New Lynn electorate

New Lynn is currently represented by Labour's Deborah Russell, who won comfortably with a margin of 2,825. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of New Lynn's votes – 43% to National's 42%. Boundary changes this year mean it includes the Waitakere Ranges and no longer includes an area around New Windsor. Labour has held the seat since its establishment in 1963.

Lisa Whyte
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Infrastructure to cater for current and expected growth, e.g. teaching space capacity to reduce pressure on full rolls. Champion the safe opening of the walking tracks in the Waitakere Ranges alongside local government representatives. Advocate for a sustainable and fit-for-purpose three water management strategy to improve local water quality.
Why I’m running
I believe there is always an opportunity to make a difference for the next generation through service. I am aspirational for my family and every family in New Zealand. We can and should do more for those in need, and provide a regulatory environment where hard work is rewarded. I will work hard for our country to protect what is special and change what can be better. I am passionate about effective service to our communities, and competent governance of our amazing country.
About me
I bring a proven track record of experience in community leadership, with 15 years in elected roles at Auckland Council. I have a degree in Economics and Politics, and a Diploma in Corporate Treasury. I have a background in finance both in Europe and NZ before I moved into local government. We have a diverse and exciting electorate with many challenges and opportunities as a result of rapid growth. I will be an effective advocate and problem solver for this fabulous place.
Party list rank
49
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Finance, Local Board member
Place of residence
Coatesville
Age
51
Victoria O'Brien
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support the removal of the fuel and road-user charge increases that were implemented in the last 3 years, to support SMEs. Stop the use of 1080 in the Waitakere Ranges to keep our water supply and our communities poison-free. Improve street lighting, encourage community patrols and increase police patrols to keep commuters and walkers safe.
Why I’m running
New Zealand has seen a startling erosion of democratic rights, freedoms such as that of speech, property rights, especially in the last 3 years. While it was the firearms confiscation debacle and subsequent ongoing removal of firearms from the law-abiding public that galvanised my interest in politics, other issues such as gender ideology in schools, Zero Carbon and the ETS, mismanagement of our economy, widespread use of 1080 and more, have played their role.
About me
My family moved to Auckland from Singapore over 30 years ago and I am a NZ citizen. I used to work for investment and merchant banks and in the telecommunications industry, before becoming an entrepreneur and now owning and working on a beef farm. I have been involved in grooming small companies for sale, for share market listing, and at the Board level for advice and strategy. Family is also very important to me – my husband and I live in Titirangi with my mother, my father being in care after a stroke.
Party list rank
3
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Entrepreneur
Place of residence
Titirangi
Age
47
Robert Gore
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Stop using immigration as an excuse not to train, up skill or employ young people. Retain local ownership of vital domestic export industries and strategic assets like water or forestry. Enlightened and proactive social interventions based on evidence that end the cycle of welfare dependency.
Why I’m running
I am standing for New Zealand First because our country and our community needs smarter and more sustainable levels of immigration, protection of vital industries and strategic assets from foreign ownership and a government that keeps it Kiwi when deciding the future direction of this country.
About me
Political activism has deep roots within my family. My father was active in the campaign for nuclear disarmament, and the demonstrations against the 1981 Springbok tour. I chaired Young NZF for three years, active in both fundraising efforts and organization at university campuses. Our greatest feat was challenging the stance taken by caucus on the issue of drug pill testing at our party. Outside of politics I work at Tyson Roofing in Morningside.
Party list rank
19
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Roofer
Place of residence
Titirangi
Age
24
Khuram Malik
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
To increase access to food for those who need a 'pick me up'. For greater confidence to build a functional society. To upgrade community based schools/institutions to bring at modern era. Every child is a future of the nation. To ensure more support for youth facing challenges. To address the undermined value and importance of youth.
Why I’m running
I believe New Zealand has a greater potential for its people and is the best country in the world to Live. In order to maintain the prestige of New Zealand, this is the time to stand up for what is right and just in the eyes of God. We all need to stand for justice and be a voice for fellow Kiwis to prosper and nurture future of Aotearoa.
About me
I have always served the community and been an advocate by standing, promoting and protecting the rights of people and helping our community to get back on their feet in challenging times. To put this into practice by breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality, I manage and direct the charitable organization Humanitarian Organization for Poverty Eradication.
Party list rank
29
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Mental health professional
Place of residence
Henderson
Age
43
Lisa Er
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
A 'child dividend' of $30 per week for all children under 18. We have plenty of families in need in this electorate. A guaranteed liveable minimum income for all low income earners. This is part of Social Credit's $20 billion programme. Free urban public transport will reduce traffic congestion and assist in the lowering of carbon emissions.
Why I’m running
The present monetary system ensures a rapidly widening income gap. It is enslaving us with debt. Covid-19 has inflated the problem, as government borrowing has had to dramatically increase. We could do what PM Savage did in the 1930s, and borrow from the Reserve bank and the debt can be forgiven. The vast majority of money is created by private-sector banks out of thin air and then interest is charged on it. Social Credit has solutions to this crazy system which I want to promote.
About me
I have lived in this community for 20 years, and in West Auckland since 1970. From my house in Rosier Rd Glen Eden I founded and grew the dips business, Lisa's Hummus, which I sold in 2004 and entered into a busy early retirement. I stood as a Green party candidate in 2008, and then formed a new political party called The Awareness party. It proved difficult to get off the ground and so we have joined with Social Credit as many of our policies are the same and in particular in monetary policy.
Party list rank
13
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Founder/director of Lisa's Hummus
Place of residence
Titirangi
Age
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Smitaben Patel
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
11
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Paul Davie
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
5th in New Lynn
Before politics
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Shawn Blanchfield
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Safely keep business and jobs open returning the ability to earn and stopping further shutdowns. Allow workers to keep more of their hard-earned money so they can spend it in the community to stimulate the economy. Mental health funding that follows the patient so they find the right help not be stuck with therapy that's not helping.
Why I’m running
Representation's been absent for local people, business and home owners. Mental health issues creating homelessness, crime, and impacting our community – and been left to explode. I will give the New Lynn electorate its voice back so footpaths and infrastructure are as good as Epsom's. Mental health and education funding that follows the patient or student so they find a provider that's best for them. Allowing the community to design our future not tell them how it will look. I want to work for New Lynn.
About me
Working life started on building sites as a plumber then later fisherman and yacht captain. On returning from the MED I started my own business and now manufacture for local and international markets. I want everyone to be able to earn and live a great life in our great country without over regulation and compliance that chokes our dreams. When you keep more of your hard earned money you and your whānau can live a better life. I've been an employee, employer, small business owner and exporter, you can too.
Party list rank
24
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Business director
Place of residence
West Auckland
Age
48
Steve Oliver
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Taxes and SME: oppose tax increases and get real relief for small businesses struggling. Health/education: breakfast in schools, health/self defence programmes so kids build confidence and get healthy. Justice: harsher sentences for criminals, especially crimes against children.
Why I’m running
I look around West Auckland now and it isn't the place I grew up in. We have people living on the streets and in their cars, kids are going hungry and local government aren't doing anything. No one else seems to be standing up for New Lynn, everyone's more worried about if their suit matches their shoes or what number they are ranked in their party. I don't care about any of that, I care about getting the job done. We aren't being heard, I'm not afraid to stand up and be that voice for New Lynn.
About me
Our family has a history of running small businesses in West Auckland since 1960. My father is the late Don Oliver and from a young age, I was submerged in a performance culture, one that pushes values like integrity, honesty and hard work. I have competed at power lifting and combat sports most of my life and moved onto coaching when I travelled the world with Mark Hunt as his head ground coach. I believe in old school Christian values and live in Glen Eden with my wife and 5 kids.
Party list rank
49
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Gym owner
Place of residence
Glen Eden
Age
49
Steve Abel
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Warm, affordable and energy efficient housing including a massive increase in solar and batteries across the country. General tree protection returned to stop extensive tree loss in Auckland. Proper funding for tackling kauri dieback too. Climate action that sees better public transport and mobility options leading to tangible cuts in fossil fuel emissions.
Why I’m running
I'm totally sick of politicians who wring their hands and tell us why they can't do this or that. I am strongly of the view that where there is a will there is a way. I don't want to hear why we can't, I want to hear how we can! Now more then ever when faced with the greatest existential challenge of human history – climate change – we need politicians willing to make stuff happen and do what needs to be done – that is why I'm standing for parliament.
About me
I have worked for 20 years to protect our environment including successful campaigns to stop native logging, protect our oceans and waterways and see an end to offshore oil and gas extraction. I believe our well being as a society is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. Climate change is just one of massive challenges we face. I believe that with bold leadership we can create a society that is fair to all and doesn't destroy our planet. That is what I will work for as an MP.
Party list rank
11
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
An activist working at Greenpeace
Place of residence
Glen Eden
Age
50
Deborah Russell
MP for New Lynn
My local priorities
More housing, especially more social and community housing, to give people more security. Better resourcing for our schools so that all of our kids get a better start, especially kids with extra learning needs. Work on kauri dieback, including safely reopening tracks in the Waitakere Ranges so that we can all walk there again.
Why I’m running
If we're going to have a fair and equal society, then we need to do tangible things to make sure that everyone has a chance. Things like providing excellent health and education and housing, and a decent welfare system for the hard times. If people have that basic security, then they can be full citizens in our country. That's what I want to work towards as an MP – making sure that each of us has what we need to flourish as equals in our society.
About me
I started out as an accountant, and then studied political theory, ending up with a PhD in Philosophy. With that mixed background, I became an expert in tax, and I've published a book, Tax and Fairness with co-author Terry Baucher. So I bring expertise in tax, business, and economics to my job. I live in the middle of the New Lynn electorate which gives me a deep understanding of local issues, and I work hard to connect with the amazing number of different community groups out west in Auckland.
Party list rank
33
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won New Lynn
Before politics
Lecturer in Taxation
Place of residence
Titirangi
Age
54

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