Wairarapa (New Zealand electorate)

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Wairarapa is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate. It was first created in 1858 (with the first election in 1859) and existed until 1881. It was recreated in 1887 and has since existed continuously. In the early years, the electorate was for a time represented by two members. Wairarapa has been held by Alastair Scott since the 2014 election.

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Alastair Oliver Scott is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.

2014 New Zealand general election

The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.

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The initial 24 New Zealand electorates were defined by Governor George Grey in March 1853, based on the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 that had been passed by the British government. The Constitution Act also allowed the House of Representatives to establish new electorates, and this was first done in 1858, when four new electorates were formed by splitting existing electorates. [1] Wairarapa was one of those four electorates, and it was established by splitting the Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay electorate, and incorporating areas that previously did not belong to any electorate. [2] Settlements in the initial area were Featherston, Carterton, Eketahuna, and Pahiatua. [3] For the 1860 election, there were 266 voters registered. [4]

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In the 1887 electoral redistribution, although the Representation Commission was required through the Representation Act 1887 to maintain existing electorates "as far as possible", rapid population growth in the North Island required the transfer of three seats from the South Island to the north. Ten new electorates were created, and one former electorate, Wairarapa, was recreated. [5]

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The electorate boundaries were last adjusted in the 2007 redistribution. [6] No boundary adjustments were undertaken in the subsequent 2013/14 redistribution. [7]

The current electorate includes the following population centres (approximate population in brackets) from the Wairarapa Region, the Tararua District (Part of the Manawatu Wanganui Region) and Part of the Hawke's Bay region :

Wairarapa region in New Zealand

Wairarapa, is a geographical region of New Zealand. It occupies the south-eastern corner of the North Island, east of metropolitan Wellington and south-west of the Hawke's Bay region. It is lightly populated, having several rural service towns, with Masterton being the largest. It is named after its largest lake, Lake Wairarapa.

Tararua District Territorial authority in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

The Tararua District is an area near the south-east corner of New Zealand's North Island that is administered by the Tararua District Council. It has a population of 17,900, and an area of 4,360.56 km². The Tararua District Council was created by the amalgamation of the Dannevirke District Council, Eketahuna County Council, Pahiatua Borough Council, Pahiatua County Council and Woodville District Council in the 1989 local government reforms.

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Masterton Territorial authority in Wellington, New Zealand

Masterton is a large town in the Wellington Region of New Zealand and the seat of the Masterton District. It is the largest town in the Wairarapa, a region separated from Wellington by the Rimutaka ranges. It is 100 kilometres north-east of Wellington, 39.4 kilometres south of Eketahuna, on the Ruamahanga River.

Carterton, New Zealand Minor urban area in Wellington, New Zealand

Carterton is a small town in the Wellington Region of New Zealand and the seat of the Carterton District. It lies in a farming area of the Wairarapa in New Zealand's North Island. It is located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) southwest of Masterton and 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Wellington. The town has a population of 5,320, out of a total district population of 9,340.

Featherston, New Zealand Place in Wellington, New Zealand

Featherston is a town in the South Wairarapa District, in the Wellington Region of New Zealand's North Island. It is at the eastern foothills of Remutaka Range close to the northern shore of Lake Wairarapa, 63 km (39 mi) north-east of central Wellington and 37 km (23 mi) south-west of Masterton.

History

The first election was held on 7 November 1859, and Charles Carter was the first representative until 1865, when he resigned. [8] [8] He was succeeded by Henry Bunny from 1865 to 1881. [9] Since 1871, the electorate had two representatives, [10] and the second one was John Chapman Andrew until he resigned in 1877, succeeded by George Beetham from 1877 to 1881. [11]

From 1881 to 1887 Wairarapa was replaced by two electorates; Wairarapa North and Wairarapa South. From 1887, they were replaced by the Masterton and Wairarapa electorates. [12]

Between 1899 and 1919 the Wairarapa electorate swung between Walter Clarke Buchanan the Conservative then Reform candidate and J. T. Marryat Hornsby the Liberal candidate, changing hands in 1902, 1905, 1908 and 1914. [13] Buchanan's support was in the rural areas, and Hornsby's was in the small towns.

From 1919 to 1928 the electorate was represented by Alexander McLeod for Reform. [14] In 1928 he was defeated by Thomas William McDonald the United (Liberal) candidate, but in 1931 McLeod won the seat back. [15]

Ben Roberts represented the electorate for the Labour Party from the 1935 election until 1946, when he retired. [16] In the 1943 election, Roberts was unsuccessfully challenged by National's James Joseph Maher. [17]

In the 1987 election, Reg Boorman won the initial count by one vote, but Creech later challenged that result on the grounds that Boorman had violated new laws about election spending. Creech also challenged more than 200 votes (on various grounds). The Electoral Court upheld Creech's petition, and Creech won the seat in 1988 with a majority of 34 votes (9994 to 9960). [18]

Creech held the Wairarapa electorate for four parliamentary terms. In December 1997, he became Deputy Leader of the National Party. That gave him number two on the National party list, and he did not contest an electorate in the 1999 election. The National Party stood Paul Henry in the election, but to the general surprise of political commentators, the typically right-leaning electorate was won by Labour's Georgina Beyer with a 3,033 vote majority to become the world's first transsexual member of parliament. [19] At the 2002 election, Beyer was easily re-elected with an increased majority of 6,372 votes. [20] Beyer stood in the 2005 election as a list-only candidate, and the Wairarapa electorate was won by John Hayes of the National Party. [21] Hayes held the electorate for three parliamentary terms and retired at the 2014 election, [21] [22] when he was succeeded by National's Alastair Scott. [23]

Members of Parliament

Key

  Independent     Conservative     Liberal     Reform     United     Labour     National     NZ First   

Single-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1859 election Charles Carter
1860 election
1865 by-election Henry Bunny
1866 election

Multi-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1871 election Henry Bunny John Chapman Andrew
1876 election
1877 by-election George Beetham
1879 election

Single-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1887 election Walter Clarke Buchanan
1890 election
1893 election
1896 election
1899 election J. T. Marryat Hornsby
1902 election Walter Clarke Buchanan
1905 election J. T. Marryat Hornsby
1908 election Walter Clarke Buchanan
1911 election
1914 election J. T. Marryat Hornsby
1919 election Alexander McLeod
1922 election
1925 election
1928 election Thomas McDonald
1931 election Alexander McLeod
1935 election Ben Roberts
1938 election
1943 election
1946 election Garnet Hercules Mackley
1949 election Bert Cooksley
1951 election
1954 election
1957 election
1960 election
1963 election Haddon Donald
1966 election
1969 election Jack Williams
1972 election
1975 election Ben Couch
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election Reg Boorman
1987 election
1988 [note 1] Wyatt Creech
1990 election
1993 election
1996 election
1999 election Georgina Beyer
2002 election
2005 election John Hayes
2008 election
2011 election
2014 election Alastair Scott
2017 election

List MPs

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

ElectionWinner
2002 election Edwin Perry
2014 election Ron Mark
2017 election
Kieran McAnulty
  1. The election of Reg Boorman was overturned by the Electoral Court on 12 July 1988

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Wairarapa [24]
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 Alastair Scott 16,51441.40-2.2019,75048.80-3.51
Labour Kieran McAnulty 13,64234.208.7912,98432.0811.52
NZ First Ron Mark 7,75319.44-3.764,18010.33-0.84
Green John Hart1,6834.220.011,9504.82-3.53
Independent James Harold1640.41
ACT Roger Greenslade1300.330.091620.400.07
Opportunities  8212.03
Māori  2090.52-0.05
Legalise Cannabis  1500.37-0.10
Conservative  860.21-4.11
Ban 1080  810.20-0.18
Outdoors  290.07
United Future  200.05-0.11
People's Party  240.06
Democrats  80.010.00
Mana  80.02-0.42 [lower-alpha 1]
Internet  60.01-0.43 [lower-alpha 2]
Informal votes346134
Total Valid votes39,88640,468
Turnout 40,602
National holdMajority2,8727.20-11.00

2014 election

2014 general election: Wairarapa [25]
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 Alastair Scott 16,22343.60-9.0519,63452.32+0.79
Labour Kieran McAnulty 9,45225.41-6.237,71220.56-2.74
NZ First Ron Mark 8,63023.20+23.204,39311.17+3.35
Green John Hart1,5664.21-4.203,1348.35-1.48
Conservative Brent Reid8162.19-2.161,6224.32+0.57
Māori Ra Smith1810.49+0.492090.57-0.05
ACT Shane Atkinson900.24-0.801240.33-1.00
Legalise Cannabis  1750.47-0.10
Internet Mana  1640.44+0.23
Ban 1080  1420.38+0.38
United Future  590.16-0.52
Civilian  220.06+0.06
Independent Coalition  80.02+0.02
Democrats  70.02-0.02
Focus  40.01+0.01
Informal votes246116
Total Valid votes37,20437,525
National holdMajority6,77118.20-3.19

2011 election

2011 general election: Wairarapa [26]
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 John Hayes 17,88152.65+1.6318.04651.53+2.87
Labour Michael Bott10,74631.64-0.778,16123.30-7.93
Green Sea Rotmann2,8568.41+3.243,4429.83+4.08
Conservative Brent Reid1,4764.35+4.351,3143.75+3.75
Libertarianz Richard McGrath6521.92+0.67940.27+0.10
ACT Shane Atkinson3521.04-0.954671.33-3.19
NZ First  2,7387.82+2.26
United Future  2380.68+0.004
Māori  2180.62-0.10
Legalise Cannabis  2000.57+0.24
Mana  750.21+0.21
Alliance  140.04-0.09
Democrats  140.04+0.02
Informal votes1,116294
Total Valid votes33,96335,021
National holdMajority7,13521.01+2.40

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,425 [27]

2008 election

2008 general election: Wairarapa [28]
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 John Hayes 18,52451.02+8.3117,86048.66+3.54
Labour Denise MacKenzie11,76632.41-1.7111,46431.23-4.83
NZ First Edwin Perry 2,6467.29-9.282,0405.56-3.37
Green Michael Woodcock1,8785.17+1.612,1095.75+1.18
ACT Shane Atkinson7211.99+1.011,6604.52+3.38
Libertarianz Richard McGrath4531.25+1.25610.17+0.13
United Future Graeme Reeves2190.60-0.542480.68-1.33
Alliance Amy Tubman1010.28+0.28470.13+0.04
Bill and Ben  2810.77+0.77
Māori  2660.72+0.21
Progressive  2510.68-0.13
Kiwi  1730.47+0.47
Legalise Cannabis  1220.33+0.10
Family Party  800.22+0.22
Workers Party  140.04+0.04
Pacific  120.03+0.03
Democrats  90.020.00
RAM  50.01+0.01
RONZ  20.01-0.01
Informal votes298131
Total Valid votes36,30836,704
National holdMajority6,75818.61+10.02

2005 election

2005 general election: Wairarapa [29]
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 John Hayes 13,68142.71+19.4314,59945.12+20.39
Labour Denise MacKenzie10,92934.12-9.7711,66936.06-2.16
NZ First Edwin Perry 5,30816.57+11.552,8898.93-2.68
Green Claire Bleakley1,1413.56-0.781,4784.57-1.31
United Future Graeme Reeves 3641.14-0.866512.01-3.58
ACT Graeme Tulloch3140.98-1.043701.14-4.56
Māori Cissie Walker2930.91+0.911650.51+0.51
Progressive  2610.81-0.79
Destiny  820.25+0.25
Legalise Cannabis  760.23-0.34
Christian Heritage  400.12-2.75
Alliance  290.09-0.91
Libertarianz  130.04+0.04
Democrats  80.02+0.02
Family Rights  60.02+0.02
One NZ  60.02-0.08
RONZ  60.02+0.02
99 MP  50.02+0.02
Direct Democracy  40.01+0.01
Informal votes243124
Total Valid votes32,03032,357
National gain from Labour Majority2,7528.59-12.01

2002 election

2002 general election: Wairarapa [30]
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%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Georgina Beyer 13,57243.8911,86738.22
National Ian Buchanan7,20023.287,67824.73
Christian Heritage Merepeka Raukawa-Tait 5,85218.928912.87
NZ First Edwin Perry 1,5525.023,60511.61
Green Sarah Millington8612.781,8275.88
ACT Ian MacFarlane6252.021,7705.70
United Future Frank Owen6172.001,7355.59
Progressive Bill Henderson2230.724981.60
Alliance Gerald Tait1590.513111.00
ORNZ  5251.69
Legalise Cannabis  1780.57
One NZ  320.10
Mana Māori  50.02
NMP  30.01
Informal votes264121
Total Valid votes30,92531,046
Labour holdMajority6,37220.60

1999 election

1999 general election: Wairarapa [31] [32]
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%±%
Labour Georgina Beyer 15,04046.2111,89736.31
National Paul Henry 12,00636.8910,24231.26
Alliance Cathy Casey 2,4517.533,29410.05
NZ First Rob Harris8132.501,4134.31
Green Laurence Boomert7252.231,5064.60
ACT Paul Booth6632.042,3527.18
Christian Heritage Mike Lloyd6021.858982.74
Future NZ John Allen1970.612730.83
Natural Law Ian Douglas470.14290.09
Legalise Cannabis  3781.15
Libertarianz  1850.56
United NZ  1520.46
McGillicuddy Serious  590.18
Animals First  430.13
One NZ  150.16
Republican  90.03
Mauri Pacific  60.01
Mana Māori  40.01
People's Choice Party 30.01
NMP  20.01
South Island  20.01
Informal votes557337
Total Valid votes32,54532,765
Labour gain from National Majority3,0339.32

1931 election

1931 general election: Wairarapa [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Reform Alexander Donald McLeod 4,641 53.55 +6.74
United Thomas William McDonald 4,02546.45-6.74
Majority6167.11+0.74
Informal votes1491.69+0.39
Turnout 8,81583.33-4.91
Registered electors 10,579

1899 election

1899 general election: Wairarapa [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal J. T. Marryat Hornsby 1,974 51.17
Conservative Walter Clarke Buchanan 1,81847.12
Independent Coleman Phillips [35] [36] 661.71
Majority1564.04
Turnout 3,85882.54
Registered electors 4,674

1893 election

1893 general election: Wairarapa [37] [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Walter Clarke Buchanan 1,806 50.89 ±0
Liberal George Augustus Fairbrother [39] 1,11631.45
Liberal Charles Pownall [40] 62717.67
Majority69019.44+3.26
Turnout 3,54981.12+9.41
Registered electors 4,375

1890 election

1890 general election: Wairarapa [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Walter Clarke Buchanan 987 58.09
Liberal Henry Bunny 71241.91
Majority27516.18
Turnout 1,69971.71
Registered electors 2,369

Table footnotes

  1. 2017 Mana Party swing is relative to the votes for Internet-Mana in 2014; it shared a party list with the Internet Party in the 2014 election
  2. 2017 Internet Party swing is relative to the votes for Internet-Mana in 2014; it shared a party list with Mana Party in the 2014 election

Notes

  1. McRobie 1989, p. 29.
  2. McRobie 1989, pp. 28f.
  3. McRobie 1989, p. 32.
  4. McRobie 1989, p. 33.
  5. McRobie 1989, pp. 50–53.
  6. Report of the Representation Commission 2007 (PDF). Representation Commission. 14 September 2007. p. 9. ISBN   978-0-477-10414-2 . Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  7. Report of the Representation Commission 2014 (PDF). Representation Commission. 4 April 2014. p. 9. ISBN   978-0-477-10414-2 . Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  8. 1 2 Wilson 1985, p. 188.
  9. Wilson 1985, p. 187.
  10. Wilson 1985, p. 274.
  11. Wilson 1985, pp. 180, 183.
  12. Wilson 1985, pp. 266–267, 274.
  13. Wilson 1985, pp. 186, 206.
  14. Wilson 1985, p. 217.
  15. Wilson 1985, pp. 214, 217.
  16. Wilson 1985, p. 201.
  17. Gustafson 1986, p. 332.
  18. Tunnah, Helen (16 September 2005). "Winston Peters threatens court bid". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  19. Trevett, Claire (27 July 2014). "Georgina Beyer joins Mana Party". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  20. "Official Count Results – Wairarapa". Electoral Commission. 10 August 2002. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  21. 1 2 "John Hayes". New Zealand Parliament. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  22. Small, Vernon (18 January 2014). "Wairarapa MP Hayes calls time". The Dominion Post . Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  23. "Official Count Results – Wairarapa". Electoral Commission. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  24. "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa (2017)". Electoral Commission. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  25. "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa (2014)". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  26. "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa (2011)". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  27. "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  28. "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa (2008)". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  29. "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa (2005)". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  30. "Official Count Results -- Wairarapa (2002)". Electoral Commission . Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  31. "Official Count Results (1999) – Electoral Votes for registered parties by electorate". NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  32. "Official Count Results (1999) – Candidate Vote Details". NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  33. The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 5. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  34. "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 1. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  35. "The Elections". Ashburton Guardian . XXI (4973). 23 November 1899. p. 1. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  36. Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Ex-Councillors". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand . Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  37. The General Election, 1893. Government Printer. 1894. p. 1. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  38. "The General Election". Otago Daily Times . 28 November 1893. p. 6. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  39. Cyclopedia Company Limited (1897). "Borough Of Carterton". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand . Retrieved 30 November 2013.
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Wigram is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Wigram is Megan Woods of the Labour Party. She took over this position from Jim Anderton, who had held this position from 1996 until 2011.

Wellington Central (New Zealand electorate) Current New Zealand electorate

Wellington Central is an electorate, represented by a Member of Parliament in the New Zealand House of Representatives. Its MP since November 2008 has been Labour Party's Grant Robertson.

Ōhāriu (New Zealand electorate) Current New Zealand electorate

Ōhāriu, previously spelled Ohariu and then Ōhariu, is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate returning one Member of Parliament to the House of Representatives. It first existed from 1978 to 1993, and was recreated for the 2008 election. In 2008, it was the successor to Ohariu-Belmont, first contested at the first mixed-member proportional (MMP) election in 1996. Through its existence Ohariu-Belmont was represented by Peter Dunne, leader of the United Future party. Dunne contested and won the recreated electorate in 2008. He announced on 21 August 2017, he would not be seeking re-election in the 2017 general election.

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is a New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorate. It was formed for the 1999 election and held by Parekura Horomia of the Labour Party until his death in 2013. A by-election to replace him was held on 29 June 2013 and was won by Labour's Meka Whaitiri, who remains the incumbent after the 2014 election.

Papakura (New Zealand electorate) New Zealand electorate

Papakura is an electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives, based in the south Auckland town of Papakura. Historically, the name refers to an electorate that existed between 1978 and 1996, which with the advent of Mixed Member Proportional voting and resulting reduction in the number of constituencies was folded into a new Hunua seat. In 2002 Hunua was modified, pulled northwards and renamed Clevedon.

Hunua (New Zealand electorate) Current New Zealand electorate

The Hunua electorate existed three times for the New Zealand House of Representatives beginning in 1978, based at the south end of the Auckland urban area, and named for the Hunua Ranges. It covered different geographical areas over those periods. The electorate is currently represented by Andrew Bayly of the National Party.

Rangitata (New Zealand electorate)

Rangitata is an electorate in the South Island of New Zealand. It first existed for two parliamentary terms in the late 19th century and was re-established for the 2008 general election. It largely replaced the Aoraki electorate, but included parts of the Rakaia electorate as well. It is held by Andrew Falloon of the National Party. Rangitata is a relatively safe National seat, though not as safe relative to its surrounding neighbours Selwyn and Waitaki due to both Timaru and Temuka being Labour Party strongholds.

Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay is a former parliamentary electorate in the Wellington region of New Zealand, from 1853 to 1859, when it was extended into previously unincorporated territories, split in two and replaced by County of Hawke with its southern portion being the newly created Wairarapa electorate. It is the first general electorate to have been abolished in New Zealand.

The 10th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand. Elections for this term were held in 4 Māori electorates and 91 European electorates on 7 and 26 September 1887, respectively. A total of 95 MPs were elected. Parliament was prorogued in October 1890. During the term of this Parliament, two Ministries were in power.

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