East Coast Bays electorate

East Coast Bays is currently represented by National's Erica Stanford, who won safely with a margin of 16,290. In 2017, National won the largest share of East Coast Bays' party votes – 63% to Labour's 23%. The seat was one of the few electorates in the country held by a minor party MP, when in 1980 Social Credit's Gary Knapp defeated National's Don Brash at a by-election. Knapp held the seat until Murray McCully's victory in 1987.

Marius Koekemoer
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
11
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Dan Jones
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Fully fund the ambulance service. Currently it is run as a charity with partial government funding. Work with local councils to enable solutions to provide swimmable beaches with minimal runoff into the Hauraki Gulf. Better traffic solutions at Glenvar Road.
Why I’m running
I'm running for the Greens because we want to apply science and informed policy to the challenges New Zealand will face in the future. We're seeing with Covid-19 that the laws of physics and biology don't respond well to bluster and spin, but there are also positive lessons about what works. Science matters, people will work together for change if they are treated like adults, and some problems require the government to lead. We want to apply these lessons to New Zealand's future challenges.
About me
I'm a scientist, a father, and a husband. I work at Plant and Food Research on plants and plant diseases, working on high-value horticulture and genomics. I lectured at the University of Auckland, completed my PhD in Melbourne, and have worked in biological sciences for 20 years. I'm also an experienced white-water kayaker who has paddled many of the most challenging rivers in Aotearoa.
Party list rank
34
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
7th in Auckland Central
Before politics
Scientist
Place of residence
Mt Albert
Age
44
Monina Hernandez
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Protect the health of New Zealanders while investing in health to strengthen the capacity of health services. Jobs for those out of work, support for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and boost export and global trade deals. Ensure proper education of young people and provide opportunities for training/retraining to support Covid recovery.
Why I’m running
I am people-focused, resilient and I am passionate about representing the diverse and hard-working people of East Coast Bays to ensure safe communities, accessible health services for all, education for a better future, better transport solutions, support for local business, jobs, environmental protection and inclusion. I work hard and I get things done!
About me
I have excellent skills, essential background experience and right values for parliament. I am an infection control nurse specialist, a university lecturer and a board member of the Nursing Council – the authority responsible for safe nursing care. I lead a global organisation of nurse leaders with 135,000+ members in 90 countries and am a former director of the NZ Nurses Organisation. I have a Master's degree with honours from the University of Auckland and am a PhD candidate with research focused on safety.
Party list rank
73
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Nursing lecturer, Massey University
Place of residence
Albany
Age
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Susanna Kruger
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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About me
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Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Michael McCook
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Assist businesses to take our country out of the Covid recession. Remove wasteful spending and give it back to the taxpayer. Provide an economy where people can succeed in all facets of life.
Why I’m running
Like many others 2 young adult children, I am concerned that our children will have great difficulty entering the housing market, crippled by tax upon tax and having to service outrageous debt levied on all New Zealanders.
About me
I joined ACT as I am dismayed by the quality of our current MPs, lack of business and real world experience. Through my tax and accounting business, I helped thousands of business owners to grow a business, earn a good living and become financially independent
Party list rank
44
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Tax and business advisor
Place of residence
Greenhithe
Age
54
Mathew Webster
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Pass a binding referendum bill for moral issues to allow greater control on what parliament imposes on New Zealand. Rezone enough land for affordable housing, until the median house price is a maximum of three times the median income. Repeal the anti-smacking law, with a binding referendum required to implement the repeal, to reduce family breakdown.
Why I’m running
Hi there! I believe that binding referendums on conscience issues are the best model to uphold the rule of law in New Zealand. I want to return to sound economic knowledge, common-sense and evidence-based decision making in our urban development to solve our housing affordability problem and incentivize Kiwisaver money to invest in infrastructure throughout the country. I want to ensure that the government does not interfere in families through the repeal of the 2007 anti-smacking legislation.
About me
I have advocated over the last 10 years for solutions to our housing affordability through submissions, emails and the collaborative creation of a website. I suggest evidence-based decision making, through the ethical use of technology, counters arguments that promote urban intensification without understanding the urban economics. I also believe in reading widely is critical to understanding the moral issues of euthanasia, drug use and abortion.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Analytics solution architect
Place of residence
Dairy Flat
Age
46

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Erica Stanford
MP for East Coast Bays
My local priorities
Green-light Glenvar Road. New school in Albany. Save science at Massey Albany.
Why I’m running
I love the East Coast Bays and representing my local community has been a great privilege over the last three years. I have worked hard to fast-track local roading projects, to save our precious green spaces and marine reserves from development, saved the local police station, fought hard to keep our local charter school open and advocated for an inquiry in to beach water quality. I am continuing to fight for another primary school and to save the science department at Massey Albany.
About me
I am born and bred in the East Coast Bays and worked for the local MP prior to being elected as the member of parliament myself in 2017. My background is in trade and export having worked for two large companies as their export manager. My passion is for our environment and I am proud to have been National's associate spokesperson for the environment and conservation portfolios. I am a proud BlueGreen member of the National party.
Party list rank
39
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won East Coast Bays
Before politics
Export manager and TV producer
Place of residence
Okura
Age
41

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