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.
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. 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. These changes came into effect with the 1987 election.
The electorate was in the western suburbs of Auckland, and initially included the population centres of Titirangi and Laingholm. Most of the electorate's area had come from the Waitakere electorate, but some areas came from Te Atatu and New Lynn. Later, the Titirangi electorate moved further east and took in the suburb of New Lynn.
Ralph Maxwell of the Labour Party was the electorate's first representative; he had since 1978 represented the Waitakere electorate. 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. In the 1993 election, Labour's Suzanne Sinclair beat the incumbent. The electorate existed until 1996, when it was replaced by the reconstituted Waitakere. Hasler defeated Sinclair in Waitakere in the 1996 election.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|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)|
|1999 election||Marie Hasler|
|1999 general election: Titirangi|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|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|
|Natural Law||Kay Elizabeth Morgan||44||0.15||26||0.08|
|People's Choice Party||5||0.02|
|Total Valid votes||29,410||29,677|
|Labour win new seat||Majority||5,800||19.72|
|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|
|McGillicuddy Serious||Stephen Leslie Cohen Bussey||159||0.86|
|Democrats||Colin Richard Burgering||1,152||6.47|
- McRobie 1989, pp. 127f.
- McRobie 1989, pp. 123–128.
- McRobie 1989, p. 127.
- McRobie 1989, pp. 123, 127.
- "Obituaries — Hon Ralph Kerr Maxwell MBE". New Zealand House of Representatives. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- Forbes, Stephen (30 March 2012). "Man of Integrety and Vision". Western Leader. p. 3.
- Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
- "Waitakere 55" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Titirangi 52". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Official Count Results (1999) – Electoral Votes for registered parties by electorate". NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
- "Official Count Results (1999) – Candidate Vote Details". NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
- Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
- Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990.
- Norton 1988, pp. 364.
- 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.