TOP Announces Party List for 2017 General Election
Opportunities Party Announces Party List for 2017 General Election
The Opportunities Party is pleased to release its party list for this year’s general election.
TOP will field 26 candidates, 5 are list only, the remaining 21 will be contesting electorates across the country.
TOP founder and leader Gareth Morgan is first on the list followed by deputy leader Geoff Simmons.
Next is East Coast Bays candidate Teresa Moore, list candidate Buddy Mikaere, Rangitata list candidate Olly Wilson, and Hamilton West candidate Donna Pokere-Phillips.
At 7 is Christchurch Central candidate Douglas Hill, and at 8 is sitting Horowhenua District Councillor Piri-Hira Tukapua who at 26, is TOPs youngest female candidate.
“Ranking our outstanding candidates was bloody hard,” Dr Morgan says, “Every one of them is in politics for the right reason, to make real change in people’s lives through promoting innovative policies.”
“They are a group that represents nearly all parts of the New Zealand community in terms of age, ethnicity, gender and profession”.
“What they all have in common is a desire to shake up our political system and make it more than the same old same old being offered by the old establishment parties”.
The full list and biographies are available here.
1 Gareth Morgan
2 Geoff Simmons : Wellington Central
3 Teresa Moore : East Coast Bays
4 Buddy Mikaere
5 Olly Wilson : Rangitata
6 Donna Pokere-Phillips : Hamilton West
7 Douglas Hill : Christchurch Central
8 Piri-Hira Tukapua : Otaki
9 Nicola Glenjarman : Waimakariri
10 Mika Haka : Auckland Central
11 Nicky Snoyink : Selwyn
12 Richard Warwick : Hutt South
13 Ted Faleauto : Manukau East
14 Abe Gray : Dunedin North
15 Clint Ulyatt : Mt Roskill
16 Dan Thurston : Mt Albert
17 Lesley Immink : East Coast
18 Vanessa Lee
19 Paddy Plunket : Rongotai
20 Brittany Owens : Rodney
21 Matt Isbister : North Shore
22 David Hay
23 Jenny Condie
24 Jessica Hammond Doube : Ohariu
25 Kevin Neill : Waitaki
26 Lindsay Smith : Dunedin South