Tāmaki electorate

Tāmaki is currently represented by National's Simon O'Connor, who won safely with a margin of 15,402. In 2017, National won the largest share of Tāmaki's party votes – 62% to Labour's 25%. The seat has been held by National MPs since 1960 when it was won by Rob Muldoon , who served as prime minister from 1975 to 1984.

Simon O'Connor
MP for Tāmaki
My local priorities
Ensure Tāmaki's voice is heard in parliament. Support our local businesses. Continue to support local projects e.g. the shared pathway from GI to Tamaki Drive.
Why I’m running
Tāmaki is my home. I have loved serving the constituents of Tāmaki for three terms of parliament and it remains an honour and privilege. Every day provides new opportunities to either assist with a local issue or to share local views in parliament. In the midst of the coronavirus response, I believe it is even more important to represent these voices. Thousands of Tāmaki locals have been in contact with me to share their concerns and I will keep listening, learning, and advocating on their behalf.
About me
I am often asked, "Why politics?" The simple answer remains: I love people and ideas. While the many formal meetings are appreciated, it is the day-to-day interactions across the electorate that I thoroughly enjoy and which help me understand what locals want advocated for in parliament. I love living in and working tirelessly for this electorate. Locals know they can engage me directly and can regularly see me walking with my family, attending local events, or supporting local businesses.
Party list rank
35
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
Won Tāmaki
Before politics
Contract management/negotiations
Place of residence
Tāmaki
Age
44
Carmel Claridge
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Economic growth: cutting the red tape strangling business opportunity, lower taxes, and temporarily reduce GST. Debt control: the current government is mortgaging our children's future. Welfare reform.
Why I’m running
I am standing to increase ACT's share of the party vote in Tāmaki. I am keen to see ACT's values of personal freedom, smaller smarter government, and lower taxes strongly represented in Parliament and reflected in the drafting of legislation.
About me
An active community member, I have chaired local ecological groups, and served as deputy chairman of the Orakei Local Board. I am a founding member of the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance working to eliminate wasteful Council spending. A lawyer by profession, I am currently a housing specialist with a charitable organisation working to alleviate Auckland's homelessness. I run my own small business, have raised 3 children and have one granddaughter.
Party list rank
13
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Housing specialist
Place of residence
St Johns, Auckland
Age
55
Sylvia Boys
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Address climate change: our beautiful waterfront is at risk, we already have significant flooding events. Traffic: creating alternative safe travel options frees up roads and flows, less emissions, positive health effects. Enhance our spectacular natural environment, swimmable beaches, waterways, trees, plants, parks, pest control,.
Why I’m running
I am aware we are running out of time to make the significant changes required to minimise the most devastating impacts of climate change. This is not a legacy we can or should pass onto our children. Our collective inaction is already harmful to our next generation, robbing them of a sense of optimism about their future. My generation grew up in the shadow of the nuclear arms race – so I believe it is fundamentally wrong to subject our children and young people to an equal existential threat.
About me
I am an emergency medicine specialist working at Middlemore Hospital, as well as having population health qualifications. My daily work involves seeing the adverse health effects of inequity on an individual level, and often at an untreatable stage of illness. I have realised that we need societal reform to address these issues, and New Zealand as a whole cannot thrive, unless everyone is enabled to reach their full potential.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Emergency medicine specialist (Dr)
Place of residence
Meadowbank
Age
49

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Shirin Brown
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
High educational outcomes, employment opportunities and SME access to resources and government contracts Greater connectivity between central and local government decision-making for housing and infrastructure planning Community resilience, a localism agenda, and future planning in response to sea level rise and Covid-19.
Why I’m running
I feel privileged to call New Zealand my home, and I think it's essential to work towards inclusive communities where everyone achieves their potential and feels they belong, and where we use our resources wisely into the future. I have strong listening, communication and advocacy skills and a wealth of overseas and local experience within a number of industries and communities. I look forward to using this knowledge to represent the diversity of Tāmaki and to get the best for you as MP.
About me
With six years of local government experience, I know the key issues affecting Aucklanders. I have listened to community and advocated for SME access to local government contracts, increased future planning, youth, and better transport outcomes. There is still much to do and my skills and experience in Auckland Council mean I will be a strong voice in central government. I have a background in teaching and teacher development and chair of the Hauraki Islands branch of Forest and Bird.
Party list rank
79
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Elected to Local Board (2013-2019)
Place of residence
Auckland Central, Waiheke
Age
No response given
Sarai TePou
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
58
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
Paul Sommer
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
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

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