Candidates in the New Zealand general election 2008 by electorate

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Seventy of the one hundred and twenty members of the New Zealand House of Representatives elected in New Zealand's 2008 general election will be from single member constituencies, an increase of one electorate seat from 2005. The initial composition of the 2005 Parliament gave the Labour and National parties each 31 constituencies, the Māori Party four and ACT, United Future and the Progressive Party one each.

The election was held on Saturday, 8 November. Nominations for constituency candidates closed at noon on Wednesday, 14 October; this is the final list.[1]

Lines coloured pink denote an MP elected from a party list; lines coloured beige denote the winner of the constituency vote.

General electorates[edit]

Auckland Central[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Kerry Bevin The Republic of New Zealand Party party leader [2]
Sarita Divis Alliance [3]
Thomas Forde Independent [4]
Aaron Galey-Young United Future [5]
Stephen Greenfield Independent [4]
Nikki Kaye National Party winner [6]
Kevin O'Connell Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party [7]
Anthony Ravlich Human Rights Party [4]
Justin Robson Progressive Party [8]
Denise Roche Green Party [9]
Judith Tizard Labour Party Incumbent, 1996–2008; MP since 1990; defeated [10]
Scott Uren ACT [11]
Oliver Woods Residents Action Movement [12]

Bay of Plenty[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Peter Brown New Zealand First list MP 1996–2008; deputy party leader; not returned to parliament [4]
Brian Carter United Future [5]
Tony Christiansen Kiwi Party [13]
Francis Denz ACT [11]
Carol Devoy-Heena Labour Party [10]
Tony Ryall National Party Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1990; winner [14]

Botany[edit]

New seat

Name Party Notes Source
Judy Carter United Future [5]
Racheal Cheam Progressive Party [8]
Peter Cooper Green Party [15]
Simon Kan Kiwi Party [13]
Raj Subramanian Independent [4]
Koro Tawa Labour Party [10]
Kenneth Wang ACT List MP 2004–05 [16]
Pansy Wong National Party List MP, 1996–2008; winner [17]

Christchurch Central[edit]

Incumbent Tim Barnett of the Labour Party retired at the 2008 election, having been the MP for Christchurch Central since 1996.

Name Party Notes Source
Somnath Bagchi Progressive Party [8]
Andrew Beaven Kiwi Party [13]
Mike Britnall Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party [18]
Brendon Burns Labour Party winner [10]
Byron Clark Workers Party [19]
Greg Kleis Alliance [3]
Jan McLauchlan Green Party [20]
Toni Severin ACT [11]
Nicky Wagner National Party List MP 2005–present; elected off party list [14]

Christchurch East[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Lianne Dalziel Labour Party incumbent since 1999; MP since 1990; winner [10]
Aaron Gilmore National Party elected off party list [21]
Paul Hopkinson Workers Party [19]
Tony le Cren Kiwi Party [13]
Nick McIlraith Democrats for Social Credit [22]
Mojo Mathers Green Party [23]
Sevaschan Park Independent [4]
Paul Piesse Alliance [4]
Elspeth Sandys Progressive Party [8]
Maretta Solomon United Future [5]

Clutha-Southland[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Bill English National Party Incumbent, current National Party deputy leader, winner [24]
Tim Gow Green Party [4]
Roly Henderson ACT [11]
Marvin Hubbard Alliance [3]
Don Pryde Labour Party Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union President [10]
Paul Tankard Family Party [4]

Coromandel[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Ray Bassett ACT [11]
Sandra Goudie National Party Incumbent since 2002; winner [25]
Hugh Kininmonth Labour Party [10]
James Redwood Green Party [23]
Huey Rurehe Kiwi Party [13]

Dunedin North[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Victor Billot Alliance 2005 candidate [3]
Hilary Calvert ACT [11]
Julian Crawford Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party [26]
Pete Hodgson Labour Party incumbent; winner [10]
Mary Edwards United Future [5]
Olive McCrae Democrats for Social Credit [27]
Metiria Turei Green Party current MP; elected from party list [28]
Michael Woodhouse National Party elected from party list [14]

Dunedin South[edit]

Incumbent Labour MP David Benson-Pope was deselected in 2008, having served as MP for Dunedin South since 1999.

Name Party Notes Source
David Bernhardt Independent [4]
Clare Curran Labour Party winner [10]
Shane Gallagher Green Party [29]
Jacqui McAlpine Progressive Party [8]
Dawn McIntosh Democrats for Social Credit [30]
Pauline Moffat United Future [5]
Kay Murray Alliance [3]
Colin Nicholls ACT [11]
Conway Powell National Party 2005 candidate [31]
Robert Wansink Restore All Things In Christ [4]
Philip Wescombe Kiwi Party [13]

East Coast[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Catherine Delahunty Green Party 2005 candidate, elected from party list [28]
Brendan Horan New Zealand First [32]
Moana Mackey Labour Party List MP, 2003–present; elected from party list [10]
Anne Tolley National Party Incumbent MP since 2005; List MP from 1999–2002; winner [14]
Judy Turner United Future List MP 2002–2008; United Party deputy leader; not re-elected [5]

East Coast Bays[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Paul Adams Family Party United Future list MP 2002–05 [33]
Sue Bradford Green Party list MP; 1999–present; elected from party list [28]
Vivienne Goldsmith Labour Party [10]
Toby Hutton No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai [4]
Dail Jones New Zealand First current list MP; not re-elected [4]
Tim Kronfield ACT [34]
Murray McCully National Party Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1987; winner [14]
Ian McInnes United Future [5]
Elah Zamora Libertarianz [35]

Epsom[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Andrena Bishop Human Rights Party [4]
Rafe Copeland Residents Action Movement [36]
Grace Haden Kiwi Party [13]
Rodney Hide ACT Incumbent since 2005; MP since 1996, current ACT Party leader; winner [37]
Keith Locke Green Party list MP since 1999; 2005 candidate; elected from party list [28]
Kate Sutton Labour Party [10]
Janet Tuck United Future 2005 candidate [5]
Richard Worth National Party MP for Epsom, 1999–2005; List MP; elected from party list [38]

Hamilton East[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
David Bennett National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [14]
Jack Gielen The Republic of New Zealand Party [39]
Robyn Jackson Kiwi Party [13]
Garry Mallett ACT [11]
Sue Moroney Labour Party List MP since 2005; elected from party list [10]
Linda Persson Green Party [15]
Rochelle White United Future [5]
Doug Woolerton New Zealand First list MP since 1996; not re-elected [4]

Hamilton West[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Martin Gallagher Labour Party incumbent1999–2008 and 1993–96; not re-elected [10]
Tim Macindoe National Party 2005 candidate; winner [40]
Ian Parker ACT [11]
Ken Smith United Future [5]
Dale Stevens Green Party [15]
Suresh Vatsyayann Independent [4]
Tim Wikiriwhi Libertarianz 2005 candidate [41]

Helensville[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
David Clendon Green Party [28]
Darien Fenton Labour Party List MP since 2005, elected from party list [10]
David Garrett ACT elected from party list [42]
John Key National Party Incumbent since 2002, current Leader of the Opposition; current Leader of the National Party; winner [14]
Angela Lovelock United Future [5]
Peter Osborne Libertarianz [43]

Hunua[edit]

New seat largely replacing the old Port Waikato seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Jordan Carter Labour Party [10]
Sir Roger Douglas ACT Former MP 1969–1990, Minister of Finance 1984-88l elected from party list [44]
Toni Driller United Future [5]
Paul Hutchison National Party MP for Port Waikato 1996–2008; winner [14]
Fiona Kenworthy Green Party [28]
Helen Mulford New Zealand First [4]
Frank Naea Kiwi Party [13]
Bruce Whitehead Libertarianz [45]

Hutt South[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Camilia Chin Kiwi Party [13]
Virginia Horrocks Green Party [23]
Phil Howison Libertarianz 2005 candidate [4]
Trevor Mallard Labour Party Incumbent 1996–present; MP since 1993 and from 1984–90; winner [10]
Lindsay Mitchell ACT 2005 candidate [46]
Paul Quinn National Party elected from party list [47]
Murray Smith United Future Former List MP 2002–05; 2005 candidate [5]

Ilam[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Gerry Brownlee National Party Incumbent since 1996; winner [24]
Brian Davidson ACT [48]
Kennedy Graham Green Party elected from party list after the counting of the special votes [28]
Craig Hutchinson Progressive Party [8]
John Pickering United Future [5]
David Weusten Kiwi Party [13]
Sam Yau Labour Party [10]

Invercargill[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Ian Carline ACT [11]
Craig Carson Green Party 2005 candidate [20]
Shane Pleasance Libertarianz [43]
Eric Roy National Party Incumbent since 2005; MP from 1993–2002; winner [14]
Maureen Smith United Future [5]
Lesley Soper Labour Party List MP, 2005; 2007–2008; not re-elected [10]

Kaikōura[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Alastair Belcher Kiwi Party [13]
Steffan Browning Green Party 2005 candidate [28]
Coralie Christie United Future [5]
Colin King National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [24]
Linda King New Zealand First [4]
John McCaskey Democrats for Social Credit [49]
Brian McNamara Labour Party [10]
Dave Tattersfield ACT [11]

Mana[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Michael Collins ACT 2005 candidate [11]
Michael Gilchrist Green Party [15]
Richard Goode Libertarianz [4]
Robin Gunson United Future 2005 candidate [5]
Luamanuvao Winnie Laban Labour Party incumbent since 2002; MP since 1999; winner [10]
Renton Maclachlan Kiwi Party [13]
Tim Manu Pacific Party [4]
Hekia Parata National Party elected from party list [50]

Māngere[edit]

Sitting MP Taito Phillip Field was expelled from the Labour Party in 2007 and will contest the seat for the New Zealand Pacific Party.

Name Party Notes Source
Taito Phillip Field Pacific Party incumbent from 1996–2008; MP since 1993 (as Labour); not returned to Parliament [51]
Jerry Filipaina Family Party [52]
Roger Fowler Residents Action Movement [36]
Mita Harris National Party [14]
Lemalu Matatumua Independent [4]
Tala P'oe Progressive Party [8]
William Sio Labour Party List MP since 2008; winner [10]
Pulotu Selio Solomon United Future [5]
Mua Strickson-Pua Green Party [28]
Michael Tabachnik ACT [11]

Manukau East[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Kanwal Singh Bakshi National Party elected from party list [14]
Trevor Barnard Progressive Party [8]
Manogi Turua Head United Future [5]
Tevanga Leavasa Pacific Party [4]
Lynn Murphy ACT [11]
Poutua Papali'l Family Party [33]
Ross Robertson Labour Party incumbent since 1996; MP since 1987; winner [10]
Kevin Stitt Kiwi Party [13]
Annalucia Vermunt Communist League [53]
Daphna Whitmore Workers Party [19]
Donna Wynd Green Party [23]

Manurewa[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Michael Bailey ACT [11]
Sukhdev Bains Progressive Party [8]
Cam Calder National Party initially elected from party list until the return of special votes [14]
John Hall New Zealand First [4]
George Hawkins Labour Party incumbent since 1996; MP since 1990; winner [10]
Alan Johnson Green Party [28]
Amjad Khan Kiwi Party [4]
Richard Lewis Family Party party leader; former leader of Destiny New Zealand [54]
Jim Stowers United Future [5]
Vui Vitale Pacific Party [4]

Maungakiekie[edit]

Sitting Labour MP Mark Gosche is retiring in 2008, having served as electorate MP for Maungakiekie since 1999.

Name Party Notes Source
Carol Beaumont Labour Party elected from party list [10]
Elliott Blade Residents Action Movement [36]
Patrick Brown Communist League [53]
Darren Jones Pacific Party [4]
Denise Krum United Future Party president [5]
Asenati Lole-Taylor New Zealand First [4]
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga National Party Auckland City Councilor; winner [14]
Athol McQuilkan ACT [11]
Bernie Ogilvy Kiwi Party Former United Future MP [13]
Rawiri Paratene Green Party [55]
Matt Robson Progressive Party Former MP [8]

Mount Albert[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Jon Carapiet Green Party [15]
Helen Clark Labour Party Prime Minister, Labour leader, incumbent since 1996; MP since 1981; winner/ resigned from Parliament after 2008 General Election. By- election saw the win of Labour Party candidate, David Shearer [10]
Christian Dawson Kiwi Party [13]
Dave Llewll The Republic of New Zealand Party [2]
Kathleen McCabe ACT [11]
Ravi Musuku National Party 2005 candidate [14]
Milo Siilata Pacific Party [4]
Anthony van den Heuvel Human Rights Party [4]

Mount Roskill[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Suki Amirapu Progressive Party [8]
Jackie Blue National Party List MP 2005–present; elected from party list [14]
Lisa Er Green Party [23]
Phil Goff Labour Party Incumbent since 1999; MP 1993–present and 1981–90; winner. Goff, from post 2008 general election to present, is the Labour Leader of the Opposition [10]
Daphne Lawless Residents Action Movement [36]
Joseph Rebello Kiwi Party [13]
Shawn Tan ACT [11]
Neville Wilson United Future [5]

Napier[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Russell Fairbrother Labour Party MP 2002–08; not re-elected [10]
John Ormond ACT [11]
Brett Stansfield Green Party [15]
Chris Tremain National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [14]

Nelson[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Kelvin Deal United Future [5]
Paul Hufflett ACT [11]
Diana Mellor Green Party [23]
Nick Smith National Party Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1990; winner [56]
Maryan Street Labour Party List MP since 2005; elected off party list [10]
Robin Westley Kiwi Party [13]

New Lynn[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
David Cunliffe Labour Party Incumbent since 1999; winner [10]
Kerryanne Dalgleish United Future [5]
Kath Dewar Green Party [15]
Tim Groser National Party List MP 2005–present; elected from party list [14]
Mohammad Kazemi-Yazdi Progressive Party [8]
Michael Tasker ACT [11]

New Plymouth[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Chris Albers ACT [11]
Harry Duynhoven Labour Party Incumbent since 1996; MP 1993–2008 and 1984–90; not re-elected [10]
Rusty Kane Independent [4]
Mike Webber Libertarianz 2005 candidate [57]
Jonathan Young National Party winner [58]

North Shore[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
John Boscawen ACT elected from party list [4]
Louise Cleary Family Party [59]
Stephen Cooper Residents Action Movement [36]
Joe Gregory New Zealand First [4]
Damian Light United Future [5]
Wayne Mapp National Party Incumbent since 1996; winner [14]
Michael Murphy Libertarianz 2005 candidate [60]
Phil Twyford Labour Party 2005 candidate; elected from party list [10]
Pieter Watson Green Party [15]

Northcote[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Jonathan Coleman National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [14]
Benjamin Doherty Residents Action Movement [4]
Steven Dromgool United Future [5]
Jeanette Elley Green Party [23]
Brenda Hill Progressive Party [8]
Nick Kearney ACT [11]
Peter Linton Libertarianz [61]
Hamish McCracken Labour Party [10]
Barry McDonald Kiwi Party [13]
Angela Xu Family Party [33]

Northland[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
John Carter National Party Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1987; winner [14]
Shane Jones Labour Party List MP, 2005–present; elected from party list [10]
Martin Leiding Green Party [20]
Mike Shaw Kiwi Party [13]
Melanie Taylor Family Party [59]
David Wilson Democrats for Social Credit [22]
Alan Wood ACT [11]

Ōhariu[edit]

new seat largely replacing Ōhariu-Belmont.

Name Party Notes Source
Kelly Buchanan Alliance 2005 Mana candidate [3]
Charles Chauvel Labour Party List MP 2006–present; 2005 Ōhariu-Belmont candidate; elected from party list [10]
Colin du Plessis ACT [11]
Peter Dunne United Future MP for Ōhariu-Belmont 1996–present; MP since 1984; United Future party leader; won the seat [5]
Gareth Hughes Green Party Will be elected from the party list in 2010 to replace Jeanette Fitzsimons [28]
Katrina Shanks National Party List MP since 2007; 2005 candidate for Ōhariu-Belmont; elected from party list [14]
Joel Sison Kiwi Party [13]
Danyl Strype Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party [62]

Ōtaki[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Dianne Brown United Future [5]
Nathan Guy National Party List MP 2005–08; winner [63]
Darren Hughes Labour Party Incumbent 2002–2008; returned to Parliament from party list [10]
Jim Kebbel Green [4]
Peter McCaffrey ACT [11]
Josie Pagani Progressive Party [8]
David Scott New Zealand First [4]

Pakuranga[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Zachary Dorner Green Party [28]
Brian Hilder Kiwi Party [13]
Andrew Jollands ACT [11]
Brian Kelly Labour Party [10]
Jeffrey Ly Progressive Party [8]
Pita Paraone New Zealand First MP, 2002–08; not returned to parliament [4]
Quentin Todd United Future [5]
Maurice Williamson National Party Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1987; winner [14]

Palmerston North[edit]

Sitting Labour MP Steve Maharey is retiring at the 2008 election, having been MP for the seat since 1990.

Name Party Notes Source
Arshad Chatha Independent [4]
Kevin Dittmer ACT [4]
Iain Lees-Galloway Labour Party winner [10]
Debbie Lucas Progressive Party [8]
Lawrence O'Halloran Green Party 2005 candidate [64]
Graham Odering New Zealand First 2005 candidate [65]
Frank Owen United Future [5]
Malcolm Plimmer National Party 2005 candidate [66]
Grant Seton Independent [4]

Papakura[edit]

New seat largely replacing the old Clevedon seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Brent Catchpole New Zealand First LIst MP 2002–05 [4]
Judith Collins National Party MP for Clevedon, 2002–08; winner [67]
Rachel Grimwood Green Party [4]
Dave Hereora Labour Party List MP, 2002–2008; not re-elected [10]
Bryan Mockridge United Future [5]
Pat O'Dea Residents Action Movement [36]
John Thompson ACT [11]

Port Hills[edit]

New seat largely replacing the old Banks Peninsula seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Joseph Burston Green Party [28]
Phil Clearwater Progressive Party [8]
Ruth Dyson Labour Party MP for Banks Peninsula, 1999–2008; MP since 1993; winner [10]
Wilton Gray Kiwi Party [13]
Terry Heffernan National Party [68]
Robin Loomes United Future [5]
Andrew McKenzie Alliance [3]
Geoff Russell ACT [11]

Rangitata[edit]

New seat

Name Party Notes Source
Julian Blanchard Labour Party [10]
Tony Bunting Kiwi Party [69]
Jo Goodhew National Party MP for Aoraki, 2005–08; winner [24]
Peter McCaw ACT [11]
Paul Tew Independent [4]
Brian Ward United Future [5]

Rangitīkei[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Jills Angus Burney Labour Party [10]
Steve Gibson Independent [4]
John Langford United Future [5]
Simon Power National Party Incumbent since 1999; winner [14]
Jean Thompson ACT [11]

Rimutaka[edit]

Incumbent MP Paul Swain of the Labour Party stood down as MP for Rimutaka after twelve years, having served various Hutt Valley electorates since 1987.

Name Party Notes Source
Chris Hipkins Labour Party winner [10]
Jenni Hurn United Future [5]
Nigel Kearney ACT [4]
Ron Mark New Zealand First List MP since 1996; not returned to Parliament [70]
John Maurice Progressive Party [8]
Lynette Vigrass Green Party [20]
Richard Whiteside National Party [71]

Rodney[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Karl Adams Family Party [33]
Kathleen Deal United Future [5]
Simonne Dyer Kiwi Party [13]
Beryl Good ACT [11]
David Hay Green Party [23]
Tracey Martin New Zealand First [4]
Conor Roberts Labour Party [10]
Lockwood Smith National Party Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1984; winner [14]

Rongotai[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Mike Bridge ACT [11]
Gordon Copeland Kiwi Party ex-United Future list MP 2002–2008; not re-elected [72]
Chris Finlayson National Party List MP 2005– ; elected from party list [14]
Annette King Labour Party Incumbent since 1986; MP 1993–present and 1984–90; winner [10]
Mitch Lees Libertarianz [73]
Karuna Muthu United Future [5]
Russel Norman Green Party Co-leader of the Green Party; MP since 2008; elected from party list [28]

Rotorua[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Steve Chadwick Labour Party Incumbent since 1999; defeated in constituency and returned from party list [10]
Todd McClay National Party winner [14]
Grant Rogers Residents Action Movement [36]
Raewyn Saville Green Party [28]
Daryl Smith Kiwi Party [13]
Arthur Solomon United Future [5]
Fred Stevens Libertarianz [4]

Selwyn[edit]

New seat largely replacing the old Rakaia seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Amy Adams National Party winner [74]
David Coates Labour Party [10]
Samuel Dennis Family Party [59]
Phillipa Main Progressive Party [8]
Victoria Norman United Future [5]
Ivor Watson ACT [11]
Eleanor Williamson Kiwi Party [13]
Bill Woods Independent [4]

Tāmaki[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Josephine Bartley Labour [10]
Greg Graydon United Future [5]
Richard Leckinger Green Party [23]
Doug Nabbs New Zealand First [4]
Allan Peachey National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [14]
Chris Simmonds ACT [11]
Ralph Taylor Progressive Party [8]

Taranaki-King Country[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Shane Ardern National Party Incumbent since 1998; winner [14]
Rob Hamill Green Also known as an Olympic rower [75]
Bill Izard ACT [76]
Iain Parker Democrats for Social Credit [22]
Renee van de Wert Labour Party [10]

Taupō[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Martin Bloxham Independent [77]
Mark Burton Labour Party Incumbent 1996–2008; MP from 1993–2008; not re-elected [10]
Max Edwards United Future [5]
Robbie Mac Independent [4]
Louise Upston National Party winner [78]

Tauranga[edit]

Incumbent MP Bob Clarkson of the National Party is retiring in 2008, having served as MP for Tauranga since 2005.

Name Party Notes Source
Larry Baldock Kiwi Party United Future list MP 2002–05; Leader of The Kiwi Party [79]
Simon Bridges National Party winner [80]
Gray Eatwell Independent [4]
Terry Leaming Independent [4]
David Macartney The Republic of New Zealand Party [2]
Anne Pankhurst Labour Party [10]
Winston Peters New Zealand First List MP; MP for Tauranga 1984–2005; Leader of New Zealand First; not returned to Parliament [81]
Katherine Ransom Democrats for Social Credit [22]
Ron Scott ACT [11]
Karen Summerhays Green Party [82]
John Willocks United Future [5]

Te Atatū[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Fiasili Ah Tong Pacific Party [4]
Lech Beltowski ACT [11]
Chris Carter Labour Party Incumbent 1999–present and 1993–96; winner [10]
Xavier Goldie Green Party [15]
Tau Henare National Party list MP 2005–present; MP (New Zealand First, Independent, Mauri Pacific) 1993–99; elected from party list [14]
Pavitra Roy Progressive Party [8]
Talei Solomon-Mua United Future [5]
Jo van Kempen Kiwi Party [13]
Bob van Ruyssevelt Alliance [3]

Tukituki[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Rick Barker Labour Party List MP 2005; MP for Tukituki 1996-05; MP since 1993; elected from party list [10]
Quentin Duthie Green Party [23]
Craig Foss National Party Incumbent 2005–present; winner [14]
Duncan Lennox ACT [11]
Thomas O’Neill Alliance [3]
Dawn Patchett Progressive Party [8]
Barry Pulford Democrats for Social Credit [22]

Waikato[edit]

New seat largely replacing the old Piako seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Jacinda Ardern Labour Party elected from party list [83]
Mark Davies ACT [11]
Wendy Harper Green Party [20]
John Pemberton Democrats for Social Credit [22]
James Ross Kiwi Party [13]
Barbara Stewart New Zealand First MP 2002–08; not re-elected [4]
Lindsay Tisch National Party MP for Piako 2002–present; MP since 1999; winner [25]

Waimakariri[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Leighton Baker Kiwi Party [13]
Clayton Cosgrove Labour Party Incumbent since 1999; winner [10]
Aaron Keown ACT [11]
Alan Liefting Green Party [20]
Melanie Mark-Shadbolt New Zealand First [4]
Kelleigh Sheffield-Cranstoun United Future [5]
Kate Wilkinson National Party list MP 2005–present; elected from party list [24]

Wairarapa[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Shane Atkinson ACT [11]
John Hayes National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [14]
Denise Mackenzie Labour Party 2005 candidate [10]
Richard McGrath Libertarianz [84]
Edwin Perry New Zealand First MP 2002–05 [4]
Graeme Reeves United Future National Party MP for Miramar, 1990–93 [5]
Amy Tubman Alliance [3]
Michael Woodcock Green Party [15]

Waitakere[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Rita Beckmannflay Independent [4]
Paula Bennett National Party List MP 2005–2008; winner [85]
Sandra Ethell Alliance [3]
Michael Kidd Family Party [59]
Craig McNair New Zealand First MP 2002–05 [4]
Fia Misa Tupou Pacific Party [4]
Lynne Pillay Labour Party Incumbent 2002–2008; returned to parliament from party list [10]
John Riddell ACT [11]
Gary Stewart Green Party [15]

Waitaki[edit]

New seat largely replacing the old Otago seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Oliver Briggs Green Party [20]
Jacqui Dean National MP for Otago 2005–08; winner [14]
John Fraser ACT [4]
Simon Guy Direct Democracy [4]
Claire Main Progressive Party [8]
Norm MacRitchie Alliance [3]
David Parker Labour Party List MP 2005–present; MP since 2002; elected from party list [10]
Hessel van Wieren Democrats for Social Credit [22]

Wellington Central[edit]

Incumbent Labour MP Marian Hobbs is retiring at the 2008 election, having served the seat since 1999.

Name Party Notes Source
Michael Appleby Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party party leader [86]
Grant Brookes Residents Action Movement [36]
Rebekah Clement Kiwi Party [13]
Bernard Darnton Libertarianz party leader [87]
Don Franks Workers Party [19]
Stephen Franks National Party Former ACT MP, 1999-05 [88]
Justin Harnish Republic of New Zealand [4]
Sue Kedgley Green Party list MP 1999–present; elected from party list [28]
Al Mansell Independent [4]
Grant Robertson Labour Party winner [10]
Heather Roy ACT ACT party deputy leader; MP 2002–present; elected from party list [89]
Vaughan Smith United Future [5]
David Somerset Progressive Party [8]
Richard Wallis Alliance [3]

West Coast-Tasman[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Chris Auchinvole National Party list MP 2005–present; winner [24]
Kevin Hague Green Party elected from party list [28]
Damien O'Connor Labour Party Incumbent 1996-08; MP 1993–2008; not re-elected [10]
Steve Richards McGillicuddy Serious Party [4]
Jocelyn Smith United Future [5]
Robert Terry Aotearoa NZ Youth [4]
Reg Turner Representative Party [4]
Steven Wilkinson Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party [90]

Whanganui[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Chester Borrows National Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [91]
Alan Davidson ACT [11]
Hamish McDouall Labour Party [10]
John Milnes Green Party [20]
Heather Smith Democrats for Social Credit [22]

Whangarei[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Paul Chalmers Labour Party 2005 candidate [10]
Paul Doherty Green Party [15]
Ken Goodhue Democrats for Social Credit [22]
Maureen Gunston United Future [5]
Phil Heatley National Party incumbent, 1999–present, winner [14]
Don Hedges Independent [4]
Helen Hughes Libertarianz [92]
Martin Kaipo Residents Action Movement [36]
Tom McLelland ACT [11]
Viv Shepherd Progressive Party [8]
Simon Vallings Independent [4]

Wigram[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Marc Alexander National Party Former United Future MP, 2002–05 [93]
Jim Anderton Progressive Party Incumbent MP 1996–present: MP since 1984, Progressive leader; winner [8]
Lindsay Cameron Kiwi Party [13]
Steve Campbell New Zealand First [4]
Tom Dowie Alliance [3]
Erin Ebborn-Gillespie Labour Party [10]
Matthew Gardiner ACT [11]
Michael Hansen Economic Euthenics [4]
Ben Morgan Libertarianz [43]
John Ring Democrats for Social Credit [22]
Vanessa Roberts United Future [5]
Peter Taylor Green Party [15]

Māori electorates[edit]

Hauraki-Waikato[edit]

New seat replacing the old Tainui seat.

Name Party Notes Source
Angeline Greensill Māori Party 2005 candidate [94]
Nanaia Mahuta Labour Party MP for Tainui, 2005–08; MP since 1996; winner [10]

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Derek Fox Māori Party [95]
Parekura Horomia Labour Party Incumbent since 1999; winner [10]
Bevan Tipene Green Party [4]

Tāmaki Makaurau[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Mikaere Curtis Green Party [15]
Vapi Kupenga Kiwi Party [69]
Marama Nathan Independent [96]
Pita Sharples Māori Party incumbent since 2005; Māori Party co-leader; winner [97]
Kane Te Waaka Independent [4]
Louisa Wall Labour Party list MP, 2008–present; not re-elected [10]

Te Tai Hauāuru[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Errol Mason Labour Party [10]
Tariana Turia Māori Party incumbent since 1999; MP since 1996 (Labour 1996 – 2004); Māori Party co-leader; winner [98]

Te Tai Tokerau[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Judy Daniels Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party [99]
Kelvin Davis Labour Party elected from party list [10]
Hone Harawira Māori Party incumbent 2005– ; winner [98]
David Rankin Hapu Party [100]
Peter Tashkoff ACT [11]

Te Tai Tonga[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Rahui Katene Māori Party winner [101]
Dora Roimata Langsbury Green Party [28]
Mahara Okeroa Labour Party Incumbent since 1999; not re-elected [10]

Waiariki[edit]

Name Party Notes Source
Te Ururoa Flavell Māori Party Incumbent since 2005; winner [102]
Mita Ririnui Labour Party List MP 2005–present; MP 1999–2005; elected from party list [10]

See also[edit]

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