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Electorates where Social Credit gained more than 10% of the vote, 1975

Electorates where Social Credit gained more than 10% of the vote, 1975

The strength of the Social Credit vote in 1975 is clear in this electoral map. In 15 electorates the party won 10% or more of the votes cast. Hobson and Rangitīkei voters were particularly enthusiastic, giving Social Credit 29% and 36% respectively. In the other 13 electorates the count was between 10 and 17%.

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Source: Clifford Norton, New Zealand parliamentary election results, 1946–1987. Wellington: Department of Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington, 1988

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Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, 'Political parties - Challenging the two-party system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/34314/electorates-where-social-credit-gained-more-than-10-of-the-vote-1975 (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Jennifer Curtin and Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 21 Jul 2015