Northcote is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one member of parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Currently, the Member for Northcote is Shanan Halbert of the Labour Party, who won the seat at the 2020 election.
Northcote is based around the suburbs of Auckland's North Shore that are closest to the northern end of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. In addition to the eponymous Northcote, there are Birkenhead, Birkdale, Beach Haven and the southern end of Glenfield. It was created ahead of the change to mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting in 1996 by merging the seat of Birkenhead with most of the old Glenfield electorate. A small boundary adjustment was done prior to the 1999 election, but no further boundary adjustments were undertaken in the subsequent redistributions in 2002,2007, and 2013/14.
Northcote continues the electoral habits of its predecessor seats; Birkenhead was a reasonably safe seat for the National Party, supplying it with Jim McLay, who led the party in the mid-1980s, and remains the only National Party leader to never take his party to an election. In 1987, the seat that would provide National with a leader provided Labour with a gain, before swinging back into the blue column when Labour's fortunes thinned out at the 1990 election. Glenfield also followed this boom and bust model, being held by Labour Party MP Judy Keall through the duration of the fourth Labour government before the National Party landslide in 1990 claimed Keall as one of its victims.
The first member for Northcote was Ian Revell from the National Party, who would rise to become the Deputy Speaker. Revell was caught up in a scandal for misuse of official letterhead and was defeated by Labour's Ann Hartley in 1999 New Zealand general election. Hartley herself was ousted by the seat's former representative, Jonathan Coleman, when National consolidated the centre-right vote in 2005. In the 2008 election Coleman was re-elected in Northcote with a majority of 9,360 votes.He was again successful in the 2011 election, winning by a majority of 9,379 votes. He had a slightly increased majority in the 2014 election and was re-elected in the 2017 election. On 22 March 2018, Coleman announced he would resign within weeks, triggering the 2018 Northcote by-election.
National Labour Alliance
|1996 election||Ian Revell|
|1999 election||Ann Hartley|
|2005 election||Jonathan Coleman|
|2018 by-election||Dan Bidois|
|2020 election||Shanan Halbert|
Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Northcote electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all members’ terms began and ended at general elections.
|1996 election||Grant Gillon|
|2005 election||Ann Hartley|
|2020 general election: Northcote|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|National||N Dan Bidois||16,552||41.40||-9.27||11,086||27.52|
|New Conservative||Bill Dyet||601||1.50||536||1.33|
|Sustainable NZ||Bevan Read||156||0.39||53||0.13|
|Total Valid votes||39,976||40,282|
|Labour gain from National||Majority||2,534|
The following table shows final by-election results:
|2018 Northcote by-election|
Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the by-election.
|Legalise Cannabis||Jeff Lye||89||0.42|
|Not A Party||Liam Walsh||5||0.02|
|2017 general election: Northcote|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|NZ First||Kym Koloni||1,362||3.73||—||2,221||6.00||−1.32|
|Total Valid votes||36,484||36,995|
|2014 general election: Northcote|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Conservative||Matthew James Webster||974||2.82||+1.93||1,522||4.31||+1.82|
|United Future||Damian Light||159||0.46||+0.46||121||0.34||−0.24|
|Total Valid votes||34,850||35,416|
|2011 general election: Northcote|
|NZ First||Dion Clifford Jelley||732||2.26||+2.26||1,865||5.65||+2.48|
|Conservative||Matthew James Webster||593||1.83||+1.83||824||2.49||+2.49|
|Legalise Cannabis||Leo Biggs||289||0.89||+0.89||181||0.55||+0.16|
|United Future||Steven Dromgool||113||0.35||-0.06||193||0.58||-0.40|
|Total Valid votes||32,344||33,030|
Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 45,675
|2008 general election: Northcote|
|Family Party||Angela Xu||549||1.58||148||0.42|
|United Future||Steven Dromgool||143||0.41||348||0.98|
|Bill and Ben||159||0.45|
|Total Valid votes||34,786||35,362|
|2005 general election: Northcote|
|Labour||N Ann Hartley||14,471||42.38||13,573||39.11|
|NZ First||Paul Manning||833||2.44||1,736||5.00|
|United Future||Beth Stone||389||1.14||826||2.38|
|Total Valid votes||34,143||34,707|
|National gain from Labour||Majority||2,383||6.98|
|2002 general election: Northcote|
|NZ First||John Riley||1,528||4.95||3,069||9.85|
|United Future||Sharee Adams||1,139||3.69||2,283||7.33|
|Christian Heritage||Dirk Hoek||313||1.01||332||1.06|
|Total Valid votes||30,828||31,131|
|1999 general election: Northcote|
|National||N Ian Revell||9,803||30.83||10,502||33.25|
|NZ First||John Bryant||613||1.92||1,020||3.23|
|Christian Heritage||Mark Munroe||392||1.23||484||1.53|
|Future NZ||Dave Perkin||320||1.00||400||1.26|
|United NZ||Murray Callister||174||0.54||196||0.62|
|Christians Against Abortion||Maria Matthews||81||0.25|
|Natural Law||Tony Cornelissen||45||0.14||42||0.13|
|People's Choice Party||6||0.01|
|Total Valid votes||31,794||31,576|
|Labour gain from National||Majority||278||0.87|
|1996 general election: Northcote|
|NZ First||Janie Phillips||2,875||8.56||3,227||9.56|
|United NZ||N Peter Hilt||1,955||5.82||455||1.35|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Bernard Smith||235||0.70||83||0.25|
|Progressive Green||Peter Lee||213||0.63||110||0.33|
|Green Society||Merete Molving||100||0.30||32||0.09|
|Natural Law||Kevin O'Brien||52||0.15||49||0.15|
|Ethnic Minority Party||119||0.35|
|Superannuitants & Youth||26||0.08|
|Asia Pacific United||4||0.01|
|Advance New Zealand||2||0.01|
|Total Valid votes||33,598||33,770|
|National win new seat||Majority||4,563||13.58|
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