Stephen Beban

Stephen Beban is a Wellington-based policy analyst at a government department. He previously worked for US non-profit FairVote as an electoral analyst.

Oct 13, 2017

Third parties under MMP: A comprehensive retrospective

2017 produced the fewest parties in Parliament since the start of MMP. So what does history say it takes to get in? Stephen Beban crunches the numbers.

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Sep 24, 2017

A better visual breakdown of the 2017 election results

The usual way electoral results maps are presented can be deceiving, overemphasising the relative importance of large but sparsely populated rural areas. Stephen Beban shares his map that more accurately reflects last night's results.

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