Hamilton West electorate

Hamilton West is currently represented by National's Tim Macindoe, who won comfortably with a margin of 7,731. In 2017, National won the largest share of Hamilton West's party votes – 47% to Labour's 37%. Since the seat was created in 1969, the party which has won Hamilton West has also won the most votes nationwide in all but one election. Boundary changes this year mean it no longer includes an area around Horsham Downs.

Te Rongopai Heta
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Fund new recycling of glass plastic, car tyres and concrete to build strong homes instead of putting it in landfills. Oppose the cannabis referendum for health and safety in the work place as well its use denies people full time employment. Legislate a bill to contest the current abortion bill because all lives matter and it should be revised.
Why I’m running
I believe New Zealand is the greatest and safest nation in the world to live. I would often comment on how good it is living in a country that is at peace with our neighbours the Aussies and all our Pacific Island friends and family. NZ can still boast of its clean green image. fresh clean water on tap, excellent lamb, beef, pork, and wild game. I believe NZ is now a diverse and multicultural nation and it still has a lot to offer that is why I am standing to keep our image for our future generations.
About me
I was born in the Waikato my tribe Ngati Haua are the original people of the land What. I bring to the table is an understanding how indigenous peoples values and customs are similar to Māori I also bring a Māori perspective of the treaty. I have leadership skills and customer service skills. l especially love helping people to get the right answer to their question or to the right place. I am a professional in the workplace and understand the value that unity brings when working as a team.
Party list rank
34
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Environment Māori advisor
Place of residence
I live in Frankton
Age
59

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Chloe Mansfield
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
21
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Hayden Cargo
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Introduce measures to stabilise the housing market so that future generations are not priced out of owning or renting. Overhaul our tax and welfare system through a universal basic income paid for by bureaucratic savings. Be a voice for small-businesses that have been ignored by both parties, giving them the tools to succeed.
Why I’m running
I believe we do a lot of things well in this country but have started to fall behind due to the short-sightedness and unwillingness of our politicians to make the fundamental changes to fix our inequalities. I believe that The Opportunities Party has the policy to fix the root of these problems and not just the symptoms through: affordable housing and rent; tax and welfare reform with a universal basic income; support for our small businesses; researched Infrastructure spend with environmental focus.
About me
I am a sports-mad Chartered Accountant who has lived most of my life in Glenview and did my schooling at St Johns College followed by Wintec/Waikato Uni. I spent 10 years at KPMG Hamilton before following the summers to play cricket in England. I am at the coal-face of where small-business and tax policy is put into action and can attest to the benefits of simplifying our tax and welfare system. I also personally struggled to get onto the property ladder so know the urgency that we need this fixed.
Party list rank
20
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Chartered accountant
Place of residence
Otahuhu
Age
33
Roger Weldon
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Ensuring public health has the appropriate level of investment, including pandemic protection and mental health. Addressing the debt by stopping the level of poor quality spending. The economy, getting people back to work, growing business and cutting red tape.
Why I’m running
Fundamentally I am campaigning for the party vote for ACT. Having lived and worked in many countries, I think we are incredibly fortunate to live in a western democracy. However as a society we are forgetting the importance of some of the freedoms we enjoy. I see ACT as the one party who apply the level of thinking and accountability I expect in our elected representatives.
About me
On the personal front I am a husband and a father to my teenage daughter. Professionally, I have had an extensive career to date since completing my hnvironmental health bachelors degree and post-graduate diploma in business administration. Having worked with SMEs, District Health Boards, to some of New Zealand's most iconic company's. My roles always centred around risk management.
Party list rank
54
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
General manager
Place of residence
Glenview, Hamilton
Age
46
Cherie Ormsby-Kingi
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
25
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
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Gaurav Sharma
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Continue strong health response to Covid-19 and increase access to mental health resources in primary care. Advocate for rapid train between Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga so that we benefit from better transport and more business. Advocate for sustainable infrastructure spending in Hamilton to increase jobs and boost our local economy.
Why I’m running
I am a NZ-trained medical doctor and currently work as a GP in Nawton, Hamilton. I have previously worked in policy, public health, consulting and management in NZ, Switzerland, Spain, Nepal, Mongolia, USA and Vietnam. While I love making one-to-one difference in the lives of my patients as a GP, through my broad range of experiences above I have realised that politics has the potential to make an even larger positive impact in the society and this is why I am running to make a bigger difference.
About me
I work as a GP in Nawton and live in Frankton. I studied medicine at the Auckland Medical School and did part of my training in Waikato-Bay of Plenty region. As the local doctor, I have had the opportunity to hear first-hand, the concerns of many in our community during these difficult times. I also have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and have served in management roles in many organisations. I will bring a robust background in health and management to the post-pandemic recovery phase.
Party list rank
63
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in Hamilton West
Before politics
Medical doctor/general practitioner
Place of residence
Frankton, Hamilton
Age
33
Tim Macindoe
MP for Hamilton West
My local priorities
Push hard for vital roading projects including Southern Links and Waikato Expressway extension to Kaimais. Promote Waikato as the most suitable region for a provincial medical school to address the growing shortage of doctors. Ensure that new housing developments are well serviced, environmentally-friendly, safe and attractive places to live in.
Why I’m running
I've been privileged to serve as my electorate's MP and remain as energised to keep striving for progress across all policy areas as I was when first elected in 2008. At this critical time NZ needs an experienced National-led Government to grow our economy, protect jobs and contain debt. As we did in the wake of the GFC and the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, we'll manage the economy responsibly and insist on accountability for the effectiveness of all government spending of taxpayer money.
About me
As long-time Waikato residents, my family have enjoyed the diversity, quality of life and great opportunities available to all who live in our dynamic region. I am an approachable "people person", well-known for my community engagement and effective advocacy, and I have a heart for service. Our rapid growth, especially in Hamilton, presents challenges for decision-makers and, if re-elected, I will continue pushing hard for infrastructure projects and new services to support our many communities.
Party list rank
23
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won Hamilton West
Before politics
CEO of former Arts Waikato Trust
Place of residence
Grandview Heights, Hamilton
Age
59
Rudi du Plooy
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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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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