Labour, Maori Party pick up 1 seat, Nats lose 2

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be happy with the official results for the 2020 General Election. Labour picks up an extra seat. Photo Nation Builder

2020 General Election official results

The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2020 General Election and referendums.

National has two fewer seats and Labour and the Māori Party each have one more.

The official referendum results have also been released. The outcomes to the
the end of life choice and cannabis legalisation and control referendums have not changed although the cannabis vote narrowed from 50.7 per cent against and 48.4 per cent for.

Party vote – main points

  • The number of seats in Parliament will be 120.
  • The Labour Party has 65 seats compared with 64 on election night.
  • The National Party has 33 seats compared with 35 on election night.
  • The Māori Party has 2 seats compared with 1 on election night.
  • ACT New Zealand and the Green Party remain unchanged with 10 seats each.

Electorate vote – main points

Three electorate results have changed since election night:

  • Labour Party candidate Priyanca Radhakrishnan has won Maungakiekie with a majority of 635 votes over National Party candidate Denise Lee.
  • Labour Party candidate Willow-Jean Prime has won Northland with a majority of 163 votes over National Party candidate Matt King.
  • Labour Party candidate Emily Henderson has won Whangārei with a majority of 431 votes over National Party candidate Shane Reti.
  • All other electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats. 

Key statistics

 The total number of votes cast was 2,919,086.

  • The number of special votes was 504,625, 17% of total votes (2017 – 17%).
  • 68% of votes were cast in advance (2017 – 47%).
  • 82.2% of people who were enrolled voted (2017-79.8%).  This is the highest turnout since 1999 (84.8%).
  • The final enrolment rate was 94.1% (2017 – 92.4%), the highest since 2008 (95.3%).

Details of the official results are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz.

Overall results – 2020 General Election

 

Total votes cast 2,919,086*

Party               

Party
votes

% of
votes

Electorate
seats

List
seats

Total
seats

Labour Party

1,443,546

50.0

46

19

65

National Party

738,275

25.6

23

10

33

Green Party

226,754

7.9

1

9

10

ACT New Zealand

219,030

7.6

1

9

10

Māori Party

33,632

1.2

1

1

2

New Zealand First Party

75,021

2.6

The Opportunities Party (TOP)

43,449

1.5

New Conservative

42,615

1.5

Advance NZ

28,434

1.0

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

13,329

0.5

ONE Party

8,121

0.3

Vision New Zealand

4,236

0.1

NZ Outdoors Party

3,256

0.1

TEA Party

2,415

0.1

Sustainable New Zealand Party

1,880

0.1

Social Credit

1,520

0.1

HeartlandNZ

914

0.0

Total valid votes

2,886,427

 

72

48

120

*Includes 21,378 party informal votes and 11,281 disallowed votes.  The results are calculated using the Sainte-Laguë formula.