Catherine Wedd romps to victory in Tukituki, with majority of preliminary votes counted
National Party’s Catherine Wedd has romped to victory over Labour’s Anna Lorck in the Tukituki electorate, with the majority of preliminary votes counted tonight.
Wedd said she was feeling amazing.
“It was a huge campaign. We have worked incredibly hard. It has been a fantastic response and we have seen the results in Tukituki.”
Incumbent MP Lorck was never in the lead in a race that reflected the national trend where National swamped Labour. The party vote in Tukituki saw National get 42.15 percent of the vote and Labour 25.09 percent with 94.7 percent of the vote counted.
"I can hold my head up high - and I will always work hard for this great region our family lives to call home," Lorck said.
The Green Party candidate Nick Ratcliffe, who was standing for the party vote only, looks set to be third with ACT’s Rob Douglas fourth.
Other candidates were NZ Loyal candidate Rob Hulman, Vision New Zealand’s Michael Ngahuka, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party candidate Romana Manning, Allister Tosh of the Future Youth Party, Melanie Petrowski, and Michael Ponk.
LEADING CANDIDATE: WEDD, Catherine 18,188
2nd CANDIDATE: LORCK, Anna 9,572
CURRENT MARGIN: 8,616
PARTY VOTE LEAD: National Party 42.30%
2nd PARTY: Labour Party 24.94%