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Hamilton West is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate.

It has been held by Tim Macindoe MP[1] of the National Party since the 2008 general election.

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Population centres

The electorate is mainly urban, and covers the western part of the city of Hamilton. The Waikato River divides the city in half and forms the boundary between the Hamilton East and Hamilton West electorates. Hamilton West also borders the rural electorates of Waikato to the north and west, and Taranaki-King Country to the south.

History

The earlier Hamilton electorate dates from 1922. It was renamed Hamilton West in 1969. In 1972, the additional electorate of Hamilton East was created.

Nearly every party since 1972 that has won Hamilton West and its sister seat of Hamilton East has gone on to form the government, earning these seats a reputation as bellwether seats. One exception was 1993, when Labour captured both Hamilton seats from National, but failed to win a parliamentary majority.

Members of Parliament for Hamilton West

Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and started at general elections.

Name Party Elected Left Office Reason
Leslie Munro National 1969 1972 retired
Dorothy Jelicich Labour 1972 1975 defeated
Mike Minogue National 1975, 1978, 1981 1984 defeated
Trevor Mallard Labour 1984, 1987 1990 defeated
Grant Thomas National 1990 1993 defeated
Martin Gallagher Labour 1993 1996 defeated
Bob Simcock National 1996 1999 defeated
Martin Gallagher Labour 1999, 2002, 2005 2008 defeated
Tim Macindoe National 2008 incumbent
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List MPs from Hamilton West

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Hamilton West electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

Name Party Elected Left Office
Bob Simcock National 1999 2002
Bill Gudgeon NZ First 2002 2005

Election results

2008 election

General Election 2008: Hamilton West[2][3]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
A YesY or NoN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
National Tim Macindoe 16,163 48.79 +5.33 15,541 45.98 +5.95
Labour NoN Martin Gallagher 14,545 43.91 -2.01 12,048 35.64 -5.65
Green Dale Stevens 1,389 4.19 1,719 5.09 +1.24
ACT Ian Parker 543 1.64 +0.62 1,263 3.74 +2.13
United Future Ken Smith 218 0.66 -0.89 378 1.12 -1.73
Independent Suresh Vatsyayann 157 0.47 -0.02
Libertarianz Timothy Wikiriwhi 112 0.34 +0.19 31 0.09 +0.05
NZ First 1,449 4.29 -3.18
Māori 360 1.07 -0.40
Bill and Ben 264 0.78
Kiwi 196 0.58
Progressive 189 0.56 +0.49
Legalise Cannabis 150 0.44 -0.18
Family Party 120 0.36
Pacific 32 0.09
NZ Democrats 25 0.07 ±0.00
Workers Party 17 0.05
Alliance 12 0.04 +0.01
RONZ 4 0.01
RAM 2 0.01
Informal votes 347 188
Total Valid votes 33,127 33,800
Turnout 34,268 78.63 -1.59
National gain from Labour Majority 1,618 4.88 +7.34

2005 election

General Election 2005: Hamilton West[4]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
A YesY or NoN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour YesY Martin Gallagher 15,396 45.92 -2.61 14,097 41.29 -0.33
National Tim Macindoe 14,571 43.46 +10.01 13,664 40.03 +19.03
NZ First Bill Gudgeon 1,847 5.51 -1.43 2,549 7.47 -4.24
United Future Robyn Jackson 521 1.55 -1.54 974 2.85 -3.98
Māori Tureiti Moxon 379 1.13 229 0.67
ACT Stephen Cox 342 1.02 -3.31 550 1.61 -6.51
Progressive Sukhdev Bains 215 0.64 -0.14 358 1.05 -0.14
Independent Suresh Vatsyayann 165 0.49
Libertarianz Timothy Wikiriwhi 50 0.15 -0.11 15 0.04
RONZ Jack Gielen 43 0.13 13 0.04
Green 1,313 3.85 -1.87
Destiny 159 0.47
Legalise Cannabis 89 0.26 -0.28
Christian Heritage 56 0.16 -1.19
NZ Democrats 24 0.07
Family Rights 14 0.04
Direct Democracy 11 0.03
Alliance 10 0.03 -0.77
One NZ 7 0.02 -0.03
99 MP 6 0.02
Informal votes 300 138
Total Valid votes 33,529 34,138
Turnout 34,489 80.22 +5.06
Labour hold Majority 825 2.46 -16.05

2002 election

General Election 2002: Hamilton West[5]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
A YesY or NoN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour YesY Martin Gallagher 14,614 48.53 12,715 41.62
National Bob Simcock 9,040 30.02 6,415 21.00
NZ First Bill Gudgeon 2,091 6.94 3,577 11.71
ACT Garry Mallett 1,304 4.33 2,481 8.12
Green Chris Norton-Brown 1,203 3.99 1,748 5.72
United Future Martyn Seddon 932 3.09 2,087 6.83
Christian Heritage Eleanor Goodall 454 1.51 412 1.35
Progressive Rob Shirley 234 0.78 379 1.24
Alliance Craig A. Wills 164 0.54 243 0.80
Libertarianz Timothy Wikiriwhi 79 0.26
ORNZ 298 0.98
Legalise Cannabis 164 0.54
One NZ 15 0.05
Mana Māori 14 0.05
NMP 4 0.01
Informal votes 265 142
Total Valid votes 30,115 30,552
Turnout 30,877 75.16
Labour hold Majority 5,574 18.51

1999 election

General Election 1999: Hamilton West[6]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
A YesY or NoN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Gallagher 14,147 44.57 11,769 36.75
National NoN Bob Simcock 12,518 39.43 10,491 32.76
Alliance Dave MacPherson 1,667 5.25 2,604 8.13
ACT Garry Mallett 1,148 3.62 2,414 7.54
NZ First Athol Gould 957 3.01 1,376 4.30
Christian Heritage Eleanor Goodall 888 2.80
Independent Pita Cammock 248 0.78
Mauri Pacific Fa'amatuainu Iakopo 134 0.42
Mana Wahine Avon Johnson 37 0.12
Green 1,366 4.27
United NZ 103 0.32
Unsuccessful parties[note 1] 1903 5.94
Total Valid votes 31,744 32,026
Labour gain from National Majority 1,629 5.13
  1. ^ Results for unsuccessful parties cannot be found with a party-by-party breakdown.

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