The table below lists in order what percentage of people who gave the Greens their party vote, gave their electorate vote to the National candidate.
It is worth noting that not all electorates are equal. Where a seat had a Green MP as a candidate, few Green voters voted for the National candidate. Also in seats where Labour were trying to win the seat, many Greens voted tactically for the Labour candidate.
|% of Gre PV voting Nat EV||Nat|
|Bay of Plenty||33.5%|
|East Coast Bays||18.2%|
|West Coast Tasman||4.1%|
Epsom at the top is again no surprise, and represents tactical voting. It is interesting that more Green voters tactically voted than Labour voters. In hindsight standing Parker in Epsom was a mistake.
In seven other seats, the National candidate got more than 25% of Green voters.
The seat where the National candidate did best with Green voters, but did not win the seat was (excepting Epsom) Manurewa with 15.4%.
The seat where the National candidate got elected but got the fewest Green votes was Coromandel with 7.8%. Green MP Catherine Delahunty stood there.
The overall bottom seat for Greens voting for the National candidate was Rongotai where Russel Norman stood.Tags: Election 2011, split voting