Napier (New Zealand electorate)


Napier (New Zealand electorate)
Boundaries of Napier Electorate for 2008 and 2011 elections

Napier is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Napier is Chris Tremain, of the National Party.[1] He has held this position since 2005. Labour List MP Stuart Nash will contest the seat in the 2011 election.

The electorate was created in 1861. It was a two-member electorate from 1876 to 1881.[2]

Contents

Population centres

The electorate includes the following population centres:


History

The electorate was created in 1861, and preceded by the Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay electorate from 1853 to 1860 and then briefly the Hawke or County of Hawke electorate in 1860.

Members of Parliament for Napier

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at a general election.[2]

1861 to 1875

From 1861 to 1875, Napier was a single-member electorate.

Election Winner
1861 Henry Powning Stark
1861 by-election William Colenso
1866 Donald McLean
1871

1876 to 1881

From 1876 to 1881, Napier was a two-member electorate. McLean continued his representation of the electorate.

Election Winners
1876 Donald McLean William Russell
1877 by-election Fred Sutton
1879

1881 to present

Since 1881, the electorate has been a single-member electorate again.

Name Party Elected Left Office Reason
John Buchanan Independent 1881 1884 retired
John Davies Ormond Independent 1884 1890 retired
George Henry Swan Independent 1890 1893 defeated
Samuel Carnell Liberal 1893 1896 defeated
Robert McLean Independent 1896 1899 defeated
Alfred Fraser Liberal 1899, 1902, 1905 1908 defeated
Vigor Brown Liberal 1908, 1911, 1914, 1919 1922 retired
Lewis McIlvride Labour 1922 1925 defeated
John Mason Reform 1925 1928 defeated
Bill Barnard Labour 1928, 1931, 1935, 1938 1943 Stood as Independent in 1943; defeated
Arthur Ernest Armstrong Labour 1943, 1946, 1949 1951 defeated
Peter Tait National 1951 1954 defeated
Jim Edwards Labour 1954, 1957, 1960, 1963 1966 Resigned from Labour; retired
Gordon Christie Labour 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978 1981 retired
Geoff Braybrooke Labour 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999 2002 retired
Russell Fairbrother Labour 2002 2005 defeated
Chris Tremain National 2005, 2008 incumbent

List MPs from Napier

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Napier electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Name Party First Elected Left Office Contested Napier
Anne Tolley National 1999 Current MP1 1999
Russell Fairbrother Labour 2002 2008 2002 (won), 2005 (lose), 2008 (lose)
Stuart Nash Labour 2008 Current MP 2011

1 Tolley was elected MP for East Coast at the 2005 election

Election results

2008 election

General Election 2008: Napier[3]

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 Chris Tremain 20,898 59.70 +8.73 16,772 47.26 +4.94
Labour Russell Fairbrother 11,880 33.94 -6.83 12,621 35.57 -5.43
Green Brett Stansfield 1,801 5.14 +1.20 1,969 5.55 +0.32
ACT John Ormond 428 1.22 - 1,296 3.65 +2.56
NZ First - 1,314 3.70 -1.88
Māori - 272 0.77 +0.35
Progressive - 269 0.76 -0.13
United Future - 213 0.60 -1.85
Kiwi - 212 0.60 -
Bill and Ben - 207 0.58 -
Legalise Cannabis - 132 0.37 +0.15
Family Party - 67 0.19 -
Alliance - 47 0.13 +0.05
Pacific - 43 0.12 -
Workers Party - 18 0.05 -
Libertarianz - 14 0.04 +0.01
Democrats - 8 0.02 -0.02
RAM - 7 0.02 -
RONZ - 5 0.01 +0.00
Informal votes 358 169
Total Valid votes 35,007 35,486
National hold Majority 9,018 25.76 +15.57

2005 election

Beige denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Pink denotes a candidate elected to Parliament from their party list.[4]

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
National Green tickY Chris Tremain 17955 50.53 15086 42.17
Labour Red XN Russell Fairbrother 14364 40.42 14615 40.85
Green Terry Creighton 1391 3.91 1864 5.21
NZ First James Mist 855 2.40 1989 5.56
United Graham Turner 473 1.3 872 2.44
ACT - - - 390 1.09
Progressive - - - 316 0.88
Destiny - - - 193 0.54
Māori Party - - - 150 0.42
Legalise Cannabis - - - 80 0.22
Christian Heritage - - - 44 0.12
Alliance - - - 29 0.08
Democrats - - - 16 0.04
Direct Democracy - - - 11 0.03
Libertarianz - - - 11 0.03
One NZ - - - 11 0.03
99 MP - - - 8 0.02
Family Rights PP - - - 6 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 5 0.01
informal votes 305 129
total valid votes 35,536 35,777
National gain from Labour Majority 3,591

References

  1. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Chris Tremain MP
  2. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 161. 
  3. ^ "Official Count Results -- Napier". Chief Electoral Office. http://2008.electionresults.org.nz/electionresults_2008/electorate-29.html. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Official Count Results -- Napier". Chief Electoral Office. http://2008.electionresults.org.nz/electionresults_2005/electorate-29.html. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 

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