Towards Consensus?: The 1993 Election and Referendum in New Zealand and the Transition to Proportional Representation

Jack Vowles, Peter Aimer & Helena Catt

‘. . . there is no doubt that Vowles is the most creative and insightful political statistician in this country. His polling work in 1996, for example, was scarily accurate.’ – Chris Trotter, Waikato Times


Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did – an extremely narrow majority for the National Party and a decision to shift to MMP representation.



Jack Vowles is a professor and Peter Aimer is an honorary research fellow/lecturer in the Political Studies Department of The University of Auckland.


December 1995, 235 x 145 mm, 280 pages, Illustrations
Ebook, $49.99