Papakura electorate

Papakura is currently represented by leader of the National Party Judith Collins, who won comfortably with a margin of 7,486. Collins has represented the area since 2002 when she won Clevedon, an electorate that was replaced by Papakura in 2008. In 2017, National won the largest share of Papakura's party votes – 51% to Labour's 34%. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate has changed significantly, gaining the north-eastern part of the former Hunua electorate.

Teena Smith
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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25
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Bruce Whitehead
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
A good party vote result for ACT will increase the influence that ACT will have in Parliament.
Why I’m running
I am specifically asking voters for the party vote only for the ACT party in order to get our best people into parliament to represent ACT's core principles of personal freedom, less regulation, and lower taxes.
About me
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Party list rank
55
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Trades person
Place of residence
Pukekohe
Age
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Vikki-Lee Pomare
Not currently in parliament
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29
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Sue Cowie
Not currently in parliament
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Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki
List MP
My local priorities
Improve the standard of housing and accessibility to affordable homes. Higher wages to improve the standard of living. Create jobs by promoting and encouraging development in Papakura, like the recent fast-tracked rail and roading upgrades.
Why I’m running
I believe that having a warm and dry home has a direct impact on health and wellbeing, that's why housing, health and jobs are my priorities. I'm working hard to bring these issues to parliament and help promote positive, lasting change.
About me
I have a working background in social services, leading teams around the country and working with some of our most vulnerable people. This is what fuelled me to move into politics, I wanted to roll up my sleeves and get things done.
Party list rank
44
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Managerial roles at Oranga Tamariki
Place of residence
Onehunga
Age
51
Judith Collins
MP for Papakura
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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About me
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Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
2002
2017 electorate result
Won Papakura
Before politics
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David Arvidson
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Student support: wrap around services to prevent education gaps, personal development, employment opportunities. Community safety: supporting community volunteers, complete family support and good policing. Built environment of healthy homes with great recreational opportunities.
Why I’m running
I really admire the Swiss system of democracy they developed to try and prevent another civil war. New Conservative want to have binding citizens initiated referendums which is the corner stone of Swiss democracy. It is very practical and makes politicians work together to implement what the citizens want and need. We are making laws based on emotion that are in conflict with other laws. We need to give the public better and more truthful information. I believe the right to life is paramount.
About me
My way of thinking and motivation tends to be intergenerational. Apart from two years overseas I have spent my whole life in NZ. Myself: forty year business in property and farming; volunteer in the community; sports coach, trust boards, church; a single long marriage, and restoration of 150 ha. of private native bush. Policy aims: government accountability; binding citizen initiated referendums; home ownership for everyone; restoring our unique environment, and protecting our most vulnerable people.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Self-employed, property, stud sheep
Place of residence
Papakura
Age
57
Robert Monds
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Retraining of those affected by Covid-19 to find new employment, i.e. construction. Increase levels of home ownership as a means of family security. Provide better transport access, including availability and affordability.
Why I’m running
I would like to see a more cohesive planning for New Zealand and Auckland's large infrastructure projects, with value to the entire region not just select areas. I think there needs to be a greater push for education that has a work and employment focus, both at school and to retrain adults, especially as Covid-19 affects the job market.
About me
I have seen first-hand the difference of expectations for students from South Auckland, and believe it is not right in New Zealand. The power of education is a great investment in the people of this country, as a way to unlock their greatest potential, not as a cost.
Party list rank
27
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Landscaping
Place of residence
Manukau
Age
30

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