- Election interactive: Every vote, every seat, every booth – as it happens –
Almost a quarter of those likely to vote in this year’s election have already done so through advance voting — a turnout that is likely to force a rethink of electoral advertising rules.The Electoral Commission this afternoon confirmed…
11.00am – KEY BUS: John Key’s day got off to a tense start at Rotorua’s Central Mall as his walkabout was hijacked by angry Mana protestors. Mr Key, Minister Steven Joyce and local MP Todd McClay had been taking photographs with…
Labour leader David Cunliffe has conceded the election, telephoning John Key to congratulate him.
National has romped home in Taranaki, winning all three seats.
Winston Peters has offered congratulations National but indicated his party will still be in a position to influence the next government.
“While it’s true that we may not have changed the Government tonight, we have proven that we can make history.”
Prime Minister John Key’s National Party has won an unprecedented govern-alone victory in the general election.
David Cunliffe is confident he has the continued support of his party, despite Labour gaining less than 25 percent of the party vote.