51st New Zealand Parliament

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The 51st New Zealand Parliament was elected at the 2014 general election.wikipedia
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2014 New Zealand general election

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The 51st New Zealand Parliament was elected at the 2014 general election.
The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.

2017 New Zealand general election

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This Parliament consists of 121 members (120 seats plus one overhang seat) and was in place from September 2014 until August 2017, followed by the 2017 New Zealand general election.
The previous parliament was elected on 20 September 2014 and was officially dissolved on 22 August 2017.

Fifth National Government of New Zealand

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Following the final vote count John Key was able to continue to lead the Fifth National Government.

2017 Mount Albert by-election

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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.
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.

Trevor Mallard

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In the 51st Parliament, he was the Labour Party spokesperson for Internal Affairs, and Sport and Recreation.

Maureen Pugh

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Pugh was first in line should there be a vacancy in a list seat held by a National Party MP during the 51st New Zealand Parliament, and following Tim Groser's resignation in December 2015, she was sworn in as a member of parliament on 9 February 2016 after the summer recess.

Paul Goldsmith (politician)

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Goldsmith was then ranked 30th on the National Party list, and was re-elected as a list MP in the to the 51st Parliament.

Opinion polling for the 2017 New Zealand general election

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Various organisations commissioned opinion polls for the 2017 New Zealand general election during the term of the 51st New Zealand Parliament (2014–2017).

50th New Zealand Parliament

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The new date for the census was 5 March 2013, and this allowed enough time to review the electoral boundaries for the 51st New Zealand Parliament prior to the.

Andrew Bayly

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During the 51st New Zealand Parliament, Bayly served as a member of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Regulations Review Select Committee.

Jo Hayes

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In the 51st New Zealand Parliament, Hayes served as the National Party's Third Whip, as a member of the Māori Affairs and Local Government and Environment Committees, and as the Chair of the Social Services Committee.

Matthew Doocey

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For the 51st New Zealand Parliament Doocey was appointed Deputy Chair of the Social Services Select Committee.

Overhang seat

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This Parliament consists of 121 members (120 seats plus one overhang seat) and was in place from September 2014 until August 2017, followed by the 2017 New Zealand general election.

John Key

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Following the final vote count John Key was able to continue to lead the Fifth National Government.

Mixed-member proportional representation

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The Parliament was elected using a mixed-member proportional representation (MMP) voting system.

Member of parliament

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Members of Parliament (MPs) represent 71 geographical electorates: 16 in the South Island, 48 in the North Island and 7 Māori electorates.

South Island

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Members of Parliament (MPs) represent 71 geographical electorates: 16 in the South Island, 48 in the North Island and 7 Māori electorates.

North Island

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Members of Parliament (MPs) represent 71 geographical electorates: 16 in the South Island, 48 in the North Island and 7 Māori electorates.

Māori electorates

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Members of Parliament (MPs) represent 71 geographical electorates: 16 in the South Island, 48 in the North Island and 7 Māori electorates.

Party lists in the 2014 New Zealand general election

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The remaining members were elected from party lists using the Sainte-Laguë method to realise proportionality.

Webster/Sainte-Laguë method

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The remaining members were elected from party lists using the Sainte-Laguë method to realise proportionality.

New Zealand census

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The Representation Commission is tasked with reviewing electorate boundaries every five years following each New Zealand census.

2011 Christchurch earthquake

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The next census was scheduled for 8 March 2011, but it was postponed due to the disruption caused by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake on 22 February.