2008 Election Results – Overall Changes

Party

Party Vote Change %

2008 Party Vote %

2005 Party Vote %

National

5.83%

44.93%

39.10%

Labour

-7.11%

33.99%

41.10%

Greens

1.42%

6.72%

5.30%

ACT

2.14%

3.65%

1.51%

Maori

0.27%

2.39%

2.12%

Progressive

-0.25%

0.91%

1.16%

United Future

-1.86%

0.81%

2.67%

SUB-TOTAL

-5.28%

93.40%

98.68%

NZ First

-1.65%

4.07%

5.72%

Others

1.17%

2.48%

1.31%

TOTAL

100.00%

100.00%

Right

7.97%

48.58%

40.61%

Centre

-7.31%

3.26%

10.51%

Left

-5.94%

41.62%

47.56%

R – L

13.91%

6.96%

-6.95%

You can see above that National climbed 5.8% above its 2005 party vote and Labour dropped 7.11%.

Overall the right vote went up 8.0% and the left dropped 5.9%. Also the vote for centre parties that made the threshold dropped 7.3%.

So overall the right vote went from 7.0% behind in 2005 to 7.0% ahead in 2008.

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