Kelston electorate

Kelston is currently represented by Labour's Carmel Sepuloni, who won comfortably with a margin of 7,269. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Kelston's votes – 50% to National's 33%. Almost half of people in Kelston identify as either Pasifika (24%), or Asian (22%).

Bala Beeram
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
More jobs! I would strongly advocate for policy enabling the creation of more quality jobs. I support better transport links. We need better linkages between bus and train timetables, more park 'n ride capacity. Better education: I will strongly advocate for increasing the quality of education at all levels.
Why I’m running
Kelston is a vibrant and diverse part of Auckland, filled with so many hard working families who are trying to get ahead. The people of Kelston need a strong voice in Parliament that understands the challenges and difficulties faced by them. I believe that Kelston needs a government that enables job growth. If elected, I will spend my time delivering on issues that matter for Kelston and this great country. Instead of empty slogans, I will bring real and positive change to West Auckland.
About me
I've lived in Avondale for the past 21 years, along with my wife and daughter. I have a Master's degree in Chemistry and currently work in a management role for a West Auckland-based business. I am an active member of the community, organising many fundraisers for local cultural associations. I believe that quality jobs and strong families are the cornerstone to success for any community. I believe that only National has the skills and policy to deliver for all New Zealanders.
Party list rank
52
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in Kelston
Before politics
Supervisor for Food testing company
Place of residence
Avondale
Age
No response given
Leao Tildsley
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Connect and mediate relationships in a diverse community by identifying and supporting interest groups. Give a voice and advocate on behalf of locally-owned businesses and business associations. Represent and support families by creating alternative ideas around future job and food security.
Why I’m running
I have been working and living in the Kelston electorate most of my life. I understand the needs of both small businesses and community alike. The value of family, of community, free speech and personal intergity are the four pillars I would like bring to this electorate. I will also be here to listen to your concerns and represent you in Parliament.
About me
Growing up in West Auckland all of my life and now married for over 20 years with three teenage boys, I feel qualified to represent this diverse and vibrant community. As a community developer who is all about connecting communities with each other and local businesses and schools, I have a strong drive for us to thrive well together, blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter, so lets work together.
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Community developer
Place of residence
Henderson
Age
No response given
Anne Degia-Pala
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Better living conditions by increasing housing affordability and reduce overcrowding. Seek trades training and free learning towards good employment and skills development. Advocate for public health and wellness programs to improve physical, social and emotional status.
Why I’m running
I am motivated to advance the wellbeing of all people in NZ. I believe strategic leadership is core to being a candidate. I am an experienced businesswoman and a community consultant. I align my values to the principles and policies of the party. I believe in better democracy in this critical global economic uncertainty. I am seeking your party vote to ensure the economy, employment, housing, health, and transport remain high on our agenda for safer and secure communities.
About me
I am committed to West Auckland, its diversity and the electorate of Kelston as my place of residence and employment. My political aspirations are for the people of the electorate. My values underpin my efforts as a strategic leader in the community, a company director and a member of several not-for-profit boards. I am qualified and skilled in governance, policy development and people management. People's wellbeing is top priority for me as I know we all want security for self and others.
Party list rank
24
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
4th in Kelston
Before politics
Company director/consultant
Place of residence
Glendene
Age
64
Faye Lavaka Tangipa
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
To protect and vigilantly secure the 'right above all rights', the right to life. Only God gives life. We oppose and reject any form that devalues life, all forms of euthanasia. The right to life comes from God. I support that cannabis drug use be prohibited and does not carry criminal penalties.
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
13
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given
Jason Jobsis
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
6
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
11th in Tauranga
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Age
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Kevin Brett
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Be the voice for the whole of the whole of the Kelston electorate not just the wealthy. Action not just words. Fight against high rents, crippling mortgages and low incomes in the Kelston electorate and restore union rights. Put Kelston on the political map. Look at our plans online vote the Trump NZ Party. What have you got to lose!
Why I’m running
I am sick of the way workers are being treated in New Zealand. Bring back compulsory unionism and the workers' right to strike across industries not only for health and safety. Stop bringing in people from all over the globe to take New Zealanders' jobs. And stop the outsourcing of New Zealanders' jobs. We are a Pacific nation and yet we have 35,000 Pacific Island overstayers who have been here for years I say give them the citizenship they so richly deserve, they are good people.
About me
I have done legal research I am proud to be a blue collar worker. At present ships from a Philippino multinational company working within New Zealand waters are taking goods from from one NZ port to another, they are paying their workers $3 an hour. Why are National and Labour allowing this, I demand that New Zealand ships do this work employing New Zealand people and that they all be in the Maritime Union of New Zealand. Our policies are on www.Trump.org.nz. Vote Kevin Brett Trump NZ.
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Blue collar worker
Place of residence
Belmont
Age
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Matthew Percival
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Raise incomes by removing regulatory roadblocks and supporting business. Reform the mental health sector by creating a centralised specialist agency. Improve Māori and Pacific student outcomes by implementing charter schools.
Why I’m running
I'm running to increase ACT's party vote. Our current 'plan' of borrowing $140 billion dollars will result in my generation picking up the tab, locking in high taxes and limited growth. I'm also passionate about mental health reform, especially having lost a friend earlier this year. Our current approach is not producing the results New Zealanders should demand. Finally, we need to empower small business owners to drive our economy forward.
About me
Born in Green Bay, I lived my teenage years in Titirangi before settling in Glen Eden. A graduate of Avondale College, I completed a BCom and GradDipCom at the University of Auckland prior to completing my Chartered Accountant qualification. I've worked with a wide range of business owners across many sectors, developing an intimate knowledge of small business along the way. A keen motorsport fan, I currently serve in the Speedway New Zealand Promotions Team.
Party list rank
48
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Business analyst
Place of residence
Glen Eden
Age
37
Maureen Kumeroa
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
43
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
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Jeff Lye
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
9
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
5th in Kelston
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
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Jessamine Fraser
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Rapidly reduce emissions and create green jobs to mitigate the climate crisis and create a thriving fair, society. Eradicate poverty and prioritise well being through adequate funding of all services so that everyone can live well. Support and invest in local initiatives to restore and protect our natural areas, reduce waste, and care for our land.
Why I’m running
I believe in a future for Aotearoa New Zealand, where people and planet thrive together. I want to work with and support our communities to create the change we need and want. As a housing advocate I want to see affordable quality housing that caters to the varying needs of whanau, and works with the natural environment rather than against. Affordable, accessible, and sustainable housing and communities are fundamental to an equitable and climate resilient future.
About me
Having made my home in West Auckland and the area around the Whau Awa, I share the concerns of the local communities about housing affordability and quality; the health of the awa and the Waitakere Ranges; sustainable, worthwhile jobs; workers' rights; and community well-being. My skills in collaborative design thinking, and interdisciplinary team co-ordination, enable me to work with diverse groups to both conceive and deliver resolutions to the interconnected issues we face together.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Sole practice architect
Place of residence
Glen Eden
Age
43

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Carmel Sepuloni
MP for Kelston
My local priorities
Warm, dry, healthy and affordable housing. Jobs and income adequacy. Access to quality education and health services.
Why I’m running
I am aspirational for New Zealanders and New Zealand but I've lived and seen the impact of inequality on individuals, whanau and communities. We undermine our potential as a country when large numbers of our citizens aren't valued and/ or when they don't have the opportunity to contribute. Social and economic development are not mutually exclusive – we need both to be equally weighted as priorities. Our government has done a lot to address inequalities. I'm passionate about continuing this work.
About me
All of my working life has been committed to the education, health and social sectors. As the first person in my family to go to university and get a degree, I was always cognisant of the role I could and should play in giving back to others. Growing up I was an at risk youth, taken in by a school principal. I've been a sole parent on the DPB, a teacher, a manager, a CEO and a cabinet minister. I want others to feel supported to realise their potential, the same way in which I have.
Party list rank
8
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won Kelston
Before politics
CEO of Vaka Tautua
Place of residence
Titirangi
Age
43

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