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Population centresEdit

The electorate is based on the town of Rangiora and the surrounding rural area, and is north of Christchurch in North Canterbury.

HistoryEdit

The electorate existed from 1963 when it replaced the Hurunui electorate to 1996, when with mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation it was absorbed into the new Waimakariri electorate.

The electorate is semi-rural and was represented by the National Party except for the 1972-1975 period. Derek Quigley was a National MP who was opposed to the interventionist policies of Muldoon's Third National Government. He resigned from Cabinet in 1982, and from Parliament in 1984.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Key  National    Labour  

Election Winner
1963 election Herbert Pickering
1966 election
1969 election
1972 election Kerry Burke
1975 election Derek Quigley
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election Jim Gerard
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election
(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Waimakariri)

Election resultsEdit

1987 electionEdit

1987 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Jim Gerard 11,413 52.8 +10.2
Labour Linda Constable 9,281 42.9 +2.0
Democrats G S Moore 756 3.5 -0.4
NZ Party J S J McCaskey 171 0.8 -11.8
Majority 2,123 9.9
Turnout 92.1
Registered electors 23,743

1984 electionEdit

1984 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Jim Gerard 8,895 42.7 -4.0
Labour B C Tomlinson 8,549 40.9 -1.5
NZ Party W S Gardner 2,631 12.6 +12.6
Social Credit G S Moore 820 3.9 -7.1
Majority 346 1.7
Turnout 95.2
Registered electors 22,257

1981 electionEdit

1981 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Derek Quigley 10,472 46.6 +0.2
Labour Chris Hayward 9,540 42.4 +1.4
Social Credit W F Morgan 2,470 11.0 +0.5
Majority 932 4.2
Turnout 92.6
Registered electors 24,362

1978 electionEdit

1978 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Derek Quigley 9,729 46.4 -3.4
Labour D S McKenzie 8,584 41.0 -2.3
Social Credit Alfred William Barwood 2,195 10.5 +7.5
Values R H Schluter 433 2.1 -1.8
Majority 1,145 5.4
Turnout 77.3
Registered electors 27,181

1975 electionEdit

1975 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Derek Quigley 10,499 49.8 +5.5
Labour Kerry Burke 9,113 43.3 -6.2
Values W Q Green 820 3.9 +2.9
Social Credit J S Fountain 633 3.0 -0.9
Majority 1,386 6.5
Turnout 89.0
Registered electors 23,733

1972 electionEdit

1972 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kerry Burke 8,245 49.5 +6.5
National A E Hartt 7,379 44.3 -5.2
Social Credit J S Fountain 645 3.9 -3.8
Values A C Peters 161 1.0 +1.0
Liberal Reform J S J McCaskey 118 0.7 +0.7
New Democratic L J Gray 55 0.3 +0.3
Union Movement O V Beaumont 49 0.3 +0.3
Majority 1,386 6.5
Turnout 89.0
Registered electors 23,733

1969 electionEdit

1969 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Herbert Pickering 8,428 49.5 +1.6
Labour Paul Piesse 7,285 42.8 +1.1
Social Credit Mrs L L Moore 1,314 7.7 -2.7
Majority 1,143 6.7
Turnout 89.9
Registered electors 19,059

1966 electionEdit

1966 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Herbert Pickering 7,338 47.9 -3.4
Labour Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan 6,381 41.7 +0.1
Social Credit J A Bere 1,598 10.4 +3.3
Majority 957 6.2
Turnout 88.5
Registered electors 17,424

1963 electionEdit

1963 general election: Rangiora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Herbert Pickering 7,556 51.3
Labour Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan 6,131 41.6
Social Credit J Clark 1,040 7.1
Majority 1,425 9.7
Turnout 89.9
Registered electors 16,466

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.

ReferencesEdit

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.