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Election 2020

Labour tightens grip, Māori Party gets second seat

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 06 Nov 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 06 Nov 2020
Labour has tightened its grip on Parliament, winning one more seat after the final vote count from the Oct. 17 general election, while the National Party lost its grip on Northland, losing two seats.The final tally, published today by the Electoral Commission, gives Labour 65 seats and a 10-seat majority in the 120-seat Parliament after its election night party vote rose from 49.6 percent to a final tally of 50 percent.National’s election night drubbing got significantly worse as its party vote fell, robbing it of two MPs, with its electo...

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