Wood got a massive 66% of the vote which is basically a landslide. The outcome of the by-election was never in doubt, but the margin is very impressive.
Michael I am sure will be an effective and diligent MP for Mt Roskill. He has worked hard over many years to build up profile, and the hard work paid off.
Of the five advance voting places Wood won three and Parmar two. Amusingly one of those two was the prison vote!
Of the 22 polling places on the day, Wood won 21 of them and Parmar just the one in Epsom. Again a decisive result.