Labour MP calculator

Here is a Labour MP calculator:

You can use this calculator to simulate the makeup of the NZ Labour caucus post election 2017 depending on various outcomes.

You can tick electorates you think Labour will win (it has most candidates up to date) and enter the percentage of party vote you think they will get. It will then tell you how many list MPS they will get, which is not many at the last election level of 25.13% (4-5).

With Andrew Little and Annette King (if she stands and remains deputy leader) guaranteed top list positions, and with a majority of men of 2-3 likely to hold electorates the top of the list will need to stacked with women to achieve Labour’s aim of gender parity.

This makes it awkward with senior MPs David Parker and Trevor Mallard probably keen on high list places.

With the likely electorate results Labour would need to get about 22% of the vote to ensure Little gets in on the list, and about 23% for King to get in.