2017 Mount Albert by-election

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The 2017 Mount Albert by-election was a New Zealand by-election held in the electorate on 25 February 2017 during the 51st New Zealand Parliament.wikipedia
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Jacinda Ardern

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The electorate was won by Labour Party list MP Jacinda Ardern by a large margin.
Ardern became a list MP in 2008, a position she held for almost ten years until her election to the Mount Albert electorate in the 2017 by-election, held on 25 February.

51st New Zealand Parliament

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The 2017 Mount Albert by-election was a New Zealand by-election held in the electorate on 25 February 2017 during the 51st New Zealand Parliament.
After the resignation of David Shearer in December 2016, the party's share of seats was reduced to 31 until Raymond Huo was sworn in in March 2017.

Raymond Huo

Another Labour member, Raymond Huo, filled Ardern's list seat.
In February 2017, Labour list MP Jacinda Ardern won the 2017 Mount Albert by-election, which allowed the party to bring a new list MP to parliament.

David Shearer

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The seat was vacated following the resignation of David Shearer, a former Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.
His resignation forced a by-election for his seat in the electorate.

The Opportunities Party

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Other than The Opportunities Party, no right or center parties stood, with ACT New Zealand, United Future, and New Zealand First all avoiding the by-election.
The party announced that then party chief of staff Geoff Simmons would contest the Mount Albert by-election on 25 February 2017.

Geoff Simmons

He stood for TOP in the February 2017 Mount Albert by-election, and in the Wellington Central electorate in the September 2017 general election.

Socialist Aotearoa

In 2016, Joe Carolan announced his intention to stand in the 2017 Mount Albert by-election.

Julie Anne Genter

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In late 2016 Genter announced that she would be putting her name forward for the Green Party nomination for the Mount Albert by-election, to be held in February 2017.

Not A Party

NAP fielded a candidate in the Mount Albert by-election, 2017 seeking to encourage a boycott of the by-election and upcoming general election.

Electoral Commission (New Zealand)

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The figure was then officially recorded at 30% by the Electoral Commission, after counting of special votes.

Maryan Street

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Huo was the third-highest unelected person on Labour's party list, but both Maryan Street and Moana Mackey announced they would decline the chance to return to Parliament.
Maryan Street was offered to return to Parliament after the 2017 Mount Albert by-election, when Jacinda Ardern succeeded David Shearer's electorate seat, allowing the best-losing candidate from the Labour list in the 2014 election to enter Parliament.

Moana Mackey

Mackey, Moana
Huo was the third-highest unelected person on Labour's party list, but both Maryan Street and Moana Mackey announced they would decline the chance to return to Parliament.
In February 2017, Labour list MP Jacinda Ardern won the 2017 Mount Albert by-election, which allowed the party to bring a new list MP to parliament.

2016 Mount Roskill by-election

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* 2016 Mount Roskill by-election, on 3 December 2016

List of New Zealand by-elections

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The 2017 Mount Albert by-election was a New Zealand by-election held in the electorate on 25 February 2017 during the 51st New Zealand Parliament.

Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party

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The seat was vacated following the resignation of David Shearer, a former Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.

New Zealand Labour Party

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The electorate was won by Labour Party list MP Jacinda Ardern by a large margin.

Point Chevalier

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The Mount Albert electorate includes the communities of Point Chevalier, Owairaka, Mount Albert, part of Sandringham, Kingsland, and is home to Eden Park.

Owairaka

The Mount Albert electorate includes the communities of Point Chevalier, Owairaka, Mount Albert, part of Sandringham, Kingsland, and is home to Eden Park.

Mount Albert, New Zealand

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The Mount Albert electorate includes the communities of Point Chevalier, Owairaka, Mount Albert, part of Sandringham, Kingsland, and is home to Eden Park.

Sandringham, New Zealand

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The Mount Albert electorate includes the communities of Point Chevalier, Owairaka, Mount Albert, part of Sandringham, Kingsland, and is home to Eden Park.

Kingsland, New Zealand

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The Mount Albert electorate includes the communities of Point Chevalier, Owairaka, Mount Albert, part of Sandringham, Kingsland, and is home to Eden Park.

Eden Park

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The Mount Albert electorate includes the communities of Point Chevalier, Owairaka, Mount Albert, part of Sandringham, Kingsland, and is home to Eden Park.

Grey Lynn

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As a result of boundary changes in 2014, the electorate gained the suburbs of Grey Lynn and Westmere, but lost Waterview and the areas alongside Rosebank Road to the Kelston electorate.

Westmere, New Zealand

Westmere
As a result of boundary changes in 2014, the electorate gained the suburbs of Grey Lynn and Westmere, but lost Waterview and the areas alongside Rosebank Road to the Kelston electorate.