Tirikatene holds Te Tai Tonga

Labour Te Tai Tonga candidate Rino Tirikatene wants to become the third generation of his family...
Labour Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene. Photo: Jane Dawber.
Rino Tirikatene has comfortably held his seat in Te Tai Tonga over Maori Party candidate Takuta Ferris. 

With 98.1% of the votes counted, Tirikatene (10,785) took more than twice the votes of his nearest competitor Ferris (5,305). 

It was a similar margin of victory to 2017, when Tirikatene beat Matiria Turei of the Green Party. 

Party votes went overwhelmingly to Labour (59.5%) with the Green party far behind in second place with 11.9%. 

 

 

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