New Lynn (New Zealand electorate)

Map showing extent of electorate for the 2008 and 2011 elections

New Lynn is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate, returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Its current representative is David Cunliffe[1], a member of the Labour Party. He has represented the seat since 2002. Cunliffe was the MP for Titirangi from 1999 to 2002. Titirangi replaced New Lynn in 1999 when population changes in Auckland lead to the creation of Mount Roskill. Three years later, population growth in north Auckland led to the creation of Helensville. The flow-on effect of this was to pull Titirangi eastwards, resulting in the reclamation of its former name.

New Lynn is based in west Auckland, straddling the borders of Auckland and Waitakere cities. It contains the suburbs of Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn and Titirangi, and its borders extend to cover all the beach-side towns on the north coast of Manukau Harbour.

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Members of Parliament for New Lynn

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

Name Party Elected Left Office Reason
Rex Mason Labour 1963 1966 retired
Jonathan Hunt Labour 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996 contested Tamaki instead
Phil Goff Labour 1996 1999 seat abolished
David Cunliffe Labour 2002, 2005, 2008 incumbent

Election results

2008 election

General Election 2008: New Lynn[2]

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 % ±%
Labour Green tickY David Cunliffe 17,331 50.35 - 14,165 40.27
National Tim Groser 13,306 38.66 - 14,105 40.09
Green Kath Dewar 2,200 6.39 - 2,684 7.63
ACT Michael Tasker 1,011 2.94 - 1,306 3.71
United Future Kerryanne Dalgleish 330 0.96 - 296 0.84
Progressive Mohammad Kazemi Yazdi 244 0.71 - 318 0.90
NZ First - 1,253 3.56 -
Māori - 246 0.70 -
Pacific - 226 0.64 -
Bill and Ben - 154 0.44 -
Kiwi - 146 0.42 -
Legalise Cannabis - 121 0.34 -
Family Party - 91 0.26 -
Alliance - 23 0.07 -
Libertarianz - 14 0.04 -
Workers Party - 13 0.04 -
RAM - 8 0.02 -
Democrats - 7 0.02 -
RONZ - 3 0.01 -
Informal votes 451 203
Total Valid votes 34,422 35,179
Labour hold Majority 4,025


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

2005 election

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
Labour Green tickY David Cunliffe 18087 56.12 16208 49.19
National Mita Harris 10009 31.05 10916 33.06
Green Richard Green 1644 5.10 1850 5.60
United Anne Drake 943 2.93 818 2.48
ACT Barbara Steinijans 701 2.07 747 2.26
Destiny Karen Penney 468 1.45 158 0.58
Progressive Seyed Mohammed Kazemi Yazdi 282 0.87 407 1.23
Direct Democracy Gary Burch 98 0.30 98 0.12
NZ First - - - 1580 4.79
Māori Party - - - 128 0.39
Christian Heritage - - - 56 0.17
ALCP - - - 41 0.15
Alliance - - - 21 0.06
Libertarianz - - - 11 0.03
99 MP - - - 7 0.02
One NZ - - - 7 0.02
Family Rights PP - - - 7 0.02
Democrats - - - 5 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 4 0.01
informal votes 549 183
total valid votes 33,232 33,019
Labour hold Majority 8,078

sourced from electionresults.govt.nz

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