Is­lands are left of Auck­land Cen­tral

Waiheke Marketplace - - Front Page - ROSE DAVIS

Labour would have won the elec­tions if Wai­heke and Great Bar­rier Is­land res­i­dents had their way.

About 41 per cent of vot­ers on Wai­heke and 42 per cent on Great Bar­rier ticked Labour, while only 33 per cent on Wai­heke and 28 per cent on Great Bar­rier gave Na­tional their party vote.

On Wai­heke, 14 per cent voted Green, seven per cent New Zealand First and two per cent The Op­por­tu­ni­ties Party (TOP). On Great Bar­rier, 15 per cent voted Green, nine per cent New Zealand First, and three per cent TOP.

The to­tal num­ber of party votes on Wai­heke was 2150, while 398 votes were cast on Great Bar- rier.

On Wai­heke, 869 voted for Labour’s He­len White, 846 for Na­tional’s Nikki Kaye, 301 for the Green Party’s Denise Roche, and 83 for New Zealand First’s Frank Ed­wards. On Great Bar­rier, Kaye won 188 votes, White 144 votes, and Roche 40 votes.

The Auck­land Cen­tral elec­torate was won by Kaye on 10,068 votes, fol­lowed by White on 8549 and Roche on 1875. Auck­land Cen­tral was also to the left of New Zealand, with 40 per cent vot­ing Na­tional, 37 per cent Labour, 13 per cent Green and four per cent New Zealand First.

Na­tion­ally, the Na­tional Party won 46 per cent of votes, Labour 35.8 per cent, NZ First 7.5 per cent and the Greens 5.9 per cent.

Labour’s He­len White was the most pop­u­lar can­di­date on Wai­heke. ROSE DAVIS/STUFF

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