North Shore electorate

North Shore is currently represented by National's Maggie Barry, who won safely with a margin of 12,716 and is not standing again in 2020. In 2017, National won the largest share of North Shore's party votes – 58% to Labour's 26%. The seat was established in 1946, and National have held it since 1949.

Mari Huusko
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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About me
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Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Shai Navot
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Make housing and rents affordable: the rising cost of housing is the biggest driver of rising inequality and poverty. Create a modern, simple and fair tax and welfare system, with a Universal Basic Income that provides dignity and freedom. Support small businesses, so they are sustainable, and ensure we grow the economy while reducing harm on the environment.
Why I’m running
It's time for real change. It's time we address the fundamental underlying issues in our society, instead of ignoring them or throwing money at the symptoms. Rising inequality, housing unaffordability, and our climate and environment crisis have been getting worse for 30 years; National or Labour, the outcomes are the same. TOP is the only party focused on the real drivers of these issues. TOP's policies will deliver systemic change, to make sure every Kiwi has the opportunity to thrive.
About me
I grew up on the North Shore, and feel very lucky to live here. I was a lawyer for 7 years before becoming deputy leader of TOP, working as a civil litigator, and a Crown prosecutor. I am also studying a Master of Public Policy. My practical knowledge about how our justice system works, and the challenges facing so many people in our society, will be crucial to my role in parliament. I have seen the systemic issues, and now it's time to fix them.
Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Crown prosecutor
Place of residence
Milford
Age
34
Nick Kearney
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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About me
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Party list rank
40
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
5th in North Shore
Before politics
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Place of residence
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Age
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Megan Osborne
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Protect medical freedoms including vaccines and ensure we can service our people's health needs post-Covid. To assist in the rebuilding of our local businesses and working to support them where necessary. To push for quick roading solutions to ease traffic congestion that is getting worse due to overdevelopment in this area.
Why I’m running
I came to realise that during the first COVID lockdown that things were not right with the narrative that we were being told by our government with regards to the disease. As my understanding of what was occurring in our country grew, I realised it had slipped away from our control (many years in the making). I want my children to live in our country as free democratic individuals and not be controlled by over regulation from a government that seems to no longer serve its people.
About me
I have lived on the North Shore for nearly 10 years with experience in health care. I have owned a small business so understand the pressure owners will be under. I am pro-choice on vaccination and medical freedoms. I care about what is happening in education and I want to see something done about our inability to ease traffic congestion this area. I want to educate people on the United Nations International Council of Local and Environment Initiatives that our Mayor has signed the city up to.
Party list rank
41
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Physiotherapist
Place of residence
Belmont
Age
48
Elizabeth Rawlings
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Keep local beaches clean and safe for swimming, so that people can enjoy the natural environment for recreation. Improve public transport by introducing electric ferries and more bus services, to relieve traffic congestion. Encourage a green economic recovery, to create opportunities in education and employment, especially for young people.
Why I’m running
A disaster far worse than Covid-19 is fast approaching. I want the Government to acknowledge the effects of climate change and respond with appropriate action. Many young people from the North Shore have been involved in the School Strikes 4 Climate. I want to urge them to party vote Green in their first election. I am keen to engage with voters in this electorate on policy issues, particularly around the climate crisis, economic policy and education, all of which are inextricably linked.
About me
For the past ten years, I have been privileged to live in one of the most beautiful areas of Aotearoa – the North Shore. I have a degree in political studies, and have worked in education, publishing and e-learning. I was on the Takapuna Grammar School's PTA committee for seven years and have volunteered for NZ Sculpture on Shore, with funds going to support Women's Refuge. I have door-knocked and leafletted for the Green party and edit the Auckland Green events weekly newsletter.
Party list rank
38
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Learning designer and editor
Place of residence
Devonport, Auckland
Age
58
Romy Udanga
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Ensure robust health services, including mental health, to make it easier for our communities to get the help they need. Work for a better, integrated transport system to make the movement of people, goods and services more efficient. Support businesses and entrepreneurship so they can help create jobs and lift incomes to a living wage for all.
Why I’m running
My campaign to represent North Shore in parliament is driven by a commitment to a fairer New Zealand society. I am committed to social justice, cultural diversity and inclusion. I believe in the dignity of man, and that governments exist to uphold that human dignity. I believe individuals and families are at the core of society. I advocate for migrant settlement; disability welfare and those of children and the elderly; regeneration of the environment; and business and entrepreneurship.
About me
North Shore-based family man, business person, community organiser and environment champion, I hold a Masters in Forestry and MBA. For decades, my wife and I operated our own businesses. I am a trustee with Foundation North and work with ecumenical and interfaith groups. I was: an international magazine editor, including NZ Infrastructure and NZ Engineering News; a business reporter with Fairfax Media; a senior operations manager of a NASDAQ-listed company; an ASEAN training expert, and a university instructor.
Party list rank
70
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in North Shore
Before politics
Registered financial adviser
Place of residence
Mairangi Bay
Age
60
Simon Watts
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Advocate for constructing the second Waitematā harbour crossing. Fight for waste water infrastructure investment to stop sewage polluting beaches and risking people's health. Advocate for fixing congestion with solutions that work.
Why I’m running
The North Shore is blessed with talent and opportunities, with strong community partnerships and an outstanding natural environment. I'm going to build on this, harnessing the talent we have here and making our voices heard in Wellington so we get our fair share of resources. Whether that's improving transport links, upgrading our wastewater to make our beaches safer to swim at, supporting our local businesses during or ensuring our frontline health services get the support they need.
About me
I'm a Kiwi and recently I was the deputy chief financial officer at Waitematā DHB. Before this, I was in London during the 2008 global financial crisis in senior banking roles and am an emergency ambulance volunteer with St John. My wife and I and our two boys live on the Shore.
Party list rank
65
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Place of residence
North Shore
Age
41
Mike Brewer
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Provide positive amendments to the draconian abortion policy instituted as the whole country went into lock down. Remove gender and a social engineering policies from schools and leave these issues to parents. Ensure Kiwis have free speech without fear of intimidation.
Why I’m running
I want to see better governance from our parliamentary ministers and make positive change to policies that are not working for the majority of Kiwis.
About me
I am a family orientated person and love the people of New Zealand and want it to be a beacon of freedom and prosperity and equality.
Party list rank
12
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Business sales and management
Place of residence
Milford
Age
54
Sue Dick
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
23
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Age
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