Coromandel (New Zealand electorate)


Coromandel (New Zealand electorate)
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Coromandel is a New Zealand electoral division returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. Most recently it was represented by Sandra Goudie, who was MP from 2002 until retiring at the 2011 election[1].

Contents

Description

The current Coromandel seat is based around the Coromandel Peninsula, and contains the main Coromandel towns of Thames, Whitianga, Whangamata. To the south of the electorate is the Hauraki District which contains the main townships of Paeroa, Waihi and Ngatea. It also extends an arm down into the Bay of Plenty, to take the town of Katikati, with its southern boundary on the edge of the Tauranga urban area.

2007 boundary review

Following the 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings, the Representation Commission decided to move the southern boundary of Coromandel away from Tauranga, so that Katikati will be the only large Bay of Plenty town in the seat. In exchange for this, the eastern Waikato town of Te Aroha has been transferred from the newly abolished seat of Piako. This is the largest change in Coromandel's makeup to date, and the new seat was fought for the first time at the 2008 election.

History

The Coromandel electorate was first created in 1881 for the 8th session of the New Zealand Parliament. It existed for three terms until 1890 and was represented by Alfred Cadman.[2]

The electorate was recreated in 1972 for the 37th session of the New Zealand Parliament. It existed for two terms until 1978 and was represented by Leo Schultz. The Coromandel Peninsula was afterwards covered by the Hauraki electorate.

The electorate was once again recreated in 1987 for the 42nd session of the New Zealand Parliament. It existed for two terms until 1993 and was represented by Graeme Lee. The Coromandel Peninsula was afterwards covered by the Hauraki electorate, with its southern portion going into the Matakana electorate.

The electorate was again recreated in 1996 for the 45th session, which was the first term under the Mixed member proportional representation (MMP) electoral system.

The new MMP Coromandel electorate was won by Murray McLean of the National Party in 1996. In 1999, Green party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons won the seat for one term, but the electorate returned to National in 2002.

Members of Parliament for Coromandel

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Name Party Elected Left Office Reason
Leo Schultz National 1972 1978 boundary changes: contested Hauraki instead
Graeme Lee National 1987, 1990 1993 boundary changes: contested Matakana instead
Murray McLean National 1996 1999 defeated
Jeanette Fitzsimons Green 1999 2002 defeated
Sandra Goudie National 2002, 2005, 2008 incumbent -

List MPs from Coromandel

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Coromandel electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Name Party First Elected Left Office Contested Coromandel
Robyn McDonald NZ First 1996 1999 1996
Jeanette Fitzsimons Alliance 1996
Jeanette Fitzsimons (2) Green 2010 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005

Candidates in the 2011 election

General Election 2011: Coromandel
Notes:

 Green background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.
 Yellow background  denotes a retiring incumbent.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Catherine Delahunty List MP since 2008 4   [3][4]
Legalise Cannabis Jay Fitton 12   [3][5]
United Future Steve Graf   [3]
Labour Hugh Kininmonth 65   [3][6]
Conservative Bruce Rurehe   [3][7]
National Scott Simpson 61   [3][8]
NZ First Kevin Stone 25   [3][9]
Independent Mapuna Turner [3]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 45,117[10]

Election results

2008 election

General Election 2008: Coromandel[11]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Green tickY Sandra Goudie 22,653 63.05 +10.10 18,855 51.65 +7.49
Labour Hugh Kininmonth 8093 22.52 -1.05 9487 25.99 -5.72
Green James Redwood 4201 11.69 -3.73 2773 7.60 +0.14
ACT Ray Basett 624 1.74 +1.26 1605 4.40 +3.42
Kiwi Huey Rurehe 360 1.00 239 0.65
NZ First 2312 6.33 -3.74
United Future 272 0.75 -1.71
Māori 269 0.74 +0.29
Progressive 217 0.59 -0.39
Bill and Ben 196 0.54
Legalise Cannabis 141 0.39 +0.10
Family Party 51 0.14
Alliance 29 0.08 +0.06
Libertarianz 13 0.04 -0.03
Pacific 11 0.03
Workers Party 11 0.03
RAM 4 0.01
RONZ 3 0.01 -0.01
Informal votes 463 204
Total Valid votes 35,931 36,504
National hold Majority 14,560 40.52 +11.14

Note: lines coloured green denote the winner of the electorate vote. Lines coloured pink denote a candidate elected to Parliament from their party list.

2005 election

General Election 2005: Coromandel[12]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Green tickY Sandra Goudie 19,064 52.95 +9.39 16,062 44.16 +21.78
Labour Max Purnell 8,486 23.57 -2.34 11,535 31.71 -2.68
Green Jeanette Fitzsimons 5,554 15.42 -7.46 2,713 7.46 -2.02
NZ First John Foote 1,792 4.98 3,661 10.07 -6.93
United Future Lee Robertson 652 1.81 -1.49 895 2.46 -3.84
Progressive Annette Anderson 280 0.78 -0.31 358 0.98 -0.18
ACT Ray Bassett 172 0.48 -1.80 322 0.98 -5.26
Destiny 211 0.58
Māori 165 0.45
Legalise Cannabis 104 0.29 -0.12
Christian Heritage 25 0.07 -0.82
Democrats 24 0.07
Libertarianz 24 0.07
One NZ 6 0.02 -0.06
RONZ 9 0.02
99 MP 8 0.02
Family Rights 7 0.02
Alliance 6 0.02 -0.49
Direct Democracy 2 0.01
Informal votes 260 133
Total Valid votes 36,007 36,372
National hold Majority 10,578 29.38

2002 election

General Election 2002: Coromandel[13]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Sandra Goudie 14,706 43.56 +4.31 7,663 22.38 -8.75
Labour Max Purnell 8,748 25.91 +14.54 11,778 34.39 -1.49
Green Red XN Jeanette Fitzsimons 7,724 22.88 -17.10 3,232 9.48 +1.83
United Future Lee Robertson 1,113 3.30 2,159 6.30 +1.88
[note 1]
ACT David Olsen 771 2.28 2,137 6.24 -0.09
Progressive Annette Anderson 367 1.09 398 1.16
Christian Heritage David Parlour 329 0.97 306 0.89 -1.59
NZ First 5,740 17.00 +10.03
ORNZ 473 1.38
Alliance 175 0.51 -5.98
Legalise Cannabis 139 0.41 -0.37
One NZ 27 0.08 -0.02
Mana Māori 10 0.03 +0.01
NMP 7 0.02 -0.06
Informal votes 386 111
Total Valid votes 33,758 34,244
National gain from Green Majority 5,958 17.65
  1. ^ United Future swing is compared to the 1999 results of United New Zealand and Future New Zealand, who merged in 2000

References

  1. ^ "Coromandel MP Sandra Goudie to retire". New Zealand Herald. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10699661. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 156. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Information for Voters in Coromandel". Elections New Zealand. 2 November 2011. http://www.elections.org.nz/voting/voting-info/coromandel.html. 
  4. ^ "Green Party candidate biography". http://www.greens.org.nz/candidates/catherine-delahunty. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "ALCP Candidate List Released". Press Release: Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (via Scoop.co.nz). 29 October 2011. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1110/S00528/alcp-candidate-list-released.htm. 
  6. ^ "Candidates 2011 - New Zealand Labour". http://www.labour.org.nz/candidates2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Conservative List Released". Press Release: Conservative Party (via Scoop.co.nz). 2011-11-01. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1111/S00014/conservative-list-released.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  8. ^ "National Selects Scott Simpson as Coromandel Candidate". Press Release: National Party (via Scoop.co.nz). 20 April 2011. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1104/S00255/national-selects-scott-simpson-as-coromandel-candidate.htm. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand First: Candidates". http://www.nzfirst.org.nz/candidates.html. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 21 October 2011. http://www.elections.org.nz/ages/. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Coromandel result 2008
  12. ^ Official Count Results – Coromandel
  13. ^ Official Count Results – Coromandel

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