Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
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The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2023 General Election.

Party vote – main points

The National Party has two fewer seats, Te Pāti Māori has gained two, and the Green Party has gained one more.

  • The number of seats in Parliament on these results will be 122.
  • The National Party has 48 seats compared with 50 on election night.
  • Te Pāti Māori has 6 seats compared with 4 on election night.
  • The Green Party has 15 seats compared with 14 on election night.
  • There are no changes for the Labour Party which has 34 seats, ACT New Zealand which has 11 seats, and the New Zealand First Party which has 8 seats.
  • 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 vote – main points

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.

All other electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats.

Key statistics

  • The total number of votes cast was 2,883,412.
  • The number of special votes was 603,257 – 20.9% of total votes (17% in 2020 & 2017).
  • 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).


The official results for the General Election held on 14 October 2023 have been determined in accordance with the requirements of electoral legislation.

The scrutiny of the rolls has been completed and the master roll for each electorate has been prepared.

All votes counted on election night have been counted a second time, and special votes have been checked for eligibility before being counted. This has been done in the presence of Justices of the Peace and any scrutineers appointed by candidates.

Comprehensive audit checks have also been completed at the national level to ensure the results are accurate.

The results are subject to any applications for judicial recounts.

Details of the official results are available at


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