Official results for the 2023 General Election

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).

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