- The Electoral Commission has received a warrant from His Excellency the Governor-General to supply a member of Parliament to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Russel William Norman pursuant to section 55(1)(f) of the Electoral Act 1993;
- Under section 137(2) of the Electoral Act 1993, the Electoral Commission has determined that, of the unelected candidates on the party list of the Green Party, Marama Mere-Ana Davidson stood highest in the order of preference on that list;
- Under section 137(3) of that Act, the Electoral Commission has asked the party secretary of the Green Party whether Marama Mere-Ana Davidson remains a member of that party and the Commission has been informed that she remains a member of that party;
- Under section 137(4) of that Act, the Electoral Commission has asked Marama Mere-Ana Davidson whether she is willing to be a Member of Parliament and she has indicated her willingness to be a member of Parliament.
THEREFORE, pursuant to section 137(4) of that Act, the Electoral Commission declares that
Marama Mere-Ana Davidson
is elected as a member of Parliament by publication of this declaration in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of November 2015.
ROBERT ANDREW PEDEN, Chief Electoral Officer.