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New Zealand General-election results -- Overall Status

The Maori Party won four electorate seats to join the total of eight parties elected to the 48th NZ Parliament. DecisionMaker compares all parties in Parliament 2005 votes and seats, with those gained in the 47th Parliament, which lasted between 2002 and August 2005.

Final results

Party: Labour

Leader: Helen Clark
Deputy leader in 47th Parliament: Michael Cullen
Whip in 47th Parliament: David Benson-Pope

2005 vote: 935,319
2002 vote: 838,219

2005 share of vote:41.10%
2002 share of vote: 41.26%

2005 electorate seats: 31
2002 electorate seats: 45

2005 list seats:19
2002 list seats:7

2005 total seats:50
2002 total seats:52

Next on list: Darien Fenton MP, Charles Chauvel, Lesley Soper

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Party: National

Leader: Don Brash
Deputy leader in 47th Parliament: Gerry Brownlee
Whip in 47th Parliament: John Carter

2005 vote: 889,813
2002 vote: 425,310

2005 share of vote:39.10%
2002 share of vote:20.93%

2005 electorate seats: 31
2002 electorate seats: 21

2005 list seats:17
2002 list seats:6

2005 total seats:48
2002 total seats:27

Next on list: Katrina Shanks, Fepulea'i Aiono, Ravi Musuku

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Party: New Zealand First

Leader: Winston Peters
Deputy leader in 47th Parliament: Peter Brown
Whip in 47th Parliament: Peter Brown

2005 vote: 130,115
2002 vote: 210,912

2005 share of vote:5.72%
2002 share of vote:10.38%

2005 electorate seats: 0
2002 electorate seats: 1

2005 list seats:7
2002 list seats:12

2005 total seats:7
2002 total seats:13

Next on list:

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Party: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

Co-Leaders: Jeanette Fitzsimons, Rod Donald
Deputy leader at beginning of 47th Parliament
Musterer in 47th Parliament:Rod Donald

2005 vote: 120,521
2002 vote: 142,250

2005 share of vote: 5.30%
2002 share of vote: 7.00%

2005 electorate seats: 0
2002 electorate seats: 0

2005 list seats:6
2002 list seats:9

2005 total seats:6
2002 total seats:9

Next on list: Nandor Tanczos

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Party: Maori

Co-Leaders: Tariana Turia, Pita Sharples
Deputy leader at beginning of 47th Parliament: n/a

Whip in 47th Parliament:n/a

2005 vote: 48,263
2002 vote: n/a

2005 share of vote:2.12%
2002 share of vote: n/a

2005 electorate seats: 4
2004 electorate seats: 1

2005 list seats: 0
2002 list seats: 0

2005 total seats:4
2004 total seats:1

Next on list:

Find out more from the Maori Party

Party: United Future New Zealand

Leader: Peter Dunne
Deputy leader at beginning of 47th Parliament: Anthony Walton
Whip in 47th Parliament: Gordon Copeland

2005 vote: 60,860;
2002 vote: 135,918

2005 share of vote: 2.6%
2002 share of vote: 6.69%

2005 electorate seats: 1
2002 electorate seats: 2

2005 list seats: 2
2002 list seats: 7

2005 total seats: 3
2002 total seats: 8

Next on list: Wayne Chapman

Find out more from the United Future New Zealand Party

Party: ACT New Zealand

Leader: Rodney Hide
Deputy leader in 47th Parliament: Muriel Newman
Whip in 47th Parliament: Muriel Newman

2005 vote: 34,469
2002 vote: 145,078

2005 share of vote:1.51%
2002 share of vote:7.14%

2005 electorate seats:1
2002 electorate seats: 0

2005 list seats:1
2002 list seats:9

2005 total seats:2
2002 total seats:9

Next on list: Muriel Newman

Find out more from the ACT Party

Party: Jim Anderton's Progressives

Leader: Jim Anderton
Deputy leader in 47th Parliament: Matt Robson

2005 vote:26,441
2002 vote: 34,542

2005 share of vote:1.16%
2002 share of vote: 1.7%

2005 electorate seats: 1
2002 electorate seats: 1

2005 list seats:0
2002 list seats:1

2005 total seats:1
2002 total seats:2

Next on list: Matt Robson

Find out more from the Progressive Party

The biggest number of votes gained by a party that did not get into Parliament in 2005 was the Destiny Party, 12,488 votes. It was followed by Legalise Cannabis Party, with 4,609; Christian Heritage NZ with 2,495; Alliance with 1,503; New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party, with 1,077; and Democrats for Social Credit with 1,006. Five other parties each received less than 1,000 votes.
Source: Chief Electoral Office

Updated 11 October 2005
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