2014 New Zealand general election

election in New Zealand

The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014.[1]

2014 New Zealand general election

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All 120 seats (plus 1 overhang seat) in the New Zealand House of Representatives
61 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout2,446,279 (77.90%) Increase3.69%
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader John Key David Cunliffe Russel Norman
Metiria Turei
Party New Zealand National Party New Zealand Labour Party Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Leader since 27 November 2006 15 September 2013 3 June 2006
30 May 2009
Leader's seat Helensville New Lynn List
List
Last election 59 seats, 47.31% 34 seats, 27.48% 14 seats, 11.06%
Seats before 59 34 14
Seats won 60 32 14
Seat change Increase1 Decrease2 Steady0
Electorate vote 1,081,787
46.08%
Decrease 1.23 pp
801,287
34.13%
Decrease 0.99 pp
165,718
7.06%
Decrease 0.10 pp
Party vote 1,131,501
47.04%
Decrease 0.28 pp
604,534
25.13%
Decrease 2.35 pp
257,356
10.70%
Decrease 0.36 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Winston Peters Te Ururoa Flavell Jamie Whyte
Party New Zealand First Māori Party ACT New Zealand
Leader since 18 July 1993 13 July 2013 2 February 2014
Leader's seat List Waiariki Ran in Pakuranga (lost)
Last election 8 seats, 6.59% 3 seats, 1.43% 1 seat, 1.07%
Seats before 7 3 1
Seats won 11 2 1
Seat change Increase4 Decrease1 Steady0
Electorate vote 73,384
3.13%
Increase 1.29 pp
42,108
1.79%
Decrease 0.02 pp
27,778
1.18%
Decrease 0.25 pp
Party vote 208,300
8.66%
Increase 2.06 pp
31,850
1.32%
Decrease 0.11 pp
16,689
0.69%
Decrease0.37 pp

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
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Leader Peter Dunne Hone Harawira
Laila Harré
Party United Future Internet Party and Mana Movement
Leader since 16 November 2000 2014
Leader's seat Ōhariu Te Tai Tokerau (lost seat)
Ran in Helensville (lost)
Last election 1 seat, 0.60% 1 seat, 1.08%[a]
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Steady0 Decrease1
Electorate vote 14,722
0.63%
Decrease 0.24 pp
37,181
1.58%
Increase 0.20 pp
Party vote 5,286
0.22%
Decrease 0.38 pp
34,095
1.42%
Increase 0.34 pp

New Zealand 2014 Election Results Map.svg
Map of the general election. Electorate results are shown on the left, Maori electorate results in the centre, and the additional members on the right.

Prime Minister before election

John Key
National Minority

Subsequent Prime Minister

John Key
National Minority

Voters elected 121 members to the House of Representatives, with 71 from single-member electorates (an increase from 70 in 2011)[2] and 49 from party lists.

A total of 3,140,417 people were registered to vote in the election; around 92.6% of all eligible New Zealanders.[3] A total of 2,446,279 votes were cast.[4]

The centre-right National Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister John Key, gained a plurality with 47.0% of the party vote and 60 of the 121 seats.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. For constituent Mana Party only

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Election date announced for September". Fairfax New Zealand. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  2. Wong, Simon (7 October 2013). "Population growth leads to new electorate". 3 News NZ. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  3. "Enrolment statistics by electorate -- as of 20 September 2014". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. "Preliminary results for the 2014 general election". Electoral Commission. 21 September 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  5. Rutherford, Hamish (4 October 2014). "National loses majority, Greens pick up one". Fairfax NZ News. Retrieved 4 October 2014.