Dunedin electorate

Dunedin (formerly Dunedin North) is currently represented by Labour's David Clark, who won safely with a margin of 11,754. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Dunedin North's party votes – 48% to National's 28%. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate now includes the Otago Peninsula, and no longer includes an area around Palmerston. Labour have held the seat for all but three years since 1928.

Zariah Anjaiya-Winder
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15
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Ben Peters
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My local priorities
Address the housing crisis by holding house prices steady while wages rise and implementing an urban development act. Implement a universal basic income and tax reform to give dignity and security to all New Zealanders. Update our gene editing regulation so that kiwi scientists are equipped to tackle the problems New Zealand faces.
Why I’m running
I care deeply about the growing inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is largely driven by the unchecked rising cost of housing, TOP has great policies on this which first attracted me to politics. I also believe in advancing the use of scientific solutions for our environmental issues. We deserve a government willing to consider all possible options fairly and without bias. I am running because we can't afford to leave change to chance.
About me
I have been training and working as a biochemist for over a decade, and have a wealth of experience interpreting and communicating information as a researcher and educator. I serve on my church's board and have volunteered in my community, learning a lot about meeting people where they are and working together for change. Having lived all over the country I appreciate many different walks of life. Understanding people and policy are essential skills for someone in government.
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5
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Uni professional practice fellow
Place of residence
Mornington
Age
29
Callum Steele-Macintosh
Not currently in parliament
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52
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Jack Brazil
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Overhaul our punitive welfare system to allow people to thrive, not barely survive. Welfare is healthcare. To ensure warm, dry and accessible housing are the standard, to guarantee we all can live well and prosper. Support community initiatives that strengthen local autonomy in food supply and distribution for healthy living.
Why I’m running
We are currently living through a climate and ecological crisis New Zealand politicians are failing to connect to our social crisis of inequality and poverty. I stand for proactive politics of accountability that brings real solutions. Connecting the dots of climate justice is crucial, affirming indigenous sovereignty and recognising the interconnection of social and environmental harm being at the core of capitalism. I'm standing to protect the land, water and air for future generations.
About me
I grew up in a solo mother household, enduring first-hand the punitive nature of our welfare system following the neoliberal reforms of the '80s and '90s. Inspired by my mother, I studied law and psychology informing my politics. This saw me get involved in grassroots organising and activism taking direct action against people and companies harming Papatuanuku. I value centring indigenous rights in climate justice movements and ensuring those affected by policies are at the core of decision making processes.
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20
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Community organiser and activist
Place of residence
Ōtepoti
Age
26
David Clark
MP for Dunedin North
My local priorities
Create a fairer society, because everyone can focus on a better future when they have food, shelter and opportunity. Take action on climate to ensure our future. Ensure affordable and equitable access to justice, education and healthcare.
Why I’m running
We pride ourselves on belonging to a fair society. I believe the gap between rich and poor must stop growing. Every child should be able to access a world class education at their local school. Everyone should have access to high quality affordable healthcare. I'll fight for action on climate change. I believe New Zealand can and must seize the opportunities presented by a low-carbon future. And I have and will continue to fight for local causes: Invermay, CODE and the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
About me
Since 2011, I have been an electorate MP in Dunedin. Previously, I was Warden at Selwyn College in Castle Street. I've worked on farms and in factories, as a Presbyterian minister and celebrant, as a Treasury analyst, and I've served on the Otago Community Trust. I'm proud to have served as Health Minister in the first government to take mental health seriously. I started a new cancer agency, made doctors' visits cheaper, secured record funding for Pharmac, hospital rebuilds and health services.
Party list rank
16
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
Won Dunedin North
Before politics
Warden, Selwyn College, Castle St
Place of residence
Opoho, Dunedin
Age
47
Michael Woodhouse
List MP
My local priorities
Accelerate progress on the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital, the business case for which still which hasn't been signed off. Investigate creating an inland port south of the city to reduce heavy traffic vehicles travelling to Port Chalmers. Support the Council in the development of the Dunedin Waterfront Vision.
Why I’m running
It has been my privilege to be the National MP based in Dunedin for the past twelve years and I hope to be able to continue in that role. I was a Minister in the previous National-led Government and presently am the National spokesperson for Regional Economic Development, Pike River re-entry and Associate Finance.
About me
Born and raised in Dunedin and proud to have called Dunedin home for the past twenty years. Chartered accountant and former CEO of Mercy Hospital. Active rugby referee and Highlanders supporter. Former Rotarian and still active in the community. Very happily married with three beautiful daughters.
Party list rank
12
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
2nd in Dunedin North
Before politics
CEO Mercy Hospital Dunedin
Place of residence
Dunedin
Age
54
Solomon King
Not currently in parliament
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Did not stand
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Robert Griffith
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Revitalise Dunedin rail. Oppose any increase to the tax on petrol. Ensure a genuine and enforceable standard of healthy housing.
Why I’m running
I am running to change the decades of neoliberal neglect New Zealand has seen since the fourth Labour Government, and bring back honest and open discussion into politics. I am passionate about reformation of our health system, particularly mental health and suicide. I highly value education and strongly support our party's position of a focus on early childhood, and self-directed learning from secondary onwards. We need to ensure politicians put New Zealand and New Zealanders first.
About me
I was raised in a large family from the suburbs in Rotorua, and have worked various minimum wage jobs to get myself to where I am. I have also graduated from Otago University in politics, philosophy and economics. As well as spending time as a trustee and volunteer for a suicide prevention trust, my time living in Dunedin has meant I have seen and met the wide range of people within our community.
Party list rank
20
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Trustee
Place of residence
Dunedin North
Age
21

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