Western Hutt

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Western Hutt electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996. Western Hutt electorate, 1993.png
Western Hutt electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996.

Western Hutt was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate from 1969 to 1996.

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Population centres

Through an amendment in the Electoral Act in 1965, the number of electorates in the South Island was fixed at 25, an increase of one since the 1962 electoral redistribution. [1] It was accepted that through the more rapid population growth in the North Island, the number of its electorates would continue to increase, and to keep proportionality, three new electorates were allowed for in the 1967 electoral redistribution for the next election. [2] In the North Island, five electorates were newly created (including Western Hutt) and one electorate was reconstituted while three electorates were abolished. [3] In the South Island, three electorates were newly created and one electorate was reconstituted while three electorates were abolished. [4] The overall effect of the required changes was highly disruptive to existing electorates, with all but three electorates having their boundaries altered. [5] These changes came into effect with the 1969 election. [2]

The main population centre in the electorate was the city of Lower Hutt in the Hutt Valley.

History

The electorate partly replaced the Hutt seat, which had been held by Trevor Young (who went to the Eastern Hutt seat), and Western Hutt was won in 1978 by John Terris for the Labour Party.

In the 1990 election the seat was won by Joy McLauchlan of the National Party; one of several seats won by National at the 1990 general election. McLauchlan was re-elected in 1993.

In 1996 the seat was replaced by the Hutt South seat, which was won by Trevor Mallard of the Labour Party.

Members of Parliament

Key

  Labour     National   

ElectionWinner
1969 election Henry May
1972 election
1975 election Bill Lambert
1978 election John Terris
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election Joy McLauchlan
1993 election
(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Hutt South and Ohariu-Belmont)

Election results

1993 election

1993 general election: Western Hutt [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Joy McLauchlan 9,043 43.87 -1.66
Labour Vern Walsh7,50136.39
Alliance David Steele2,68813.04
NZ First Maraea Ropata7423.60
Christian Heritage Don France4432.14
McGillicuddy Serious Alastair McGlinchy1920.93
Majority1,5427.48+0.48
Turnout 20,60986.43+0.45
Registered electors 23,843

1990 election

1990 general election: Western Hutt [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Joy McLauchlan 9,167 45.53 +7.01
Labour John Terris 8,46742.05-14.63
Green Kari Haydon1,3726.81
NewLabour J Olsen6683.31
Democrats Errol Baird1620.80-3.20
McGillicuddy Serious J A L Speak1320.65
Social Credit M N Brooke940.46
Independent B Pillow540.26
People's PartyL Hannah150.07
Majority7003.47
Turnout 20,13185.98-2.71
Registered electors 23,411

1987 election

1987 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Terris 11,074 56.68 +5.76
National Joy McLauchlan 7,52638.52
Democrats Errol Baird7834.00
McGillicuddy Serious Steven Heath1530.78
Majority3,54818.16-2.81
Turnout 19,53688.69-5.30
Registered electors 22,026

1984 election

1984 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Terris 10,555 50.92 +2.48
National John Tanner6,20729.94-11.22
NZ Party Philip Hale3,55717.16
Social Credit David Coad4071.96
Majority4,34820.97+13.69
Turnout 20,72693.99+3.77
Registered electors 22,050

1981 election

1981 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Terris 9,441 48.44 +3.77
National John Tanner8,02141.16
Social Credit Ivan Woolloff1,9269.88
Independent Donald McPherson690.35
National Front Bas Zandbergen300.15
Majority1,4207.28+6.39
Turnout 19,48790.22+24.68
Registered electors 21,599

1978 election

1978 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Terris 8,368 44.67
National Bill Lambert 8,20043.77-0.16
Social Credit Kenneth Albert Demicol1,6458.78
Values Neville McPherson3481.85
Marijuana Party Vassos Nicholas Lysander Gavriel1390.74
Tory Philip James Tree320.17
Majority1680.89
Turnout 18,73265.54-1.80
Registered electors 28,581

1975 election

1975 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Bill Lambert 8,334 43.93
Labour Henry May 8,22543.36-9.62
Values Merv Robertson1,2166.41
Social Credit John Charles Tibbles1,1946.29
Majority1680.88
Turnout 18,96983.54-6.65
Registered electors 22,706

1972 election

1972 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Henry May 8,476 52.98 +1.30
National Julian Watts6,08438.02
Social Credit Ken Lattimer6874.29
Values A A King6644.15
New Democratic J P Fitzgibbon870.54
Majority2,39214.95+6.39
Turnout 15,99890.19+2.91
Registered electors 17,738

1969 election

1969 general election: Western Hutt [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Henry May 8,578 51.68
National Egan Ogier7,15743.12
Social Credit Michael Kalaugher8615.18
Majority1,4218.56
Turnout 16,59687.28
Registered electors 19,014

Notes

  1. McRobie 1989, pp. 108, 111, 112.
  2. 1 2 McRobie 1989, p. 111.
  3. McRobie 1989, pp. 107, 111.
  4. McRobie 1989, pp. 108, 112.
  5. McRobie 1989, pp. 111f.
  6. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
  7. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Norton 1988, pp. 390.

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