Whanganui electorate

Whanganui is currently represented by National's Harete Hipango, who won narrowly with a margin of 1,706, entering parliament for the first time. In 2017, National won the largest share of Whanganui's party votes – 45% to Labour's 37%. The electorate has existed since the third parliament in 1860, and has changed hands more 23 times between members of more than six parties – including New Zealand's eighth prime minister, Julius Vogel.

Harete Hipango
MP for Whanganui
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
21
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won Whanganui
Before politics
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Heather Smith
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
17
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Place of residence
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Jonathan Marshall
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Actively push for new markets where we can sell value added manufactured, New Zealand grown and made products. Redirect our ETS and carbon tax from going overseas and disappearing to the UN, and use it for primary development. Research and use our own energy products whilst developing new ones so that we remain competitive economically.
Why I’m running
I have a strong background in finance. I believe in family and community. I don't believe in standing around criticizing the government without putting my hand up. I believe in democracy and the need for change. Our country punches above it's weight against the world in sports, academic, business and our lifestyle. However, in the last 5 years I have seen apathy growing within us. I want to bring us back to that success. I also have an economic plan that can pay back the Covid-19 debt.
About me
I have been involved in politics, not as a politician but as an active member of my community to support people where it is needed in local government. I have also been involved in central government politics by supporting candidates and politicians in past elections. In the last four years I have been elected to our local community board and currently chair the board. I am always looking for ways to improve our community, our nation and the laws our government makes. I actively support democracy.
Party list rank
23
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Authorised financial planner
Place of residence
Taranaki
Age
61
Alan Clay
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support the Legalisation and Control of Cannabis referendum to take this medicine out of the hands of criminals. Community Building: Whanganui is a creative community and the Greens will strengthen this by supporting community arts. Our Poverty Action plan provides a guaranteed minimum income of at least $325 a week with extra support if you need it.
Why I’m running
I'm running because this is a crucial election which will shape our country for decades to come. We are at a watershed moment where we can re-envision the way we live together and set in place a new strong basis for the nation's growth over those decades. The Green party is best paced to lead this work because we think of tomorrow and act now to achieve the best outcomes.
About me
I've worked in community arts my whole career, fostering self-expression, adaptability, teamwork and trust... qualities which have been brought strongly to the fore by the crises we have experienced as a country in the past few years. These crises have brought us together as a nation, strengthening our adaptability and teamwork. My community arts work has taken me around the world, working with people across all walks of life, which has taught me that we are each unique and to value each person.
Party list rank
29
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Writer/director
Place of residence
Durie Hill
Age
65

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Stephanie Lewis
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Continuing to champion investment in the regions to create new jobs opportunities in a post-Covid environment. Ensuring access to quality health services and attracting and retaining health professionals in the regions. Building more healthy affordable homes for local families.
Why I’m running
My Dad dreamed of being a farmer, so my parents bought a bare-land block in Waverley. That dream slipped away because the farm was too dangerous to access in winter. The money my parents saved to build a home, went on lawyers' fees instead. I still remember the look on my parents' faces when they came home from court one day. That's when I decided when I grew up, I would do all I could to help them and people like them get a fairer go.
About me
I was born in Whanganui and grew up between the prison village in Kaitoke, where Dad worked as a prison officer, and my family's farm in Waverley. I have worked as an employment advocate, a lawyer, a senior advisor, and an investigator. Currently I chair Labour's economic development committee where I help develop policies to create jobs and raise incomes in our regions. I am hardworking, sincere, and focused on the issues that matter to the people of Whanganui, South Taranaki, and Stratford.
Party list rank
55
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in Whanganui
Before politics
Senior privacy advisor
Place of residence
Gonville
Age
32
Charlotte Weber
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
33
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Place of residence
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Age
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Hillary Kieft
Not currently in parliament
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
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