|It looks like an indecisive outcome, given that Labour has a one seat majority (50-49) over National, without special votes being counted.
The Greens (6), United Future (3), Maori Party (4), ACT (2) and Progressives (1) will be represented in Parliament. While Winston Peters lost Tauranga, New Zealand First got enough party votes to cross the five percent threshold (7). At the moment (11.30pm), it's too early to tell how this might all pan out. United Future has threatened to desert Labour if the Greens go into coalition with it. It would be premature to make any judgements about the future of Georgina Beyer's gender identity anti-discrimination bill, or ex-UFNZ MP Larry Baldock's same sex marriage ban bill under these circumstances. Craig Young - 17th September 2005