New Plymouth electorate

New Plymouth is currently represented by National's Jonathan Young, who won comfortably with a margin of 7,733. In 2017, National won the largest share of New Plymouth's votes – 49% to Labour's 34%. Since its establishment in 1853, the seat has changed hands more than 20 times between members from more than four parties.

Glen Bennett
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Preserve jobs while diversifying our energy future. Support the Western Institute of Technology to deliver quality tertiary and trades education for Taranaki. Boost housing availability for both first home buyers and those in need of social housing.
Why I’m running
I am strongly committed to fairness, equality and to ensuring all members of our community feel they belong, can actively participate, and can reach their fullest potential. Labour's equally strong commitment to jobs, secure housing, fair incomes, high-quality education, and decent healthcare has motivated me to stand. My greatest leadership skill is as a bridge-builder, connecting people together to help facilitate change, something that is needed in these uncertain times.
About me
I was lead facilitator for the Taranaki 2050 roadmap. I have a background spanning restorative justice, community development, facilitation and social enterprise. I'm a trained celebrant and long-term foster parent, which now spans to the next generation. My work with the Salvation Army brought me to New Plymouth 20 years ago and it's been my home ever since. I know the challenges many in this region face, and I have a proven record of developing solutions and pathways to help overcome these.
Party list rank
72
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Restorative justice facilitator
Place of residence
New Plymouth
Age
45
Jonathan Young
MP for New Plymouth
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
22
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won New Plymouth
Before politics
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Murray Chong
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
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
3rd in New Plymouth
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Kath Lauderdale
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Transition and adapt community needed infrastructure. Create a safe and equal community. Ensure all members of the community's needs and the environment's needs are met to a good level enhancing all our quality of life.
Why I’m running
To support Aotearoa New Zealand in improved equality and social cohesion while we all face some existential crises.
About me
I am experienced in policy and development and have significant community and voluntary sector experience.
Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Journalist
Place of residence
Opunake
Age
57

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Dan Thurston Crow
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Radically overhaul the tax system to reward productive endeavour: reduce the burden of income tax; equitably tax wealth. Fix the expensive, bureaucratic welfare system: introduce UBI; end punitive clawbacks that trap beneficiaries in poverty. Grow a sustainable economy by aggressively incentivizing innovation and penalizing unsustainable business activities.
Why I’m running
I've spent much of the past seven years abroad, pursuing business and environmental interests. Each time I return I'm reminded of Aotearoa NZ's unique treasures – but also how our most valuable resources, our people and environment, are failing to flourish. A strong economy relies on the wellbeing of our environment, which in turn relies on the wellbeing of our people. I want to improve our catastrophic housing situation, dismantle the poverty trap, and restore equality through tax reform and UBI.
About me
I was a small business owner in NZ for 14 years before moving to China where I co-founded a fast-growing tech start-up that attracted Silicon Valley venture capital. In New Plymouth I've worked as a business coach/consultant while exploring start-up opportunities here – interrupted by a year on a conservation ship in the Americas where I saw first-hand the impacts of environmental degradation. I'm putting business aside and promoting policy that supports innovation in harmony with the environment.
Party list rank
19
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
4th in Mt Albert
Before politics
Volunteer conservationist
Place of residence
New Plymouth
Age
52
Rusty Kane
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
7th in Tauranga
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given
Ada Xiao
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Protecting energy sector jobs with innovative methods. Investigating the safety of the Ara Ake, as hydrogen energy can be very dangerous for the whole of Taranaki. Reducing tax for $48k to $70k income bracket from 30 percent to 17.5 percent.
Why I’m running
It's clear that New Zealand is experiencing a huge crisis, caused by Covid-19, followed by the economic recession (might be a long-time recession if not dealt with properly). We need a genius team to rebuild Aotearoa. We need someone who knows how to rebuild the economy, in great designed details of 'how', not just simply setting the targets without knowing how to approach them. I would like to contribute to this recovery process, with excellent team work as a candidate in ACT.
About me
I have spent my first stage career in engineering field, knowing how the physical world is running. Studying macroeconomics now enables me knowing how the economy and societal world are running. Taranaki is considered as the energy source of NZ, but it also faces criticism for the environmental impact. Having industrial innovation skills and economics as my background, I know the way of protecting the environment together with protecting the jobs. We will deal with conflicts fundamentally.
Party list rank
57
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Aircraft designer
Place of residence
Hamilton
Age
38
Rowena Wood
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Free NZ from globalist agendas. Clean up and repeal legislation that does not serve the people. Support the drafting of a NZ People's constitution.
Why I’m running
As the days go by and as we get closer and closer to this election I am more and more convinced that we have not had access to the truth. I believe this government has withheld crucial information from us. I stand for truth, transparency and accountability. It has come to it that regular working class people like me need to stand up and demand accountability.
About me
I will never be a slick career politician but I will stick my neck out to stand up for and defend what is good and wholesome. I packed up and left the UK because of the way the country was going. That same greedy corrupt energy is now looking to feed from our shores and from our land here in NZ and I will stand strong against it. I ask you to stand with me, this is the struggle of our generation and we must stand together and we must stand strong.
Party list rank
42
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Social work
Place of residence
New Plymouth
Age
50

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