Palmerston North electorate

Palmerston North is currently represented by Labour's Iain Lees-Galloway, who won comfortably with a margin of 6,392 and is not standing again in 2020. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Palmerston North's party votes – 41% to National's 40%. Labour has held Palmerston North since 1978.

Teanau Tuiono
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Just transition that supports workers into clean energy jobs that help with climate action and protect biodiversity. Increase workplace rights for temporary migrant workers to ensure equality with local workers. Embed ecological sustainability and civics education in the curriculum.
Why I’m running
I'm ready to be a progressive voice for Palmerston North in parliament. I have worked on social justice and environmental issues my entire life both here at home and around the world. In Pasifika communities I am known for my work in the education sector and climate change advocacy. In Māori communities I am known for my work on indigenous rights. I intend to take those skills and experiences into parliament and put them to work for the diverse communities that call Palmy home.
About me
Palmy is a great place to raise children; to work and to be connected in Aotearoa New Zealand. The academic and research communities have some fantastic innovation happening, and we have vibrant arts and culture. But there are things we need to work on too: for too long, too many of us have been left behind and unable to put a warm roof over our heads or food on the table. We need more Green MPs in the government to set a better course for the future of our communities.
Party list rank
8
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
4th in Manurewa
Before politics
Publisher
Place of residence
No response given
Age
47
Tangi Utikere
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Provide a fresh, strong and effective local voice to ensure strong representation in parliament and in government. Support our local economy (diversified private sector and solid public sector), to enable economic growth. Attract investment in Infrastructure to ensure people remain in employment and the local needs of the community are met.
Why I’m running
I offer a fresh, strong and effective local voice in parliament for the city and community that I love. I have a proven track record and experience in serving our community to be a strong advocate for Palmerston North. We are in a safer, stronger position because of the actions that have been taken by Labour, and the plan that our party has for the future. I want to be part of the team that will continue to build on those successes for Palmerston North and it's people.
About me
I'm Palmy proud. I was born here, educated here, studied here and work here – it is the place that my wider family and I call home. I have a professional background in education as a secondary school teacher, before moving into the local government sector. I'm a fourth term city councillor and have served as the city's deputy mayor for the last four years. I am driven by my values of equal access and opportunity, fairness, social justice and kindness; alongside a strong sense of integrity.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Deputy mayor
Place of residence
Westbrook, Palmerston North
Age
40
Jack Phillips
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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49
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Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Sharon Lyon
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
10
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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Darroch Ball
List MP
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
6
First entered parliament
2014
2017 electorate result
3rd in Palmerston North
Before politics
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William Wood
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support proven local community housing providers and replace the RMA to get houses built in our city. Build the Manawatu Ring Road to get freight trucks off domestic roads making our city safer and helping local businesses. Create opportunities for people in our city to get into work by supporting students, job seekers, and current migrants.
Why I’m running
I grew up in a family where I was told not to complain about something if I didn't want to do something about it. I was born and bred in Palmerston North and don't want to see our city get left off the map going into the 2020's. We need sensible, pragmatic solutions to problems in housing, transport, the economy, health, and the environment. We need a strong local MP in our city. I don't want to look back in 20 years time and regret not trying to make a difference.
About me
I have been a passionate advocate for local issues, working to get funding for health programs in the Manawatū. My experience may be different to other candidates but I don't believe that makes it less valuable. I have been one of New Zealand's top youth diplomats, youth policy developers, and Youth MP for the Rangitīkei. Everybody in New Zealand no matter who they are deserves a fair chance in life. I want to help shape our country's future and add to the diversity of thinking in our democracy.
Party list rank
54
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Youth MP for the Rangitīkei
Place of residence
Rural Linton
Age
18
David Poppelwell
Not currently in parliament
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Did not stand
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