Porirua (New Zealand electorate)

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.

Population centresEdit

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

HistoryEdit

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] Gerard Wall, and Graham Kelly.

Election resultsEdit

Key

 Independent    Labour  

Election Winner
1860 election Alfred Brandon
1866 election
(electorate abolished, 1870–1963)
1963 election Henry May
1966 election
1969 election Gerard 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)

Election resultsEdit

1993 electionEdit

1993 general election: Porirua[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Kelly 9,163 57.46 +15.72
National Lagi Sipeli 2,450 15.36
Alliance Kiwa Mitchell 2,309 14.48
NZ First Rita Magson 1,261 7.90
Christian Heritage Bill O'Donnell 522 3.27
McGillicuddy Serious Grant Prankerd 239 1.49
Majority 6,713 42.10 +24.31
Turnout 15,944 81.38 +0.46
Registered electors 19,592

1990 electionEdit

1990 general election: Porirua[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Kelly 8,102 41.74 -8.72
National Philip Faulkner 4,649 23.95
Green David Green 1,441 7.42
NewLabour L Harley 1,193 6.14
McGillicuddy Serious Grant Prankerd 183 0.94
Democrats Ron England 115 0.59 -3.24
Communist League Carmen Bain 23 0.11
Majority 3,453 17.79 -4.44
Turnout 15,706 80.92 -1.66
Registered electors 19,407

1987 electionEdit

1987 general election: Porirua[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Kelly 8,015 50.46
National A L Gadsby 4,484 28.23 +3.83
Independent Labour M D Duncan 2,004 12.61
Democrats Ron England 609 3.83
Independent Labour M Keleklio 390 2.45
Mana Motuhake Mark Metekingi 225 1.41 +0.72
Socialist Action P R Bradley 154 0.96
Majority 3,531 22.23
Turnout 15,881 82.58 -7.47
Registered electors 19,229

1984 electionEdit

1984 general election: Porirua[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Wall 9,801 54.56 +7.79
National A L Gadsby 4,383 24.40
NZ Party Alison Murrie 2,700 15.03
Social Credit H W Underwood 863 4.80
Mana Motuhake Mark Metekingi 125 0.69 +0.20
Socialist Action Ken Stanton 90 0.50
Majority 5,418 30.16 +8.79
Turnout 17,962 90.05 +1.85
Registered electors 19,945

1981 electionEdit

1981 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Wall 7,965 46.77 -1.35
Social Credit Estelle Brittain 4,326 25.40
National Asalemo Pesamino 3,465 20.34
Independent Geoff Walpole 1,136 6.67
Independent Mark Metekingi 84 0.49
Socialist Unity P J Van de Ven 52 0.30
Majority 3,639 21.37 -0.24
Turnout 17,028 88.20 -20.79
Registered electors 19,305

1978 electionEdit

1978 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Wall 8,142 48.12 +0.47
National A H C Perry 4,485 26.51
Social Credit Estelle Brittain 2,177 12.86
Values Helen Smith 2,043 12.07 -1.38
Socialist Unity Ken Douglas 70 0.41 +0.13
Majority 3,657 21.61 +7.61
Turnout 16,917 67.41 -13.87
Registered electors 25,093

1975 electionEdit

1975 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Wall 7,692 47.55 -12.02
National Ross Doughty 5,427 33.55 +4.71
Values Helen Smith 2,176 13.45 +6.11
Social Credit M Pownall 834 5.15
Socialist Unity Ken Douglas 46 0.28 -0.19
Majority 2,265 14.00 -16.73
Turnout 16,175 81.28 -6.08
Registered electors 19,900

1972 electionEdit

1972 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Wall 8,528 59.57 +4.60
National Ross Doughty 4,129 28.84
Values Helen Smith 1,051 7.34
Social Credit Gavin Neville Green 487 3.40
Socialist Unity Ken Douglas 68 0.47
New Democratic Edward Donald Prangley 52 0.36
Majority 4,399 30.73 +13.84
Turnout 14,315 87.36 -2.61
Registered electors 16,385

1969 electionEdit

1969 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Wall 8,927 54.97
National Paul William Mitchell 6,183 38.07
Social Credit John Vincent 891 5.48
Communist Ken Stanton 236 1.45
Majority 2,744 16.89 +4.20
Turnout 16,237 89.97 +4.11
Registered electors 18,046

1966 electionEdit

1966 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry May 7,807 51.42 -6.88
National C R B Stevenson 5,879 38.72
Social Credit R O Blackwell 1,335 8.79
Communist John Andrew Manson 161 1.06
Majority 1,928 12.69 -9.95
Turnout 15,182 85.86 -4.84
Registered electors 17,682

1963 electionEdit

1963 general election: Porirua[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry May 8,096 58.00
National Joseph Walter Miller 4,935 35.35
Social Credit Daniel Trevor Hart 767 5.49
Communist Thomas Sidney Heptinstall 159 1.13
Majority 3,161 22.64
Turnout 13,957 90.70
Registered electors 15,387

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b Norton 1988, p. 322.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Norton 1988, p. 321.

ReferencesEdit

  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  • Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8.