Glenfield (New Zealand electorate)

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Glenfield electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996.

Glenfield was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate for four terms, from 1984 to 1996. It was represented by two members of parliament, first Judy Keall of the Labour Party, and then Peter Hilt of the National Party. Hilt defected to United New Zealand in 1995.

Population centres

The 1981 census had shown that the North Island had experienced further population growth, and three additional general seats were created through the 1983 electoral redistribution, bringing the total number of electorates to 95.[1] The South Island had, for the first time, experienced a population loss, but its number of general electorates was fixed at 25 since the 1967 electoral redistribution.[2] More of the South Island population was moving to Christchurch, and two electorates were abolished, while two electorates were recreated. In the North Island, six electorates were newly created (including Glenfield), three electorates were recreated, and six electorates were abolished.[3] These changes came into effect with the 1984 election.[4]

This suburban electorate was on the North Shore of Auckland.

History

Labour's Judy Keall was the electorate's first representative in 1984.[5] She was confirmed in the 1987 election, but was beaten by Peter Hilt of the National Party in the 1990 election. In the 1993 election, Hilt defeated Labour's Ann Batten, with Grant Gillon of the Alliance polling strongly in third place.[6] Hilt defected to United New Zealand in 1995.[7]

The electorate was abolished in the 1996 election, the first mixed-member proportional (MMP) election. It was absorbed into the Northcote electorate.

Members of Parliament

Key

 Labour    National    United NZ  

Election Winner
1984 election Judy Keall
1987 election
1990 election Peter Hilt
1993 election
(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Northcote)

Election results

1993 election

General election, 1993: Glenfield[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Hilt 8,114 38.51 -10.79
Labour Ann Batten 6,131 29.09
Alliance Grant Gillon 4,922 23.36
NZ First Clive Mortenson 1,475 7.00
Christian Heritage David Thomas 347 1.64
Natural Law Carol Cornaga 80 0.37
Majority 1,983 9.41 -4.89
Turnout 21,069 85.05 -0.69
Registered electors 24,771

1990 election

General election, 1990: Glenfield[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Hilt 10,194 49.30
Labour Judy Keall 7,326 35.43 -17.86
Green Ruth Norman 1,831 8.85
NewLabour Gilbert John Gurney 940 4.54
Democrats Alan John Efford 319 1.54
McGillicuddy Serious Derek James Alston 118 0.57
NZ Party Ian Sampson 38 0.18 -0.53
Majority 2,958 14.30
Turnout 20,676 85.74 -3.32
Registered electors 24,114

1987 election

General election, 1987: Glenfield[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judy Keall 10,953 53.29 +11.26
National David Schnauer 9,053 44.04 +5.85
Democrats A F Weston 400 1.94
NZ Party Ian Sampson 146 0.71
Majority 1,900 9.24 +5.41
Turnout 20,552 89.06 -4.39
Registered electors 23,076

1984 election

General election, 1984: Glenfield[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judy Keall 8,857 42.03
National David Schnauer 8,048 38.19
NZ Party Geoffrey Allan West 2,433 11.54
Social Credit Lee Trubshoe 1,734 8.22
Majority 809 3.83
Turnout 21,072 93.45
Registered electors 22,548

Notes

  1. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 123f.
  2. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 111, 123.
  3. ^ McRobie 1989, pp. 119–124.
  4. ^ McRobie 1989, p. 123.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 209.
  6. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
  7. ^ Curtin, Jennifer; Miller, Raymond (16 November 2012). "Political parties - Small parties under MMP". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  8. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993.
  9. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990.
  10. ^ a b Norton 1988, pp. 230.

References

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  • Norton, Clifford (1988). New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. ISBN 0-475-11200-8.
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