Porirua (New Zealand electorate)

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Porirua electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996. Porirua electorate, 1993.png
Porirua electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996.

Porirua was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the North Island. It existed during two periods; from 1860 to 1870, and then from 1963 to 1996.

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Population centres

This electorate was based on Porirua City, north of Wellington.

History

The electorate was first created in 1860 for the term of the 3rd New Zealand Parliament. It existed until the end of the 4th Parliament in 1870. [1] Alfred Brandon was the representative during that period. [2]

The electorate was recreated in 1963 for the 34th Parliament. [1] In 1996 with MMP, the electorate was replaced by the new Mana electorate. The holder of Porirua, Graham Kelly chose to become a list MP in 2002.

From 1963 to 1996, the electorate was held by three Labour Party representatives: Henry May, [3] Gerry Wall, and Graham Kelly.

Election results

Key

  Independent     Labour   

ElectionWinner
1860 election Alfred Brandon
1866 election
(electorate abolished, 1870–1963)
1963 election Henry May
1966 election
1969 election Gerry Wall
1972 election
1975 election
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election Graham Kelly
1990 election
1993 election
(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Mana)

1993 election

1993 general election: Porirua [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Graham Kelly 9,163 57.46 +15.72
National Lagi Sipeli2,45015.36
Alliance Kiwa Mitchell2,30914.48
NZ First Rita Magson1,2617.90
Christian Heritage Bill O'Donnell5223.27
McGillicuddy Serious Grant Prankerd2391.49
Majority6,71342.10+24.31
Turnout 15,94481.38+0.46
Registered electors 19,592

1990 election

1990 general election: Porirua [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Graham Kelly 8,102 41.74 -8.72
National Philip Faulkner4,64923.95
Green David Green1,4417.42
NewLabour L Harley1,1936.14
McGillicuddy Serious Grant Prankerd1830.94
Democrats Ron England1150.59-3.24
Communist League Carmen Bain230.11
Majority3,45317.79-4.44
Turnout 15,70680.92-1.66
Registered electors 19,407

1987 election

1987 general election: Porirua [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Graham Kelly 8,015 50.46
National A L Gadsby4,48428.23+3.83
Independent Labour M D Duncan2,00412.61
Democrats Ron England6093.83
Independent Labour M Keleklio3902.45
Mana Motuhake Mark Metekingi2251.41+0.72
Socialist Action P R Bradley1540.96
Majority3,53122.23
Turnout 15,88182.58-7.47
Registered electors 19,229

1984 election

1984 general election: Porirua [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Gerry Wall 9,801 54.56 +7.79
National A L Gadsby4,38324.40
NZ Party Alison Murrie2,70015.03
Social Credit H W Underwood8634.80
Mana Motuhake Mark Metekingi1250.69+0.20
Socialist Action Ken Stanton900.50
Majority5,41830.16+8.79
Turnout 17,96290.05+1.85
Registered electors 19,945

1981 election

1981 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Gerry Wall 7,965 46.77 -1.35
Social Credit Estelle Brittain4,32625.40
National Asalemo Pesamino3,46520.34
Independent Geoff Walpole1,1366.67
Independent Mark Metekingi840.49
Socialist Unity John Van der Ven520.30
Majority3,63921.37-0.24
Turnout 17,02888.20-20.79
Registered electors 19,305

1978 election

1978 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Gerry Wall 8,142 48.12 +0.47
National A H C Perry4,48526.51
Social Credit Estelle Brittain2,17712.86
Values Helen Smith 2,04312.07-1.38
Socialist Unity Ken Douglas 700.41+0.13
Majority3,65721.61+7.61
Turnout 16,91767.41-13.87
Registered electors 25,093

1975 election

1975 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Gerry Wall 7,692 47.55 -12.02
National Ross Doughty5,42733.55+4.71
Values Helen Smith 2,17613.45+6.11
Social Credit Mark Pownall8345.15
Socialist Unity Ken Douglas 460.28-0.19
Majority2,26514.00-16.73
Turnout 16,17581.28-6.08
Registered electors 19,900

1972 election

1972 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Gerry Wall 8,528 59.57 +4.60
National Ross Doughty4,12928.84
Values Helen Smith 1,0517.34
Social Credit Gavin Neville Green4873.40
Socialist Unity Ken Douglas 680.47
New Democratic Edward Donald Prangley520.36
Majority4,39930.73+13.84
Turnout 14,31587.36-2.61
Registered electors 16,385

1969 election

1969 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Gerry Wall 8,927 54.97
National Paul William Mitchell6,18338.07
Social Credit John Vincent8915.48
Communist Ken Stanton2361.45
Majority2,74416.89+4.20
Turnout 16,23789.97+4.11
Registered electors 18,046

1966 election

1966 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Henry May 7,807 51.42 -6.88
National Rick Stevenson5,87938.72
Social Credit R O Blackwell1,3358.79
Communist John Andrew Manson1611.06
Majority1,92812.69-9.95
Turnout 15,18285.86-4.84
Registered electors 17,682

1963 election

1963 general election: Porirua [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Henry May 8,096 58.00
National Joseph W. Miller4,93535.35
Social Credit Daniel Trevor Hart7675.49
Communist Thomas Sidney Heptinstall1591.13
Majority3,16122.64
Turnout 13,95790.70
Registered electors 15,387

Notes

  1. 1 2 Wilson 1985, p. 270.
  2. Wilson 1985, p. 185.
  3. Wilson 1985, p. 219.
  4. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. p. 87.
  5. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990.
  6. 1 2 Norton 1988, p. 322.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Norton 1988, p. 321.

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