Northcote by-election - the results

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National retained the seat vacated by former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Photo credit: Getty

Saturday's by-election in Northcote saw National retain the seat vacated by former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

  • Dan Bidois, National - 10,147 votes (50.98 percent)
  • Shanan Halbert, Labour - 8785 votes (44.14)
  • Rebekah Jaung, Greens - 579 votes (2.9)
  • Stephen Berry, ACT - 157 votes (0.78)
  • Kym Koloni (independent, formerly of NZ First) - 95 votes, (0.47)
  • Jeff Lye, Legalise Cannabis - 76 votes (0.38)
  • Tricia Cheel (Democrats) - 30 votes (0.15)
  • Liam Walsh (Not A Party) - five votes (0.02)

There were 26 informal votes, and the turnout was 19,000 - 39.9 percent of all registered voters.

Dan Bidois.
Dan Bidois. Photo credit: Facebook/Dan Bidois

National's Dan Bidois' result was 1.3 percent lower than Dr Coleman's in 2017, while Labour's Shanan Halbert improved on his 2017 showing by 8.9 percent.

National has held the seat since 2002.

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