Takanini, originally proposed to be called Flat Bush, is an electorate to the New Zealand House of Representatives. It is located in South Auckland and was first created for the 2020 New Zealand general election. Neru Leavasa is the sitting Member of Parliament.
The electorate is located in the far south of Auckland, on the edge of the city's built-up area. It stretches from Wattle Downs in its southwest to Mission Heights in the north.It was created out of eastern parts of Manurewa around Goodwood Heights and Greenmeadows, a small part of northeastern Hunua around Mission Heights, and a northern section of Papakura around Takanini and Wattle Downs. This was due to rapid population growth in the area caused mainly by the outward expansion of Auckland.
South Auckland has traditionally been a stronghold for the Labour Party. Takanini, however, is considered to be a marginal seat between Labour and National, as it takes in both Labour-leaning areas and National-leaning areas.Initially, the electorate's name was proposed as Flat Bush, but after a public consultation period, the name was changed.
|2020 election||Neru Leavasa|
As of 2020 no candidates who have contested the Takanini electorate have been returned as list MPs. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs' terms began and ended at general elections.
|2020 general election: Takanini|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|New Conservative||Elliot Ikilei||939||2.59||618||1.68|
|Vision NZ||George Ngatai||361||0.99||183||0.49|
|Advance NZ||Mit Kagathra||215||0.59||223||0.60|
|Total Valid votes||36,183||36,723|
|Labour win new seat||Majority||7,724|
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