- Taranaki-King Country
Taranaki-King Country is a
New ZealandParliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New ZealandHouse of Representatives. The current MP for Taranaki-King Country is Shane Ardernof the National Party. [ [http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/MPP/MPs/MPs/1/8/9/48MP18941-Ardern-Shane.htm New Zealand Parliament - Shane Ardern MP] ] He has held this position since a byelection in 1998.
Taranaki-King Country stretches down the western coast of the North Island, starting at the outskirts of Hamilton, through to the
King Countrytowns of Te Awamutu, Otorohangaand Te Kuiti, and ending in the northern Taranakiregion, to take in the northern section of the New Plymouthurban area and all of Stratford District. From 2008, it will also include the town of Raglan.
The seat was created ahead of the introduction of
Mixed Member Proportionalvoting in 1996 from most of the old King Country seat with parts of Taranaki, Waitotara in the south and Waipa in the area around Hamilton. All these seats were safe National seats covering rural areas traditionally loyal to the National Party, the new seat remained faithful to old allegiances in the face of a large swing to New Zealand Firstin the central North Island at the 1996 election. The first MP for Taranaki King-Country was the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jim Bolger.
Having been ousted from the leadership of his party, Bolger accepted the role of Ambassador to the United States in the middle of 1998, and triggered a byelection in the seat. Despite a large swing to ACT Party candidate
Owen Jennings, Bolger's chosen successor Shane Ardernwon a narrow victory on a heavily reduced tournout. Since the 1998 byelection, Taranaki-King Country has reverted to form, giving Ardern two out of every three votes cast in 2005.
Members of Parliament for Taranaki-King Country
Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.
sourced from [http://2005.electionresults.govt.nz/electorate-50.html electionresults.govt.nz]
* [http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/D92F0AA7-5B97-4342-9102-2EF01481559A/198/TaranakiKing_Country1.pdf Electorate Profile] "Parliamentary Library"
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