- Mount Roskill (New Zealand electorate)
Mount Roskill is a Parliamentary electorate in Auckland, New Zealand, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Representatives. Phil Goff 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.
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
General Election 2008: Mount Roskill
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 or denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±% Labour 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.
Party Candidate Votes % Party Votes % Labour 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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