2023 general election results finalised

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General Election Results

With all of the special votes finally counted, the results of New Zealand’s 2023 general election have been confirmed.

The National Party has won 48 seats, two fewer than they had based on the preliminary election night results.

The Act Party won a total 11 seats in Parliament, the same as their preliminary result. Combined, this gives National and Act 59 total seats, but the magic number needed to form a majority is 62. The number of seats in Parliament on these results is 122.

NZ First won eight seats, which would tip the scale and be enough to form a Government alongside National and Act, but how that plays out will be only unveiled with time.

Labour nabbed 34 seats, unchanged from election night results.

Te Pāti Māori has 6 seats compared with 4 on election night. There is an overhang of two seats because Te Pāti Māori won more electorate seats than it would otherwise have from its share of the party vote.

One more seat will be added to Parliament after the Port Waikato by-election, taking the total to 123.

Electorate result changes

Four electorate results have changed since election night.

Labour candidate Rachel Boyack has won Nelson with a majority of 29 votes over the National candidate Blair Cameron.

Labour candidate Phil Twyford has won Te Atatū with a majority of 131 votes over the National candidate Angee Nicholas.

Te Pāti Māori candidate Takutai Tarsh Kemp has won Tāmaki Makaurau with a majority of 4 votes over the Labour candidate Peeni Henare.

Te Pāti Māori candidate Mariameno Kapa-Kingi has won Te Tai Tokerau with a majority of 517 over the Labour candidate Kelvin Davis.

Key statistics

The total number of votes cast was 2,883,412.

The number of special votes was 603,257, so 20.9% of total votes (17% in 2020 & 2017).

The turnout of people who were enrolled to vote was 78.2% (82.2% in 2020, 79.8% in 2017).

The final enrolment rate was 94.7% (94.1% in 2020, 92.4% in 2017).

Visit https://elections.nz/media-and-news/2023/official-results-for-the-2023-general-election/ for more.