Recount confirms Christchurch central seat

KATE CHAPMAN
Last updated 11:22 14/12/2011
Nicky Wagner
KIRK HARGREAVES
WINNER: National candidate for Christchurch Central Nicky Wagner finally hears that she has the seat over Labour's Brendon Burns.

Relevant offers

Politics

Here today, gone tomorrow Simon Bridges hoping to attract more electric and driverless cars to NZ Axing KiwiSaver bonus removes incentive to sign kids up: economist Crown on brink of formal Treaty negotiations with Ngapuhi Prime Minister John Key signals Resource Management Act backdown Lake Ellesmere clean-up deal explained Kiwi troops deployed to Iraq face any number of threats - David Shearer John Key says levy 'won't make a blind bit of difference' to tourist numbers One arrested following aggressive anti-government protest What was Andrew Little thinking?

Nicky Wagner has gained two votes and retained Christchurch Central following a judicial recount.

The Electoral Commission this morning released the results of the judicial recount in the electorate.

It has confirmed National Party candidate Nicky Wagner won with a majority of 47 votes, that's two more than the initial count.

Labour candidate Brendon Burns called for the recount on December 12.

It was conducted by a District Court Judge the following day.

Burns is no longer an MP after losing the seat as he is too low on his party's list.

Wagner got 12,064 votes and Burns received 12,017.

National also won the party vote with 12,506. Labour was behind on 8240, Greens 4556 and New Zealand First 1391.

A judicial recount is also underway in Waitakere where Labour's Carmel Sepuloni beat Cabinet minister Paula Bennett by just 11 votes.

- Fairfax NZ

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content