1987 New Zealand general election
The 1987 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the 42nd sitting of the New Zealand Parliament. The governing New Zealand Labour Party, led by Prime Minister David Lange, was re-elected for a second term, although the Opposition National Party made gains. The election also saw the elimination of the Democratic Party (formerly the Social Credit Party) from Parliament, leaving Labour and National as the only parties represented.
All 97 seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives
49 seats needed for a majority
Results of the election.
It marked the first time that a Labour Government had been reelected to a second term since 1938 and the first to be reelected overall since 1946.