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Titirangi (New Zealand electorate)

Titirangi is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate. It existed from 1987 to 2002, with a break from 1996 to 1999. It was represented by four members of parliament, with three of them from Labour and one from National.

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Population centresEdit

The 1987 electoral redistribution took the continued population growth in the North Island into account, and two additional general electorates were created, bringing the total number of electorates to 97. In the South Island, the shift of population to Christchurch had continued.[1] Overall, three electorates were newly created (including Titirangi), three electorates were recreated, and four electorates were abolished. All of those electorates were in the North Island. Changes in the South Island were restricted to boundary changes.[2] These changes came into effect with the 1987 election.[3]

The electorate was in the western suburbs of Auckland, and initially included the population centres of Titirangi and Laingholm.[3] Most of the electorate's area had come from the Waitakere electorate, but some areas came from Te Atatu and New Lynn.[4] Later, the Titirangi electorate moved further east and took in the suburb of New Lynn.

HistoryEdit

Ralph Maxwell of the Labour Party was the electorate's first representative; he had since 1978 represented the Waitakere electorate.[5] In the 1990 election, Maxwell was defeated by National's Marie Hasler, one of a number of losses contributing to the fall of the Fourth Labour Government.[6] In the 1993 election, Labour's Suzanne Sinclair beat the incumbent.[7] The electorate existed until 1996, when it was replaced by the reconstituted Waitakere. Hasler defeated Sinclair in Waitakere in the 1996 election.[8]

For the 1999 election, the Titirangi electorate was recreated from parts of Waitakere and New Lynn. Hasler was defeated by Labour's David Cunliffe.[9] In 2002, the Titirangi electorate was abolished.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Key

 Labour    National  

Election Winner
1987 election Ralph Maxwell
1990 election Marie Hasler
1993 election Suzanne Sinclair
(Electorate abolished 1996–1999, see Waitakere)
1999 election David Cunliffe
(Electorate abolished in 2002; see New Lynn)

List MPsEdit

Election Winner
1999 election Marie Hasler

Election resultsEdit

1999 electionEdit

1999 general election: Titirangi[10][11]
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  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour David Cunliffe 14,932 50.77 13,401 45.15
National Marie Hasler 9,132 31.05 7,502 25.27
Green Stephen Abel 1,576 5.36 1,845 6.21
Alliance Evana Belich 1449 4.93 2,394 8.06
ACT Barbara Steinijans 745 2.53 2,126 7.16
NZ First Dawn Mullins 539 1.83 835 2.81
Christian Heritage Grant Peck 511 1.74 643 2.16
Mauri Pacific Peta Si'ulepa 226 0.77 38 0.12
Future NZ Anne Drake 207 0.70 259 0.87
Republican Graham Gilfillan 49 0.17 17 0.05
Natural Law Kay Elizabeth Morgan 44 0.15 26 0.08
Legalise Cannabis   282 0.95
United NZ   123 0.41
Libertarianz   85 0.28
Animals First   43 0.14
McGillicuddy Serious   29 0.09
NMP   11 0.03
One NZ   7 0.02
People's Choice Party 5 0.02
Mana Māori   3 0.01
South Island   2 0.01
Freedom Movement 1 0.01
Informal votes 473 206
Total Valid votes 29,410 29,677
Labour win new seat Majority 5,800 19.72

1993 electionEdit

1993 general election: Titirangi[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Suzanne Sinclair 6,410 34.06
National Marie Hasler 6,070 32.26 -6.07
Alliance Tony Hartnett 4,464 23.72 +10.46
NZ First Michael Loza 1,182 6.28
Christian Heritage Sandra Beckon 367 1.95
McGillicuddy Serious Val Smith 146 0.77
Natural Law Alison Thomas 68 0.36
Workers Rights Judy Haldane 66 0.35
Independent Colin Richard Burgering 42 0.22
Majority 340 1.80
Turnout 18,815 84.91 +2.89
Registered electors 22,157

1990 electionEdit

1990 general election: Titirangi[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Marie Hasler 7,082 38.33
Labour Ralph Maxwell 7,018 37.99 -20.36
Green Tony Hartnett 2,450 13.26
NewLabour Moira Lawler 1,418 7.67
Democrats Judith Judd 346 1.87
McGillicuddy Serious Stephen Leslie Cohen Bussey 159 0.86
Majority 64 0.34
Turnout 18,473 82.02 -1.63
Registered electors 22,521

1987 electionEdit

1987 general election: Titirangi[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Maxwell 10,379 58.35
National John McIntosh 6,255 35.16
Democrats Colin Richard Burgering 1,152 6.47
Majority 3,954 22.23
Turnout 17,786 83.65
Registered electors 21,261

NotesEdit

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 127f.
  2. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 123–128.
  3. ^ a b McRobie 1989, p. 127.
  4. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 123, 127.
  5. ^ "Obituaries — Hon Ralph Kerr Maxwell MBE". New Zealand House of Representatives. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  6. ^ Forbes, Stephen (30 March 2012). "Man of Integrety and Vision". Western Leader. p. 3.
  7. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
  8. ^ "Waitakere 55" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Titirangi 52". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Official Count Results (1999) – Electoral Votes for registered parties by electorate". NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Count Results (1999) – Candidate Vote Details". NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  12. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
  13. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990.
  14. ^ Norton 1988, pp. 364.

ReferencesEdit

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.
  • 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.