Greens pick up a seat from National on specials

As in the last election (and maybe 2008), the Greens have picked up a seat on specials, at the expense of National. This means Maureen Pugh drops off and Steffan Browing is back in.

National no longer has a majority, with 60 seats. This gives ACT and/or United Future the balance of power. Basically National will need one vote off another party to pass laws. This may give ACT some greater leverage.

2014final

This shows the votes and percentages for the final results, the provisional results, the specials and a comparison to 2011. National and NZ First did less well on specials, and Labour and Greens relatively better.

2014change

National got 72,865 more votes than in 2011, lifting its vote for the fourth election in a row. However the vote percentage was down slightly by 0.28%.

Labour lost 10,403 votes. Greens gained 9,984 but their vote share decreased.  Almost 100,000 more people voted for NZ First and the Conservatives. Mana’s $4.5 million gained them 9,927 extra votes so that is around $450 a vote.

The seats with majorities below 500 are:

  1. Auckland Central 600
  2. Hutt South 709
  3. Ohariu 710
  4. Te Tai Tokerau 739
  5. Tamaki Makaurau 1,462
  6. Te Tai Hauauru 1,554
  7. Palmerston North 2,212
  8. Port Hills 2,228
  9. Maungakiekie 2,348
  10. Christchurch Central 2,420
  11. Waimakariri 2,506
  12. Te Atatu 2,813
  13. Wigram 3,330
  14. Te Tai Tonga 3,554
  15. Napier 3,850
  16. Waiariki 3,889
  17. Dunedin South 3,858
  18. Christchurch East 4,073
  19. West Coast-Tasman 4,094
  20. Epsom 4,250
  21. Whanganui 4,505
  22. New Lynn 4,557
  23. Ikaroa-Rawhiti 4,673

But none of these changed hands on the specials.

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