Te Atatū electorate

Te Atatū is currently represented by Labour's Phil Twyford, who won comfortably with a margin of 3,184. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Te Atatū's party votes – 44% to National's 41%. With the exception of 1990 to 1996, the area has been represented by Labour MPs since 1978.

Frank Amoah
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Brendon Monk
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Affordable housing: we must correct the underlying issues driving up land prices. Better urban design: we must ensure new developments add to the character of Te Atatu, not ruin it. UBI: all of us will benefit from a universal basic income. Replace the stigma of WINZ with a modern safety net.
Why I’m running
NZ has the most unaffordable housing in the world. This is the leading cause of poverty in NZ. It is due to successive government policy failure over 30-40 years. We must start correcting this for future generations. My main area of interest has been developing a housing and urban development policy for TOP. Fixing our tax system and re-engineering our cities is critical to our ability to cope with the climate and social challenges facing us. It can be done, and that's why I am here.
About me
Whilst I have tried my hand at a range of skills, from sticking Easter egg halves together in a chocolate factory, refugee support work, or counselling people in a psychiatry clinic in Japan, my real profession is being a registered architect, designing buildings and houses throughout NZ. I know what is required to get our housing and urban development back on track. Housing should be a social good, not a get rich quick scheme. We need more experts in government and less career politicians.
Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Registered architect
Place of residence
Mt Albert
Age
49
Simon Court
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Scott Hindman
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Build fairer communities – with better wealth distribution and a guaranteed minimum income. We are a team. Support Healthy Nature – invest in saving our Kauri so we can get back into our beautiful bush. Create a clean economy – with better public transport options, bike lanes, solar panels and real climate action.
Why I’m running
I am stepping up to support and encourage a strong Green party vote in West Auckland. As a first time Green candidate I am not running with the goal of becoming an MP. The Greens have an incredible list of talented candidates that are more than ready to be MPs, and we need as many of them as possible in our next parliament. Please visit the Greens website and read about them. See our diversity and experience on offer. I want these people representing me and our country. Party vote Green!
About me
Kia ora koutou. I fell in love with the Waitākere Ranges as a teenager and have a strong connection to our environment, nature, animals and our community. I am 5th generation Pākehā with Scottish ancestry. I'm currently learning te reo Māori and I am deeply committed to the values of Te Tiriti. Being active in my community is important to me. I love helping out when needed, and finding ways to share my skills to support making our world a better place for everyone.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Freelance content creator for TV
Place of residence
West Auckland � Wait?kere
Age
45

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Phil Twyford
MP for Te Atatū
My local priorities
Support local jobs: the wage subsidy and small business loans have helped thousands of Westie businesses. Add services to Waitakere Hospital: building on the $390m that went to our local DHB in Budget 2020. Free apprenticeships: we put $1.4 bn into trade training to make apprenticeships free including in construction.
Why I’m running
I want our community in West Auckland to be even better than it is: with more jobs, more training opportunities, a great public health system with expanded services at our Waitakere Hospital, decent and affordable housing for all, safe streets, great local schools, and thriving businesses. For that we need a Labour-led government that will do everything it can to give people the opportunity to get ahead through their hard work and talents.
About me
I have spent my life working for fairness and opportunity, as a union organiser, journalist, NGO leader, and then as a politician. I have always backed the underdog. I'm a patriotic Kiwi and want this country to be as good as it can be, and it's already pretty awesome. I live in Te Atatū with my wife Jo. We have a grown up son who now has his own family. Auckland has always been my home. My mission in political life is to help get the city's transport and infrastructure challenges sorted out.
Party list rank
4
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won Te Atatū
Before politics
Advocacy director, Oxfam International
Place of residence
Te Atatu Peninsula
Age
57
Alfred Ngaro
List MP
My local priorities
Build the busway: Northwestern Rapid Transit transport is a critical issue to access employment, recreational and social. Build a bigger better hospital: Waitakere Hospital is a cottage sized facility to service a large population. More social and rental housing: the need for more social and rental housing has outstripped demand.
Why I’m running
It has been an honour to have served our community and the country as a National MP for the last nine years. It is a privilege as a first generation Kiwi of migrant Pacific parents to represent the values and views of our community that are also reflected in our National party of equal citizenship and equal opportunity, strong families caring communities and self determination. I hope to leave a legacy of integrity of purpose for our future generations that is aspirational for Aotearoa.
About me
I have been married to my beautiful wife Moka and we have four incredible children and two adorable grandchildren. I am a qualified electrician and I have actively supported trades as a credible career pathway. I also completed a theological degree and for twenty years with my wife committed ourselves in ministry to walking alongside people to find hope and healing that transformed their homes and family. I live by some simple old fashioned principles to serve our community and country.
Party list rank
30
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
2nd in Te Atatū
Before politics
Community development consultant
Place of residence
Te Atatu
Age
54
Okusitino Paseka
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Strengthening family. Investing in future generations. Safer communities.
Why I’m running
I want to see a party that has a plan that will work for all New Zealanders, not just a wishlist like we see with the status quo. While it's true that some funding is needed to solve some of our significant issues, I am tired of seeing money being thrown at problems with the assumption that money alone will solve them. If a plan is not well thought out, whether it be education, law and order, health, infrastructure, etc., that plan cannot succeed, regardless of money or good intentions.
About me
After graduating high school, I was awarded a Pacific Peoples Entrance Scholarship at Otago University to study a Bachelor of Arts, to major in political science and international relations. In the end, I did not accept that scholarship, and decided instead to attend the Auckland University of Technology and to study event management. In 2017, I was honoured to be elected to the Whau local youth Board, and served in that role for two years.
Party list rank
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Studying full-time
Place of residence
Glen Eden
Age
20

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