Pakuranga electorate

Pakuranga is currently represented by National's Simeon Brown, who won safely with a margin of 14,886. In 2017, National won the largest share of Pakuranga's party votes – 62% to Labour's 25%. Since the 1970s Pakuranga has generally been held by a National MP except for the 1984 term when it was held by Neil Morrison of Social Credit, one of the few minor party MPs prior to the introduction of MMP.

Simeon Brown
MP for Pakuranga
My local priorities
Deliver the Eastern Busway and Reeves Road Flyover to reduce congestion and improve public transport in East Auckland. Support our local businesses and community to recover from Covid-19. Advocate for more locally delivered Health Services in East Auckland.
Why I’m running
I'm standing for re-election to get things done for Pakuranga 1. Delivering the Eastern Busway and Reeves Road Flyover to reduce congestion and improve public transport in East Auckland. 2. Supporting our local businesses and community to recover from Covid-19. 3. Advocating for more locally delivered Health Services in East Auckland. 4. Speaking up to protect Howick's special character and natural environment. 5. Being accessible and available to help get things done for Pakuranga.
About me
It is a privilege to be the member of parliament for the Pakuranga Electorate. My wife Rebecca and I are proud to call this community home. I am proud of our sense of community, our excellent schools, our heritage and our natural environment. I am committed to fighting for the needs of the Pakuranga community. I am asking for your support to continue representing you in Parliament, speaking up for your values and working hard to get things done for Pakuranga.
Party list rank
37
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won Pakuranga
Before politics
Commercial Finance
Place of residence
Pakuranga Electorate
Age
29
Lawrence Xu-Nan
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Increase the availability and affordability of public transport to reduce traffic congestion and emissions. Support and invest in community based projects to restore and protect our natural areas and reduce waste. Have more community spaces and events that reflect the diversity of my electorate.
Why I’m running
I am standing as a candidate because I want to elevate the voices of our migrant communities. Immigrants make up a huge percentage of Aotearoa, yet their needs are not currently being met as a result of a lack of representation in parliament. I would also like to foster a better relationship between our migrant population and tangata whenua, because only when we start looking after each other, can we be unified in addressing our biggest challenge, which is climate change.
About me
As a Chinese migrant, and one who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, I am able to relate to the issues and challenges facing the Chinese community for both permanent and temporary migrants. I also have a good understanding of the flaws and challenges within our international education industry and tertiary education system, since I work with international students and have worked in the tertiary education sector for over a decade.
Party list rank
17
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Compliance manager
Place of residence
Mt Wellington
Age
33

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Why I’m running
It is my goal to be a part of the way we manage our natural resources and take care of our environment here in New Zealand. I believe we can address the issues of sustainability by investing in the ecosystem that supports us.
About me
During my time as an economics student, I realised how important it is to maintain a careful relationship with nature whilst pursuing economic and social development. I am passionate about preserving our natural environment and building a community in which people can work together to resolve issues that threaten our quality of life in the long run.
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