Previous MP: Judith Tizard (Labour) – held the seat since 1996.
Suburbs within its boundaries: Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Auckland city centre, Arch Hill, Western Springs, Newton, Freemans Bay, St Marys Bay, Herne Bay, Westmere.
Population at 2006 Census: 61,194.
Votes cast in the 2008 election: 34,493.
Nikki Kaye’s majority: 1497.
Previous MP: Mark Gosche (Labour) – held the seat since 1999.
Suburbs within its boundaries: Onehunga, Royal Oak, Penrose, Te Papapa, Greenlane, One Tree Hill, Ellerslie, Mt Wellington, Sylvia Park, Panmure, Tamaki.
Population at 2006 Census: 64,014.
Votes cast in the 2008 election: 34,483.
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga’s majority: 1942.