Botany (New Zealand Electorate)
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Botany New Zealand Electorate
Botany electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

Botany is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. It was contested for the first time at the 2008 general election, and won by Pansy Wong for the National Party. Following Wong's resignation in late 2010, a by-election returned Jami-Lee Ross, who was confirmed by the voters in the 2011 general election. Ross left the National Party in October 2018 and became an independent.

Background

The Representation Commission established the electoral district of Botany after the 2006 New Zealand census due to high population growth in and around Auckland. The new electorate resulted from several sweeping changes to the electoral landscape of South Auckland:

Demographics

Demographically, Botany is older than the rest of New Zealand, with over half of its population aged over 30; It has three times as many Chinese New Zealanders than the national average (33.5 versus 9.2%), and nearly twice as many Pacific Islanders (13 to 7%), which makes Botany a minority-majority electorate. Botany has the highest number of people born overseas of any New Zealand electorate (49% in 2006), the most Buddhists in a New Zealand electorate and the highest number of one-family homes. The average income in the electorate is high, with over half of the electorate's residents earning over $50,000 a year.

A 2005 academic survey assessing the voting behaviour of Asian New Zealanders[1] showed a strong preference for the Labour Party, with a sizeable proportion prepared to vote for the National Party (47 to 40); it also showed that among Asian New Zealanders, the most important issues were the economy and law and order. This was demonstrated by a large anti-crime march (a crowd of 15,000 was estimated, with a significant number of these being Asian New Zealanders) was held in Auckland (on the streets of Botany) in July 2008 amidst claims of increasing violent crime in New Zealand targeted against its Asian population.[2] The march's organiser Peter Low used his website to clarify his position, calling for harsher sentencing, victims' rights and zero "criminal rights".[3]

History

Botany was first created for the 2008 general election, and won by Pansy Wong for the National Party.

Both National and the ACT party stood Chinese New Zealanders as their candidates in 2008; Pansy Wong and Kenneth Wang, respectively. Labour chose Koro Tawa, an Auckland University lecturer. Raymond Huo, a Chinese-speaking lawyer, was initially mooted for the Labour nomination, but eventually chose to stand as a list-only candidate.[4][5]

On 14 December 2010 it was announced that a by-election was to be held on 5 March 2011 due to the resignation of incumbent MP Pansy Wong.[6] The electorate was won by Jami-Lee Ross from the New Zealand National Party.

In October 2018, Jami-Lee Ross resigned from the National Party and accused party leader Simon Bridges of breaching electoral law. Ross announced his intention to resign from parliament and run as an independent in the resulting by-election,[7] however he later decided against resigning.

Members of Parliament

Key

 National    Independent  

As of 2017 no candidates that have contested the Botany electorate have been returned as list MPs.

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Botany[8]
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 Jami-Lee Ross 21,378 61.63 -2.21 21,428 60.83 +1.41
Labour Tofik Mamedov 8,539 24.62 +1.72 10,279 29.18 +6.99
Green Julie Zhu 2,103 6.06 -- 841 2.39 -1.95
M?ori Wetex Kang 1,165 3.36 -- 195 0.55 +0.34
United Future Damian Light 500 1.44 -- 33 0.09 -0.06
ACT Sam Singh 330 0.95 -- 209 0.59 -1.81
NZ First   1,612 4.58 -0.84
Opportunities   288 0.82 --
Conservative   91 0.26 -4.25
Legalise Cannabis   54 1.53 +1.26
People's Party   44 0.12 --
Outdoors   14 0.04 --
Mana   12 0.03 --
Internet   9 0.02 --
Ban 1080   6 0.02 -0.02
Democrats   2 0.01 --
Informal votes 673 110
Total Valid votes 34,688 35,227
Turnout 35,658 72.63[9] +0.78
National hold Majority 12,839 37.01 -3.93

2014 election

2014 general election: Botany[10]
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 Jami-Lee Ross 21,044 63.84 -0.19 20,016 59.42 -1.71
Labour Tofik Mamedov 7,549 22.90 -2.45 7,473 22.19 -1.59
Conservative Paul Young 3,053 9.26 +1.57 1,519 4.51 +1.83
Independent David McCormick 668 2.03 +2.03
NZ First   1,825 5.42 +1.02
Green   1,461 4.34 -0.06
ACT   808 2.40 +0.75
Internet Mana   204 0.61 +0.36[a]
Legalise Cannabis   90 0.27 -0.02
M?ori   71 0.21 -0.08
United Future   49 0.15 -0.17
Ban 1080   12 0.04 +0.04
Independent Coalition   9 0.03 +0.03
Civilian   8 0.02 +0.02
Focus   6 0.02 +0.02
Democrats   5 0.01 -0.01
Informal votes 648 128
Total Valid votes 32,962 33,684
Turnout 33,812 71.00 +3.25
National hold Majority 13,495 40.94 +2.26

2011 election

2011 general election: Botany[11]
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 Jami-Lee Ross 17,780 64.03 +7.81 17,749 61.13 -0.11
Labour Chao-Fu Wu 7,039 25.35 +4.29 7,111 24.49 -0.69
Conservative Paul Young 2,135 7.69 +7.69 777 2.68 +2.68
ACT Lyn Murphy 631 2.27 -12.98 478 1.65 -3.19
United Future Ram Parkash 185 0.67 -0.72 94 0.32 -0.37
NZ First   1,278 4.40 +2.26
Green   1,277 4.40 +2.01
Legalise Cannabis   85 0.29 +0.10
M?ori   84 0.29 -0.02
Mana   72 0.25 +0.25
Libertarianz   13 0.04 +0.01
Alliance   9 0.03 +0.01
Democrats   7 0.02 +0.02
Informal votes 1,069 238
Total Valid votes 27,770 29,034
National hold Majority 10,741 38.68 +3.52

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 43,204[12]

2011 by-election

Official results of the 5 March by-election.[13]

2011 Botany by-election

Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the by-election.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list prior to the by-election.
Yellow background denotes the winner of the by-election, who was a list MP prior to the by-election.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Jami-Lee Ross 8,352 54.25 -1.97
Labour Michael Wood 4,380 28.45 +7.39
New Citizen Paul Young 1,626 10.56
ACT Lyn Murphy 687 4.46 -10.80
Independent Penny Bright 128 0.83
Legalise Cannabis Leo Biggs 61 0.40
Independent Wayne Young 54 0.35
Join Australia Robin Caithness 45 0.29
Pirate Hussain Al-saady 32 0.21
Independent Robert Goh 31 0.20
Informal votes 25 0.16
Total Valid votes 15,396 35.84
National hold Majority 3,972 25.76 -9.40


2008 election

2008 general election: Botany[14]
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 Pansy Wong 17,382 56.22 19,355 61.25
Labour Koro Tawa 6,510 21.06 7,958 25.18
ACT Kenneth Wang 4,717 15.26 1,528 4.84
Green Peter Cooper 1,226 3.97 756 2.39
United Future Judy Carter 428 1.38 220 0.70
Progressive Racheal Cheam 304 0.98 217 0.69
Kiwi Simon Kan 212 0.69 125 0.40
Independent Raj Subramanian 140 0.45
NZ First   678 2.15
Pacific   295 0.93
Family Party   166 0.53
Bill and Ben   98 0.31
M?ori   98 0.31
Legalise Cannabis   62 0.20
Workers Party   13 0.04
Libertarianz   10 0.03
Alliance   8 0.03
RONZ   7 0.02
RAM   6 0.02
Democrats   2 0.01
Informal votes 386 131
Total Valid votes 30,919 31,602
National win new seat Majority 10,872 35.16


Table footnotes

  1. ^ 2014 Internet Mana swing is relative to the votes for Mana in 2011; it shared a party list with Internet in the 2014 election.

References

  1. ^ "Asian Vote". New Zealand Listener. 2004-08-20.
  2. ^ "Huge turnout for anti-crime march". TVNZ News. 2004-07-05.
  3. ^ "ASIAN ANTI-CRIME GROUP (AAG) TRUST NEW ZEALAND". Asian Anti-Crime Group Trust. 2004-08-05. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05.
  4. ^ Tan, Lincoln (20 June 2008). "Botany a hot Asian battleground". The New Zealand Herald.
  5. ^ Blockley, Louise (22 August 2008). "Raymond Huo on Labour list". Te Waha Nui. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Cheng, Derek (14 December 2010). "Pansy Wong resigns as MP". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ Morning Report (17 October 2018). "Jami-Lee Ross vows to fight for Botany seat". RNZ.
  8. ^ New Zealand Electoral Commission. "Botany - Official Result". Electionresults.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Party Votes and Turnout by Electorate". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Electoral Commission (21 January 2016). "Official Count Results - Botany". Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Botany results, 2011
  12. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "By-Election Results -- Botany". electionresults.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  14. ^ Election result: Botany, 2008 Archived December 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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