Mt Albert electorate

Mt Albert is currently represented by prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who won safely with a margin of 15,264. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Mt Albert's party votes – 43% to National's 34%. Labour has held the seat since 1946, and the area the current electorate represents has elected two Labour prime ministers before Ardern – Michael Joseph Savage and Helen Clark.

Jacinda Ardern
MP for Mt Albert
My local priorities
Continue to upgrade schools here in Mt Albert, like the redevelopments at Western Springs College and Mt Albert Grammar. Rebuild our hospitals so Mt Albert residents have access to the services they deserve, including Auckland City Hospital. Roll out more public housing in Auckland, in addition to the more than 3,900 we've already delivered across the country.
Why I’m running
I'm committed to keeping our economy moving and building back better in the wake of Covid. Our plan is about investing in people. It's about jobs, preparing for our future, and supporting our small businesses. We've already backed businesses through the wage subsidy, now we're creating jobs by upgrading and rebuilding our infrastructure, and we're helping people upskill by making apprenticeships free. Our plan to keep New Zealand moving is already in motion, and I'm ready to keep rolling it out.
About me
When I became Prime Minister, I said I wanted our government to be different – to be empathetic and kind. I want people to know that's what drives me. I've been in politics for a while now so people have probably got to know me but I hope they've seen those values reflected in what we do.
Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won Mt Albert
Before politics
Public servant in the UK
Place of residence
Mt Albert
Age
40
Anthony van den Heuvel
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
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
No response given
Age
No response given
Daniel Reurich
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
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
No response given
Age
No response given
Melissa Lee
List MP
My local priorities
Economic prosperity of the community – create more jobs. Law and order – to keep our communities safe. Advocate for more infrastructure like schools with the growing population.
Why I’m running
I believe Parliament needs to represent the diversity that exists in New Zealand. I felt honoured to be selected to represent the National Party in the Mt Albert electorate once again to contribute to shape the future of NZ.
About me
I am a tireless advocate of the democratic process of NZ. I love championing the causes of our ethnic communities. I love innovation and creative new thinking in our digital and media sector.
Party list rank
16
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
2nd in Mt Albert
Before politics
TV Producer, Managing Director
Place of residence
Central Auckland
Age
No response given
Cameron Lord
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Affordable housing and rent: we can't fix anything if we can't fix the housing crisis, it underlies every other problem. Universal basic income: make the tax and welfare system modern, efficient and fair. The greenest economy in the world: massive post-Covid-19 investment must be rigorously assessed and long-term focused.
Why I’m running
Why do political parties over promise and under deliver? The housing crisis, poverty, low productivity and wages, the cost of living and our environment all continue to deteriorate. The reason is no party has the courage to make substantive change. They prioritize popularity over substance, office over outcomes. TOP is unique in its courageous and unflinching commitment to best practice, evidence based policy that will significantly improve everyone's standard of living. That is why I am with TOP.
About me
I have lived in Westmere (and now with my young family) all of my adult life. I'm a community volunteer having coached a kids football team at WSAFC for six years, established Predator Free Westmere and managed the famous Bayleys Westmere School Triathlon. I am an independent contractor in the construction industry. I'm a student of te reo Māori and a keen cyclist. I believe in fairness and equality of opportunity and that neither will ever be realized until we make housing affordable again.
Party list rank
12
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Quantity surveying contractor
Place of residence
Westmere
Age
51
Luke Wijohn
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. End poverty and prioritise well being through strong funding of all services so that everyone can thrive. Conserve, restore and protect our natural taonga.
Why I’m running
Leading 80,000 people at the Auckland School Strikes 4 Climate made me realise that our country and our people want action on climate change. It made me realise that where we were lacking the guts to fight the climate, poverty, and ecological crisis wasn't on the ground, but in parliament. It was then that I decided to run, to get as many party votes Green as possible. Because I know, that as coalition partners, the Greens can push labour to go further and faster to fight for our futures.
About me
He uri tēnei no Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Rarawa, me Ngāpuhi. In any caucus, in any government, you need a diversity of perspectives to get sound decision making. The Green party and I, bring those perspectives. I am not trying to unseat Jacinda, we love working alongside her. I'm here to get party votes for the Greens so we can push the government she leads to be more progressive, and to take climate change and poverty seriously. Ka whawhai tonu matau, ake, ake, ake.
Party list rank
18
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Cook, student, and activist
Place of residence
Westmere, in the electorate
Age
18

Made possible by

With support from

Labour-Party
National-Party
Green-Party
ACT-Party
NZ-First
The-Opportunities-Party
New-Conservative
Social-Credit
Aotearoa-Legalise-Cannabis
Māori-Party
Outdoors-Party
Vision-NZ
Sustainable-New-Zealand
One-Party
TEA-Party
Heartland-New-Zealand
Advance-New-Zealand
borders-and-migration
community-and-inclusion
defence-and-foreign-affairs
economy
education
environment
health
housing
incomes-and-employment
law-justice-and-government
media-culture-and-recreation
te-ao-maori
transport-and-infrastructure