Seat #12: West Coast-Tasman

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Westcoasttasman4-LABcandWest Coast-Tasman is a large marginal Labour seat covering most of the western coast of the South Island, including Greymouth, Westport, Murchison, Takaka and Motueka.

West Coast-Tasman was Labour-held from 1999 to 2008, when it was won by the National Party. The seat was won back by Labour’s Damien O’Connor in 2011, and he now holds the seat by a 7.7% margin.

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