Election 2011 Electorates
2011: Won by Louise Upston (National Party) with a majority of 14,115.
The electorate includes Taupo and its surrounds and extends north to Tokoroa, Putaruru and Cambridge.
2008 party vote (%): National 53.57, Labour 29.20, Green 4.51, ACT 3.51, Maori 0.92, United Future 0.80, Progressive 0.67.
Alan Simmons - United Future List #5
Edwin Perry - New Zealand First Party List #22
A former New Zealand First MP (2002-2005).
Frances Campbell - Labour Party
Keriana Reedy - Mana Party List #14
Former Murupara Community Board member for Whakatane District Council (2007-2010).
Louise Upston - National Party List #44
Entered Parliament when she won the Taupo seat from Labour in 2008. Former project manager.
Mark Breetvelt - Conservative Party
Roseanne Jollands - ACT Party List #40
Zane McCarthy - Green Party List position: Unranked