Mount Roskill (New Zealand electorate)


Mount Roskill (New Zealand electorate)
Mount Roskill shown as part of Auckland

Mount Roskill is a Parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Representatives. Phil Goff[1] of the Labour Party has held the seat since the 1999 election.

Mount Roskill is located on the western edge of Auckland City, bordering the Manukau Harbour. It is anchored around the suburbs of Mount Roskill, Three Kings, Hillsborough and a large section of Balmoral. The 2008 election boundaries added in Lynfield and New Windsor at the expense of Onehunga, which returned to the Maungakiekie electorate after being cut out in 1999. The Mount Roskill electorate is working-class and multi-ethnic, with a high Pacific Island and Asian population, and has the highest number of overseas-born residents – nearly 40 per cent in 2001 – of any New Zealand electorate.

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History

As population growth after the 1996 census in north and west Auckland dragged boundaries westward, so New Lynn was massively altered and was left sitting right at the edge of the boundary between Auckland and Waitakere cities and renamed Titirangi. The eastern side of New Lynn was amalgamated with the population excess of Epsom, the southern half of the defunct Owairaka seat and the western end of Maungakiekie, thus leading to Mount Roskill's creation, it being the first new seat drawn since the introduction of Mixed Member Proportional voting three years previous.

The only MP for Mount Roskill has been Phil Goff of the Labour Party. He was the MP for New Lynn and also represented Roskill, a smaller seat covering much of the same area, in previous parliaments. In the 2005 election, Goff's majority was slashed by 4,000 to a still unassailable 9,985, while Labour dominated the party vote, coming half a percent shy of exactly half of all party votes cast. In the same election Kenneth Wang was one of only two ACT Party electorate candidates to score more than five percent of votes cast.

Members of Parliament

Name Party Elected Left office Reason
Phil Goff Labour 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008 Incumbent

List MPs from Mount Roskill

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

Name Party First elected Left office Contested Mount Roskill
Bernie Ogilvy United Future 2002 2005 2002
Jackie Blue National 2005 Current MP 2005, 2008

Election results

2008 election

General Election 2008: Mount Roskill[2]

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 % ±%
Labour Green tickY Phil Goff 18,615 55.80 - 14,533 42.64
National Jackie Blue 12,197 36.56 - 14,346 42.09
Green Lisa Er 1,086 3.26 - 1,459 4.28
ACT Shawn Tan 718 2.15 - 1,165 3.42
Kiwi Joseph Rebello 310 0.93 - 198 0.58
United Future Neville Wilson 211 0.63 - 296 0.87
Progressive Suki Amirapu 155 0.46 - 281 0.82
RAM Daphne Lawless 67 0.20 - 16 0.05
NZ First - 955 2.80 -
Pacific - 302 0.89 -
Māori - 163 0.48 -
Family Party - 119 0.35 -
Bill and Ben - 104 0.31 -
Legalise Cannabis - 90 0.26 -
Alliance - 23 0.07 -
Workers Party - 12 0.04 -
Libertarianz - 8 0.02 -
RONZ - 8 0.02 -
Democrats - 7 0.02 -
Informal votes 362 188
Total Valid votes 33,359 34,085
Labour hold Majority 6,418


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

2005 election

Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes %
Labour Green tickY Phil Goff 19476 59.94 16501 49.70
National Jackie Blue 9581 29.49 11543 34.77
ACT Kenneth Wang 1882 5.79 825 2.48
United Richard Barter 860 2.65 826 2.49
Destiny Brian Ane 338 1.04 191 0.58
Progressive Suki Amirapu 257 0.79 391 1.18
Direct Democracy Barry Scott 98 0.30 18 0.05
Green - - - 1383 4.17
NZ First - - - 1173 3.53
Māori Party - - - 121 0.36
Family Rights PP - - - 64 0.19
Christian Heritage - - - 60 0.18
ALCP - - - 36 0.11
Alliance - - - 22 0.07
Libertarianz - - - 18 0.05
99 MP - - - 9 0.03
Democrats - - - 7 0.02
Republic of NZ - - - 7 0.02
One NZ - - - 5 0.02
total valid votes 32,492 33,200
Labour hold Majority 9,895

Sourced from electionresults.govt.nz

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