Māngere (New Zealand electorate)
Māngere is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Māngere is Su'a William Sio, elected for the Labour Party. He has held this seat since 2008.
Māngere (styled as Mangere before 1997) is based around the South Auckland suburbs of Mangere, Mangere Bridge, Favona and Mangere East. It has existed as a seat since 1969; its boundaries were extended ahead of the introduction of Mixed Member Proportional voting in 1996, swallowing up a section of the former Papatoetoe seat.
Māngere, and all of South Auckland forms the safest part of the Labour Party's core vote. Even during landslide elections in the National Party's favour, such as in 1975 and 1990, no Labour candidate for a South Auckland seat was seriously troubled.
Māngere was first represented by Colin Moyle of the Labour Party in 1969. Moyle represented the seat until his resignation in 1977 over what became known as the 'Moyle Affair', and a subsequent by-election was won by a young barrister named David Lange, who would become Prime Minister after Labour's 1984 election victory. Lange retired in 1996 and the nomination was handed to Taito Phillip Field, at the time the MP for Otara. Field was returned with a high share of the vote in subsequent elections, but following his expulsion from the Labour caucus, his former party nominated former Manukau City deputy mayor Su'a William Sio in his place, who won the seat with a majority of over 7,000 votes in the 2008 election.
Members of Parliament for Māngere
Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and started at general elections.
|Colin Moyle||Labour||1969, 1972, 1975||1977||resigned|
|David Lange||Labour||1977 by-election, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993||1996||retired|
|Taito Phillip Field||Labour1||1996, 1999, 2002, 2005||2008||defeated|
|Su'a William Sio||Labour||2008||Current MP|
List MPs from Māngere
Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Māngere electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.
|Name||Party||First Elected||Left Office||Contested Māngere|
|Clem Simich2||National||Tamaki by-election 1992||2008||2005|
|General Election 2008: Māngere|
Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
|Labour||Su'a William Sio||12,651||52.40||-||15,446||61.60|
|Pacific||Taito Lemalu Phillip Field||5,525||22.89||-||2,683||10.70|
|Family Party||Galumalemana Jerry Filipaina||999||4.14||-||297||1.18|
|Green||Muamua Sofi Strickson-Pua||541||2.24||-||511||2.04|
|United Future||Pulotu Selio Solomon||443||1.84||-||218||0.87|
|Independent||Lemalu Talia Matatumua||63||0.26||-||-||-|
|Bill and Ben||-||75||0.30||-|
|Total Valid votes||24,141||25,074|
Note: lines coloured beige denote the winner of the electorate vote. Lines colored pink denote a candidate elected to Parliament from their party list.
|Labour||Taito Phillip Field||19633||70.64||20900||72.89|
|NZ First||Toa Greening||831||2.99||1189||4.15|
|Māori Party||Solomon Matthews||522||1.88||330||1.15|
|Family Rights PP||Susie Po'a Williams||305||1.10||184||0.64|
|Direct Democracy||Paul Teio||56||0.20||7||0.02|
|Republic of NZ||-||-||-||2||0.01|
|total valid votes||27,793||28,674|
sourced from electionresults.govt.nz
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