Wigram electorate

Wigram is currently represented by Labour's Megan Woods, who won comfortably with a margin of 4,594. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Wigram's party votes by a slim margin – 41.4% to National's 41.2%. Before Woods, the seat was held by Jim Anderton of the Alliance and Progressive parties. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate now includes an area south of Hornby and Aidanfield, and no longer includes the Avonhead area.

Douglas Allington
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Greater Christchurch urban development planning, synchronising the regional towns with the city, related to housing developments, roading, cycle and walkways safely linking suburbs. Enhancing and not reducing the health services of the CDHB, ensuring funds match health needs, not reduce health needs to match funding allocation. Building stronger relationships with local councils returning decision making to the local level. Enhancing and supporting local decision making.
Why I’m running
My wife and I spent several years from our late teens, to raising a young family in the electorate. I worked and played sport locally. Advance NZ is a party with probably the strongest and most experienced housing and building construction team of any party. We know how to see houses built, within smart urban planning. Our party will see every Kiwi family being able to purchase their own home.
About me
My wife and I have four adult children and six grandchildren we are proud of. We have been involved in community work, and aid projects to the Islands for many years. I chair the board of a national youth organisation dealing with an initiative called “A Hand of Hope – A reason to Live”, addressing youth suicide. I have broad experience in housing construction (NZCB), developments, project management, mortgage advisory (RFA), and other business activity. I have a Post Grad Dip in Secondary Teaching and have trained apprentices, and tutored architectural students at tertiary level.
Party list rank
11
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Project and property management, financial advisor
Place of residence
North Christchurch
Age
63
Richard Wesley
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
A stable climate for future generations means clean energy and real transport choices for all. We all deserve safe, warm, and affordable housing, well resourced public services, and a strong social safety net. Care for Aotearoa's precious nature, to hear the dawn chorus in our forests and wildlife to thrive in the our rivers.
Why I’m running
I know that the Green party has a bold new plan for an Aotearoa where all of us have what we need to live good lives, and where our natural environment is protected for our kids and grandkids.
About me
I think that New Zealand is at a crossroads. The decisions we make now will determine what kind of planet we pass on to our grandchildren. Governments have known about the climate crisis for decades but have failed to take meaningful action, putting our future at risk. The Green party knows we need to act urgently and build on this progress, and we have a bold plan to support our communities and businesses into a more sustainable future.
Party list rank
44
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
3rd in Wigram
Before politics
Project management consultant
Place of residence
Spreydon, Christchurch
Age
47

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Megan Woods
MP for Wigram
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
Won Wigram
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Age
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Hamish Campbell
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
47
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
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Averil Nuttall
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Policies change to 'hand ups' not 'hand outs' to avoid long-term pitfalls and achieve long-term goals. Reduce the red tape: a regulatory burden falls disproportionately on small business, increase productivity, and profit. Families become a home owning generation not just a rent owning generation. Strategies for home ownership for NZers.
Why I’m running
I have a vision to see in New Zealand that we can: Reduce debt loading on young people, young families; enable businesses to flourish by reducing red tape to enable growth; see families becoming a home owning generation not just a rent owning generation; strategies for home ownership for New Zealanders.
About me
I and my husband have three adult children, own a family business, and I am involved in property investment management. Secretarial/business administration training led to many employment opportunities, including working for TVNZ. Having worked for 14 years with young people, I know the importance of youth developing resilience, hope, and a vision to build their own futures. Business people work very hard these day, have lots of courage, innovation we need to reduce the red tape to enable growth.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Property investment management
Place of residence
Halswell
Age
61

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Tubby Hansen
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
7th in Wigram
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given
Linda McLaughlin
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Advocate for human rights to justice and freedom for those who cannot speak for themselves from the unborn to the elderly. Advocate for improvement in basic services such as health, education and housing, support more affordable new homes. Advocate for increased funding into care facilities.
Why I’m running
I am blest to be alive and living in this beautiful Land New Zealand, I have decided to stand for this upcoming election to represent the people in New Zealand, and the Wigram electorate to do my very best in delivering services that are vital to the growth of this electorate and for New Zealand as a nation.
About me
I am currently working in Aidanfield, since 2016 and have grown to like the area, and see that there are unfinished business that needs addressing for this electorate, I stand to represent everyday Kiwi and our everyday struggles. As a wife and mother of two adult children I understand the struggles of working class family. I believe I have empathy to listen and understand the people in my electorate , I will do my best to deliver the best service to my electorate.
Party list rank
24
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Health care worker
Place of residence
Flaxton, North Canterbury
Age
44
Deane Landreth
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Investigate the possibility of a new secondary school within the electorate. Promote small business friendly tax policy that simplifies compliance and widens the tax base. GST will be gone. Ensure local schools can get funding for classrooms other than 'Innovative learning environments'.
Why I’m running
I believe a large proportion of the social issues facing New Zealand have their root causes in our economic and monetary systems. Since the beginning of the neo-liberal experiment in NZ, and since 1984 in particular, governments have embraced polices that allow the hollowing out of the economic core of NZ and concentrated wealth within fewer hands to the detriment of the overall social well-being of New Zealand. It's time to re-evaluate and educate New Zealand on how we can reverse this decline.
About me
With a background in business automation, I have a lot of experience in solving complex problems and inventing innovative solutions that enable growth within organisations. These skills will be applied to identifying and resolving the root causes of economic and social inequality within New Zealand.
Party list rank
16
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Software developer
Place of residence
Hoon Hay Christchurch
Age
56
Geoff McTague
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Wigram
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Age
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Miles McConway
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
11
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Age
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