Cathy Casey

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Cathy Casey is a New Zealand politician who is an Auckland Councillor, for the Albert-Eden-Roskill Ward.

She has a particular interest in social issues, such as taking a strong stance against bylaws restricting or criminalising begging, considering it an example of a social issue that should not be left to the police to try and manage.[1] She is also supported by various unions for her stance on subjects such as opposition against "casualisation" of Ports of Auckland's wharf workforce, and her support for the living wage campaign.[2]

Early years[edit]

Born 1957,[3] Casey moved to New Zealand from Scotland in 1987.[4]

She taught at Kuranui College and served on the board of trustees. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked at AUT University.[5]

Casey was formerly the partner of Matt McCarten.[5] She has since been living in a relationship with her Dutch partner Kees and their blended family of three teenagers.[6]

Political career[edit]

Auckland Council
Years Ward Affiliation
2010–2013 Albert-Eden-Roskill City Vision
2013–2016 Albert-Eden-Roskill City Vision
2016–present Albert-Eden-Roskill City Vision

Casey served on the South Wairarapa District Council between 1990 and 2001.[4][5]

In the 1999 election Casey stood for the Alliance party in the Wairarapa electorate. She placed third.

Casey was later elected to the Auckland City Council in 2004.[5]

In the 2010 Auckland Council elections Casey was elected from the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward. She was reelected in 2013, and again in 2016.


  1. ^ "Cathy Casey : Begging a social issue, not a crime". The New Zealand Herald. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Who to vote for". Unions Auckland. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010 Elections Information (Noting Age as 53)". Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Meet Cathy Casey Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. National Distribution Union
  5. ^ a b c d Winners have Wairarapa connection Wairarapa Times-Age, 13 October 2004
  6. ^ "2013 Eclection Information (entry paragraph of personal bio)". Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.