Northland electorate

Northland is currently represented by National's Matt King, who won narrowly with a margin of 1,389 – one of the smallest margins in the country. In 2017, National won the largest share of Northland's votes – 46% to Labour's 30%. National has held the seat since its establishment in 1996, with the exception of two years where Winston Peters held the seat following a 2015 by-election. Boundary changes extended the electorate over an area to Whangarei's west.

Matt King
MP for Northland
My local priorities
Improve our poor record as Northland is the poorest performer in health, crime, education and average incomes. Ensure our core infrastructure such as digital connectivity, transport links and water storage is upgraded. Ensure Northland stays on the radar of central government and is never again the forgotten region.
Why I’m running
I want to use the lessons I have learned and my life experiences to date to help influence positive change in our communities.
About me
I was raised in the North and am closely connected to the region and its people. Having served 14 years in the Police, run several small businesses, including being a farmer and raised a family I believe everyone if given the right nurturing environment and positive role models can achieve their goals and dreams.
Party list rank
40
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won Northland
Before politics
Business owner and farmer
Place of residence
Mid North
Age
52
Helen Jeremiah
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
UBI, unconditional basic income to get rid of the welfare trap and help Northland reduce our dependence on tourism. Make Northland more climate resilient – drought resilience and fire resilience. Rebuild complete communities – UBI will give our young people hope and allow them to come home.
Why I’m running
I am very concerned that we are not reducing our carbon emissions fast enough. The reason for this is that we rely on jobs for income and the government relies on jobs for its tax base. I believe that the unconditional basic income is essential to allow us to stop doing work that causes high carbon emissions and instead find other more sustainable work. Less tax on wages and salaries and more on property will make the government less reliant on jobs.
About me
I came to New Zealand with my husband and two little children in 1975 when my husband took up an appointment at the Ruakura Research Station in Hamilton. He died in a motor accident in 1978. I brought up my children on my own, I have a degree in psychology and an undergraduate Diploma in Economics. I also did the theory papers for a Masters in Social Policy. I have been active in various volunteer work but usually for political or social issues.
Party list rank
21
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Retired
Place of residence
Kaiwaka
Age
75
Michele Mitcalfe
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
17
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
Mark Cameron
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Tax cuts. Reduce public spending. Debt reduction.
Why I’m running
I have seen the erosion of core values of Northlanders. All too often there is an increasing burden on the lives of New Zealanders with a continuum of fast moving legislative changes that routinely overlook the rights and freedoms of the people they are designed to help. I have chosen to join the ACT party and arrest the pernicious nature of some of these policies and restore integrity in the political process by offering critical thinking and pragmatic policies.
About me
I've lived here in Ruawai Northland, for 30 plus years. As a dairy farm owner operator, I've enjoyed being part of a great community.
Party list rank
8
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Dairy farmer owner operator
Place of residence
Ruawai Northland
Age
48

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Darleen Tana Hoff-Nielsen
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Fix the basics around infrastructure: housing, water, communications, local governance processes. Empower community resilience in face of further climate change challenges: food, water, homes, health, energy, comms. Enable opportunities for circular economic models that rejuvenate the mauri of land, water, and community.
Why I’m running
I'm standing in this election for the Green party because they are the only party that shares that same boldness of attitude to do something new, innovative and bring a better future forward for all people in New Zealand. Covid-19 exposed the cracks in our economic and welfare systems. But it also showed us how much we can achieve when we all work together. By thinking ahead and acting now, we can reset our relationships with each other and with our environment.
About me
Born and raised in Northland, I came back to Aotearoa in 2014 after an OE lasting 17 years in Brussels, Belgium where I worked in corporate telecommunications. Since returning, my husband and I have built our specialist e-mobility company from scratch. Prior to leaving for overseas, I worked for several years as an environmental scientist for the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council specialising in waste, hazardous substances, and management of contaminated sites.
Party list rank
42
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Director
Place of residence
Auckland
Age
50

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Willow-Jean Prime
List MP
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
36
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
3rd in Northland
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given

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Shane Jones
List MP
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
4
First entered parliament
2005
2017 electorate result
3rd in Whangarei
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given

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Mike Shaw
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Introduce the LIFE Bill because if we do not honour the sanctity of life there is no future. In like manner as the first, seek to nurture and protect the life of the natural environment from where life springs. Support economic and educational policies that place family wellbeing and prosperity as the foundation of our recovery.
Why I’m running
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata. I believe the most important thing in the world is people, it is people, it is people. People should be treated with fairness and equality regardless of their physical stage of development, gender or disability. My proposed LIFE bill, once passed into law, will give unborn children the same human rights as all 'natural persons' under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Human Rights Act 1993. I want to promote life!
About me
All my adult life has been lived in Northland. In my younger days I worked in the primary industries, horticulture and forestry and in the later years the social sector and education. I am the director of a couple of small companies and served on several Trust Boards over the years. I'm committed to community transformation socially, economically, educationally and every other way. Northland is well placed for innovation, doing things differently and becoming a leader in regional regeneration.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
CEO, Celebration Trust
Place of residence
Kaikohe
Age
56
Nathan Mitchell
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
14
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
Sophia Xiao-Colley
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
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given
Trevor Barfoote
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
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given
Brad Flutey
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
18
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

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