Andrew McMillan, Politician | United Future

By: Mcmillan  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Media Coverage, Electorate Candidate

It was a tough election for United Future. Peter Dunne did well to retain his Ohariu seat but the party failed to gain momentum leading into the election. I'd suggest that the two main causes of this were the lack mainstream media coverage (the teapot saga didn't help here) along with polling showing Dunne was going to struggle to retain his seat.

In 2008, United Future gained around 20,000 party votes, which was around 0.9% of the party votes cast. This slumped to around 12,000, or 0.6% in this election.

Note that the following analysis is based 2008 data and preliminary results from the 2011 election.

Biggest Party Vote by Electorate

Rank Electorate Candidate Party (%) Change
1 Ohariu DUNNE, Peter 1.83 n/c
2 West Coast-Tasman GRAF, Clyde 1.42 +7
3 Taranaki-King Country ROGERS, Victoria 1.09 +36
4 Rimutaka   0.99 n/c
5 Nelson STEVENS, Doug 0.99 +9
6 Taupo SIMMONS, Alan 0.93 +32
7 Hutt South EADDY, Rob 0.91 -4
8 Kaikoura   0.91 +15
9 East Coast GIBSON, Martin 0.91 -7
10 Rangitata McMILLAN, Andrew 0.87 +22

Keywords: Electorate Candidate, Media Coverage,

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