Clutha-Southland


Clutha-Southland
Clutha Southland shown as part of the lower South Island

Clutha-Southland is a parliamentary constituency returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Clutha Southland is Bill English of the National Party. He has held this position since 1996.

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Description

Clutha-Southland was promulgated as one of the original 65 MMP electorates, centered on Southland district and covering an area stretching from Fiordland across the far south of the South Island to the south Otago coast. Its largest population centres are Gore and Balclutha. In 2008, the seat of Otago was abolished and split between the Waitaki and Clutha-Southland electorates, and parts of Central Otago, primarily around Arrowtown, Queenstown and Roxburgh were also transferred to Clutha-Southland.

Clutha-Southland is the successor to the old Wallace, Clutha and Awarua constituencies. Its boundaries have changed at all three redistributions undertaken since its creation, as dwindling populations in both the old Clutha-Southland electorate and in the neighbouring Invercargill electorate have forced both seats northwards to ensure every electorate population stays within certain limits.

Because of its largely rural nature, Clutha-Southland is one of the National Party's safest seats; it has only ever had one MP, that being current deputy Prime Minister, Bill English, who was also the MP for Wallace from 1990-96.

Members of Parliament for Clutha-Southland

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at a general election.

Name Party Elected Left Office Reason
Bill English National 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008 incumbent

Election results

2008 election

General Election 2008: Clutha-Southland[1]

Notes: Green 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.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Green tickY Bill English 22,631 67.87 +1.39 20,235 59.87 +2.73
Labour Don Pryde 7,156 21.46 -1.74 8,091 23.94 -4.76
Green Tim Gow 2,304 6.91 +4.23 1,726 5.11 +2.74
ACT Roly Henderson 590 1.77 +0.18 1,315 3.89 +1.98
Family Party Paul Tankard 515 1.54 - 193 0.57 -
Alliance Marvin Hubbard 149 0.45 - 63 0.19 +0.11
NZ First - 968 2.86 -1.70
Bill and Ben - 259 0.77 -
United Future - 254 0.75 -2.64
Progressive - 226 0.67 -0.09
Māori - 141 0.42 -0.21
Legalise Cannabis - 131 0.39 +0.13
Kiwi - 131 0.39 -
Democrats - 18 0.05 -0.03
Workers Party - 18 0.05 -
Libertarianz - 16 0.05 -0.02
Pacific - 8 0.02 -
RAM - 4 0.01 -
RONZ - 2 0.01 -0.00
Informal votes 354 142
Total Valid votes 33,345 33,799
National hold Majority 15,475 46.41 +3.14

Note: lines coloured beige denote the winner of the electorate vote. Lines coloured pink denote a candidate elected to Parliament from their party's list.

2005 election

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
National Green tickY Bill English 20020 66.70 17334 57.14
Labour David Talbot 6988 23.28 8705 28.70
NZ First Dave Mackie 999 3.33 1386 4.57
Green Robert Guyton 808 2.69 719 2.37
United Joy Leitze 701 2.34 1028 3.39
ACT John Cameron Fraser 479 1.60 579 1.91
IND David Webber 121 0.40 - -
Progressive - - - 230 0.76
Destiny - - - 99 0.33
ALCP - - - 79 0.26
Māori Party - - - 63 0.21
Democrats - - - 26 0.09
Christian Heritage - - - 24 0.08
Alliance - - - 23 0.08
99 MP - - - 13 0.04
Family Rights PP - - - 9 0.03
Libertarianz - - - 7 0.02
One NZ - - - 6 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 3 0.01
Direct Democracy - - - 2 0.01
informal votes 211 150
total valid votes 30116 30335
National hold Majority 13,032

sourced from electionresults.govt.nz

References

  1. ^ Official Count Results -- Clutha-Southland, 2008 General Election. Chief Electoral Office, Wellington. Retrieved 23 September 2010.



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