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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 centresEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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 ParliamentEdit

Key

 Labour    National  

Election Winner
1969 election Henry May
1972 election
1975 election Brian 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 resultsEdit

1993 electionEdit

1993 general election: Western Hutt[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Joy McLauchlan 9,043 43.8 -1.7
Labour Vern Walsh 7,501 36.3
Alliance David Steele 2,688 13.0
NZ First Maraea Ropata 742 3.6
Christian Heritage Don France 443 2.1
McGillicuddy Serious Alastair McGlinchy 192 0.9
Majority 1,542 7.4 +3.6
Turnout 20,609

1990 electionEdit

1990 general election: Western Hutt[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Joy McLauchlan 9,167 45.5 +7.0
Labour John Terris 8,467 42.0 -14.7
Green Kari Haydon 1,372 6.8
NewLabour J Olsen 668 3.3
Democrats Errol Baird 162 0.8 -3.2
McGillicuddy Serious J A L Speak 132 0.6
Social Credit M N Brooke 94 0.4
Independent B Pillow 54 0.2
People's Party L Hannah 15 0.1
Majority 700 3.4
Turnout 20,131

1987 electionEdit

1987 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Terris 11,074 56.7 +5.8
National Joy McLauchlan 7,526 38.5
Democrats Errol Baird 783 4.0
McGillicuddy Serious Steven Heath 153 0.8
Majority 3,548 18.2 -2.8
Turnout 22,026 91.2 -5.1

1984 electionEdit

1984 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Terris 10,555 50.9 +2.5
National John Tanner 6,207 29.9
NZ Party Philip Hale 3,557 17.2
Social Credit David Coad 407 2.0
Majority 4,348 21.0 -13.8
Turnout 22,050 96.3 +5.7

1981 electionEdit

1981 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Terris 9,441 48.4 +3.7
National John Tanner 8,021 41.2
Social Credit Ivan Woolloff 1,926 9.9
Independent Donald McPherson 69 0.4
National Front Bas Zandbergen 30 0.1
Majority 1,420 7.2 +6.3
Turnout 21,599 90.6 +24.1

1978 electionEdit

1978 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Terris 8,268 44.7
National Brian Lambert 8,200 43.8 -0.1
Social Credit Kenneth Albert Demicol 1,645 8.8
Values Neville McPherson 348 1.8
Marijuana Party Vassos Nicholas Lysander Gavriel 139 0.7
Tory Philip James Tree 32 0.2
Majority 168 0.9
Turnout 28,581 66.5 -17.3

1975 electionEdit

1975 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Brian Lambert 8,334 43.9
Labour Henry May 8,225 43.4 -9.6
Values Merv Robertson 1,216 6.4
Social Credit John Charles Tibbles 1,194 6.3
Majority 168 0.9
Turnout 22,706 83.8 -6.7

1972 electionEdit

1972 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry May 8,476 53.0 +1.3
National Julian Watts 6,084 38.0
Social Credit Kenneth George Joseph Lattimer 687 4.3
Values A A King 664 4.2
New Democratic J P Fitzgibbon 87 0.5
Majority 2,392 15.0 +6.4
Turnout 17,738 90.5 +2.5

1969 electionEdit

1969 general election: Western Hutt[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry May 8,578 51.7
National Egan Edward Ogier 7,157 43.1
Social Credit Michael Kalaugher 861 5.2
Majority 1,421 8.6
Turnout 19,014 88.0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 108, 111, 112.
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c d e f g Norton 1988, pp. 390.

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.
  • 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.