15,99386.32-3.13
Registered electors 18,527

1963 election

1963 general election: New Lynn [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Rex Mason 8,272 55.33
National C A McLeod5,22034.91
Social Credit Norman Roy Monteith1,2928.64
Communist Jock Foulds1651.10
Majority3,05220.41
Turnout 14,94989.45
Registered electors 16,711

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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