Wairarapa (New Zealand electorate)

Wairarapa electorate boundaries used since the 2008 election

Wairarapa is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate. It was first created in 1858 (with the first election in 1859) and existed until 1881. It was recreated in 1887 and has since existed continuously. In the early years, the electorate was for a time represented by two members. Wairarapa has been held by Kieran McAnulty since the 2020 election.

Population centres

The initial 24 New Zealand electorates were defined by Governor George Grey in March 1853, based on the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 that had been passed by the British government. The Constitution Act also allowed the House of Representatives to establish new electorates, and this was first done in 1858, when four new electorates were formed by splitting existing electorates.[1] Wairarapa was one of those four electorates, and it was established by splitting the Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay electorate, and incorporating areas that previously did not belong to any electorate.[2] Settlements in the initial area were Featherston, Carterton, Eketahuna, and Pahiatua.[3] For the 1860 election, there were 266 voters registered.[4]

In the 1887 electoral redistribution, although the Representation Commission was required through the Representation Act 1887 to maintain existing electorates "as far as possible", rapid population growth in the North Island required the transfer of three seats from the South Island to the north. Ten new electorates were created, and one former electorate, Wairarapa, was recreated.[5]

The electorate boundaries were last adjusted in the 2007 redistribution.[6] No boundary adjustments were undertaken in the subsequent 2013/14 or 2019/20 redistributions.[7]

The current electorate includes the following population centres (approximate population in brackets) from the Wairarapa area of the Wellington region, the Tararua District (part of the Manawatū-Whanganui region) and the Central Hawke's Bay District (part of the Hawke's Bay region):

History

The first election was held on 7 November 1859, and Charles Carter was the first representative until 1865, when he resigned.[8][8] He was succeeded by Henry Bunny from 1865 to 1881.[9] Since 1871, the electorate had two representatives,[10] and the second one was John Chapman Andrew until he resigned in 1877, succeeded by George Beetham from 1877 to 1881.[11]

From 1881 to 1887 Wairarapa was replaced by two electorates; Wairarapa North and Wairarapa South. From 1887, they were replaced by the Masterton and Wairarapa electorates.[12]

Between 1899 and 1919 the Wairarapa electorate swung between Walter Clarke Buchanan the Conservative then Reform candidate and J. T. Marryat Hornsby the Liberal candidate, changing hands in 1902, 1905, 1908 and 1914.[13] Buchanan's support was in the rural areas, and Hornsby's was in the small towns.

From 1919 to 1928 the electorate was represented by Alexander McLeod for Reform.[14] In 1928 he was defeated by Thomas William McDonald the United (Liberal) candidate, but in 1931 McLeod won the seat back.[15]

Ben Roberts represented the electorate for the Labour Party from the 1935 election until 1946, when he retired.[16] In the 1943 election, Roberts was unsuccessfully challenged by National's Jimmy Maher.[17]

In the 1987 election, Reg Boorman won the initial count by one vote, but Creech later challenged that result on the grounds that Boorman had violated new laws about election spending. Creech also challenged more than 200 votes (on various grounds). The Electoral Court upheld Creech's petition, and Creech won the seat in 1988 with a majority of 34 votes (9994 to 9960).[18]

Creech held the Wairarapa electorate for four parliamentary terms. In December 1997, he became Deputy Leader of the National Party. That gave him number two on the National party list, and he did not contest an electorate in the 1999 election. The National Party stood Paul Henry in the election, but to the general surprise of political commentators, the typically right-leaning electorate was won by Labour's Georgina Beyer with a 3,033 vote majority to become the world's first transsexual member of parliament.[19] At the 2002 election, Beyer was easily re-elected with an increased majority of 6,372 votes.[20] Beyer stood in the 2005 election as a list-only candidate, and the Wairarapa electorate was won by John Hayes of the National Party.[21] Hayes held the electorate for three parliamentary terms and retired at the 2014 election,[21][22] when he was succeeded by National's Alastair Scott.[23]

Members of Parliament

Key

 Independent    Conservative    Liberal    Reform    United    Labour    National    NZ First  

List MPs

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Wairarapa electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Election results

2020 election

2020 general election: Wairarapa[24]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour Kieran McAnulty 22,042 48.95 +14.75 21,673 47.88 +15.80
National Mike Butterick 15,497 34.41 -6.69 13,165 29.08 -19.72
NZ First Ron Mark 3,278 7.28 -12.16 1,545 3.41 -6.92
Green Celia Wade-Brown 1,359 3.01 -1.21 2,329 5.14 +0.32
ACT Roger Greenslade 1,076 2.38 +2.05 4,136 9.13 +8.73
New Conservative Warren Butterworth 587 1.30 670 1.48 +1.27
Advance NZ Nigel Anthony Gray 443 0.98 464 1.02
Independent Aileen Haeata 109 0.24
Opportunities   490 1.08 -0.95
Legalise Cannabis   167 0.36 -0.01
ONE   137 0.30
Māori   125 0.27 -0.25
Outdoors   50 0.11 +0.04
Vision NZ   12 0.02
Social Credit   9 0.02 +0.01
Sustainable NZ   9 0.02
TEA   5 0.01
Heartland   5 0.01
Informal votes 636 279
Total Valid votes 45,027 45,264
Turnout 45,264
Labour gain from National Majority 6,545 14.53 +7.15

2017 election

2017 general election: Wairarapa[25]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
National Green tickY Alastair Scott 16,514 41.40 -2.20 19,750 48.80 -3.51
Labour Kieran McAnulty 13,642 34.20 8.79 12,984 32.08 11.52
NZ First Ron Mark 7,753 19.44 -3.76 4,180 10.33 -0.84
Green John Hart 1,683 4.22 0.01 1,950 4.82 -3.53
Independent James Harold 164 0.41
ACT Roger Greenslade 130 0.33 0.09 162 0.40 0.07
Opportunities   821 2.03
Māori   209 0.52 -0.05
Legalise Cannabis   150 0.37 -0.10
Conservative   86 0.21 -4.11
Ban 1080   81 0.20 -0.18
Outdoors   29 0.07
United Future   20 0.05 -0.11
People's Party   24 0.06
Democrats   8 0.01 0.00
Mana   8 0.02 -0.42[a]
Internet   6 0.01 -0.43[b]
Informal votes 346 134
Total Valid votes 39,886 40,468
Turnout 40,602
National hold Majority 2,872 7.20 -11.00

2014 election

2014 general election: Wairarapa[26]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
National Alastair Scott 16,223 43.60 -9.05 19,634 52.32 +0.79
Labour Kieran McAnulty 9,452 25.41 -6.23 7,712 20.56 -2.74
NZ First Ron Mark 8,630 23.20 +23.20 4,393 11.17 +3.35
Green John Hart 1,566 4.21 -4.20 3,134 8.35 -1.48
Conservative Brent Reid 816 2.19 -2.16 1,622 4.32 +0.57
Māori Ra Smith 181 0.49 +0.49 209 0.57 -0.05
ACT Shane Atkinson 90 0.24 -0.80 124 0.33 -1.00
Legalise Cannabis   175 0.47 -0.10
Internet Mana   164 0.44 +0.23
Ban 1080   142 0.38 +0.38
United Future   59 0.16 -0.52
Civilian   22 0.06 +0.06
Independent Coalition   8 0.02 +0.02
Democrats   7 0.02 -0.02
Focus   4 0.01 +0.01
Informal votes 246 116
Total Valid votes 37,204 37,525
National hold Majority 6,771 18.20 -3.19

2011 election

2011 general election: Wairarapa[27]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
National Green tickY John Hayes 17,881 52.65 +1.63 18.046 51.53 +2.87
Labour Michael Bott 10,746 31.64 -0.77 8,161 23.30 -7.93
Green Sea Rotmann 2,856 8.41 +3.24 3,442 9.83 +4.08
Conservative Brent Reid 1,476 4.35 +4.35 1,314 3.75 +3.75
Libertarianz Richard McGrath 652 1.92 +0.67 94 0.27 +0.10
ACT Shane Atkinson 352 1.04 -0.95 467 1.33 -3.19
NZ First   2,738 7.82 +2.26
United Future   238 0.68 +0.004
Māori   218 0.62 -0.10
Legalise Cannabis   200 0.57 +0.24
Mana   75 0.21 +0.21
Alliance   14 0.04 -0.09
Democrats   14 0.04 +0.02
Informal votes 1,116 294
Total Valid votes 33,963 35,021
National hold Majority 7,135 21.01 +2.40

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 46,425[28]

2008 election

2008 general election: Wairarapa[29]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
National Green tickY John Hayes 18,524 51.02 +8.31 17,860 48.66 +3.54
Labour Denise MacKenzie 11,766 32.41 -1.71 11,464 31.23 -4.83
NZ First Edwin Perry 2,646 7.29 -9.28 2,040 5.56 -3.37
Green Michael Woodcock 1,878 5.17 +1.61 2,109 5.75 +1.18
ACT Shane Atkinson 721 1.99 +1.01 1,660 4.52 +3.38
Libertarianz Richard McGrath 453 1.25 +1.25 61 0.17 +0.13
United Future Graeme Reeves 219 0.60 -0.54 248 0.68 -1.33
Alliance Amy Tubman 101 0.28 +0.28 47 0.13 +0.04
Bill and Ben   281 0.77 +0.77
Māori   266 0.72 +0.21
Progressive   251 0.68 -0.13
Kiwi   173 0.47 +0.47
Legalise Cannabis   122 0.33 +0.10
Family Party   80 0.22 +0.22
Workers Party   14 0.04 +0.04
Pacific   12 0.03 +0.03
Democrats   9 0.02 0.00
RAM   5 0.01 +0.01
RONZ   2 0.01 -0.01
Informal votes 298 131
Total Valid votes 36,308 36,704
National hold Majority 6,758 18.61 +10.02

2005 election

2005 general election: Wairarapa[30]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
National John Hayes 13,681 42.71 +19.43 14,599 45.12 +20.39
Labour Denise MacKenzie 10,929 34.12 -9.77 11,669 36.06 -2.16
NZ First Edwin Perry 5,308 16.57 +11.55 2,889 8.93 -2.68
Green Claire Bleakley 1,141 3.56 -0.78 1,478 4.57 -1.31
United Future Graeme Reeves 364 1.14 -0.86 651 2.01 -3.58
ACT Graeme Tulloch 314 0.98 -1.04 370 1.14 -4.56
Māori Cissie Walker 293 0.91 +0.91 165 0.51 +0.51
Progressive   261 0.81 -0.79
Destiny   82 0.25 +0.25
Legalise Cannabis   76 0.23 -0.34
Christian Heritage   40 0.12 -2.75
Alliance   29 0.09 -0.91
Libertarianz   13 0.04 +0.04
Democrats   8 0.02 +0.02
Family Rights   6 0.02 +0.02
One NZ   6 0.02 -0.08
RONZ   6 0.02 +0.02
99 MP   5 0.02 +0.02
Direct Democracy   4 0.01 +0.01
Informal votes 243 124
Total Valid votes 32,030 32,357
National gain from Labour Majority 2,752 8.59 -12.01

2002 election

2002 general election: Wairarapa[31]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Georgina Beyer 13,572 43.89 -2.32 11,867 38.22 +1.91
National Ian Buchanan 7,200 23.28 -13.61 7,678 24.73 -6.53
Christian Heritage Merepeka Raukawa-Tait 5,852 18.92 +17.07 891 2.87 +0.13
NZ First Edwin Perry 1,552 5.02 +2.52 3,605 11.61 +7.30
Green Sarah Millington 861 2.78 +0.55 1,827 5.88 +1.28
ACT Ian MacFarlane 625 2.02 -0.02 1,770 5.70 -1.48
United Future Frank Owen 617 2.00 +1.39 1,735 5.59 +4.30
Progressive Bill Henderson 223 0.72 498 1.60
Alliance Gerald Tait 159 0.51 -7.02 311 1.00 -9.05
ORNZ   525 1.69
Legalise Cannabis   178 0.57 -0.58
One NZ   32 0.10 -0.06
Mana Māori   5 0.02 +0.01
NMP   3 0.01 Steady
Informal votes 264 121
Total Valid votes 30,925 31,046
Labour hold Majority 6,372 20.60 +11.28

1999 election

1999 general election: Wairarapa[32][33]
Notes:

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Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Labour Georgina Beyer 15,040 46.21 +32.12 11,897 36.31 +12.38
National Paul Henry 12,006 36.89 -8.27 10,242 31.26 -1.55
Alliance Cathy Casey 2,451 7.53 -13.14 3,294 10.05 -3.64
NZ First Rob Harris 813 2.50 -11.57 1,413 4.31 -11.45
Green Laurence Boomert 725 2.23 1,506 4.60
ACT Paul Booth 663 2.04 -0.27 2,352 7.18 +0.74
Christian Heritage Mike Lloyd 602 1.85 -0.38 898 2.74 -1.26
Future NZ John Allen 197 0.61 273 0.83
Natural Law Ian Douglas 47 0.14 -0.02 29 0.09 -0.19
Legalise Cannabis   378 1.15 -0.36
Libertarianz   185 0.56 +0.54
United NZ   152 0.46 -0.15
McGillicuddy Serious   59 0.18 -0.11
Animals First   43 0.13 Steady
One NZ   15 0.16
Republican   9 0.03 +0.03
Mauri Pacific   6 0.01
Mana Māori   4 0.01 -0.02
People's Choice Party 3 0.01
NMP   2 0.01
South Island   2 0.01
Informal votes 557 337
Total Valid votes 32,545 32,765
Labour gain from National Majority 3,033 9.32 -15.17

1996 election

1996 general election: Wairarapa[34]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
National Green tickY Wyatt Creech 14,505 45.16 10,562 32.81
Alliance Dave MacPherson 6,638 20.67 4,409 13.69
Labour Lynette Stutz 4,525 14.09 7,704 23.93
NZ First George Groombridge 4,519 14.07 5,074 15.76
ACT Derek Daniell 742 2.31 2,072 6.44
Christian Coalition Mike Lloyd 717 2.23 1,287 4.00
McGillicuddy Serious Vince Terreni 236 0.74 95 0.29
Progressive Green Mathew Horrocks 160 0.50 105 0.33
Natural Law Bruce Brown 53 0.16 90 0.28
World Socialist Christopher Fackney 27 0.08
Legalise Cannabis   486 1.51
United NZ   198 0.61
Animals First   43 0.13
Superannuitants & Youth   18 0.06
Conservatives   14 0.04
Mana Māori   10 0.03
Green Society   8 0.02
Libertarianz   7 0.02
Asia Pacific   4 0.01
Ethnic Minority   4 0.01
Advance NZ   3 0.01
Te Tawharau   2 0.01
Informal votes 185 112
Total Valid votes 32,122 32,195
National hold Majority 7,867 24.49

1993 election

1993 general election: Wairarapa [35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Wyatt Creech 9,004 41.60 -11.53
Labour Peter Teahan 6,775 31.30
Alliance Dave MacPherson 4,162 19.23 +10.97
NZ First Jayne Routhan 1,051 4.85
Christian Heritage Mike Lloyd 597 2.75
Natural Law Ken Reinsfield 51 0.23
Majority 2,229 10.30 -10.12
Turnout 21,640 86.68 +0.57
Registered electors 24,963

1990 election

1990 general election: Wairarapa [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Wyatt Creech 10,767 53.13 -4.43
Labour Pauline Moran 6,626 32.69
NewLabour Dave MacPherson 1,674 8.26
Christian Heritage G Hounsell 651 3.21
Social Credit R Muir 236 1.16
McGillicuddy Serious S Neilsen 199 0.98
Democrats G J Shakes 112 0.55 -2.19
Majority 4,141 20.43 +20.27
Turnout 20,265 86.11 -6.08
Registered electors 23,532

1987 election

1987 general election: Wairarapa [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Wyatt Creech 9,994 48.70
Labour Reg Boorman 9,960 48.54 +6.35
Democrats G J Shakes 564 2.74
Majority 34 0.16
Turnout 20,518 92.19 -2.32
Registered electors 22,256

1984 election

1984 general election: Wairarapa [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reg Boorman 9,009 42.19
National Ben Couch 8,615 40.34 -3.54
NZ Party Simon Bliss 2,908 13.61
Social Credit M C Jury 819 3.83
Majority 394 1.84
Turnout 21,351 94.51 +2.98
Registered electors 22,589

1981 election

1981 general election: Wairarapa [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Ben Couch 8,569 43.88 -1.45
Labour Tom Gemmell 7,023 35.96
Social Credit Wally Cowl 3,936 20.15 +7.89
Majority 1,546 7.91 +3.68
Turnout 19,528 91.53 +13.07
Registered electors 21,333

1978 election

1978 general election: Wairarapa [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Ben Couch 8,968 45.33 -4.10
Labour Allan Levett 8,131 41.10
Social Credit Wally Cowl 2,426 12.26 +6.03
Values Chris Hackney 258 1.30
Majority 837 4.23 -3.61
Turnout 19,783 78.46 -10.24
Registered electors 25,213

1975 election

1975 general election: Wairarapa [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Ben Couch 9,245 49.43 +5.17
Labour Jack Williams 7,777 41.58 -9.20
Social Credit Wally Cowl 1,167 6.23
Values Bill Ashdown 514 2.74
Majority 1,468 7.84
Turnout 18,703 88.70 -3.53
Registered electors 21,085

1972 election

1972 general election: Wairarapa [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Williams 8,459 50.78 +2.75
National Ben Couch 7,373 44.26
Social Credit John Harvie Morrow 698 4.19
Liberal Reform Timothy Carlton Bunny 94 0.56
New Democratic Harold Knox 32 0.19
Majority 1,086 6.52 +3.71
Turnout 16,656 92.23 +0.28
Registered electors 18,058

1969 election

1969 general election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Williams 7,981 48.03 +5.44
National Haddon Donald 7,514 45.22 -0.83
Social Credit John Harvie Morrow 1,121 6.74
Majority 467 2.81
Turnout 16,616 92.51 +1.77
Registered electors 17,961

1966 election

1966 general election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Haddon Donald 7,080 46.05 -1.75
Labour Jack Williams 6,547 42.59 -1.83
Social Credit Roly Marks 1,745 11.35
Majority 533 3.46 +0.09
Turnout 15,372 90.74 -1.53
Registered electors 16,940

1963 election

1963 general election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Haddon Donald 7,100 47.80
Labour Jack Williams 6,599 44.42
Social Credit Robert Crawford 1,154 7.76 -1.81
Majority 501 3.37
Turnout 14,853 92.27 -0.90
Registered electors 16,097

1960 election

1960 general election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bert Cooksley 7,887 52.10 +3.90
Labour Allan George Goldsmith 5,799 38.31
Social Credit Robert Crawford 1,450 9.57
Majority 3,241 21.41 +14.25
Turnout 15,136 93.17 -1.43
Registered electors 16,244

1957 election

1957 general election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bert Cooksley 7,121 48.20 -1.11
Labour Bob Wilkie 6,063 41.04 +3.38
Social Credit John Eric Feast 1,588 10.75 -2.26
Majority 1,058 7.16 -4.48
Turnout 14,772 94.60 +1.40
Registered electors 15,615

1954 election

1954 general election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bert Cooksley 7,160 49.31 -7.80
Labour Bob Wilkie 5,469 37.66
Social Credit John Eric Feast 1,890 13.01
Majority 1,691 11.64 -2.59
Turnout 14,519 93.20 +0.98
Registered electors 15,578

1951 election

1951 General election: Wairarapa [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bert Cooksley 8,155 57.11 +3.73
Labour George Anders Hansen 6,123 42.88 -3.73
Majority 2,032 14.23 +7.47
Turnout 14,278 92.22 -3.45
Registered electors 15,482

1949 election

1949 general election: Wairarapa [39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bert Cooksley 7,596 53.38
Labour George Anders Hansen 6,633 46.61 -2.54
Majority 963 6.76
Turnout 14,229 95.67 +1.11
Registered electors 14,872

1946 election

1946 general election: Wairarapa [40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Garnet Hercules Mackley 7,095 50.84
Labour George Anders Hansen 6,860 49.15
Majority 235 1.68
Turnout 13,955 94.56 +3.25
Registered electors 14,757

1943 election

1943 general election: Wairarapa [41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Roberts 4,806 47.34 -3.67
National Jimmy Maher 4,655 45.86
Democratic Labour Robert Crawford 424 4.17
Independent William Francis Smithson 120 1.18
Informal votes 145 1.42 +0.98
Majority 151 1.48 -6.40
Turnout 10,150 91.31 -1.97
Registered electors 11,115

1938 election

1938 general election: Wairarapa [42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Roberts 5,293 53.71 +14.77
National James Frederick Thompson 4,516 45.83
Informal votes 44 0.44 -1.22
Majority 777 7.88 +7.54
Turnout 9,853 93.28 +4.57
Registered electors 10,562

1935 election

1935 general election: Wairarapa [43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Roberts 3,681 38.94
United John Wiltshire Card 3,648 38.59
Democrat Thomas William McDonald 2,033 21.50 -24.95
Independent Hans Carl Thomsen 91 0.96
Informal votes 157 1.66 -0.03
Majority 33 0.34
Turnout 9,453 88.71 +5.38
Registered electors 10,655

1931 election

1931 general election: Wairarapa [44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Alexander Donald McLeod 4,641 53.55 +6.74
United Thomas William McDonald 4,025 46.45 -6.74
Majority 616 7.11 +0.74
Informal votes 149 1.69 +0.39
Turnout 8,815 83.33 -4.91
Registered electors 10,579

1928 election

1928 general election: Wairarapa [45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Thomas William McDonald 4,726 53.18
Reform Alexander Donald McLeod 4,160 46.82
Majority 566 6.37
Informal votes 117 1.30
Turnout 9,003 88.24
Registered electors 10,203

1899 election

1899 general election: Wairarapa [46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. T. Marryat Hornsby 1,974 51.17
Conservative Walter Clarke Buchanan 1,818 47.12
Independent Coleman Phillips[47][48] 66 1.71
Majority 156 4.04
Turnout 3,858 82.54
Registered electors 4,674

1893 election

1893 general election: Wairarapa [49] [50]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Clarke Buchanan 1,806 50.89 ±0
Liberal George Augustus Fairbrother[51] 1,116 31.45
Liberal Charles Pownall[52] 627 17.67
Majority 690 19.44 +3.26
Turnout 3,549 81.12 +9.41
Registered electors 4,375

1890 election

1890 general election: Wairarapa [53]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Clarke Buchanan 987 58.09
Liberal Henry Bunny 712 41.91
Majority 275 16.18
Turnout 1,699 71.71
Registered electors 2,369

Table footnotes

  1. ^ 2017 Mana Party swing is relative to the votes for Internet-Mana in 2014; it shared a party list with the Internet Party in the 2014 election
  2. ^ 2017 Internet Party swing is relative to the votes for Internet-Mana in 2014; it shared a party list with Mana Party in the 2014 election

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