Islands are left of Auckland Central
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.