is a New Zealand
It has been held by Tim Macindoe
MP of the National Party
since the 2008 general election.
The electorate is mainly urban, and covers the western part of the city of Hamilton
. The Waikato River
divides the city in half and forms the boundary between the Hamilton East and Hamilton West electorates. Hamilton West also borders the rural electorates of Waikato
to the north and west, and Taranaki-King Country
to the south.
The earlier Hamilton
electorate dates from 1922
. It was renamed Hamilton West in 1969
. In 1972
, the additional electorate of Hamilton East
Nearly every party since 1972 that has won Hamilton West and its sister seat of Hamilton East has gone on to form the government, earning these seats a reputation as bellwether seats
. One exception was 1993
, when Labour
captured both Hamilton seats from National
, but failed to win a parliamentary majority.
Members of Parliament for Hamilton West
Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and started at general elections.
List MPs from Hamilton West
Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Hamilton West electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.
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