Labour keeps Mt Albert

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The seat, held by former prime Michael Joseph Savage, and , held a margin of more than 21,000 in 2020 and more than 15,000 in 2017.

On preliminary results, Labour's Helen White retained the seat for Labour with a 106 vote margin. After were counted, that shrunk to just 20 votes.

A judicial recount was called by closest rival, 's Melissa Lee, and the margin between the two is now just 18 votes.

From a majority of 21,000 to a majority of 18!