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Labour Party list for 2008 election announced

Published: Sun 31 Aug 2008 02:02 PM
Labour Party list for 2008 election announced
Eight talented New Zealanders will strengthen Labour's team of MPs in a few months time according to Labour President Mike Williams.
Labour's 37-strong Moderating Committee met yesterday in Auckland to determine the Party's most significant list in years.
Mike Williams said the Labour Party has been deliberately operating a programme of renewal for the last few years and it has paid off.
Mr Williams said he had never seen such resolve and determination from the Moderating Committee to ensure new performers were placed high enough on the list to enter Parliament.
"As I predicted our biggest problem was an embarrassment of riches in terms of the very high calibre of our candidates," he said.
The highest ranking non-MP at number 12 is DrRajen Prasad the
former Chief Families Commissioner and former Race Relations Conciliator. Dr Prasad has 40 years experience promoting positive relations amongst all New Zealand peoples, including social work, teaching and advocacy for families.
Next on the list of non-MPs at number 20 is 28-year-old Jacinda Ardern currently campaigning from London where she is employed as Senior Policy Advisory to the Home Secretary, Sir Ronnie Flanagan.
Jacinda is President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. IUSY is the largest political youth organisation in the world and holds consultative status with the United Nations. She's the first NZer and only the second women to lead the organisation in its 100-year history.
Raymond Huo is at number 21. Lawyer and writer, Raymond came to New Zealand in 1994 from Beijing, China. Raymond has an extensive network of contacts throughout the Asian communities in both New Zealand and overseas. Formerly from Brookfields and Hesketh Henry, he has recently joined Queen City Law as a senior associate. He has also been an "on-call" bi-language lawyer for NZ Customs since 2006.
Number 26 is the former global head of policy for Oxfam,Phil Twyford. Phil led the humanitarian group's campaigning and lobbying out of Washington DC for four years. Prior to that he was the founding executive director of Oxfam in New Zealand.
He returned to New Zealand with his family in 2004. Since then he has run NZ Book Month for the bookselling industry, and has worked as an international development consultant. He is secretary of Labour's Policy Council, serves on its governing council, and is the candidate for North Shore.
Well known CTU Secretary Carol Beaumont is next at number 28. Carol is expected to win the Maungakiekie seat – long held by Hon Mark Gosche who is retiring from politics after the election. Carol has extensive experience in organisations working for social justice, including unions, women's, students groups and community health initiatives both here and abroad.
Number 29is school principal and passionate Maori education advocate Kelvin Davis. Kelvin is a television commentator and is Labour's Te Tai Tokerau candidate. Kelvin's proven ability in raising Maori achievement will help us help Maori achieve their full potential.
Next amongst those likely to enter Parliament after the election at number 35 is Carmel Sepuloni. Carmel is of Samoan, Tongan and Palagi descent, is a member of the Tonganz Advisory Council and she's an Equity Manager at the University of Auckland.
Also to enter Parliament is Stuart Nash at number 36 on the list. Stuart is the former Director of Strategic Development at AUT and international marketing and business manager. He is currently Chief Executive of the Art Deco Trust in Napier
Ranking Name Electorate
1 Helen Clark Mt Albert
2 Michael Cullen List only
3 Phil Goff Mt Roskill
4 Annette King Rongotai
5 Parekura Horomia Ikaroa Rawhiti
6 Pete Hodgson Dunedin North
7 Chris Carter Te Atatu
8 David Cunliffe New Lynn
9 Maryan Street Nelson
10 Nanaia Mahuta Hauraki-Waikato
11 Winnie Laban Mana
12 Rajen Prasad List only
13 Ruth Dyson Port Hills
14 Trevor Mallard Hutt South
15 Lianne Dalziel Christchurch East
16 Shane Jones Northland
17 David Parker Waitaki
18 Clayton Cosgrove Waimakariri
19 Darren Hughes Otaki
20 Jacinda Ardern List only
21 Raymond Huo List only
22 Sue Moroney Hamilton East
23 Mita Ririnui Waiariki
24 William Sio Mangere
25 Moana Mackey East Coast
26 Phil Twyford North Shore
27 Charles Chauvel Ohariu
28 Carol Beaumont Maungakiekie
29 Kelvin Davis Te Tai Tokerau
30 Steve Chadwick Rotorua
31 Ashraf Choudhary List only
32 Lynne Pillay Waitakere
33 Darien Fenton Helensville
34 Rick Barker Tukituki
35 Carmel Sepuloni List only
36 Stuart Nash List only
37 Damien O'Connor West Coast Tasman
38 Judith Tizard Auckland Central
39 Mark Burton Taupo
40 Mahara Okeroa Te Tai Tonga
41 Martin Gallagher Hamilton West
42 Dave Hereora Papakura
43 Louisa Wall Tamaki Makaurau
44 Lesley Soper Invercargill
45 Clare Curran Dunedin South
46 Grant Robertson Wellington Central
47 Chris Hipkins Rimutaka
48 Iain Lees-Galloway Palmerston North
49 Brendon Burns Christchurch Central
50 Hamish McCracken Northcote
51 Erin Ebborn-Gillespie Wigram
52 Errol Mason Te Tai Hauauru
53 Chris Yoo List only
54 Josephine Bartley Tamaki
55 Don Pryde Clutha Southland
56 Michael Wood List only
57 Farida Sultana List only
58 Denise MacKenzie Wairarapa
59 Julian Blanchard Rangitata
60 Hamish McDouall Whanganui
61 Anjum Rahmen List only
62 Susan Zhu List only
63 Kate Sutton Epsom
64 Conor Roberts Rodney
65 Koro Tawa Botany
66 Jills Angus-Burney Rangitikei
67 Vivienne Goldsmith East Coast Bays
68 Eamon Daly List only
69 Brian Kelly Pakuranga
70 Jordan Carter Hunua
71 Tracey Dorreen List only
72 Renee van de Weert Taranaki-King Country
73 Anne Pankhurst Tauranga
74 David Coates Selwyn
75 Hugh Kinnimonth Coromandel
76 Carol Devoy-Heena Bay of Plenty
77 Raj Thandi List only
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