Tukituki (New Zealand electorate)

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Tukituki electorate boundaries used since the 2008 election

Tukituki is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Named after the Tukituki River which runs through the electorate, it was established for the 1996 general election and has existed since. The MP for Tukituki is Lawrence Yule of the National Party, who has held the position since the 2017 general election.

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Population centres

Tukituki was created ahead of the change to mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting at the 1996 election; it is a merger of the old Hastings seat with Central Hawke's Bay District. Tukituki centres on the southern Hawke's Bay region, with the bulk of the electorate's population coming from the city of Hastings, with other towns drafted in to bring the electorate up to the required population. In 2008, a general northwards tug on boundaries in the Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui and Hawke's Bay regions saw Waipukurau and Waipawa moved into the Wairarapa electorate, in exchange for which Tukituki gained the suburbs and towns around Cape Kidnappers from the Napier electorate. [1] No boundary adjustments were undertaken in the subsequent 2013/14 redistribution. [2]

History

Labour's Rick Barker, [3] who had represented Hastings since 1993 was elected as MP for Tukituki, and re-elected twice before a large provincial swing to the National Party in 2005 cost Barker his seat. [4] This was the third time in over thirty years that a Hastings electorate had elected a National MP – the other two times being National's landslide victories in 1975 and 1990.

National's Craig Foss [5] first contested the Tukituki electorate in the 2002 election, but Barker comfortably held the electorate. [6] Ranked 47th on National's party list, Foss did not enter Parliament. [7]

Foss defeated the incumbent in the 2005 election. [4] He was returned to the 49th Parliament with a greatly increased majority in the 2008 election. [8] His majority increased to nearly 10,000 votes in the 2011 election. [9] In the 2014 election, his majority dropped to 6,490 votes. [10]

On 14 December 2016, Foss announced that he would quit politics at the 2017 general election. [11] The electorate was won at the election by Lawrence Yule, retaining it for the National Party.

Members of Parliament

Key

  Labour     National   

ElectionWinner
1996 election Rick Barker
1999 election
2002 election
2005 election Craig Foss
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election
2017 election Lawrence Yule

List MPs

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Tukituki electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

ElectionWinner
2005 election Rick Barker
2008 election

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Tukituki [12]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Lawrence Yule 18,28019,16649.0
Labour Anna Lorck15,46713,30234.0
NZ First Joe Kairau2,0273,062
Green Christopher John Perley1,9771,993
Conservative Roger Larkins209129
Independent Allister David Tosh82
Democrats Dick Ryan5118
Opportunities  758
Māori  135
ACT  134
Legalise Cannabis  123
Ban 1080  40
United Future  33
People's Party  30
Outdoors  24
Mana  9
Internet  6
Informal votes454128
Total Valid votes38,54739,090
National holdMajority2,813

2014 election

2014 general election: Tukituki [13]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Craig Foss 18,53752.00-6.4218,68051.81-0.79
Labour Anna Lorck12,04733.80+4.508,20522.76-1.38
Green Chris Perley2,1566.05-0.943,0788.54-1.12
Conservative Stephen Jenkinson1,9205.39+2.142,3576.54+2.74
Legalise Cannabis Romana (Marnz) Manning3550.96-0.081500.42-0.16
ACT Duncan Lennox1630.46-0.301440.40-1.06
Democrats Dick Ryan970.27+0.05180.05+0.01
NZ First  2,3577.66+1.81
Internet Mana  2440.68+0.34
Māori  1850.51-0.26
United Future  590.16-0.49
Ban 1080  500.14+0.14
Civilian  120.03+0.03
Focus  50.01+0.01
Independent Coalition  40.01+0.01
Informal votes368135
Total Valid votes35,64336,057
National holdMajority6,49018.20-11.18

2011 election

2011 general election: Tukituki [9]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Craig Foss 19,37858.42+1.2417,93552.60+2.36
Labour Julia Haydon-Carr9,71829.30-5.678,23124.14-8.01
Green Jim MacDonald2,3196.99+1.893,2949.66+3.64
Conservative Stephen Jenkinson1,0783.25+3.251,2963.80+3.80
Legalise Cannabis Romana (Marnz) Manning3521.06+1.061980.58+0.22
ACT Robert Burnside2520.76-0.734981.46-2.89
Democrats Barry Pulford740.22+0.02150.04-0.02
NZ First  1,9955.85+2.68
Māori  2630.77-0.10
United Future  2200.65+0.10
Mana  1170.34+0.34
Libertarianz  190.06+0.03
Alliance  170.05-0.04
Informal votes787225
Total Valid votes33,17134,098
National holdMajority9,66029.12+6.90

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 44,708 [14]

2008 election

2008 general election: Tukituki [8]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Craig Foss 20,10357.1817,90450.24
Labour Rick Barker 12,29234.9611,45732.15
Green Quentin Duthie1,7925.102,1466.02
ACT Duncan Lennox5231.491,5524.35
Progressive Dawn Patchett2700.773090.87
Alliance Thomas O'Neill1040.30320.09
Democrats Barry Pulford730.21220.06
NZ First  1,1293.17
Māori  3100.87
United Future  1960.55
Bill and Ben  1870.52
Kiwi  1350.38
Legalise Cannabis  1270.36
Family Party  630.18
Pacific  370.10
Workers Party  140.04
Libertarianz  100.03
RAM  50.01
RONZ  40.01
Informal votes284134
Total Valid votes35,15735,639
National holdMajority7,81122.22


2005 election

2005 general election: Tukituki [4]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Craig Foss 17,23949.31+17.8316,48746.50
Labour Red x.svgN Rick Barker 14,83742.44-9.4713,35337.66
Green Liz Earth1,1713.351,3733.87
United Future Jocelyn Smith6701.928562.41
Māori Ngahiwi Taumoana5411.552560.72
ACT John Ormond4561.304071.15
Direct Democracy Scott Burch490.14100.03
NZ First  1,8525.22
Progressive  4581.29
Destiny  1830.52
Legalise Cannabis  870.25
Christian Heritage  500.14
Alliance  220.06
99 MP  140.04
Democrats  130.04
One NZ  100.03
Libertarianz  80.02
Family Rights  60.02
RONZ  30.01
Informal votes329135
Total Valid votes34,96335,454
National gain from Labour Majority2,4026.87+27.30

1999 election

Refer to Candidates in the New Zealand general election 1999 by electorate#Tukituki for a list of candidates.

References

  1. Report of the Representation Commission 2007 (PDF). Representation Commission. 14 September 2007. p. 9. ISBN   978-0-477-10414-2 . Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. Report of the Representation Commission 2014 (PDF). Representation Commission. 4 April 2014. p. 9. ISBN   978-0-477-10414-2 . Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. New Zealand Parliament – Rick Barker MP
  4. 1 2 3 "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Chief Electoral Office. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. "Hon Craig Foss". New Zealand Parliament . Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  7. "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  8. 1 2 "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Chief Electoral Office. 22 November 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  9. 1 2 "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Electoral Commission. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  10. "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Electoral Commission. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  11. "National MP Craig Foss quits politics". The New Zealand Herald . 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  12. "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Wellington: New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  13. "Official Count Results – Tukituki". Electoral Commission. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  14. "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.