Maungakiekie electorate

Maungakiekie is currently represented by National's Denise Lee, who won comfortably with a margin of 2,157. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Maungakiekie's votes – 44% to National's 41%. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate now includes Royal Oak, and no longer includes Panmure.

Denise Lee
MP for Maungakiekie
My local priorities
Fight to reduce the cost of living so our families have more money in their back-pockets. Push for better local transport networks to decrease congestion on our suburban roads. Advocate for Maungakiekie's community police presence to keep our communities, families, and children safe.
Why I’m running
I'm running for re-election because Maungakiekie is incredibly important to me. I've lived here for over 22 years, raised my family here and have been actively involved in the community over the many years. It is my home and it is personal. I have high aspirations for our community and want Maungakiekie to reach its full potential. That is why in my term I've fought for our residents and will continue to get things done and be Maungakiekie's voice every-day.
About me
I'm determined, hard-working and, unbeknown to many, a closet amateur adrenaline junkie (politics isn't for the faint hearted!). I'm deeply connected to Maungakiekie and our community. I live and breathe local and bring this local service ethic to my role and actions every day. As the local MP accountable to my constituents, I always invite residents to comment and feedback on my results.
Party list rank
34
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won Maungakiekie
Before politics
Auckland Councillor
Place of residence
Mount Wellington
Age
49
Ricardo Menéndez March
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Improve the rate of building and the quality of the public housing in the area to alleviate homelessness. Fund community efforts to clean the Manukau harbour. Work alongside council to remove waste seeping into our waterways. Introduce a guaranteed minimum income which would lift parents, people with disabilities and the unemployed out of poverty.
Why I’m running
I'm running for parliament with the Greens to fight to end poverty and tackle the climate crisis. I've worked on the minimum wage, and as a community organiser on the frontline alongside people on the benefit who have been failed by successive governments. I want to champion a politics for the many, where everyone lives with dignity, independent of their employment status.
About me
I'm an educator, a community organiser and a campaigner. Over the past few years I have been working with people on the benefit and community organisations to bring about policy change. Despite the lack of transformative action on welfare, we collectively improved the compensation tenants made homeless by the meth-testing regime received and put benefit levels on the political agenda. I am accountable to the people most impacted by the issues I fight for, not vested corporate interests.
Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
3rd in Mt Roskill
Before politics
Coordinator at AAAP
Place of residence
Balmoral
Age
32
Priyanca Radhakrishnan
List MP
My local priorities
Continue to advocate for investment in local schools, housing and access to healthcare. Advocate for good quality community spaces, particularly areas like Mt Wellington that hasn't got one. Work with local communities to ensure they have equitable access to mental health and addictions services.
Why I’m running
I want to contribute to making New Zealand a truly egalitarian nation, where everyone is able to access decent, secure work; good quality healthcare and a great education that enables them to success; a warm, dry home to live in and where everyone feels safe at home, at work and on the streets. I believe everyone should be able to live with dignity.
About me
I have lived and worked in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. I have spent my working life advocating on behalf of groups of people whose voices are often unheard – victim/survivors of domestic violence and migrant workers who have been exploited. I have also worked closely with different ethnic communities in my role as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities. I'm started my working life in Maungakiekie and passionate about the local communities I serve.
Party list rank
31
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
2nd in Maungakiekie
Before politics
Social worker and policy analyst
Place of residence
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Age
41
Tommy Fergusson
Not currently in parliament
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28
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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