Epsom electorate

Epsom is currently represented by ACT's David Seymour, who won comfortably by a margin of 5,519. The electorate has been held by an ACT MP since 2005 when it was won by Rodney Hide. In 2017, National won the largest share of Epsom's party votes – 59% to Labour's 25%. Epsom is the smallest electorate in the country by land area.

Maia Prochazka
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
28
First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Shannon Withers
Not currently in parliament
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Why I’m running
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Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Noel Jiang
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Law and order: increase punishment for robbery and theft (including car thefts), increase number of frontline police. Traffic: relieve the traffic congestion issues around motorway at peak times. Education: review education institutions and facilities, ensure enough institutions for current population.
Why I’m running
In 2020, New Zealand's population has reached 5 million and over 1 million are migrants. I believe New Zealand in an urgent need to have a party that can represent taxpayers, entrepreneurs and migrants in the parliament! This party needs to be their voice and it needs to be the party can look after this community! As a migrant that has been in NZ for over 17 years, my experiences as an entrepreneur and my expertise in business and education enable me to support my community in the parliament.
About me
Epsom is one of the most highly educated communities and there are a lot of migrants in this community. I have been in NZ for over 17 years, I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce and Postgraduate In Translation Studies. I worked in the FMCG industry for more than 10 years and now I am the co-founder of a early childhood education brand. I believe my background as a migrant, my experience in commercial and education will be the best choice to represent the Epsom community.
Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Co-founder of Kiddie Garden Ltd
Place of residence
Mt Wellington
Age
34
Adriana Christie
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
The universal base income. Small business growth policy. Housing crisis policy.
Why I’m running
I am running for this election as I believe our generation needs a stronger progressive voice in parliament. We have enough data, advanced science and technology to implement smart and effective policies. We need an economy apt for all of us and a government that supports innovative local businesses. Equally as important is a modern education system, where we're taught how to be more environmentally friendly in every step of our lives. The Opportunities Party provides such policies.
About me
This is my second term elected onto the Waitemata Local Board. Last term I lead economic development and this term I have been privileged enough to lead the parks portfolio. I have lived in Parnell most of my years here in Tamaki Makaurau. I Studied business, I taught design thinking at AUT and have been working in with small start-ups for the past seven years. I am passionate about revolutionising the waste system and I've been co-running The Pallet Kingdom.
Party list rank
9
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Waitematā Local Board member
Place of residence
Parnell
Age
30
David Seymour
MP for Epsom
My local priorities
Represent the aspirational and commercial values of the electorate in parliament so our community can thrive. Work with local business associations to arrest the growing problems with crime and disorder in our town centres. Work with local government to solve the health and environmental problems resulting from poor water infrastructure.
Why I’m running
I have been proud to represent my neighbours from the suburbs of Epsom, Mt Eden, Greenlane, Newmarket, Parnell, and Remuera for the past six years. Our community is aspirational, we have 30 schools in an area of only 20 square kilometres, and a large proportion of entrepreneurs. I seek to represent the values of the Epsom electorate in parliament. While constituency work is private and rarely reported, I particularly enjoy advocating for local people when they are underserved by Government.
About me
My background is working as an electrical engineer, for private sector think-tanks as a policy analyst and, for the last six years, representing Epsom in parliament. I first moved to the electorate as a thirteen-year-old to attend school. Since then, I have barely left except for my OE in Canada. My values are commercial and aspirational. A welcoming tax and regulatory environment for doing business means we can support first world social services and be good custodians of our natural environment.
Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
2014
2017 electorate result
Won Epsom
Before politics
Electrical engineer, policy analyst
Place of residence
Newmarket
Age
37
Faith-Joy Aaron
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Focus on small businesses, helping with solutions especially after lockdown. Protection of assets Review all social sector policies to ensure the wellbeing of families are prioritised. Work to solve health and environmental issues in the area.
Why I’m running
I am passionate about restoring and protecting the rights and freedoms of New Zealanders for now and for the future generations.
About me
I have lived in the Epsom electorate for many years and am loyal to the area. I am a qualified teacher, Christian, world-travelled, conservative family values and a social justice advocate. Have been involved for years helping to prevent child prostitution, pornography and trafficking in New Zealand and overseas. I have worked alongside the police, advocating for victims of trauma and crime.
Party list rank
55
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Social worker / missionary
Place of residence
Remuera
Age
41

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Kyle MacDonald
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Advocate for improved public transport, including light rail and cycle ways so as to reduce congestion and ease commutes. Continue to advocate for health services for all, including improved access to mental health and addictions treatment. To protect our natural spaces, parks and waterways including our mature native trees.
Why I’m running
Inequality is a primary driver of our growing mental health struggles. For the last 10 years I have advocated publicly for improved access to mental health and addiction services, including initiating the 2016 "People's Mental Health Review" with Mike King and Action Station. As a Green MP I want to continue this advocacy work, to help mitigate the effects of inequality and climate change on our collective mental health.
About me
I grew up on the North Shore, and lived my adult life in Auckland. My partner and I have two daughters aged nine and six, and I am a Trustee on the Board of the Balmoral School. I'm also a psychotherapist, with over 20 years clinical experience, and am passionate about improving access to mental health and addictions treatment. For the last five years I've written a mental health column for the NZ Herald, and co-hosted the mental health radio show "The Nutter's Club" on NewstalkZB.
Party list rank
14
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Psychotherapist and broadcaster
Place of residence
Mount Eden
Age
45
Camilla Belich
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support initiatives that will lead to job creation and retraining within Epsom and the wider Auckland region. Implement policies that improve transport options in and out of Epsom, including public transport and infrastructure. Work with local boards and Auckland Council to support cleaner environments and waterways within Epsom.
Why I’m running
I'm standing for Parliament because I believe we have more work to do to build a fairer, kinder and more equal New Zealand for our children and grandchildren. I have spent my life standing up for others as a young person, a student and, for the past 13 years, as a lawyer. I'm committed to progressive change and advocating for our communities and our environment. I hope (if elected) that I would be able to make a difference on these important issues.
About me
I have always been active in campaigning for issues I care about and I know that lasting change comes from working together. I grew up in Wellington, spent 7 years living and working in London and now live with my family in Auckland. I have spent my career working as an employment lawyer both in private practice and as an in-house solicitor. My work has primarily been representing trade unions and their members.
Party list rank
30
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Lawyer
Place of residence
Auckland
Age
37
Paul Goldsmith
List MP
My local priorities
Delivering on National's economic plan to revive the economy, to provide jobs and opportunities in Epsom and beyond. Bringing in no new taxes, and removing the Auckland fuel tax. Starting work on National's bold transport plans for Auckland, including connecting heavy rail to the airport.
Why I’m running
Because I believe New Zealand is a great country, and our best years are ahead of us. I want to be part of the next National government, which will guide us through the real economic and health challenges we currently face, and then have a plan to get us back on track.
About me
My wife and I have lived in the Epsom electorate for 20 years, where we are raising our four children. Prior to politics, I started my own business, as a writer, producing business histories and biographies – studying the NZ economy and our history, and keys to success for some of our most successful businesses. I've been in parliament for 9 years, serving as a minister for three years under John Key and Bill English's leadership.
Party list rank
3
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
2nd in Epsom
Before politics
Business historian and biographer
Place of residence
Remuera
Age
49
Norman Sutton
Not currently in parliament
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First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Finn Harris
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Making sure you don't vote. Making sure you don't vote for Seymour. Buying a jug of beer at Shads.
Why I’m running
I'm not. Don't vote, especially not for David Seymour (either of them).
About me
I'm Finn Harris.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
Epsom Electorate
Age
21

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