Kris Faafoi, the sitting Labour MP, increased his lead over National’s Hekia Parata in the Labour heartland of Mana — he got 14,744 votes to M s Parata’s 12, 887.
This is a margin of 1857 for Faafoii over Parata, well up on his previous margin of 1406 in the October byelection last year which brought him into Parliament for the first time.But in the Party vote for Mana, Labour did less well on 11,496, which National exceeded easily with 12,439.
Greens did well with 3864. NZ First received 1535 Party voltes.
It says something for Mr Faafoi’s personal popularity and work in the electorate that he was able to retain his seat with an increased majority when Labour candidates were suffering so badly in other electorates.