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Labour Party List for the 2017 Election announced

Published: Tue 2 May 2017 09:17 AM
NEW ZEALAND LABOUR PARTY
Media Statement Tuesday 2 May 2017
EMBARGOED UNTIL 5AM
Labour Party List for the 2017 Election announced
The Labour Party has agreed its Party List for the 2017 General Election.
Nigel Haworth, Labour Party President, said: “The Party’s Moderating Committee met over the weekend to consider a wealth of very high calibre candidates for the Party List. We are delighted to present a list that contains 74 talented candidates and provides further renewal to Labour’s caucus.”
“I am excited that Labour will take into the General Election a strong caucus supported by a fresh team of candidates who reflect New Zealand’s diversity.”
Andrew Little, Labour Leader, said:
“I am proud and excited to be leading such a dynamic and capable group of candidates into this year’s election. I have said I wanted a Party List that is as reflective and representative of New Zealand as possible. This is a list that achieves that.”
“We need to fix the housing crisis, rebuild our health system and equip our schools to deliver the education parents and kids deserve. Now we have the candidates in place who I’m confident will do a fantastic job convincing voters Labour has the solutions to build a fairer New Zealand. I can’t wait to hit the campaign trail with them.”
A media stand-up with Labour President, Nigel Haworth, and Labour Leader, Andrew Little will take place at 9.00am on Tuesday 2 May at Labour HQ, Level 1, 160 Willis St, Wgtn.
ENDS
Full Party List included overleaf
Brief bios of highly ranked non-MP candidates included overleaf
Labour’s full team of electorate and list candidates will be profiled at its Congress on 13-14 May 2017.
As previously announced, Labour’s six Maori MPs are standing in their electorate only.
Labour Party 2017 Party List
1 Andrew Little 38 Angie Warren-Clark
2 Jacinda Ardern 39 Helen White
3 Grant Robertson 40 Greg O'Connor
4 Phil Twyford 41 Steph Lewis
5 Megan Woods 42 Duncan Webb
6 Chris Hipkins 43 Lemauga Lydia Sosene
7 Carmel Sepuloni 44 Janette Walker
8 David Clark 45 Anna Lorck
9 David Parker 46 Romy Udanga
10 Stuart Nash 47 Rachel Boyack
11 Priyanca Radhakrishnan 48 Sarb Johal
12 Raymond Huo 49 Naisi Chen
13 Iain Lees-Galloway 50 Shanan Halbert
14 Jan Tinetti 51 Dan Rosewarne
15 Aupito William Sio 52 Jin An
16 Willow-Jean Prime 53 Jesse Pabla
17 Damien O'Connor 54 Hilary Humphrey
18 Jenny Salesa 55 Tony Savage
19 Kris Faafoi 56 Brooke Loader
20 Kiri Allan 57 Ben Sandford
21 Willie Jackson 58 Kurt Taogaga
22 Clare Curran 59 Heather Warren
23 Ruth Dyson 60 Sam McDonald
24 Poto Williams 61 Cherie Chapman
25 Louisa Wall 62 Ala' Al-Bustanji
26 Michael Wood 63 Baljit Kaur
27 Ginny Andersen 64 Linsey Higgins
28 Jo Luxton 65 Barry Kirker
29 Deborah Russell 66 Tofik Mamedov
30 Liz Craig 67 Michelle Lomax
31 Marja Lubeck 68 Nathaniel Blomfield
32 Trevor Mallard 69 Gaurav Sharma
33 Paul Eagle 70 Anthony Rimell
34 Tamati Coffey 71 Tony Condon
35 Jamie Strange 72 Sarah Packer
36 Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki 73 Andy Begg
37 Kieran McAnulty 74 Corie Haddock
Profiles of selected List candidates
Priyanca Radhakrishnan
Labour candidate for Maungakiekie. Priyanca Radhakrishnan is a policy adviser who lives in Auckland. Priyanca has experience advocating for some of the most vulnerable people in our community and is a New Zealander of Indian origin.
Jan Tinetti
Labour candidate for Tauranga. Jan Tinetti is the principal of Merivale School, the lowest decile school in Tauranga. She is active in her union NZEI and is a passionate advocate for the right to an excellent education for all children.
Willow-Jean Prime
Labour candidate for Northland. Willow-Jean Prime (Ngā Puhi) previously worked as a lawyer and is now in her second term on the Far North District Council. She has a strong background in law, advocacy and Māori and community development.
Kiri Allan
Labour candidate for East Coast. Kiri Allan (Nga ti Ranginui, Tūwharetoa) is a commercial lawyer and business consultant based in Whakatane and working throughout the East Coast electorate.
She has a focus on the primary industries, as she believes enhancing the primary sector is vital to regional development.
Willie Jackson
Labour List candidate. Willie is a renowned Māori broadcaster, political commentator and is Chief Executive of the Manukau Urban Maori Authority. He has long been a strong voice for urban Māori and he is a highly effective campaigner for the issues that matter to Māori.
Ginny Andersen
Labour candidate for Hutt South. Ginny and her family love living in the Hutt Valley. Ginny has worked for NZ Police for the past ten years and has also worked as a negotiator for the Office of Treaty Settlements. She is fluent in Te Reo Maori.
Jo Luxton
Labour candidate for Rangitata. Jo Luxton has lived in Rangitata for twenty years, where she started her own successful business; an early childhood centre employing seven staff. She is a Living Wage employer. She’s an active volunteer in the community, and was an integral part of the formation of the Hinds and District Citizens’ Association.
Dr Liz Craig
Labour candidate for Invercargill. Dr Liz Craig is a public health doctor, whose job for the past decade has been to monitor the health of New Zealand’s children and young people. Liz is proud to be standing for Labour in Invercargill, and will be a strong advocate for all the electorate.
Marja Lubeck
Labour candidate for Rodney. Marja Lubek is a lawyer and is Etu Director of Organising (Aviation). She served four terms as President of the Flight Attendant and Related Services Association, and is a New Zealander of Dutch, Indonesian and Chinese origin.
Tamati Coffey
Labour candidate for Waiariki. Tamati Coffey (Ngati Whakaue, Tuhourangi, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngai Te Rangi) is an award-winning television presenter turned Māori business owner. He owns the only hospitality-accredited Living Wage business in Rotorua; Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar.
Jamie Strange
Labour candidate for Hamilton East. Jamie, a school teacher, is a father of four and a former church minister. Jamie is an active member of the Hamilton East community. Jamie, a Hamilton Boys’ High School Old Boy, cares deeply about education and ensuring all students achieve their full potential.

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