Cameron Brewer

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Cameron Eric Brewer is a New Zealand politician who is an Auckland Councillor for Orākei Ward.

Early years[edit]

Born in Hawera on 8 March 1973, Brewer attended Wanganui Collegiate School and Massey University.[1]

Between 2005 and 2010 he was the chief executive of the Newmarket Business Association.[2]

Political career[edit]

Auckland Council
Years Ward Affiliation
2010–2013 Orakei Independent
2013–present Orakei Independent

A former journalist, Brewer is a member of the New Zealand National Party and worked as press secretary to Jenny Shipley, John Banks and Rodney Hide.[3]

In the 2010 Auckland Council elections Brewer was elected from the Orakei ward while standing as an Independent, winning by over 7,000 votes.[1] He ran against Citizens & Ratepayers deputy leader Doug Armstrong. His decision to contest the election as a right wing independent, was labelled by a betrayal by C&R members while the result was considered a humiliation for C&R in its "traditional heartland".[2][4][5]

In 2011 he decided not to contest the safe-National Party seat of Tāmaki, following the resignation of Allan Peachey, and also ruled out standing for the ACT Party.[6][7] In the past he has been considered as a potential candidate for the Mayor of Auckland in 2013.[8][9]

He was reelected unopposed to Council in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Brewer is married to Kate and has a daughter, Lucy and a son, William.


  1. ^ a b Local Elections 2010 results
  2. ^ a b Brewer's stance dubbed 'betrayal' New Zealand Herald, 15 July 2010
  3. ^ Cameron Brewer To Stand In Orakei Ward, 15 July 2010
  4. ^ Left, right and centre - it's a council for all New Zealand Herald, 11 October 2010
  5. ^ Challenger splits centre-right in Tory heartland New Zealand Herald, 23 August 2010
  6. ^ Act plans for 'aggressive stance' with National New Zealand Herald, 5 May 2011
  7. ^ National's plum candidacy is ripe for picking New Zealand Herald, 14 October 2011
  8. ^ High-profile councillor cagey about bid for top job New Zealand Herald, 4 July 2011
  9. ^ Len Brown destined to rule the roost in 'Bro-Town' The National Business Review, 13 December 2012

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