Christchurch East By-Election Preliminary Results

Media releases 2013 Christchurch East By-Election

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

Christchurch East By-Election Preliminary Results, 30 November 2013

Candidate

Party

Number of Votes

BAKER, Leighton

Conservative Party

487

DOOCEY, Matthew

National Party

3,506

GASKIN, Ian

Independent

19

HOLLAND, Adam

Independent

31

LAMBERT, Paula

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

56

LICHTWARK, Jenner

Democrats for Social Credit

20

MOORHOUSE, David

Green Party

926

PARK, Sam

Independent

75

VEALE, Gareth

ACT New Zealand

56

WILLIAMS, Poto

Labour Party

8,119

Candidate Informals

 

23

TOTAL

 

13,318

The preliminary results are based on the 13,318 ordinary votes counted on election night.

 

Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated to be 590 (4% of total votes). This includes an estimated 17 overseas votes.

The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) are 13,908.

Voter turnout for the 2013 Christchurch East by-election is estimated to be 41.4% of the 33,555 enrolled as at 5pm Friday 29 November. 

The results, including results by voting place, will be available from 9.30pm at www.electionresults.govt.nz

The Official Results process starts tomorrow Sunday 1 December and is expected to be completed by Wednesday 11 December.  All votes counted on election night will be recounted. Special declaration votes will be processed and counted. The target to release the Official Results for the Christchurch East by-election is noon Wednesday 11 December 2013.