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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Deborah Faye Russell is a New Zealand academic and politician. She is a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.
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.
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. A Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.
Auckland City is the part of Auckland urban area covering the isthmus and most of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The core of Auckland City is the Auckland CBD, a major financial and commercial centre, surrounded by many suburbs. It was formerly the name of a local authority district that was governed by Auckland City Council; it lay within the wider Auckland Region, which was governed by Auckland Regional Council. Auckland City was disestablished as a local government district on 1 November 2010, when Auckland City Council was amalgamated with other councils of the Auckland Region into the new Auckland Council.
Waitakere City is a former territorial authority district in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, which was governed by the Waitakere City Council from 1989 to 2010. It was New Zealand's fifth largest city, with an annual growth of about 2%. In 2010 the council was amalgamated with other regional authorities into one new Auckland Council.
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 1963 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of New Zealand Parliament's 34th term. The results were almost identical to those of the previous election, and the governing National Party remained in office.
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.
Henry Greathead Rex Mason was a New Zealand politician. He served as Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Minister of Education, and Minister of Native Affairs, and had a significant influence on the direction of the Labour Party. He was one of New Zealand's longest-serving MPs, sitting for over 40 years.
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.
Mount Roskill is a parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Phil Goff of 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.
David Richard Cunliffe is a New Zealand politician who was Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, serving from September 2013 to September 2014. A former Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for New Lynn, he served as the Minister of Health, Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Minister of Immigration, as well as a range of associate economic portfolios for the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand from October 2007 until November 2008.
Helensville is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the House of Representatives. The electorate was first established for the 1978 election and was abolished again in 1984, and has existed again since the 2002 election. The MP for Helensville is Chris Penk of the National Party, who has held the seat since the 2017 general election.
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.
Andrew James Little is a New Zealand politician and former trade union official who was Leader of the Opposition from 18 November 2014 to 1 August 2017.
The 2017 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 23 September 2017 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. The previous parliament was elected on 20 September 2014 and was officially dissolved on 22 August 2017. Voters elected 120 members to the House of Representatives under New Zealand's mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting system, a proportional representation system in which 71 members were elected from single-member electorates and 49 members were elected from closed party lists. Around 3.57 million people were registered to vote in the election, with 2.63 million (79.8%) turning out. Advance voting proved popular, with 1.24 million votes cast before election day, more than the previous two elections combined.
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|
|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.
Tutehounuku "Nuk" Korako is a former New Zealand politician who was elected to the House of Representatives at the 2014 general election as a representative of the National Party. In mid-April 2019, Korako announced his retirement from politics, which took effect on 16 May 2019 when he left Parliament, being replaced by Paulo Garcia.
|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|
|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|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|National||R G Berry||6,177||34.40|
|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|
|Independent||John Gordon Elliott||94||0.50|
|Socialist Unity||R E Stewart||79||0.42|
|National||J F Bridges||5,175||28.80|
|Social Credit||Bill Owens||2,949||16.41|
|National||B J O'Connor||7,143||39.42|
|Social Credit||Pat Wojcik||1,524||8.41||-1.17|
|Socialist Action||P W Cross||28||0.15||-0.48|
|Socialist Unity||J E Higdon||15||0.08|
|National||G D McDermott||4,462||29.90|
|Social Credit||Pat Wojcik||1,430||9.58|
|New Democratic||O Bree||159||1.06|
|Socialist Action||P W 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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