Botany has the highest number of people born overseas of any New Zealand electorate (49% in 2006), the most Buddhists in a New Zealand electorate and the highest number of one-family homes. Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 43,204[15], Official results of the 5 March by-election.[16]. Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Botany electorate. Source: 1 NEWS. Jami-Lee Ross will not contest the Botany electorate, saying he will take part in this year's election as a list-only candidate for the Advance NZ Party. The new electorate resulted from several sweeping changes to the electoral landscape of South Auckland: Demographically, Botany is older than the rest of New Zealand, with over half of its population aged over 30; It has three times as many Chinese New Zealanders than the national average (33.5 versus 9.2%), and nearly twice as many Pacific Islanders (13 to 7%), which makes Botany a minority-majority electorate. Christopher Luxon talks to the media last year after winning the National selection as MP for Botany.

Christopher Luxon won the National Party selection in November 2019.[8]. ", The controversial former National MP will instead go on the list for the Advance NZ Party. On 14 December 2010 it was announced that a by-election was to be held on 5 March 2011 due to the resignation of incumbent MP Pansy Wong. Jami-Lee Ross, the previous MP for the seat, quit the party after a messy, public falling out with former party leader Simon Bridges. READ MORE: * Election 2020: Botany candidates for local MP At the 2017 election, as a National Party MP, Ross won the Botany seat with more than 60 percent of the vote. The winning candidate in the 2017 election, Jami-Lee Ross (National Party), captured a majority (62.9%) of the 34,015 valid electorate votes cast for candidates in the Botany electorate. "Over 16 years, both in local government and in Parliament, I am proud of the local wins and achievements on the ground in Botany. Ross left the National Party in October 2018 and became an independent. "Botany and East Auckland is my home where I have grown up personally and professionally. What you need to know straight to your inbox, You're all set to receive the Morning Briefing, All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke shows freakish athleticism by throwing rugby ball half the length of pitch, As it happened: All Blacks claim convincing Bledisloe win over shell-shocked Wallabies, Ship travelling from Taranaki with close contacts to Covid-19 case denied entry into Napier port, Recap: Election 2020 delivers big win for Labour, Morning Briefing Election Special: Labour secures historic victory, Jacinda Ardern to ponder makeup of Government after Labour's emphatic election win. Ross resigned from the National Party in 2018 after accusing then-leader Simon Bridges of corruption, and he was one of four men charged over the donation scandal - a case which is ongoing. Source: Breakfast, Tightly packed crowds of people descend on Auckland CBD for anti-lockdown protest, This is despite concerns it’s deliberately misleading. Labour chose Koro Tawa, an Auckland University lecturer. But since then, he has had a spectacular falling out with National - leaving the party, but remaining in Parliament as an independent MP to represent his Auckland electorate. A Y or N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively. Botany was first created for the 2008 general election, and won by Pansy Wong for the National Party. National's Botany candidate, Chris Luxon, says entering Parliament is a lot like being a kid in year 9. Luxon was hugely favoured to win the race and stormed to victory with 4771 more votes than his closest rival, Labour’s Naisi Chen, 26. Botany is currently represented by Jami-Lee Ross, who won safely with a margin of 12,839 when standing for the National Party in 2017. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs' terms began and ended at general elections. "I have spent that time fighting for new community buildings, protecting local assets, seeing the entirely new Ormiston Town Centre growth, and of course helping constituents one on one. "I could not do justice to our 60 candidates, our 7000 members, and the thousands of volunteers, while also properly running in the three-way contest here on the ground," he said today of his decision to put all his effort into Advance NZ. Jami-Lee Ross will not contest the Botany electorate, saying he will take part in this year's election as a list-only candidate for the Advance NZ Party. [2] The march's organiser Peter Low used his website to clarify his position, calling for harsher sentencing, victims' rights and zero "criminal rights".[3]. Ross said this morning that, after a decade as the electorate's MP, he had decided to step back from the role to steer Advance NZ's "strategic direction". A Y or N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively. He was also publicly accused of sexually harassing several staff, which he denies.

The Botany electorate extends from Cockle Bay in the north, down through Botany Downs and East Tāmaki, to Flat Bush in the south. The seat was previously won in 2014 by Jami-Lee Ross (National Party) with a margin of 13,495.

Damien Smith​ of ACT, Peter Fleming​ of Sustainable New Zealand and Dieuwe de Boer​ of the New Conservative Party also contested the seat. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list. The Botany electorate has been held by former National MP Jami-Lee Ross - now the co-leader of Advance NZ - since 2011. Botany was first created for the 2008 general election, and won by Pansy Wong for the National Party. Election 2020: Botany candidates for local MP, Election 2020: Who's who in Auckland's most hotly contested races, Jami-Lee Ross' battle for Botany continues with new party Advance NZ, Election 2020: Greens could be cut out of government as Jacinda Ardern charts course for political centre, New Zealand stands together as the world burns, All Blacks vs Australia: Caleb Clarke powers New Zealand to Bledisloe redemption, 'Outside our control': Western Australian Premier calls for federal support as 25 New Zealand travellers arrive in Perth, All Blacks vs Australia player ratings: Rookie Caleb Clarke shines in 27-7 win, All Blacks vs Australia: 'Michael Hooper grabbed my nuts': Caleb Clarke.

A 2005 academic survey assessing the voting behaviour of Asian New Zealanders[1] showed a strong preference for the Labour Party, with a sizeable proportion prepared to vote for the National Party (47 to 40); it also showed that among Asian New Zealanders, the most important issues were the economy and law and order. Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the by-election. Raymond Huo, a Chinese-speaking lawyer, was initially mooted for the Labour nomination, but eventually chose to stand as a list-only candidate.[4][5].

Both National and the ACT party stood Chinese New Zealanders as their candidates in 2008; Pansy Wong and Kenneth Wang, respectively. The electorate in east Auckland extends from Cockle Bay and Shelly Park in the north to Clover Park and East Tāmaki in the south. Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list prior to the by-election. In recent days, he courted controversy by hosting an anti-lockdown rally with Advance NZ in Auckland's CBD, where Covid-19 social distancing and mask requirements were ignored. Ross announced his intention to resign from parliament and run as an independent in the resulting by-election,[7] however he later decided against resigning. Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote. Yellow background denotes the winner of the by-election, who was a list MP prior to the by-election. The average income in the electorate is high, with over half of the electorate's residents earning over $50,000 a year. Election 2020: Who are the MPs ejected from the Beehive?
The electorate in east Auckland extends from Cockle Bay and Shelly Park in the north to Clover Park and East Tāmaki in the south. He is no longer contesting for the seat. Botany is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. In 2017, National won the largest share of Botany's party votes – 61% to Labour's 29%. Results to be confirmed, but results as of 18 October 2020. [9] Luxon won the seat at the 2020 election as Ross was ejected from Parliament. "Billy Te Kahika is on track to win the Te Tai Tokerau seat which will see Advance NZ crossing the one seat threshold. He said it was not a decision he expected to make three years ago, "but I'm focused on the future, not the past". This was demonstrated by a large anti-crime march (a crowd of 15,000 was estimated, with a significant number of these being Asian New Zealanders) was held in Auckland (on the streets of Botany) in July 2008 amidst claims of increasing violent crime in New Zealand targeted against its Asian population. "The growth in membership, fundraising, social media reach, and volunteers on the ground is showing that Advance NZ is tapping in to growing voter dissatisfaction with the current main parties.". [6] The electorate was won by Jami-Lee Ross from the New Zealand National Party. Despite widespread losses across the country, National Party candidate Christopher Luxon romped to victory in Auckland's Botany electorate. Source: 1 NEWS, The Botany MP and three co-defendants pleaded not guilty to charges relating to donations to the National Party. Ross has held the seat since winning it in a 2011 by-election, and left the National Party in 2018 to become an independent. Ross said Advance NZ will field a list of more than 60 candidates across the country. 2014 Internet Mana swing is relative to the votes for, "ASIAN ANTI-CRIME GROUP (AAG) TRUST NEW ZEALAND", "Jami-Lee Ross vows to fight for Botany seat", "National selects Christopher Luxon as its new candidate for Botany", "Election 2020: Advance NZ's Jami-Lee Ross abandons attempt to retain Botany seat", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Botany_(New_Zealand_electorate)&oldid=984072742, New Zealand electorates in the Auckland Region, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 00:35.

The former Air New Zealand chief executive won National's nomination for the seat in 2019. It was contested for the first time at the 2008 general election, and won by Pansy Wong for the National Party. Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent. On 15 September 2020 Ross announced he was no longer intending to contest the electorate, but will instead contest the upcoming election as a list only candidate for his newly formed party, Advance NZ.

READ MORE: * Election 2020: Botany candidates for local MP * Election 2020: Who's who in Auckland's most hotly contested races * Jami-Lee Ross' battle for Botany continues with new party Advance NZ. In October 2018, Jami-Lee Ross resigned from the National Party and accused party leader Simon Bridges of breaching electoral law. National won more than 60 per cent of electorate and party votes in Botany at the last election, and political commentators anticipated National would romp home again. Following Wong's resignation in late 2010, a by-election returned Jami-Lee Ross, who was confirmed by the voters in the 2011 general election. The Representation Commission established the electoral district of Botany after the 2006 New Zealand census due to high population growth in and around Auckland. NZ driver Shane van Gisbergen wins Bathurst 1000 for the first time despite late drama, Teen found unresponsive after travelling in overloaded car, Election 2020: Winston Peters, the kingmaker, retreats into his past.