6 Nov 2020

Ellerslie locals sad to hear Denise Lee losing electorate

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 6 November 2020

There was dismay in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie today, as special votes flipped Maungakiekie to Labour - losing National MP Denise Lee her seat.

The one term MP was 580 votes ahead before the final votes were tallied - in the end Labour's Priyanca Radhakrishnan won the electorate by 635 votes.

RNZ reporter Ella Stewart headed to Denise Lee's electorate office in Ellerslie, to talk to locals.