Auckland Central electorate

Auckland Central is currently represented by National's Nikki Kaye, who won by a narrow margin of 1,581 – one of the smallest margins in the country. Kaye is not standing again in 2020. In 2017, National won the largest share of Auckland Central's party votes – 39% to Labour's 38%. Labour held the seat for all but three years between 1919 and 2008, when Kaye was first elected to parliament.

Chris Sadler
Not currently in parliament
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Felix Poole
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50
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Chlöe Swarbrick
List MP
My local priorities
An accessible city to live, work and play in. To get around, to afford, and to feel welcome in. Our natural environment: our water, air and parks. Prioritisation of human and nature's health are complementary. Support for our arts and cultural communities, and the diverse small businesses that build vibrancy and opportunity.
Why I’m running
The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power. I joined the Greens because they recognised more than any political party the inextricable links between the wellbeing of all people and our environment, and that only sustainable, long-term change can be achieved with support from grassroots communities. We believe in the power of communities to address their local issues through creativity and collaboration, and we need to change the approach of parliament to empower that.
About me
Auckland Central has a history of fierce independence. It's alive and well today, embedded in places like Karangahape Road, across the motu in Waiheke and Aotea Great Barrier. I came to politics because I lived here, and was watching gentrification commodify our culture to raise the cost of living; I connected the dots on poor political planning and our poor access to transport, rent skyrocketing and lack of protection for our arts and culture. We have the solutions, here, in our own community.
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3
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
3rd in Maungakiekie
Before politics
Small business owner
Place of residence
Auckland Central
Age
26
Helen White
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Seek practical support from government for Auckland that will make it thrive. Make sure people keep their jobs and keep businesses afloat. Seek support for projects that will positively impact on the environment.
Why I’m running
I grew up in Auckland Central at a time it was affordable and inclusive. I want to make sure it is a great place to live for people on all incomes. Right now it couldn't be more important for it to have a strong advocate in Wellington making sure that its residents are supported in really practical ways, which will support small businesses, affordable housing, public transport and environmentally significant projects.
About me
I grew up in Freemans Bay. I work in the city as a barrister in employment law. These things have given me lots of insight into what my communities needs from central government to grow stronger. Being the kind of lawyer I am has also given me skill I hope would make me a great person to come and see if a person needed their MP's help. If elected I will focus on the needs of those in the electorate because I see that as an important part of the role of the constituent MP.
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48
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in Auckland Central
Before politics
Barrister, employment law
Place of residence
Morningside
Age
52

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Emma Mellow
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Jobs. Our $31 billion infrastructure package and job boosting initiatives like JobStart will help small businesses. Fairer and better ferry services for Waiheke. National will invest $300 million over ten years in the ferry system. Further protect the Hauraki Gulf. Only 0.3% of the park is a 'no-take' marine reserve. I'll continue Nikki's progress.
Why I’m running
Auckland Central needs a National Party MP just like we need a National government. We have a plan for the economy and we have a strong team under Judith Collins. Our country and our electorate are facing big economic challenges. I'm also concerned with social issues in our communities, including high rates of domestic and family violence and access to world-class healthcare. We've had a fantastic MP in Nikki Kaye for the past 12 years and I'll be working hard to build on her legacy.
About me
I am a young, socially liberal woman who believes in the values of equal opportunity, personal freedom and reward for hard work. Auckland Central is my home. I work, live and play here with my fiancé, Chris. The most important job of a MP is to be a strong listener, to fight hard and advocate for their constituents. This government does not have the solutions, only we have a plan for jobs and will deliver transformational infrastructure for Auckland.
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66
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Did not stand
Before politics
Senior manager at ANZ Bank
Place of residence
Eden Terrace, Auckland Central
Age
30
Kevin Stitt
Not currently in parliament
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7th in Mangere
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Jenny Marcroft
List MP
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17
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2017
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4th in Tāmaki
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Vernon Tava
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Clean up the inner harbour with ample and well-directed investment in stormwater infrastructure. Work between central and local government to create affordable, well-designed, dwellings. Integrate many modes of transport with beautiful urban design while improving parks and waterways of Auckland Central.
Why I’m running
New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful place but successive governments have done little to deal with persistent issues of environmental degradation and low productivity, leading to low incomes (coupled with high costs of living). For too long, a vote for the environment has also meant a vote to the left of Labour and a grab-bag of fringe issues. Sustainable New Zealand has been formed to put sustainability at the centre of politics and save the environment from being just a left-wing issue.
About me
I am a practising criminal defence barrister and I've been elected for two terms at local government level as a local board member (for an area roughly equivalent to the Auckland Central electorate) on Auckland Council. I'm a certified resource consent hearings commissioner and hold a Master of Laws degree in environmental law. I am keen to bring the experience and perspective that these roles have brought me to the contest for parliament.
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1
First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
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Before politics
Barrister
Place of residence
Auckland Central
Age
42
Dominic Hoffman Devan
Not currently in parliament
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6
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Tuariki Delamere
Not currently in parliament
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6
First entered parliament
1996
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Did not stand
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Joshua Love
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Our local economy. Community safety/presentation. Equal representation.
Why I’m running
Auckland Central is a large electorate, and deserves a local representative who is free to work for all residents, regardless of their political party affiliation. I'm the only candidate in Auckland Central who can honestly promise to dedicate their life to their electorate and the people.
About me
I've lived in our community my whole life and have a wealth of experience in almost every imaginable life experience.
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