We will try to keep updated with the results of the election as they come through. And we hope that you will do the same in comments. Hopefully we’ll keep the level of punditry down to a less boring level than dead time fill requires for broadcast media.
Feel free to tell us what you’re seeing in your neck of the woods.
Scoop has the bullshit buster Keith Ng doing the numbers and charts. 2011 NZ Election Results Graphic & Charts. That will be worth watching.
Phil Goff doing concession. Good campaign. Not a good result.
But we do have a number of new MP’s.
Lost a few. Like Kelvin Davis.
Need a bigger hall.. Too many media.
John Banks is a singleton MP. Adjunct National MP
Paula Bennett is done.
Looks like Auckland Central is going the Wrong way.
Tau Henares isn’t well liked.
NZF now certain to return to Parliament with around 6.8%. Let Key’s nightmares begin.
Epsom – Goldsmith is overhauling Banks yay!
Looks like Damien O’Conner has recovered West Coast Tasman
I’ve been picking that the Maori party will lose a seat
Waiariki looks tight after 27% count
Tāmaki Makaurau – really really tight after 11%.
NZ First looks like they will break the 5% and then some.
Greens are doing well.
Electorate results for electorates with high counts look predictable.
Bad news for National with 5.5% counted
Based on the early returns it looks to me like they won’t break 50%. Labour is holding up well
Epsom with 6.4% of the vote – again small booths.
John Banks 46%, Goldsmith 37%, and Parker 9%
All pretty boring with low returns at this point (and these will be as usual the small churches and schools with traditionally conservative voters.Early Referendum results at 3% are therefore interesting:
retain MMP 55%
alternative is FPP 48%