Election 2011 Electorates
2011: Won by John Hayes (National Party) with a majority of 7,135.
Covering the south east of the North Island, this rural electorate includes the Wairarapa towns of Martinborough, Featherston and Carterton, Masterton, and, further north, Eketahuna, Pahiatua, Woodville, Dannevirke, Waipukurau and Waipawa.
2008 party vote (%): National 48.66, Labour 31.23, Green 5.75, ACT 4.52, Maori 0.72, Progressive 0.68, United Future 0.68.
Brent Reid - Conservative Party List #29
John Hayes - National Party List #51
Chaired the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee in the last Parliament. A former diplomat, he entered Parliament in 2005.
Michael Bott - Labour Party List #60
Lawyer specialising in human rights.
Richard McGrath - Libertarianz List #1
Sea Rotmann - Green Party List #20
Principal scientist/research team manager at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).
Shane Atkinson - ACT Party List #27
Also stood for ACT in 2008 in the Wairarapa electorate.