Election 2017: Nats 10 points ahead

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11.55PM: The National Party has a 10 point lead on Labour, with 46 per cent of the vote to Labour's 35.8 per cent.

New Zealand First will be the kingmaker, with both the right and left blocs requiring New Zealand First's 7.5 per cent share of the vote in order to govern.

The big upset of the night is the fate Maori Party, which has lost its sole electorate of Waiariki to Labour's Tamati Coffey.

Tamati won the Maori seat with 9847 votes to Te Ururoa's 8526.

National: 46 per cent

Labour: 35.8 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.5 per cent

Greens: 5.8 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2.2 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

10.55PM: Todd McClay has won Rotorua, with 100 per cent of the vote counted. Labour's Ben Sandford has come second, with New Zealand First's Fletcher Tabuteau in third place.

Candidate Votes

BIDDLE, Wendy: 548

CLARK, Rachel: 132

GILLIES, Richard: 1139

McCLAY, Todd: 16,544

PATTERSON, Owen: 93

SANDFORD, Ben: 9114

TABUTEAU, Fletcher: 2685

Party Votes

National: 15,226

Labour: 9434

New Zealand First: 3116

Greens: 1164

The Opportunities Party: 772

Maori Party: 350

ACT: 98

10.25PM: 90 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.2 per cent

Labour: 35.7 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.5 per cent

Greens: 5.9 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2.2 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

10.15PM: Labour's Tamati Coffey has all but won the Waiariki electorate, currently held by Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 84.4 per cent of the vote counted.

COFFEY, Tamati: 8628

FLAVELL, Te Ururoa: 7560

Labour Party Vote: 56.9 per cent

Maori Party Vote: 20.6 per cent.

10.10PM: Todd McClay has won Rotorua, with 93 per cent of the vote counted.

Candidate Votes

BIDDLE, Wendy: 510

CLARK, Rachel: 123

GILLIES, Richard: 1039

McCLAY, Todd: 14,902

PATTERSON, Owen: 90

SANDFORD, Ben: 8304

TABUTEAU, Fletcher: 2426

Party Votes

National: 13,701

Labour: 8632

New Zealand First: 2800

Greens: 1057

The Opportunities Party: 698

Maori Party: 327

ACT: 91

10.05PM: 84.3 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.4 per cent

Labour: 35.6 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.4 per cent

Greens: 5.9 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2.2 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

10PM: Scott Simpson has won Coromandel, with 89.5 per cent of the vote counted.

Candidate Votes

ANDREWS, Anne-Marie: 3529

BLOMFIELD, Nathaniel James: 7400

GRAF, Clyde: 715

SIMPSON, Scott: 20,401

SUMMERFIELD, Scott: 4121

Party Votes

National: 19,125

Labour: 9852

New Zealand First: 4496

Greens: 1804

The Opportunities Party: 540

Maori Party: 68

ACT: 150

9.55PM: 76.5 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.5 per cent

Labour: 35.6 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.4 per cent

Greens: 5.8 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2.2 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

9.45PM: Labour's Tamati Coffey is expanding his lead in the Waiariki electorate, currently held by Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 65.4 per cent of the vote counted.

COFFEY, Tamati: 7085

FLAVELL, Te Ururoa: 6182

Labour Party Vote: 56.8 per cent

Maori Party Vote: 21 per cent.

9.35PM: 65.6 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.6 per cent

Labour: 35.5 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.4 per cent

Greens: 5.9 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2.1 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

9.25PM: Scott Simpson has a strong lead in Coromandel, with 74.4 per cent of the vote counted.

Candidate Votes

ANDREWS, Anne-Marie: 3115

BLOMFIELD, Nathaniel James: 6535

GRAF, Clyde: 598

SIMPSON, Scott: 18,046

SUMMERFIELD, Scott: 3532

Party Votes

National: 16,904

Labour: 8642

New Zealand First: 3966

Greens: 1566

The Opportunities Party: 460

Maori Party: 55

ACT: 125

9.15PM: 50 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.7 per cent

Labour: 35.5 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.3 per cent

Greens: 5.9 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2.1 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

9.05PM: Labour's Tamati Coffey is holding onto his lead in the Waiariki electorate, currently held by Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 33.2 per cent of the vote counted.

COFFEY, Tamati: 4991

FLAVELL, Te Ururoa: 4541

Labour Party Vote: 56.2 per cent

Maori Party Vote: 22 per cent.

8.55PM: Todd McClay is leading in Rotorua, with 28.2 per cent of the vote counted.

Candidate Votes

BIDDLE, Wendy: 243

CLARK, Rachel: 60

GILLIES, Richard: 462

McCLAY, Todd: 7251

PATTERSON, Owen: 37

SANDFORD, Ben: 4240

TABUTEAU, Fletcher: 1222

Party Votes

National: 6675

Labour: 4424

New Zealand First: 1421

Greens: 474

The Opportunities Party: 313

Maori Party: 160

ACT: 40

8.50PM: 35.4 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.4 per cent

Labour: 35.9 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.2 per cent

Greens: 6.1 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 2 per cent

Maori Party: 1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

8.45PM: Scott Simpson is leading in Coromandel, with 37.2 per cent of the vote counted.

Candidate Votes

ANDREWS, Anne-Marie: 2065

BLOMFIELD, Nathaniel James: 4454

GRAF, Clyde: 331

SIMPSON, Scott: 11,913

SUMMERFIELD, Scott: 2156

Party Votes

National: 11,168

Labour: 5728

New Zealand First: 2594

Greens: 1024

The Opportunities Party: 259

Maori Party: 35

ACT: 71

8.40PM: Labour's Tamati Coffey is still ahead in the Waiariki electorate, currently held by Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 20 per cent of the vote counted.

COFFEY, Tamati: 3458

FLAVELL, Te Ururoa: 3017

Labour Party Vote: 56.9 per cent

Maori Party Vote: 20.9 per cent.

8.25PM: 25.5 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.2 per cent

Labour: 36.1 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.1 per cent

Greens: 6.1 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 1.9 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

8.05PM: Labour's Tamati Coffey is keeping his lead in the Waiariki electorate, currently held by Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 13.2 per cent of the vote counted.

COFFEY, Tamati: 2573

FLAVELL, Te Ururoa: 2108

Labour Party Vote: 57.5 per cent

Maori Party Vote: 20 per cent.

7.50PM: 18.4 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46 per cent

Labour: 36.5 per cent

New Zealand First: 7 per cent

Greens: 6.1 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 1.9 per cent

Maori Party: 1.1 per cent

ACT: 0.5 per cent

7.35PM: Labour's Tamati Coffey leads in the Waiariki electorate, currently held by Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 6.3 per cent of the vote counted.

COFFEY, Tamati: 1045

FLAVELL, Te Ururoa: 768

Labour Party Vote: 57.2 per cent

Maori Party Vote: 16.4 per cent.

7.30PM: 11.3 per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46.6 per cent

Labour: 36.3 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.1 per cent

Greens: 5.8 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 1.9 per cent

Maori Party: 0.9 per cent

ACT: 0.4 per cent

7.15PM: Four per cent of the vote has been counted.

National: 46 per cent

Labour: 36.5 per cent

New Zealand First: 7.2 per cent

Greens: 6.1 per cent

The Opportunities Party: 1.9 per cent

Maori Party: 1 per cent

ACT: 0.4 per cent

7PM:

The polls are now closed for Election 2017, and counting has begun to determine the make-up of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament.

SunLive will be bringing you both national and local results as they come in.

The electoral commission expects all advance votes to be counted by 8.30pm – all 1.24 million of them (500,000 more people voted early in this election than in 2014).

By 10pm, half of votes cast today are expected to be counted, while by 11.30pm, 100 per cent of votes cast thus far should be tallied.

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1 Comment

Te Ururoa Flavell

Posted on 24-09-2017 13:58 | By morepork

A decent, kind, and intelligent New Zealander. Very sorry to see him go. However, the separate Maori seats, in my opinion, are an anachronistic affront and should be removed. A Maori Party, is fine, but really, we should see Maori people working for their communities in the same way as anybody else, and that is pretty much what happened with the swing to Labour.

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