- The Electoral Commission has received a warrant from Her Excellency the Governor-General, to supply a member of Parliament to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Kevin Grant Hague 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, Robert Barry Hobson Coates 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 Robert Barry Hobson Coates remains a member of that party and the Commission has been informed that he remains a member of that party;
- Under section 137(4) of that Act, the Electoral Commission has asked Robert Barry Hobson Coates whether he is willing to be a member of Parliament and he has indicated his willingness to be a member of Parliament.
THEREFORE, pursuant to section 137(4) of that Act, the Electoral Commission declares that
Robert Barry Hobson Coates
is elected as a member of Parliament by publication of this declaration in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of October 2016.
MARK GREGORY LAWSON, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer.