Bay of Plenty electorate

Bay of Plenty is currently represented by Todd Muller, the former Leader of the National Party, who won safely with a margin of 13,996. In 2017, National won the largest share of Bay of Plenty's votes – 55% to Labour's 26%. National have held the seat for all but six years since 1941. Boundary changes this year removed Omokoroa and Whakamarama from the electorate.

Christopher Coker
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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About me
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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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Place of residence
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Age
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Pete Huggins
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Guarantee a respectable income of $325/week for all New Zealanders, funded through a modest tax on wealth over $1million. Make clean, cheaper renewable energy available to our community by government funding plus solar panels on state housing. Protect more of our ocean and sea life from exploitation by commercial fishing, while honouring manamoana and Treaty rights.
Why I’m running
People of the Bay of Plenty deserve the best representation from all political parties which is why I'm standing to raise the Party Vote for the Greens this election. I believe the Greens represent vital values for Aotearoa New Zealand like protecting our precious natural environment, supporting those who need help, and upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi, democracy, and human rights. I'm asking people to give their Party Vote to the Greens to make sure these values remain at the heart of government.
About me
I stand with the many New Zealanders concerned about environmental issues, especially climate change, and the need to look after all our communities through the test of Covid-19 and the greater challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. It was my great privilege to live and work in the Bay of Plenty for eight years before family ties brought me to Wellington. I have strong connections to the wider Bay of Plenty and want to see our varied communities, the economy and environment thrive.
Party list rank
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
General manager
Place of residence
Wellington
Age
39

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Angie Warren-Clark
List MP
My local priorities
Housing: affordability and availability – we all deserve somewhere warm, dry and secure to call home. Jobs: Covid-19 has impacted us all. I want our city filled with high value jobs, we need to lose the '$10 Tauranga' tag. The Environment: empty seas, barren land, polluted waterways damages NZ Inc. Let's live up to our 100 percent pure image.
Why I’m running
I am running for the BOP electorate to ensure that Labour values which support our people, our environment and our economy are represented in Parliament. I believe that we all deserve to live in a country which provides a safety-net when times are tough and supports us all to thrive. I will continue to represent the people of the BOP. In particular, ensure that we benefit from central government opportunities and that our people remain the heart of my work. Being an MP has been a privilege.
About me
I ran for parliament in 2017 because, as the manager of Tauranga Women's Refuge, I saw first hand the reality of peoples lives. I saw the harsh reality of the failure to support our most vulnerable – I saw unprecedented homelessness, run down education and health services. Our Refuge had not has an increase in funding for 9 years. I was fundraising to pay staff wages to support our families. I went to parliament to speak up for those silenced – to make a difference for them.
Party list rank
35
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Manager of Tauranga Women's Refuge
Place of residence
Papamoa
Age
49
Todd Muller
MP for Bay of Plenty
My local priorities
Ensure Tauranga gets infrastructure and services investment required to support its growth. Afterhours healthcare provision for Papamoa; committed start date for new Omokoroa Secondary School. Tauranga Northern Link under construction; improved mental health and addiction services.
Why I’m running
I am passionate for this city and its potential. My family moved here in 1974, it has been a huge part of my life and I feel very privileged to represent the Bay in Parliament. I am grounded in our community, my lived experience is anchored in the needs of the region. I have been a strong advocate for more infrastructure and services for our growing city. I have advocated for more roads, schools, housing, after hours healthcare as well as many hundreds of local family issues for our community.
About me
I am married to Michelle and have three children Aimee, Bradley and Amelia. I am very passionate about the power of our community, the remarkable people who live in it and our 'connectedness' to each other. I work hard to connect with and walk alongside this community, which is a very special place to live. I am very privileged to be the local MP since 2014. I am excited about our city's future but it needs to be a greater priority from central government.
Party list rank
8
First entered parliament
2014
2017 electorate result
Won Bay of Plenty
Before politics
Group Director, Co-op Aff, Fonterra
Place of residence
Pyes Pa
Age
51
Margaret Colmore
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Make the first $20,000 tax free so that people can take home more, and increase the tax brackets. Introduce income splitting for families, which lowers a couple's tax burden. Reduce red tape and unnecessary regulations to help small businesses be more profitable.
Why I’m running
I'm concerned at the direction New Zealand is being taken down. The social engineering of teaching young children gender ideology is quite frankly child abuse, there are only two genders. We are one people and laws favouring one race over another are unjust and divisive. Increasing regulations placed on businesses and on our farming community culminating in the Zero Carbon Act, are all acts of social and economic sabotage.
About me
I'm a truth seeker, unafraid to speak my mind. I'm a New Zealander having sailed from South Africa with my family in 1998. My business background is in sales and marketing, establishing a home based graphic design business while my boys were young, later a cafe business and now a bed and breakfast business owner. My husband and I live in rural Oropi and enjoy giving guests a country experience.
Party list rank
22
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Bed and breakfast business owner
Place of residence
Oropi
Age
56
Tricia Lawrence
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Continue to invest in our regional assets and people, ensuring we grow opportunities for people and our industries. Making sure we have infrastructure which services the growing population in Bay of Plenty. Continue to look after our elderly, providing education opportunities to help them utilise technology, and address ageism.
Why I’m running
As New Zealand enters a once in a lifetime event and a post-Covid world, I want to contribute to making New Zealand better for the majority, not just a few. New Zealand First has already been working towards these goals with initiatives that invest in our assets and people. I want to be part of our team in government continuing this important work that makes a meaningful change for New Zealanders, and where opportunities and prosperity are accessible to everyone.
About me
I have a broad professional range of skills, knowledge, and experience gathered from small businesses, global organisations, and government. Highlights include a 10-year career with Air New Zealand in leadership and management roles while working offshore and at home. More recently, my work has been in digital marketing and international trade for Tourism New Zealand. Currently, I am completing a secondary school teaching diploma.
Party list rank
18
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Training secondary school teacher
Place of residence
Papamoa
Age
47
Sharon Devery
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Health – specifically mental health support. Housing – tenancy/landlord support and new builds. Economy – working to support SME's and post-Covid economic recovery.
Why I’m running
I want to provide a voice for others that feel that they do not have a voice, or are too young to have a voice of their own. I was saddened by the abortion laws that gave no voice to the unborn babies. As a parent myself, I know the joy that children bring to our lives. Those that have had their voice hidden for so long, because of fear or other reasons, deserve to be heard just as much as others.
About me
I have spent most of my life in the Bay of Plenty electorate. I have a strong work history working within government departments as well as working in property management and being self-employed. I have several qualifications in business, accounting, finance, family support and mentoring and am in the process of completing a Masters Degree.
Party list rank
22
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Self-employed and student
Place of residence
Tauranga
Age
32

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Chris Jenkins
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Introduce a Kiwi Dividend to stimulate our economy, make work worthwhile for strugglers, and boost small business. Prioritise housing affordability while focusing on economic growth; to help our incomes catch up to living costs. Remove tax loopholes and complexity to allow our workers and small business to compete with those already successful.
Why I’m running
As our cost of living increases, and incomes lag behind, I'm concerned that our children are inheriting a country where success is not available to everyone. I have three beautiful daughters, and want to see them succeed on their own merit – not just because I've been able to give them a hand up. Our housing, mental health, and child poverty crises are symptoms – and TOP's policy is the best I've found to take on the root causes.
About me
I grew up in Matapihi, in the heart of the electorate; and have worked my way up in successful local businesses. I frequently have opportunities to lead in data and analytics forums; and through this have developed a strong appreciation for the hard work New Zealanders put in to getting ahead. As a young dad, I also relate to the struggles of our families, and am passionate about the next generation's opportunity to stay ahead of the rest of the world.
Party list rank
15
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Data and information manager
Place of residence
Gate Pa, Tauranga
Age
31
Bruce Carley
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Repeal and oppose 'hate speech' legislation which seeks to limit our freedom to express ourselves openly and honestly. Replace the RMA with a law that lets people build without restrictive zoning and thereby reduce the cost of housing. Introduce a range of measures to ease the tax and regulatory burden on businesses, allowing them to meet their market.
Why I’m running
I am standing to raise ACT's party vote in Bay of Plenty. I believe in personal freedom and personal responsibility. All adults should be able to determine their own path, with the minimum of external interference. Governments should protect people's assets and freedoms, not place limitations on them. No government can run a household or business better than those who invest their own time and money into it.
About me
I've worked in communications and management roles for 30 years, mainly in technology distribution and software development. I've managed marketing for local representation of multinational technology companies as well as shareholder relations for a listed company. I moved from Auckland to Tauranga in 2014, and now manage marketing and communications for a chain of outdoor power equipment stores across Waikato and the Bay. I want businesses to be free of costly and unhelpful over-regulation.
Party list rank
14
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
5th in Bay of Plenty
Before politics
Marketing and communications manager
Place of residence
Greerton
Age
51
Angela Moncur
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
The ongoing mental health and wellbeing crisis needs a review and overhaul. Our environment and natural resources; the use of poisons need to be eradicated and implement alternative solutions. Central and local government entities have concerning overreach which requires scrutiny, a review on all levels and a reset.
Why I’m running
I'm running as a candidate because I'm very concerned where the present government is taking us, from a democratic sovereign country we grew up in with rights and freedoms into a fear-based totalitarian state. I stand for my children, their children and for their freedom.
About me
I've lived in our community for the past 10 years, where I live with my partner. I have three sons and three grandsons. I have a wealth of experience in business management having been a company owner for many years. Additionally I've held roles in finance, admin, operations, logistics and sales. I facilitate a mental health support group in Tauranga.
Party list rank
52
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Sales coordinator
Place of residence
Otumoetai
Age
No response given

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