New Zealand 2014 General Election Official Results

Media releases 2014 General Election

The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2014 General Election.

Main points:

  • The number of seats in Parliament will be 121.
  • The National Party has lost one list seat compared to election night, and now has 60 seats in total.
  • The Green Party has gained one list seat compared to election night, and now has 14 seats in total.
  • There are no changes to the number of seats held on election night by other parties.
  • All electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats.
  • The turnout as a percentage of enrolled electors is 77.9 percent (2011 – 74.2 percent).
  • The final enrolment rate is 92.6 percent (2011 – 93.7 percent)

Details of the official results are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz .

Background

The official results for the General Election held on 20 September 2014 have been determined in accordance with the requirements of the electoral legislation.

The scrutiny of the rolls has been completed and the master roll for each electorate has been prepared.

All votes counted 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 Justices of the Peace and any scrutineers appointed by candidates.

Comprehensive audit checks have also been completed at the national level to ensure the results are accurate.

The results are subject to any applications for judicial recounts.

Overall Results – 2014 General Election

 

Total Votes Cast

       2,446,279*

Party               

Party
Votes

%
Votes

Electorate
Seats

List
Seats

Total
Seats

National Party

1,131,501

47.04

41

19

60

Labour Party

604,534

25.13

27

5

32

Green Party

257,356

10.70

0

14

14

New Zealand First Party

208,300

8.66

0

11

11

Māori Party

31,850

1.32

1

1

2

ACT New Zealand

16,689

0.69

1

0

1

United Future

5,286

0.22

1

0

1

Conservative

95,598

3.97

0

0

0

Internet MANA

34,095

1.42

0

0

0

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

10,961

0.46

0

0

0

Ban1080

5,113

0.21

0

0

0

Democrats for Social Credit

1,730

0.07

0

0

0

The Civilian Party

1,096

0.05

0

0

0

NZ Independent Coalition

872

0.04

0

0

0

Focus New Zealand

639

0.03

0

0

0

 

71

50

121

*includes 10,861 informal votes and 29,798 disallowed votes.  The results are calculated using the Sainte-Laguë formula.

Composition of Parliament

The size of Parliament will be 121 seats. The additional seat is because United Future won one electorate seat but was not entitled to any seats under the party vote.

There are 2 changes compared to election night.

The National Party has a total of 60 seats, one less than on election night.

The Green Party has a total of 14 seats, one more than on election night.

There are no changes to the number of seats held by other parties on election night.

All electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats.

 

Successful Candidates (electorate and list)

The names of the 121 successful candidates (electorate and list) are shown in alphabetical order under their parties in Attachment A.

The winning electorate candidates and their majorities are shown in Attachment B.

Detailed Results for each Electorate 

Detailed results for each electorate are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz.

Turnout and Special Votes

The number of voters as a percentage of enrolled voters was 77.9 percent.  Turnout for each electorate is shown in Attachment B.

Special votes totalled 330,985 or 13.5 percent of total votes cast.

Declaration and Judicial Recounts

The official results were declared by Gazette Notice today. Any applications for a judicial recount must be filed with a District Court no later than Wednesday 8 October 2014.

Next Steps for the Parliamentary Election

If there are no applications for recounts, on Thursday 9 October 2014 the Electoral Commission will return the writ to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, allocate list seats in the presence of party scrutineers and declare by Gazette Notice the election of list members of Parliament. 

If there are applications for judicial recounts the return of the writ and the election of list members will be delayed until any recounts are complete.

Further Statistics 

Detailed information including allocation of list seats, polling place information and special vote statistics, is expected to be available, subject to recounts, in the week commencing 13 October 2014 at www.electionresults.org.nz.