Christchurch East By-election Official Results

Media releases 2013 Christchurch East By-Election

The Electoral Commission has released the official results for the 30 November Parliamentary by-election in the electorate of Christchurch East.

Christchurch East By-Election Official Results, 30 November 2013

Candidate

Party

Number of Votes

BAKER, Leighton

Conservative Party

494

DOOCEY, Matthew

National Party

3,577

GASKIN, Ian

Independent

20

HOLLAND, Adam

Independent

31

LAMBERT, Paula

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

59

LICHTWARK, Jenner

Democrats for Social Credit

20

MOORHOUSE, David

Green Party

954

PARK, Sam

Independent

78

VEALE, Gareth

ACT New Zealand

58

WILLIAMS, Poto

Labour Party

8,414

Candidate Informals

 

21

TOTAL

 

13,726

 

 

In the 2013 Christchurch East by-election there were:

  • 33,569 people enrolled.
  • A total of 13,937 votes cast.
  • 3,269 advance votes.
  • 616 special votes, including 17 overseas votes.

The winning candidate majority was 4,837 votes.

Voter turnout for the 2013 Christchurch East by-election was 41.5% of the 33,569 people enrolled.

The Electoral Commission expects to return the writ showing the successful candidate on Tuesday 17 December 2013 (assuming no recounts).

The results by voting place are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz

Background

The official results for the 2013 Christchurch East by-election held on Saturday 30 November 2013 have been determined in accordance with the electoral legislation. The results are subject to any applications for judicial recounts.

The scrutiny of the rolls has been completed and the master roll for the Christchurch East electorate has been prepared.  All votes cast on election night have been recounted and balanced and special votes have been checked for eligibility before being counted. This has been done in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.