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2011: Won by Todd McClay (National Party) with a majority of 7,357.
This Bay of Plenty electorate is centred on Rotorua and the surrounding lakes and includes Murupara, Kawerau, and Maketu.
2008 party vote (%): National 50.35, Labour 30.04, Green 4.98, ACT 2.63, Maori 1.78, United Future 0.84, Progressive 0.60.
Daryl Smith - Conservative Party
Fletcher Tabuteau - New Zealand First Party List #11
Business studies teacher.
Grant Rogers - Mana Party List #17
Single parent beneficiary and beneficiary advocate.
Steve (Stephanie) Chadwick - Labour Party List #34
Labour Party's spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maternal Health and Senior Citizens (list MP). Was a minister in the last Labour-led Government. Entered Parliament 1999 as MP for Rotorua and in 2008 lost the seat to National.
Todd McClay - National Party List #47
Entered Parliament when he won the Rotorua seat from Labour in 2008. Former Cook Islands and Niue ambassador to the European Union and, before entering Parliament, ran a company specialising in communications and lobbying. Son of former National MP Roger McClay.
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