North Shore is a parliamentary electorate that returns one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for North Shore is Maggie Barry of the National Party.
The 1941 New Zealand census had been postponed due to World War II, so the 1946 electoral redistribution had to take ten years of population growth and movements into account. The North Island gained a further two electorates from the South Island due to faster population growth. The abolition of the country quota through the Electoral Amendment Act, 1945 reduced the number and increased the size of rural electorates. None of the existing electorates remained unchanged, 27 electorates were abolished, eight former electorates were re-established, and 19 electorates were created for the first time, including North Shore.
The boundaries of the North Shore electorate were last adjusted for the first election held using the mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting system in 1996, when the number of general electorates decreased from 95 (1993) to 60 (1996), and the electorate expanded to the north into an area previously belonging to East Coast Bays. No boundary adjustments were undertaken in the subsequent redistributions in 2002,2007, and 2013/14.
North Shore stretches up the eastern coast of North Shore City in Auckland, starting in the south at Devonport and moving northwards to take in Lake Pupuke and the suburbs of Takapuna, Westlake and Campbells Bay. North Shore is predominately New Zealand European, and has an average income high above the national average, boasting some of the most expensive real estate in the country.
The seat has been contested at every election in New Zealand since 1946, and except for a single victory by future Labour Attorney-General Martyn Finlay in its first contest, has been safely held by the National Party ever since.
Wayne Mapp held the electorate from 1996 until his retirement in 2011.He was succeeded by Maggie Barry, who won the 2011 and 2014 elections.
Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and started at general elections.
Labour National United NZ NZ First Mauri Pacific ACT
|1946 election||Martyn Finlay|
|1949 election||Dean Eyre|
|1966 election||George Gair|
|1990 election||Bruce Cliffe|
|1996 election||Wayne Mapp|
|2011 election||Maggie Barry|
Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the North Shore electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.
|1996 election||Ann Batten|
|1999 election||Helen Duncan|
|2008 election||John Boscawen|
|2011 election||Andrew Williams|
|2017 general election: North Shore|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|NZ First||Josh Hubbard||2,108||5.34||—||2,097||5.25||−0.57|
|Total Valid votes||39,439||39,871|
|2014 general election: North Shore|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Total Valid votes||38,074||38,585|
|2011 general election: North Shore|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|NZ First||Andrew Williams||900||2.47||+0.89||1,806||4.86||+1.92|
|United Future||Damian Light||173||0.48||-0.20||179||0.48||-0.46|
|Total Valid votes||36,370||36,962|
Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 48,963
|2008 general election: North Shore|
|NZ First||Joe Gregory||612||1.59||1,149||2.93|
|Family Party||Louise Cleary||514||1.33||176||0.45|
|United Future||Damian Light||261||0.68||370||0.94|
|Bill and Ben||139||0.35|
|Total Valid votes||38,519||39,162|
|2005 general election: North Shore|
|United Future||Ross Tizard||865||2.34||-1.54||807||2.14||-4.81|
|Total Valid votes||36,898||37,623|
Refer to Candidates in the New Zealand general election 1999 by electorate#North Shore for a list of candidates.
|1996 general election: North Shore|
|NZ First||Ann Batten||4,165||11.49||3,547||9.74|
|Christian Coalition||Julie Belding||780||2.15||1,181||3.24|
|Progressive Green||Cassandra Doherty||313||0.86||103||0.28|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Felix Clark||263||0.73||87||0.24|
|Green Society||Bradley Heising||109||0.30||50||0.14|
|Superannuitants & Youth||Trevor Gilligan||88||0.24||41||0.11|
|Natural Law||Gail Pianta||84||0.23||43||0.12|
|Ethnic Minority Party||71||0.20|
|Asia Pacific United||4||0.01|
|Advance New Zealand||0||0.00|
|Total Valid votes||36,252||36,404|
|National gain from United NZ||Majority||10,348||28.54|
|NZ First||Richard Stevens||1,851||8.28|
|Christian Heritage||Mary-Anne Gladwell||341||1.52|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Barry Bryant||288||1.28|
|Natural Law||Gail Pianta||118||0.52|
|Democrats||Sandra Ann Ewan-Willis||197||0.89|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Simon Holroyd||168||0.76|
|Independent||Blanche Victoria Holloway||124||0.56|
|NZ Party||Stephen Greenfield||445||2.04|
|NZ Party||Reg Davies||3,737||15.88|
|Social Credit||Dick Ryan||1,371||5.82||-16.28|
|Social Credit||Dick Ryan||4,779||22.10|
|Labour||Gene Anthony Thomas Leckey||5,701||28.02|
|Social Credit||Ian Fraser||3,485||17.13|
|Social Credit||Ronald James Barnett||1,153||5.79||-1.39|
|Socialist Unity||Morris Mennell||22||0.11|
|Social Credit||Ronald James Barnett||1,346||7.18||+1.25|
|Values||S A W Brydon||816||4.35|
|New Democratic||P B Smith||74||0.39|
|Labour||Donald Frederick Dugdale||6,631||35.83|
|Social Credit||Ronald James Barnett||1,098||5.93|
|Independent||Odette Vivienne Leather||180||0.97|
|Social Credit||Eva Hill||1,418||8.44||+3.96|
|Social Credit||Eva Hill||755||4.48|
|Liberal||J E Pasley||234||1.39|
|Labour||Peter Lawrence Smith||6,910||42.74||-3.78|
|Social Credit||Arthur Richards||431||2.66||-0.64|
|Independent||Blanche Victoria Holloway||97||0.60||-0.25|
|Labour||Peter Lawrence Smith||7,660||46.52|
|Social Credit||Arthur Richards||544||3.30|
|Independent||Blanche Victoria Holloway||140||0.85|
|Social Credit||Frank Procter||707||4.96|
|National||Henry Thorne Morton||6,776||49.13|
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