Candidates in the New Zealand general election 2011 by electorate

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Seventy members of the New Zealand House of Representatives elected in the 2011 general election were from single member constituencies, the same number as in 2008. The initial composition of the 2008 Parliament gave the National Party 41 seats, the Labour Party 21, the Māori Party five and ACT, United Future and the Progressive Party one each.

The election was held on 26 November 2011.[1] Nominations officially opened on 27 October, and the deadline for nominations was 12:00 noon on 1 November.[2]

General electorates[edit]

Auckland Central[edit]

General election, 2011: Auckland Central
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Jacinda Ardern List since 2008. Returned as list MP 13   [3][4][5]
NZ First Allen Davies 33   [3][6]
Conservative Stephen Greenfield   [3][7]
National Nikki Kaye Incumbent since 2008. Re-elected to 2nd term. 33   [3][8]
Green Denise Roche Contested electorate in 2008. Elected as list MP. 11   [3][9][10]
ACT David Seymour 5   [3][11]
Human Rights Party Anthony van den Heuvel [3]


Independent Liz Shaw Candidate withdrew via her campaign facebook page (deleted).[dead link][citation needed] [12]
Pirate Noel Zeng Announced, but not on final candidate list. [3][13]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 42,994[14]

Bay of Plenty[edit]

General election, 2011: Bay of Plenty
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
United Future Brian Carter 15   [15][16]
Labour Carol Devoy-Heena 68   [15][17]
NZ First Raymond Dolman 18   [15][18]
Conservative Peter Redman   [7][15]
National Tony Ryall Incumbent since 1990 5   [8][15]
Mana Sharon Stevens 13   [15]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 46,546[14]

Botany[edit]

General election, 2011: Botany
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Lyn Murphy 12   [19][20]
United Future Ram Parkash 9   [19][21]
National Jami-Lee Ross Incumbent since 2011 by-election 54   [8][19]
Labour Chao-Fu Wu 70   [19][22]
Conservative Paul Young 11   [19][23]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 43,204[14]

Christchurch Central[edit]

General election, 2011: Christchurch Central
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Brendon Burns Incumbent since 2008 29   [24][25]
Independent Luke Chandler [24]
Conservative Michael Cooke 30   [7][24]
Green David Moorhouse 52   [24][26]
ACT Toni Severin 17   [24][27]
National Nicky Wagner List MP since 2005 42   [8][24]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 38,775[28]

Christchurch East[edit]

General election, 2011: Christchurch East
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Leighton Baker 12   [7][29]
Legalise Cannabis Michael Britnell 2   [29][30]
Labour Lianne Dalziel Incumbent since 1999; MP since 1990 None[31]   [5][29]
National Aaron Gilmore List MP since 2008 53   [8][29]
Green Mojo Mathers 14   [10][29]
United Future Johnny Miller 16   [16][29]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 39,605[14]

Clutha-Southland[edit]

General election, 2011: Clutha-Southland
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Ross Calverley Initially announced as an OurNZ candidate in Waitaki.[32]   [7][33]
Sovereignty Tony Corbett [33]
National Bill English Incumbent since 1990 2   [8][33]
Green Rachael Goldsmith 37   [10][33]
Labour Tat Loo 54   [33][34]
Democrats Robert Mills 14   [33][35]
ACT Don Nicholson 3   [11][33][36]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 42,664[14]

Coromandel[edit]

General election, 2011: Coromandel
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Catherine Delahunty List MP since 2008 4   [37][38]
Legalise Cannabis Jay Fitton 12   [30][37]
United Future Steve Graf   [37]
Labour Hugh Kininmonth 65   [5][37]
Conservative Bruce Rurehe   [7][37]
National Scott Simpson 61   [37][39]
NZ First Kevin Stone 25   [37][40]
Independent Mapuna Turner [37]


National Sandra Goudie Retired; MP since 2002 [41]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 45,117[14]

Dunedin North[edit]

General election, 2011: Dunedin North
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Alliance Victor Billot 6   [42][43]
Labour David Clark 49   [5][42]
Legalise Cannabis Julian Crawford 4   [30][42]
United Future Pete George Initially announced as standing for his own "Your NZ" party.[44] 8   [21][42]
ACT Guy McCallum 46   [27][42]
Democrats Jeremy Noble 8   [35][42]
Green Metiria Turei Party co-leader, List MP since 2002 1   [42][45]
National Michael Woodhouse List MP since 2008 31   [42][46]


Labour Pete Hodgson Retired; MP since 1990 [47]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 39,926[14]

Dunedin South[edit]

General election, 2011: Dunedin South
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Clare Curran Incumbent since 2008 28   [5][48]
Green Shane Gallagher 27   [48][49]
ACT Kimberly Hannah 37   [27][48]
National Joanne Hayes 64   [48][50]
Alliance Kay Murray 1   [43][48]
NZ First Randall Ratana 20   [40][48][51]
Democrats Warren Voight 3   [48][52]
Restore All Things In Christ Robert Wansink [48]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 45,132[14]

East Coast[edit]

General election, 2011: East Coast
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
United Future Martin Gibson 10   [21][53]
Mana Val Irwin 12   [53][54]
Labour Moana Mackey List MP since 2003 19   [5][53]
Green Darryl Monteith 49   [53][55]
ACT John Norvill 48   [27][53]
NZ First Tamati Reid 30   [53]
Conservative Kathy Sheldrake 2   [53][56]
National Anne Tolley Incumbent since 2005; List MP from 1999–2002 8   [8][53]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 40,533[14]

East Coast Bays[edit]

General election, 2011: East Coast Bays
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Simonne Dyer 7   [7][57]
Labour Vivienne Goldsmith 61   [5][57]
ACT Toby Hutton 21   [27][57]
National Murray McCully Incumbent since 1987 11   [8][57]
Green Brett Stansfield 54   [10][57]

Electorate (as at 21 October 2011): 46,232[14]

Epsom[edit]

General election, 2011: Epsom
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT John Banks MP 1981–1999 4   [11][58][59]
Independent Penny Bright [58]
National Paul Goldsmith 39   [58][60]
Independent Matthew Goode [58]
Green David Hay 16   [58][61]
Conservative Simon Kan 8   [7][58]
Mana Pat O'Dea 15   [58][62]
Labour David Parker MP since 2002, List since 2005 4   [58][63]


ACT Rodney Hide Deposed; incumbent since 2005, list 1996–2005 [64]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 47,600[14]

Hamilton East[edit]

General election, 2011: Hamilton East
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National David Bennett Incumbent since 2005 48   [8][65]
Conservative Robyn Jackson 20   [7][65]
Pirate Bruce Kingsbury [13][65]
ACT Garry Mallett 45   [27][65]
Green Nick Marryatt 44   [10][65]
Labour Sehai Orgad 46   [17][65]
NZ First Gordon Stewart 29   [40][65]


Democrats Carolyn McKenzie Announced, but not on final candidate list. 5   [35][65]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,689[66]

Hamilton West[edit]

General election, 2011: Hamilton West
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Independent Robert Curtis [67]
Conservative Pat Gregory 21   [7][67]
NZ First Bill Gudgeon List MP 2002–2005 16   [67]
National Tim Macindoe Incumbent since 2008 49   [8][67]
Labour Sue Moroney List MP since 2005 10   [67][68]
Democrats Les Port 13   [35][67]
Independent Tim Wikiriwhi [67]


ACT Robin Boom Announced, but standing in Waikato instead.   [27][67]
Green Max Coyle Withdrew candidacy after comments to media by his partner   [69][70]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,293[14]

Helensville[edit]

General election, 2011: Helensville
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Richard Drayson   [7][71]
Green Jeanette Elley 19   [71][72]
Labour Jeremy Greenbrook-Held   [17][71][73]
ACT Nick Kearney 41   [27][71]
National John Key Incumbent since 2002; Party leader; Prime Minister 1   [8][71]
Legalise Cannabis Adrian McDermott 20   [30][71]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,983[14]

Hunua[edit]

General election, 2011: Hunua
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Kevin Campbell 10   [7][74]
ACT Ian Cummings 19   [11][74][75]
Labour Richard Hills 50   [74][76]
National Paul Hutchison Incumbent since 1996 26   [8][74]
Democrats Huia Mitchell 11   [35][74]
NZ First Doug Nabbs 26   [40][74]
Māori Thomas Phillips 14   [74][77]
Green Charmaine Watts 60   [74][78]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,578[14]

Hutt South[edit]

General election, 2011: Hutt South
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Gordon Copeland List MP 2002–2008   [7][79]
United Future Rob Eaddy 3   [79][80]
Labour Trevor Mallard Incumbent since 1996; MP since 1993 and from 1984–90 9   [5][79]
National Paul Quinn List since 2008 55   [8][79]
ACT Alex Speirs 25   [27][79]
Green Holly Walker 12   [79][81]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 42,391[14]

Ilam[edit]

General election, 2011: Ilam
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Gerry Brownlee Incumbent since 1996 4   [8][82]
Green Kennedy Graham List since 2008 5   [82][83]
Conservative Roger Larkins   [7][82]
Labour John Parsons   [5][82]
United Future Vanessa Roberts 7   [80][82]
ACT Gareth Veale 20   [27][82]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,692[14]

Invercargill[edit]

General election, 2011: Invercargill
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Ian Carline 32   [84]
Democrats Stephnie de Ruyter 1   [35][84][85]
Green David Kennedy 23   [84][86]
Libertarianz Shane Pleasance 7   [84][87]
National Eric Roy Incumbent since 2005 25   [8][84]
Labour Lesley Soper List MP in 2005 and 2007–2008   [5][84]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,731[14]

Kaikōura[edit]

General election, 2011: Kaikōura
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Steffan Browning 10   [88][89]
Labour Liz Collyns   [88][90]
ACT Richard Evans 18   [27][88]
Libertarianz Ian Hayes 22   [88][91]
National Colin King Incumbent since 2005 52   [88][92]
Democrats John McCaskey 10   [35][88]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,588[14]

Mana[edit]

General election, 2011: Mana
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Kris Faafoi Incumbent since 2010 by-election 41   [5][93]
Legalise Cannabis Richard Goode 9   [30][93]
Green Jan Logie 9   [93][94]
National Hekia Parata List MP since 2008 18   [8][93]
ACT Michael Warren 54   [93]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,664[14]

Māngere[edit]

General election, 2011: Māngere
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Casey Costello 34   [27][95]
Conservative Fa'avae Gagamoe 4   [95][96]
National Claudette Hauiti 63   [95][97]
NZ First Olivia Ilalio 28   [95]
Mana James Papali’i 6   [95][98]
Green Todd Ross 53   [95]
Labour William Sio Incumbent since 2008 17   [5][95]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 38,722[14]

Manukau East[edit]

General election, 2011: Manukau East
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Kanwal Singh Bakshi List MP since 2008 35   [99][100]
Communist League Felicity Coggan [99][101]
ACT Johnathan Macfarlane 44   [27][99]
Mana John Minto 3   [99][102]
Conservative Frank John Naea 15   [7][99]
Labour Ross Robertson Incumbent since 1987   [17][99]
NZ First Asenati Taylor 8   [99][103]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 41,070[14]

Manurewa[edit]

General election, 2011: Manurewa
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Richard Addis   [7][104]
National Cam Calder List MP since 2009 50   [100][104]
Mana Richard Shortland Cooper 10   [62][104]
NZ First John Hall 24   [40][104]
ACT David Peterson 49   [27][104]
Labour Louisa Wall List MP in 2008 and 2011   [104][105]


Labour George Hawkins Retired; MP since 1990 [106]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 38,767[14]

Maungakiekie[edit]

General election, 2011: Maungakiekie
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Carol Beaumont List MP since 2008 22   [4][107]
Conservative Grace Haden   [7][107]
NZ First Jerry Ho 15   [40][107]
Green Tom Land 41   [107][108]
National Pesata Sam Lotu-Iiga Incumbent since 2008 29   [107][109]
Mana Barry Tumai 19   [98][107]


ACT Kath McCabe Announced, but standing in Tauranga instead. 8   [107][110]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 45,630[14]

Mount Albert[edit]

General election, 2011: Mount Albert
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Stephen Boyle 30   [27][111]
Green David Clendon List MP since 2009 8   [111][112]
National Melissa Lee List MP since 2008 33   [100][111]
Conservative Frank Poching 16   [7][111]
Labour David Shearer Incumbent since 2009 by-election 31   [25][111]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,129[14]

Mount Roskill[edit]

General election, 2011: Mount Roskill
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
NZ First Mahesh Bindra 21   [113][114]
National Jackie Blue List MP since 2005 46   [100][113]
Communist League Patrick Brown [101][113]
Green Julie Anne Genter 13   [113][115]
Labour Phil Goff Incumbent since 1993; MP 1981–1990; party leader 1   [25][113]
Legalise Cannabis Jasmin Hewlett 6   [30][113]
Conservative Feleti Key 13   [7][113]
United Future Bryan Mockridge 6   [21][113]
ACT Pratima Nand 15   [113][116]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 45,292[117]

Napier[edit]

General election, 2011: Napier
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Paul Bailey 31   [10][118]
Conservative Roy Brown 6   [7][118]
Labour Stuart Nash List MP since 2008 27   [25][118]
Alliance Mary O'Neill 7   [43][118]
ACT John Ormond 11   [20][118]
Mana Rod Paul 16   [54][118]
National Chris Tremain Incumbent since 2005 22   [8][118]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,824[14]

Nelson[edit]

General election, 2011: Nelson
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Aaryn Barlow 18   [119][120]
NZ First Kevin Gardener 17   [119]
ACT Paul Hufflett 39   [119][121]
National Nick Smith Incumbent since 1990 6   [8][119]
United Future Doug Stevens 2   [21][119]
Labour Maryan Street List MP since 2005 7   [25][119]
Conservative Oliver Vitali 26   [7][119]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,301[14]

New Lynn[edit]

General election, 2011: New Lynn
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Ivan Bailey 28   [7][122]
Legalise Cannabis Sean Davidson 19   [30][122]
Labour David Cunliffe Incumbent since 1999 3   [25][122]
National Tim Groser List MP since 2005 12   [100][122]
ACT Barbara Steinijans 53   [122]
Green Saffron Toms 28   [122][123]


Legalise Cannabis Dakta Green Candidacy withdrawn   [124]
ACT Raja Venkatesh Announced, but not on final candidate list.   [122][125]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 45,226[14]

New Plymouth[edit]

General election, 2011: New Plymouth
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Legalise Cannabis Jamie Dombroski 15   [126]
Independent Rusty Kane [126]
Labour Andrew Little 15   [126][127]
Green Geoff Steedman 55   [126][128]
National Jonathan Young Incumbent since 2008 45   [8][126]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,973[14]

North Shore[edit]

General election, 2011: North Shore
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Maggie Barry 57   [129][130]
ACT Don Brash Party leader; National Party list MP 2002–2007 1   [129][131]
Labour Ben Clark 69   [129][132]
Conservative Craig Jensen 25   [7][129]
United Future Damien Light 12   [80][129]
Libertarianz Michael Murphy 6   [91][129]
Green Pieter Watson 59   [129][133]
NZ First Andrew Williams former North Shore City Mayor 3   [129][134]


Legalise Cannabis Leo Biggs Announced, but standing in Northcote instead. 11   [30][129]
National Wayne Mapp Retired; incumbent since 1996 [135]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 48,453[14]

Northcote[edit]

General election, 2011: Northcote
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Legalise Cannabis Leo Biggs 11   [136]
National Jonathan Coleman Incumbent since 2005 16   [8][136]
United Future Steven Dromgool   [16][136]
Labour Paula Gillon 67   [136][137]
NZ First Dion Jelley 23   [40][136]
ACT Tim Kronfeld 42   [27][136]
Libertarianz Peter Linton 20   [136]
Green Vernon Tava 57   [10][136]
Conservative Matthew Webster   [7][136]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,925[14]

Northland[edit]

General election, 2011: Northland
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Barry Brill 31   [27][138]
Green Pauline Evans 36   [10][138]
Mana Ngawai Herewini 20   [138][139]
Māori Josephine Peita 10   [77][138]
National Mike Sabin 60   [138]
Labour Lynette Stewart 39   [138][140]
Conservative Melanie Taylor 23   [7][138]


National John Carter Appointed High Commissioner, Cook Islands. MP Since 1987; incumbent since 1996 [141]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,628[14]

Ōhariu[edit]

General election, 2011: Ōhariu
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
NZ First Hugh Barr 10   [142][143]
Labour Charles Chauvel List MP since 2006 11   [4][142]
United Future Peter Dunne MP since 1984, Incumbent 1984–1993 (Labour) and since 2008, party leader 1   [8][142]
Libertarianz Sean Fitzpatrick 2   [142][144]
Green Gareth Hughes List MP since 2010 7   [142][145]
National Katrina Shanks List MP since 2007 38   [142][146]
Conservative Stephen Woodnutt   [7][142]


Independent Don Richards Announced, but standing in Rongotai instead. [142][147][148]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 45,900[14]

Ōtaki[edit]

General election, 2011: Ōtaki
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
United Future Diane Brown 14   [149][150]
Labour Peter Foster 57   [149][151]
Green Michael Gilchrist 21   [149][152]
National Nathan Guy List MP 2005–2008, Incumbent since 2008 20   [8][149]
Legalise Cannabis Fred MacDonald 10   [30][149]
ACT Peter McCaffrey 26   [27][149]
Conservative John Ryersson   [7][149]
NZ First David Scott 19   [40][149]
Independent Philip Dean Taueki [149]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 47,118[14]

Pakuranga[edit]

General election, 2011: Pakuranga
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Lance Gedge 19   [7][153]
Labour Sunny Kaushal   [153][154]
NZ First Helen Mulford 9   [40][153]
ACT Chris Simmons 6   [110][153]
National Maurice Williamson Incumbent since 1987 19   [8][153]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 45,420[14]

Palmerston North[edit]

General election, 2011: Palmerston North
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
United Future Sultan Eusoff 4   [80][155]
National Leonie Hapeta 65   [155][156]
Labour Iain Lees-Galloway Incumbent since 2008 37   [25][155]
Conservative Andrew Marquet   [7][155]
ACT Dan Stratton 22   [11][155][157]
Green Corrina Tucker 58   [10][155]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 42,897[14]

Papakura[edit]

General election, 2011: Papakura
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
NZ First Brent Catchpole List MP 2002–2005 13   [40][158]
National Judith Collins Incumbent since 2002 7   [8][158]
Green Caroline Conroy 34   [158]
Conservative Bob Daw 18   [7][158]
Labour Jerome Mika 36   [158][159]
ACT John Thompson 10   [20][158]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,528[14]

Port Hills[edit]

General election, 2011: Port Hills
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Joseph Burston 25   [158][160]
National David Carter MP since 1994, List MP since 1999 10   [8][158]
Labour Ruth Dyson Incumbent since 1993 5   [25][158]
NZ First Denis O'Rourke 7   [40][158]
ACT Geoff Russell 51   [27][158]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,027[14]

Rangitata[edit]

General election, 2011: Rangitata
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Julian Blanchard 56   [25][161]
ACT Tom Corbett 33   [161]
National Jo Goodhew Incumbent since 2005 23   [8][161]
Green Gerrie Ligtenberg 42   [161][162]
United Future Andrew McMillan 13   [21][161]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 47,712[14]

Rangitīkei[edit]

General election, 2011: Rangitīkei
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Maree Brannigan 33   [163][164]
Mana Peter Cleave 11   [54][163]
ACT Hayden Fitzgerald 24   [11][157][163]
National Ian McKelvie 58   [163][165]
Labour Josie Pagani 38   [34][163]
Conservative Ian Robertson   [7][163]
Independent Grant Seton [163]
Independent Charles Turner [163]


National Simon Power Retired; incumbent since 1999 [166]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 41,013[14]

Rimutaka[edit]

General election, 2011: Rimutaka
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Alwyn Courtenay 35   [167]
National Jonathan Fletcher 67   [167][168]
Labour Chris Hipkins Incumbent since 2008 30   [25][167]
Green Tane Woodley 24   [167][169]


NZ First Joe Glenn Withdrew candidacy at party's request   [40][170]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,709[14]

Rodney[edit]

General election, 2011: Rodney
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Colin Craig 1   [171][172]
ACT Beth Houlbrooke 38   [171][173]
NZ First Tracey Martin 2   [40][171]
National Mark Mitchell 59   [171][174]
Green Teresa Moore 51   [171][175]
Labour Christine Rose 42   [73][171]


National Lockwood Smith Speaker of the House, standing as list MP, MP since 1984, incumbent since 1996 [176]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 48,829[14]

Rongotai[edit]

General election, 2011: Rongotai
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Christopher Finlayson List MP since 2005 9   [8][177]
Labour Annette King MP since 1984, incumbent since 1996 2   [25][177]
ACT Joel Latimer 43   [177]
Green Russel Norman List MP since 2008, party co-leader 2   [177][178]
NZ First Brett Pierson 27   [40][177]
Independent Don Richards Initially announced as standing in Ōhariu. [142][147][148][177]
Māori Aroha Rickus 17   [77][177]
Conservative Bruce Welsh   [7][177]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,825[14]

Rotorua[edit]

General election, 2011: Rotorua
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Steve Chadwick Incumbent 1999–2008, list MP since 2008 34   [17][179]
National Todd McClay Incumbent since 2008 47   [8][179]
Mana Grant Rogers 17   [54][179]
Conservative Daryl Smith   [7][179]
NZ First Fletcher Tabuteau 11   [179][180]


Libertarianz Fred Stevens Announced, but not on final candidate list.   [87][179]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 42,548[14]

Selwyn[edit]

General election, 2011: Selwyn
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Amy Adams Incumbent since 2008 28   [8][181]
Conservative Wilton Gray   [7][181]
Labour Jo Mclean   [181][182]
Green Eugenie Sage 6   [181][183]
NZ First Bill Woods 32   [181]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,345[14]

Tāmaki[edit]

General election, 2011: Tāmaki
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Nick Bakulich 62   [159][184]
Independent Stephen Berry [184][185]
ACT John Boscawen List MP since 2008, chose to have no list ranking so would retire after election.   [11][27][184][186][187]
Green Richard Leckinger 17   [184][188]
National Simon O'Connor 62   [184][189]
Conservative Litia Simpson 9   [96][184]
Independent Wayne Young [184]


National Allan Peachey Incumbent since 2005; withdrew candidacy and list position due to health problems [8][190]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 48,348[14]

Taranaki-King Country[edit]

General election, 2011: Taranaki-King Country
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Shane Ardern Incumbent since 1998 27   [8][191]
Labour Rick Barker MP since 1993, list MP since 2005 25   [17][191]
Green Robert Moore 50   [10][191]
United Future Victoria Rogers   [191]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 41,152[14]

Taupō[edit]

General election, 2011: Taupō
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Mark Breetvelt   [7][192]
Labour Frances Campbell   [192][193]
ACT Roseanne Jollands 40   [27][192]
Green Zane McCarthy 45   [10][192]
NZ First Edwin Perry List MP 2002–2005 22   [6][192]
Mana Keriana Reedy 14   [54][192]
United Future Alan Simmons 5   [80][192]
National Louise Upston Incumbent since 2008 44   [8][192]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 45,381[14]

Tauranga[edit]

General election, 2011: Tauranga
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Conservative Larry Baldock United Future list MP 2002–2005 3   [194][195]
Māori Awanui Black 5   [77][194]
National Simon Bridges Incumbent since 2008 30   [8][194]
Mana Jayson Gardiner 9   [194][196]
NZ First Brendan Horan 6   [194][197]
Independent Yvette Lamare [194]
Labour Deborah Mahuta-Coyle 26   [159][194]
ACT Kath McCabe Originally announced for Maungakiekie. 8   [110][194]
Green Ian McLean 47   [194][198]
Democrats Katherine Ransom 4   [194][199]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 47,514[14]

Te Atatū[edit]

General election, 2011: Te Atatū
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Dominic Costello 16   [200]
National Tau Henare MP 1993–1999, list MP since 2005 40   [100][200]
Conservative Cynthia Liu 24   [7][200]
Green Gary Stewart 56   [200]
Labour Phil Twyford List MP since 2008 33   [200][201]


Independent Chris Carter Incumbent (Labour) 1993–96 and since 1999, removed from Labour caucus 2010 [202]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 42,742[14]

Tukituki[edit]

General election, 2011: Tukituki
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Robert Burnside 23   [203][204]
National Craig Foss Incumbent since 2005 21   [8][203]
Labour Julia Haydon-Carr 59   [25][203]
Conservative Stephen Jenkinson   [7][203]
Green Jim MacDonald 43   [10][203]
Legalise Cannabis Romana Manning 13   [30][203]
Democrats Barry Pulford 9   [203][205]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,264[14]

Waikato[edit]

General election, 2011: Waikato
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Robin Boom Initially announced as standing in Hamilton West. 29   [27][206]
Conservative Brian Dobbs 5   [7][206]
Green Cameron Harper 38   [206][207]
Democrats John Pemberton 2   [206][208]
NZ First Barbara Stewart List MP 2002–2008 5   [206]
Labour Kate Sutton 35   [193]
National Lindsay Tisch Incumbent since 1999 24   [8][206]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 41,623[14]

Waimakariri[edit]

General election, 2011: Waimakariri
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Clayton Cosgrove Incumbent since 1999 8   [17][209]
Conservative Tim de Vries 22   [7][209]
Green John Kelcher 39   [209]
NZ First Richard Prosser 4   [40][209]
National Kate Wilkinson List MP since 2005 17   [8][209]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,911[14]

Wairarapa[edit]

General election, 2011: Wairarapa
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
ACT Shane Atkinson 27   [27][210]
Labour Michael Bott 60   [210][211]
National John Hayes Incumbent since 2005 51   [8][210]
Libertarianz Richard McGrath Party leader 1   [210][212]
Conservative Brent Reid 29   [7][210]
Green Sea Rotmann 20   [210][213]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,165[14]

Waitakere[edit]

General election, 2011: Waitakere
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Paula Bennett MP since 2005, incumbent since 2008 14   [8][214]
Mana Sue Bradford List MP (Green), 1999–2009 4   [214][215]
Legalise Cannabis Jeff Lye 5   [30][214]
Conservative Danny Mountain 27   [7][214]
Libertarianz Peter Osborne 5   [91][214]
Labour Carmel Sepuloni List MP since 2008 24   [214][216]
Green Stephen Tollestrup 29   [214][217]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 42,201[14]

Waitaki[edit]

General election, 2011: Waitaki
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Sue Coutts 35   [218][219]
National Jacqui Dean Incumbent since 2005 41   [8][218]
Independent David Ford [218][220]
Conservative Jesse Misa 17   [7][218]
Labour Barry Monks 64   [34][218]
ACT Colin Nicholls 47   [218]
Democrats Hessel van Wieren 6   [218][221]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 49,209[14]

Wellington Central[edit]

General election, 2011: Wellington Central
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Legalise Cannabis Michael Appleby 1   [30][222]
New Economics Laurence Boomert [147][222]
Alliance Kelly Buchanan 8   [43][222]
NZ First Ben Craven 14   [143][222]
Libertarianz Reagan Cutting 4   [91][222]
National Paul Foster-Bell 56   [222][223]
Independent Puhi Karena [222]
Pirate Gynn Rickerby [13][222]
Labour Grant Robertson Incumbent since 2008 14   [17][222]
Green James Shaw 15   [222][224]
Conservative Paul Stipkovits   [7][222]
ACT Stephen Whittington 7   [222][225]


United Future Monique Watson Announced, but not on final candidate list.   [21][222]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,212[14]

West Coast-Tasman[edit]

General election, 2011: West Coast-Tasman
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Chris Auchinvole MP since 2005, incumbent since 2008 43   [8][226]
ACT Allan Birchfield 28   [27][226]
United Future Clyde Graf 11   [80][226]
Green Kevin Hague List MP since 2008 3   [226][227]
Conservative Claire Holley 14   [7][226]
Labour Damien O'Connor MP 1993–2008, list MP since 2009   [4][226]
Youth Robert Terry [226]
Legalise Cannabis Steven Wilkinson 8   [30][226]


United Future Jackie Douglas Withdrew candidacy   [21][228]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,144[14]

Whanganui[edit]

General election, 2011: Whanganui
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
National Chester Borrows Incumbent since 2005 32   [8][229]
NZ First Ian Brougham 31   [229]
ACT Alan Davidson 36   [27][229]
Labour Hamish McDouall 52   [25][229]
Green John Milnes 48   [229][230]
Democrats Heather Smith 7   [35][229]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 43,350[14]

Whangarei[edit]

General election, 2011: Whangarei
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Rick Bazeley 32   [231][232]
Conservative Ross Craig   [7][231]
Democrats Kenneth Goodhue 12   [35][231]
ACT Robin Grieve 14   [27][231]
National Phil Heatley Incumbent since 1999 15   [8][231]
Libertarianz Helen Hughes 10   [91][231]
Labour Pat Newman 58   [34][231]
NZ First Pita Paraone Former list MP 2002–2008 12   [231][233]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 46,068[14]

Wigram[edit]

General election, 2011: Wigram
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Alliance Kevin Campbell Alliance List MP 1999–2002 3   [234][235]
National Sam Collins 66   [234][236]
United Future Ian Gaskin 17   [80][234]
Economic Euthenics Tubby Hansen [234]
Legalise Cannabis Geoffrey McTague 14   [30][234]
Conservative Mark Peters   [7][234]
Green Richard Wesley 61   [234][237]
Labour Megan Woods 47   [17][234]


Progressive Jim Anderton MP since 1984, incumbent since 1996, party leader, ex-deputy PM [238]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 44,563[14]


Māori electorates[edit]

Hauraki-Waikato[edit]

General election, 2011: Hauraki-Waikato
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Mana Angeline Greensill 8   [239][240]
Nga Iwi Te Ariki Karamaene [239]
Labour Nanaia Mahuta Incumbent since 1996 12   [8][239]
Māori Tau Bruce Mataki   [239][241]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 32,513[14]

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti[edit]

General election, 2011: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Parekura Horomia Incumbent since 1999 6   [76][242]
Mana Tawhai McClutchie 7   [242][243]
Māori Na Raihania   [242][244]
Independent Maurice Wairau [242]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 32,364[14]

Tāmaki Makaurau[edit]

General election, 2011: Tāmaki Makaurau
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Mikaere Curtis 26   [245][246]
Labour Shane Jones List MP since 2005 16   [76][245]
Mana Kereama Pene   [245][247]
Māori Pita Sharples Incumbent since 2005, party co-leader 8   [77][245]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 34,628[14]

Te Tai Hauāuru[edit]

General election, 2011: Te Tai Hauāuru
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Green Jack McDonald 30   [248][249]
Labour Soraya Peke-Mason 56   [248][250]
Mana Frederick Timutimu   [248][251]
Māori Tariana Turia Incumbent since 1999; MP since 1996 (Labour), party co-leader 7   [8][248]
Nga Iwi Jennifer Waitai-Rapana [248]
Sovereignty Robert Piriniha Wilson [248]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 32,002[14]

Te Tai Tokerau[edit]

General election, 2011: Te Tai Tokerau
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Labour Kelvin Davis List MP since 2008 23   [25][252]
Mana Hone Harawira Incumbent since 2005 1   [54][252]
Legalise Cannabis Maki Herbert 3   [30][252]
Māori Waihoroi Shortland 1   [252][253]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 33,067[14]

Te Tai Tonga[edit]

General election, 2011: Te Tai Tonga
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Mana Clinton Dearlove   [254][255]
Māori Rahui Katene Incumbent since 2008   [8][254]
Legalise Cannabis Emma-Jane Mihaere Kingi 7   [30][254]
Green Dora Langsbury 22   [254][256]
Labour Rino Tirikatene 45   [257][254]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 30,956[14]

Waiariki[edit]

General election, 2011: Waiariki
Notes:

 Blue background  denotes an incumbent.
 Pink background  denotes a current list MP.

Party Candidate Notes List # Source
Māori Te Ururoa Flavell Incumbent since 2005 9   [8][258]
Mana Annette Sykes 2   [258][259]
Labour Louis Te Kani 53   [258][260]

Electorate (as at 11 November 2011): 32,568[14]

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