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.
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.
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.
Members of Parliament
|2020 election||Jenny Salesa|
As of 2020 no candidates who have contested the Panmure-Ōtāhuhu electorate have been returned as list MPs.
|2020 general election: Panmure-Ōtāhuhu|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|National||Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi||4,192||13.50||3,970||12.55|
|New Conservative||Ted Johnston||648||2.08||383||1.21|
|Advance NZ||Bryn Jones||324||1.04||259||0.81|
|Communist League||Patrick Brown||81||0.26|
|Total Valid votes||31,042||31,615|
|Labour win new seat||Majority||18,626||60.00|
- "Map of electorates for the 2020 and 2023 electorates". 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
- Whyte, Anna (17 April 2020). "New electorate revealed, as raft of boundary changes announced prior to election 2020". TVNZ. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
- "Report of the Representation Commission 2020" (PDF). 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
- "Panmure-Ōtāhuhu - Preliminary Count". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "Official Count Results – Panmure-Ōtāhuhu". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 November 2020.