Selwyn electorate

Selwyn is currently represented by National's Amy Adams, who won safely with a margin of 19,639 and is not standing again in 2020. In 2017, National won the largest share of Selwyn's votes – 59% to Labour's 26%. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate no longer includes Banks Peninsula and areas around McLeans Island, Prebbleton and the Rakaia river.

Calvin Payne
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Health: increase access to mental and dental health for the Selwyn community. Water: improve drinking water quality and support farmers to implement the Freshwater Management NPS in a reasonable way. Education: free tertiary education for all Selwyn residents, young and old, this will increase our community resilience.
Why I’m running
Selwyn is one of the fastest growing and expanding electorates in New Zealand. It is important that we support this expansion with appropriate infrastructure, services, health care, education and communication networks. I am running for election as an independent candidate so that I can work for Selwyn to support our recovery and future. As an independent candidate I do not have to align with party polices and can work with all parties, government and District Council for the benefit of Selwyn.
About me
I moved to New Zealand 13 years ago with my wife and three children. We have lived in and around Christchurch since then and were privileged to achieve citizenship eight years ago. We have been living in Selwyn for the past six years on a lifestyle block breeding full blood Highland cattle and heritage pigs. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to be involved in the future recovery and development of our Selwyn region. I have worked in the construction and infrastructure industry for over 38 years.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Director and construction consultant
Place of residence
Weedons
Age
56
Stu Armstrong
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
22
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Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Jerry Larason
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Sovereignty restored: remind the citizens we are in a fight against a worldwide force to control us and leach off us. Freedoms held: stop the erosion of freedom of speech, of movement, of thought, of written expression. and of religion. Binding referendum for all issues and a system for citizens to remove unwanted legislation. It will be your party!
Why I’m running
It is supposed to be government for the people not government on the people. Both of the large parties have moved so far left that socialism, if not communism, is now being implemented. Farmers, small business, and workers are all being strangled by bureaucratic laws being passed in the middle of the night by idiots, most of whom have never worked in a real job.
About me
I am a no-nonsense campaigner against government bureaucracies and overbearing institutions. I've successfully challenged major insurance companies (IAG hunger strike), banks, and government departments for unfair/unethical practices. I come from a solid farming background and worked hard to succeed in other business ventures as well. Together my wife of 50 years and I grew our local appliance repair business into an international US based company. I feel NZ can use my help to reset values.
Party list rank
30
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Technical consultant
Place of residence
West Melton
Age
70
Abe O'Donnell
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support farmers transitioning to organic plant production to ensure jobs remain after the food revolution. Embed civics education in schools and make 16 the minimum voting age to enhance democracy. Initiate a food subsidy and levy system so that less people get food-related chronic diseases.
Why I’m running
I am campaigning for the party vote to help return the Green party to government so we can reach an Aotearoa where everyone thrives, the climate is stable and nature is protected. Also, there are many jobs in our agriculture sector which are going to be impacted by the food revolution. To ensure jobs remain after this global consumer change, we need more Green MPs for the government to support a transition away from animal food towards plant food production.
About me
I am in my first year at the University of Canterbury where I am studying towards a bachelor of law and bachelor of arts, majoring in political science and international relations and minoring in nutrition. Although I am not aiming to be elected this year, I aspire to become an MP one day so that I can bring change which will see fewer people getting food-related chronic diseases and a series environmental and sustainability problems being mitigated.
Party list rank
37
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
High school student
Place of residence
Prebbleton
Age
18
Reuben Davidson
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support local business to look after our people and protect our jobs across Selwyn. Repeal and replace the Resource Management Act to restore the community voice in local decisions that impact us all. Be a strong MP for Selwyn in Wellington to ensure we get central government investment into local infrastructure.
Why I’m running
We need a people first recovery that delivers for all. Labour will do that, and with your support I can be part of the team working hard to make it happen in Selwyn. Our nation's response to Covid-19 has been outstanding but there are still challenges ahead. We can work to recover and rebuild together for a smarter, safer even better Selwyn. With the leadership of Jacinda Ardern, Labour has the plan to protect local families and jobs by backing our businesses and supporting our local industries.
About me
I'm Canterbury born and bred and proud of it. Over the past twenty years I've worked my way up the ranks of television production in New Zealand. Always with an eye to creating opportunities for business and jobs in Canterbury. As an elected Community Board member for Banks Peninsula, which until recently overlapped Selwyn, I see and value how much our rural communities contribute to the national economy and how they can be best served and supported. It would be my honour to serve you in Selwyn.
Party list rank
67
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Television producer
Place of residence
Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Age
42
Nicola Grigg
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Advocate hard for Prebbleton residents concerned about the impact of the proposed waste processing facility. Support initiatives to preserve our natural environment, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Ensure farming businesses are backed by science to help farm their way to better environmental outcomes.
Why I’m running
I am from a farming background with professional experience in export market growth. My goal is to use this background and skill set to return New Zealand to National's proven formula of economic management to recover from the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to deliver a message of hope and ambition to New Zealanders by offering practical, solutions-driven policy and ideas to drive an export-led recovery – as only National can.
About me
Now, more than ever, Selwyn needs strong, competent representatives who can cross the rural-urban boundary, who have the capability to lobby for projects that will rebuild our economy, put people back in jobs, fund our hospitals, build new schools and to help families. As a candidate I am doing what I can across Selwyn to advocate for businesses, communities and families. I am so ambitious for Selwyn and for Canterbury – I truly believe that this region will lead New Zealand's economic recovery.
Party list rank
60
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Customer Manager at NZTE
Place of residence
Prebbleton, Selwyn
Age
39
Bronnie Lyell
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support the farmers of Selwyn: scrap ETS, apend in NZ; improve the resource management act; keep ownership in NZ. Strengthen families: income splitting and first $20,000 tax free; counselling support for struggling families. Address the environmental issues: e.g. phase out the use of 1080 and stop the theft of our water by other countries.
Why I’m running
I love New Zealand and the freedoms, lifestyle and culture we have enjoyed as New Zealanders. I have only recently become involved in politics due to the destruction of our nation by successive parties in power – but especially this unelected current government. As a counsellor working in social services I have seen the impact of poor legislation, with the barbaric abortion up to birth legislation and the proposed euthanasia laws devaluing Kiwis its time to stand up and make people important again!
About me
I grew up in small town New Zealand. I had a nursing background I retrained as a counsellor 11 years ago. I've worked in social services with youth and their families – grief and loss and suicide etc. I have worked along side other professional organisations This has afforded me an inside view of some of the gaping holes in our mental health system and many of the challenges our families are facing. I believe New Conservative have excellent policies to Support and strengthen our families for a healthy NZ.
Party list rank
19
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
Lincoln Canterbury
Age
No response given

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