Faafoi’s final margin wider
New Mana MP Kris Faafoi stretched his majority by 300 votes when the final count for the Mana byelection was announced recently.
Taking into account special votes, Mr Faafoi received a total of 10,980 votes.
That was 1406 more than National candidate Hekia Parata, with 9574.
The Green Party’s Jan Logie received 1543 votes and Matt McCarten 849.
There were 43,556 people enrolled at the time of the by-election.
A total of 23,834 or 54.72 per cent cast their votes.
There were 2467 advance votes and 1446 special votes, including 51 from overseas.
The Electoral Commission was expecting to return today the writ showing Mr Faafoi as the successful candidate.
The results by polling place are available at electionresults.govt.nz.