Panmure-Ōtāhuhu

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Panmure-Ōtāhuhu is an electorate to the New Zealand House of Representatives. It was first contested at the 2020 election.

Population centres[edit]

The electorate consists of the mid-eastern part of the Manukau Ward, and a long strip of suburbs along the west bank of the Tāmaki River. It is located in south-central Auckland, along the thinnest section of the Auckland isthmus.[1]

History[edit]

It was created in the 2019/20 redistribution. Rapid population growth north of Auckland resulted in a domino effect through Auckland, and Manukau East was moved northward, losing a triangular area around Puhinui to Manurewa and being extended north to Point England. Initially it was proposed to keep the name of Manukau East, but the name of Panmure-Ōtāhuhu was adopted instead after a public consultation period. The new electorate was created out of the bulk of Manukau East and the eastern section of Maungakiekie.[2][3]

Manukau East, Panmure-Otahuhu's predecessor, was, since its creation in 1996, a safe Labour seat, held in 2020 by Jenny Salesa. When Salesa contested the new electorate in the 2020 election she won again based on preliminary results, holding the seat for Labour.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

 Labour  

Election Winner
2020 election Jenny Salesa

As of 2020 no candidates who have contested the Panmure-Ōtāhuhu electorate have been returned as list MPs.

Election results[edit]

2020 election[edit]

2020 general election: Panmure-Ōtāhuhu[5]
Notes:

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

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Jenny Salesa 22,818 73.50 22,929 72.52
National Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi 4,192 13.50 3,970 12.55
Green Mark Simiona 1,366 4.40 1,284 4.06
New Conservative Ted Johnston 648 2.08 383 1.21
Advance NZ Bryn Jones 324 1.04 259 0.81
Outdoors Phillip Bridge 210 0.67 33 0.10
Communist League Patrick Brown 81 0.26
NZ First   772 2.44
ACT   744 2.35
Opportunities   234 0.74
Māori   202 0.63
Legalise Cannabis   136 0.43
Vision NZ   87 0.27
ONE   45 0.14
TEA   37 0.11
Sustainable NZ   9 0.02
Heartland   4 0.01
Social Credit   2 0.01
Informal votes 1,403 485
Total Valid votes 31,042 31,615
Labour win new seat Majority 18,626 60.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of electorates for the 2020 and 2023 electorates". 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ Whyte, Anna (17 April 2020). "New electorate revealed, as raft of boundary changes announced prior to election 2020". TVNZ. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Report of the Representation Commission 2020" (PDF). 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Panmure-Ōtāhuhu - Preliminary Count". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Official Count Results – Panmure-Ōtāhuhu". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 November 2020.