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The electorate is based on the city of Gisborne
Gisborne, New Zealand
-Economy:The harbour was host to many ships in the past and had developed as a river port to provide a more secure location for shipping compared with the open roadstead of Poverty Bay which can be exposed to southerly swells. A meat works was sited beside the harbour and meat and wool was shipped...

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History



The electorate existed from 1908 to 1996, when it was replaced by the Mahia
Mahia (New Zealand electorate)
Mahia electorate was created in 1996 for the first MMP election. It comprised all of the electorate and parts of , , and electorates.Mahia only existed as such for one term and was represented by Labour MP Janet Mackey, who had previously represented Gisborne.For the the electorate's boundaries...

 electorate, which was renamed East Coast
East Coast (New Zealand electorate)
East Coast is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The electorate first existed from 1871 to 1893. From 1996 to 2002, the electorate was called Mahia...

 from 2002.

Election results


Key

Election Winner
James Carroll
Douglas Lynsar
Douglas Lynsar
William Douglas Lynsar known as Douglas Lynsar was a New Zealand politician of the Reform Party.-Member of Parliament:He represented the Gisborne electorate from 1919 to 1931, when he was defeated....

David Coleman
David William Coleman
David William Coleman was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.He represented the Gisborne electorate from 1931. He retired in 1949.-References:*New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984 by J. O...

Reginald Keeling
Reginald Keeling
Reginald Alfred Keeling was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.He represented the Poverty Bay electorate of Gisborne from 1949 to 1951, when he was defeated by Harry Dudfield of National, and again from 1954 to 1960 when he was again defeated by the National candidate Esme Tombleson.He...

Harry Dudfield
Harry Dudfield
Harry Dudfield was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was born in Gisborne.He won the Gisborne electorate from Reginald Keeling in 1951, but lost to Keeling in the next election in 1954....

Reginald Keeling
Reginald Keeling
Reginald Alfred Keeling was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.He represented the Poverty Bay electorate of Gisborne from 1949 to 1951, when he was defeated by Harry Dudfield of National, and again from 1954 to 1960 when he was again defeated by the National candidate Esme Tombleson.He...

Esme Tombleson
Esme Tombleson
Esme Irene Tombleson, CBE, QSO was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.-Early life:She was born and educated in Sydney in 1917, and was involved in various ballet, opera and theatre companies. During World War II she served in the Women's Auxiliary Signalling Corps in Sydney...

Trevor Davey
Trevor Davey
Trevor Davey is a former Member of Parliament for Gisborne in the North Island of New Zealand.-Member of Parliament:Trevor Davey represented the Gisborne electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives between 1972 and 1975...

Bob Bell
Robert Linfield Bell
Robert Linfield Bell was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.He represented the Gisborne electorate in Parliament from 1975 to 1984, when he was defeated by Allan Wallbank.-References:...

Allan Wallbank
Allan Wallbank
Allan Robert Wallbank was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.He represented the electorate of Gisborne in Parliament from 1984 to 1990. He was defeated by Wayne Kimber; one of a number of losses contributing to the fall of the Fourth Labour Government.-References:...

Wayne Kimber
Wayne Kimber
Wayne Allan Kimber was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.He represented the electorate of Gisborne in Parliament from 1990 to 1993, when he was defeated by Janet Mackey....

Janet Mackey
Janet Mackey
Janet Elsdon Mackey, JP is a New Zealand politician. She is a member of the Labour Party.-Parliamentary career:...


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