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Labour List for the 2014 Election Announced


The Labour Party has agreed its List for the 2014 General Election. Please see attached.

Moira Coatsworth, Labour Party President, said today:

“An outstanding group of talented New Zealanders was selected for Labour’s list over the weekend. Our Moderating Committee met on both Saturday and Sunday in Auckland and agreed a list of 64 List candidates. The Party’s renewal and the number of skilled candidates meant that the biggest challenge was having to rank 64 people of such high calibre. We are excited by the skilled, experienced people we expect to join our Caucus team”.

David Cunliffe, Labour leader, said today:

“I am delighted at the fantastic array of talented candidates who have made it onto our List. The skills, energy and positivity which they bring shows the excellent health which our Party is in. Those candidates will be out each day promoting our messages on jobs, homes and families, and I look forward to joining them on the campaign trail”.

• There will be a stand-up at 10.15am on Tuesday in Parliament featuring some of the leading new list candidates.
• Labour’s full team of electorate and list candidates will be profiled at its Congress on 6 July 2014.
• The List of 64 people comprises 30 men and 34 women. A further 21 people (16 men and 5 women) are standing only for electorates.



1 David Cunliffe
2 David Parker
3 Grant Robertson
4 Annette King
5 Jacinda Ardern
6 Nanaia Mahuta
7 Phil Twyford
8 Clayton Cosgrove
9 Chris Hipkins
10 Sue Moroney
11 Andrew Little
12 Louisa Wall
13 David Shearer
14 Su'a William Sio
15 Maryan Street
16 Phil Goff
17 Moana Mackey
18 Kelvin Davis
19 Meka Whaitiri
20 Megan Woods
21 Raymond Huo
22 Damien O'Connor
23 Priyanca Radhakrishnan
24 Iain Lees-Galloway
25 Rachel Jones
26 David Clark
27 Carol Beaumont
28 Poto Williams
29 Carmel Sepuloni
30 Tamati Coffey
31 Jenny Salesa
32 Liz Craig
33 Deborah Russell
34 Willow-Jean Prime
35 Jerome Mika
36 Tony Milne
37 Virginia Andersen
38 Claire Szabo
39 Michael Wood
40 Arena Williams
41 Hamish McDouall
42 Anjum Rahman
43 Sunny Kaushal
44 Christine Greer
45 Penny Gaylor
46 Janette Walker
47 Richard Hills
48 Shanan Halbert
49 Anahila Suisuiki
50 Clare Wilson
51 James Dann
52 Kelly Ellis
53 Corie Haddock
54 Jamie Strange
55 Katie Paul
56 Steven Gibson
57 Chao-Fu Wu
58 Paul Grimshaw
59 Tracey Dorreen
60 Tofik Mamedov
61 Hikiera Toroa
62 Hugh Tyler
63 Susan Elliot
64 Simon Buckingham

List place
23 Priyanca Radhakrishnan
Policy analyst, Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Former Policy Development and Refuge Coordinator, Shakti Community Council Inc. (refuge organisation for Asian, African and Middle Eastern women)
Master of Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

25 Rachel Jones
A small business owner (second hand book store)
Labour electorate candidate for Tauranga
Research fellow at Aalto University, Finland
Has a double PhD in Management Communication and English Literature

29 Carmel Sepuloni
Chief executive for Vaka Tautua, Pacific disability, mental health and older persons NGO
Labour electorate candidate for Kelston
MP for Waitakere 2008-11

30 Tamati Coffey
TV presenter
Labour electorate candidate for Rotorua
BA (Hons) in Political Science
President of Maori Students Association, University of Auckland, 2003

31 Jenny Salesa
Principal Adviser Pacific, Tertiary Education Commission
Labour electorate candidate for Manukau East
Founding President, Pacific Island law Students Association, University of Auckland

32 Liz Craig
Medical Doctor, Public Health Physician
Labour electorate candidate for Clutha Southland
Senior Clinical Epidemiologist, NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service
Senior Lecturer in Womens’ and Childrens’ Health at the University of Otago

33 Deborah Russell
Senior Lecturer in Taxation, Massey University
Labour electorate candidate for Rangitikei
Worked as an accountant, auditor and tax consultant
Writer in social issues, ethics and taxation
PhD in Philosophy

34 Willow-Jean Prime
Councillor for the far North District council
Labour electorate candidate for Northland
Previously practised as a lawyer
Masters of Law, Bachelor Arts/Bachelor of Laws and Post Graduate Diploma in Maori and Pacific Development

35 Jerome Mika
Organiser, First Union
Labour electorate candidate for Papakura
Community leader

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