Hunua voters stay with Bayly
Andrew Bayly has an impressive list of conquests. Amongst other things, he has climbed Mt Aspiring and dragged a sledge 120km across the ice to the North Pole.
He can now add to that list a second term as the MP for Hunua.
Writing on his Facebook page on Monday, the National Party MP said he’s ‘‘absolutely privileged to be re-elected as MP for Hunua and to continue to be part of the 14 communities which make up the electorate’’.
The Hunua electorate forms a dog-bone shape, from halfway across the Mangemangeroa Bridge at Somerville, East Auckland, to Tapapakanga Regional Park, through Hunua and Pukekohe and out to the Awhitu Peninsula. In 2014, Bayly won the Hunua parliamentary seat with a 17,376 majority. Saturday’s election night result showed the majority had slipped slightly to 17,256.
Hunua election night results
Electorate (top three): Andrew Bayly (National) 23420, Baljit Kaur (Labour) 6164, Jon Reeves (NZ First) 2709. Party vote (top five): National 22439, Labour 7333, NZ First 3135, Green 972, TOP 482.