Nick Smith - Nelson MP, Minister National Government

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Electorate's History

Fact: Nelson is the only electorate to have retained the same name since the 1850's

Historical Statistics:

1938 46.1% 53.9% Harry Atmore (Ind) 886

1943 48.9% 50.5% Harry Atmore (Ind) 191

1946 52.1% 47.9% Edgar Neale (Nat) 585

1949 54.4% 45.6% Edgar Neale (Nat) 1,373

1951 58.8% 41.2% Edgar Neale (Nat) 2,831

1954 45.7% 41.0% Edgar Neale (Nat) 717

1957 44.8% 48.0% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 509

1960 40.9% 51.7% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 1,767

1963 37.2% 53.4% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 2,610

1966 34.2% 46.4% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 2,045

1969 39.9% 47.6% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 1,248

1972
38.2% 50.0% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 1,933

1975 41.1% 47.0% Stan Whitehead (Lab) 1,093

1976 39.7% 48.4% Mel Courtney (Lab) 1,505

1978 38.7% 50.5% Mel Courtney (Lab) 2,237

1981 13.5% 40.4% Philip Woollaston (Lab) 698

1984 12.8% 47.7% Philip Woollaston (Lab) 3,678

1987 31.5% 57.9% Philip Woollaston (Lab) 5,467

1990 41.1% 44.2% John Blincoe (Lab) 636

1993 30.8% 39.9% John Blincoe (Lab) 2,007

1996 Nick-59.2% National-30.8% Candidate-23.3% Labour-31.8% Nick Smith (Nat) 12,424

1999 Nick-44.8% National-27.0% Candidate-31.8% Labour-40.6% Nick Smith (Nat) 4,521

2002 Nick-46.8% National-19.2% Candidate-34.2% Labour-44.7% Nick Smith (Nat) 4,232

2005 Nick-54.9% National-36.8% Candidate-27.2% Labour-42.8% Nick Smith (Nat) 10,226

2008 Nick-56.3% National-42.3% Candidate-33.0% Labour-37.7% Nick Smith (Nat) 8,471

2011 Nick 53.14% National 45.41% Candidate 32.63% Labour 27.33% Nick Smith (Nat) 7,088

2014 Nick 52.82% National 42.11% Candidate 32.43% Labour 24.63% Nick Smith (Nat) 7,605

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