2008 Election Results – Overall Changes

November 23rd, 2008 at 6:06 pm by David Farrar

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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4 Responses to “2008 Election Results – Overall Changes”

  1. Turpin (342 comments) says:

    Greens didn’t do that well but got a ton of seats

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  2. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,811 comments) says:

    So ACT had the biggest percentage increase in votes, more than doubling there vote from 2005. An encouraging result that should be built on in 2011.

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  3. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    The greens prey on the feel good nature of mobile youngsters offshore for their OE. Idiots.

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  4. s.russell (1,563 comments) says:

    Greens didn’t do that well but got a ton of seats.

    They kindof got rounded up. So did National. As DPF has pointed out, they only kept the 58th seat by a 40-vote margin.

    The St Lague formula which allocates the seats ensure that the ratio of votes to seats is as equal as possible for all parties. If you calculate this you will see that this is so.

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