Harawira's lead grows after final vote count

Hone Harawira on election night at the Far North Recreation Centre in Kaitaia. Photo / Northern Advocate
Hone Harawira on election night at the Far North Recreation Centre in Kaitaia. Photo / Northern Advocate

Hone Harawira's winning majority in Te Tai Tokerau by-election has risen by more than 200 after a final count of ballot papers.

Official results released by Electoral Commission today show Mr Harawira gained 6,065 votes to 4,948 for Labour's Kelvin Davis - a majority of 1117.

That contrasts with figures released in the wake of the June by-election, showing Mr Harawira's majority at 867.

Maori Party candidate Solomon Tipene gained 1,087 votes.

Mr Harawira gained a 6308 majority in the 2008 General Election.

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