Northcote by-election result

Voting will have just closed in the Northcote by-election. Results should be known tonight.

In the first week of advance voting numbers were well ahead of the same period during the general election, but they slowed down inn the second week, finishing up just ahead.

Total advance votes:

  • 2017 general election 10755
  • 2018 by-election 11464

All this means is that a few more people have voted early this time. It may or may not favour any candidate.


Northcote – Preliminary Count

Electorate No. 34 – 33 of 33 results counted

VOTES COUNTED:
19,900
100.0%
LEADING CANDIDATE:
BIDOIS, Dan
10,147
2nd CANDIDATE:
HALBERT, Shanan
8,785
CURRENT MARGIN:
1,362
Candidates Party Votes
BIDOIS, Dan
NAT
10147
HALBERT, Shanan
LAB
8785
JAUNG, Rebekah
GP
579
BERRY, Stephen
ACT
157
KOLONI, Kym
IND
95
LYE, Jeff
ALCP
76
CHEEL, Tricia
NZDSC
30
WALSH, Liam
NAP
5
Candidate Informals: 26
TOTAL: 19,900

This is not the formal declaration of results.


So that’s the final election night result.

The general election results:

  • Jonathan Coleman (National) 19,072 (52.27%)
  • Shanan Halbert (Labour) 12,862 (35.25%)
  • Rebekah Jaung (Greens) 2,457 (6.73%

Majority 6,210

26 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 9, 2018

    8:15pm National appears set to retain the Northcote seat with more than two-thirds of the vote counted.

    Its candidate Dan Bidois has a 1000-vote lead over Labour’s Shanan Halbert with 72.7 per cent of the vote counted.

    Bidois is on 7394 votes and Halbert is on 6368 votes.

  2. Looks like a comfortable enough win for Bidois.

    Labour will claim some success in reducing the margin but that was always likely to happen with a lower turnout that for the general election. But the gaps has still been closed.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 9, 2018

      A long term MP always racks up a personal following on top of the party vote so that will always get lost at a change over.

  3. Zedd

     /  June 9, 2018

    In some of these electorates.. Natl could put up a ‘shop dummy’ in a suit with a Blue rosette pinned on & still win.. staunch :/

    • Gezza

       /  June 9, 2018

      On the plus side Zedd, maybe this time their MP will actually have a personality?

    • Corky

       /  June 9, 2018

      In some electorates Labour could put the Queen up as a candidate and still lose.

    • Trevors_Elbow

       /  June 10, 2018

      In every electorate the Greens could put a real person ……. and not win the seat…. so a shop dummy is greater than a Green Candidate, which makes a huge amount of sense… so sayz I and I

  4. chrism56

     /  June 9, 2018

    No doubt all the Labour supporters will go on that they didn’t really expect to win it, it was a safe National seat and they have reduced the majority and it is a bad omen for Bridges. The fact that National got over 50% of the total vote is the relevant point. Labour gained, but only by cannibalizing it’s partners.

  5. John Colbert

     /  June 9, 2018

    Hardly a success for Labour, while their vote share did increase from 35% from 2017 to 43.9% tonight, this was only due to the Green Party vote collapse, as their members tactically voted for Labour. What is a warning for Labour,( despite many visits to the Northcote Electorate by Govt Ministers), is that National’s share of the vote was stable, 52% in 2017, tonight 51%. The news media will talk of course of the drop in the National majority , but this is pointless to compare to the General Election as smaller numbers of people vote in by- elections, as all voting numbers are well down on a General Election result.

    • Gezza

       /  June 10, 2018

      “Hardly a success for Labour, while their vote share did increase from 35% from 2017 to 43.9% tonight, this was only due to the Green Party vote collapse, as their members tactically voted for Labour.”

      Doesn’t make any difference where their votes come from & anyway most Green Party voters are hard core Green. Labour can be happy with the increase in their vote.

  6. Ray

     /  June 9, 2018

    Interesting that the Green Party vote just disappeared, maybe going with Labour this time or just plain staying at home.
    As they put up an known candidate against tweedledee and tweedledumb it should give them something to think about.

    • Gezza

       /  June 9, 2018

      Tweedledumb might’ve done better if he actually HAD an MBA.

    • Ray

       /  June 9, 2018

      I think the Greens could claim that by-Election is a first past the post election so that explains the vote scavenging by Labour, maybe.

  7. Blazer

     /  June 9, 2018

    if thats the best candidate National could find….they have a dearth of…talent.

    • PDB

       /  June 9, 2018

      Looking at the current mob he’d be parachuted into the deputy PM job if on the other side of the fence.

    • Traveller

       /  June 9, 2018

      Actually blazer I know the family. They’re a lovely, down to earth, warm and hospitable lot

      Dan is a commendable young man

      • Blazer

         /  June 10, 2018

        Which National members are not in your opinion?
        I’m sure they’re all lovely….people.

    • Trevors_Elbow

       /  June 10, 2018

      And the Blazer boring personal sniping continues…. you need to get out more

      • Blazer

         /  June 10, 2018

        I keep forgetting Bidois lived near Trav until his selection was assured,and then became a passionate…Nth Shore lad with a rags to riches backstory that people find so…endearing…(apparently.)

        • And still managed to win against someone who had established an electorate profile in the general election.

          Doesn’t this suggest a fairly firm National hold on the electorate?