What 48 per cent of voters said…

The coalition or confidence and supply partners will be a bit smaller, but the Prime Minister will be determined to seek to work with all three of those parties.

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 12:49 27/11/2011
Key starts government talks
By Tracy Watkins, Kate Chapman, Andrea Vance and Sarah Harvey
National Party deputy leader Bill English and senior Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee are on their way up to John Key’s Parnell home in Auckland today as talks to put together a government gather steam. English and Brownlee will join Key and senior MP Murray McCully. They will discuss what’s on the table in coalition talks today and over the next few days. National’s campaign manager Steven Joyce this morning said the next government was going to look “quite similar” to the last one, with the Maori Party, ACT and United Future all crucial in the final make-up.
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ODT: Final Result Dunedin North
ODT: Final Result Dunedin South
ODT: Curran majority slashed in Dunedin South

2011 General Election Preliminary Results

Preliminary results for the 2011 General Election and advance voting for the Referendum on the Voting System (via Electoral Commission website)

• The preliminary results are based on the 2,014,334 votes counted on election night.
• Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 240,247 (10.7% of total votes). This includes an estimated 19,527 overseas votes.
• The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,254,581.
• Voter turnout for the 2011 General Election is estimated to be 73.83% of those enrolled as at 5pm Friday 25 November. This compares with a final 79.46% turnout of those enrolled in 2008.

A summary of all party votes, electorate votes and advance votes is available on www.electionresults.govt.nz. The website also shows the probable distribution of seats by party as calculated by the St Lague formula. Preliminary results by polling place for each electorate will also be available on the site.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Geography, People, Politics

3 responses to “What 48 per cent of voters said…

  1. Elizabeth

    Last night, a friend pointed me to the results from individual polling booths. I was interested in the results for booths in Dunedin South; the results for Dunedin North I had anticipated.
    On voters staying and going blue in Dunedin South: if there was a general trend there’s also more than a ‘passing correspondence’ to rural areas and places where new subdivision is obvious – see the nouveau rich of Waverley, Fairfield, Otago Peninsula and the Taieri, by credit card.
    Another problem, Curran hasn’t said anything useful to her wider electorate for three years.
    Worse, low voter turnout.

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    You’re right about Clare Curran. I know her face well but struggle to think of anything she has said or done. Wearing a rugby jersey in parliament, yes, that’s it, I knew she’d done SOMETHING.

  3. Peter

    Even though the tide was going out for Labour, a majority Blue Vote for the Party Vote in South Dunedin, one of Labour’s safe seats, is pretty extraordinary. It is hard to see there was not something also personal in this vote. By contrast, David Clark is new and comes across as very personable and likeable and I’m sure his own following, and that of Labour, will pick up next time in Dunedin North.

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