Auckland Council

Waitākere Ward

The Auckland Council makes strategic decisions for Auckland on public transport, urban planning, environmental protection and other big issues. The council provides funding to local boards to provide public services in their areas, and manages council-controlled organisations which provide infrastructure, such as public transport, water and sewerage. The councillors and mayor make up the governing body, which shares governance of Auckland Council with the 21 local boards. The governing body is made up of 20 councillors plus the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in Auckland). Two councillors will be elected from your ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council election.

Shane Henderson

Labour

Shane Henderson

Labour

Why I'm standing

I believe that every Westie should have the opportunity to follow their dreams, and the support of the city to help them get ahead. I believe our city should be for everyone, and I am worried our suburbs are being left behind as opportunities go elsewhere. I feel our city needs reform in planning and transport to meet our climate future head on, and provide a beautiful life for young people and families.

My priorities
  1. Protect our public services, investing in growing communities and saving libraries from cuts.
  2. Take action on housing and climate change, to plan our city better.
  3. Invest in transport options and community wellbeing.
About me

I'm a passionate Westie who believes in the values of hard work and dedication. I've lived in Waitākere all my life, and I'm raising my young family in the West. Overcoming a rough start in life, I studied hard and became a lawyer, giving free legal advice to low-income Westies at the local community law centre. My re-election campaign is based on those values that I learned helping those in need.

Current role

Councillor for Waitākere

Before politics

Lawyer

Residence

Te Atatu South

Age

35

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Why I'm standing

I believe that every Westie should have the opportunity to follow their dreams, and the support of the city to help them get ahead. I believe our city should be for everyone, and I am worried our suburbs are being left behind as opportunities go elsewhere. I feel our city needs reform in planning and transport to meet our climate future head on, and provide a beautiful life for young people and families.

My priorities
  1. Protect our public services, investing in growing communities and saving libraries from cuts.
  2. Take action on housing and climate change, to plan our city better.
  3. Invest in transport options and community wellbeing.
About me

I'm a passionate Westie who believes in the values of hard work and dedication. I've lived in Waitākere all my life, and I'm raising my young family in the West. Overcoming a rough start in life, I studied hard and became a lawyer, giving free legal advice to low-income Westies at the local community law centre. My re-election campaign is based on those values that I learned helping those in need.

Current role

Councillor for Waitākere

Before politics

Lawyer

Residence

Te Atatu South

Age

35

Connect via
Auckland Council - Find Candidates
Auckland Council - Find Candidates