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Christchurch Central Judicial Recount Official Results

Wednesday 14 December
Electoral Commission
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Christchurch Central Judicial Recount Official Results

The judicial recount of the electorate votes for the Christchurch Central electorate has been completed and National Party candidate Nicky Wagner has been confirmed as winning the seat with a majority of 47 votes.

The recount was brought as a result of an application filed by Labour Party candidate Brendon Burns on 12 December. The recount was conducted under the direction of a District Court Judge on 13 December at the headquarters of the Returning Officer for the Christchurch Central electorate in the presence of candidate scrutineers.

Christchurch Central Judicial Recount Official Results
Candidate Party Number of Votes
BURNS, Brendon Labour Party 12,017
CHANDLER, Luke Independent 138
COOKE, Michael Conservative Party 439
MOORHOUSE, David Green Party 2,321
SEVERIN, Toni ACT New Zealand 110
WAGNER, Nicky National Party 12,064
Candidate Informals 532
TOTAL 27,621

Party Number of Votes
ACT New Zealand 219
Alliance 24
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 180
Conservative Party 487
Democrats for Social Credit 9
Green Party 4,556
Labour Party 8,240
Libertarianz 22
Mana 100
Māori Party 139
National Party 12,506
New Zealand First Party 1,391
United Future 151
Party Informals 237
TOTAL 28,261

As directed by the District Court Judge, an amended declaration of the official results for Christchurch Central has been made by the publication of a notice in the Gazette.

The official election results website www.electionresults.govt.nz has been updated accordingly.


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