Christchurch East by-election

An easy win for Labour’s Poto Williams but on a very low turnout – less than half the votes (13,318) than a low turnout general election in 2011 (28,524).

With 35,072 enrolled voters that’s a turnout of 38%.

[Update: the Electoral Commission has estimated the turnout at 41.4% – there is a lot of uncertainty about how many registered voters there are.]

Turnout for the Mana by-election was 55%, Botany was 36%.

Final election night results (30 booths out of 30)

Candidates        
BAKER, Leighton CNSP   487 3.7%
DOOCEY, Matthew NAT   3,506 26.3%
GASKIN, Ian IND   19 0.1%
HOLLAND, Adam IND   31 0.2%
LAMBERT, Paula ALCP   56 0.4%
LICHTWARK, Jenner NZDSC   20 0.2%
MOORHOUSE, David GP   926 7.0%
PARK, Sam IND   75 0.6%
VEALE, Gareth ACT   56 0.4%
WILLIAMS, Poto LAB   8,119 61.0%
   
Candidate Informals   23  
TOTAL   13,318  
Majority         4,613  

http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/electorate-5.html

2011 Electorate result:

Candidates  
BAKER, Leighton CNSP 522 1.8%
BRITNELL, Michael ALCP 254 0.9%
DALZIEL, Lianne LAB 15,559 54.5%
GILMORE, Aaron NAT 10,225 35.8%
MATHERS, Mojo GP 1,347 4.7%
MILLER, Johnny UFNZ 108 0.4%
       
Candidate Informals   509  
TOTAL   28,524  

http://archive.electionresults.govt.nz/electionresults_2011/electorate-5.html

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