Princes Street Labour

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Princes Street Labour
HeadquartersUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
IdeologySocial democracy
Mother partyNew Zealand Labour Party
WebsitePrinces Street - Young Labour

Princes Street Labour is a branch of the New Zealand Labour Party in Auckland.

It is part of the Auckland Central Labour Electorate Committee. It is a "special branch" under the Labour Party constitution, which means that members may live outside the boundaries of Auckland Central electorate and do not have to be students. Membership is open to academics and alumni. Most members are students at the University of Auckland or Auckland University of Technology. Younger members of Princes Street Branch play a large role in Young Labour, the youth wing of the party.

The branch has been described as an "ideological powerhouse" of the Labour Party. Several members have gone on to prominent political positions including Helen Clark,[2] who was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2008.


The executive of the Branch is elected at each Annual General Meeting, in accordance with the Labour Party Constitution. Normally, executive members are students of the University of Auckland.


The branch was set up by Labour activists including Jonathan Hunt in the 1960s while Norm Douglas was the member for Auckland Central.[3]

Notable members[edit]

Notable past members include:

2008 general election[edit]

Several current and former members stood for election at the 2008 New Zealand general election including:

  • Kate Sutton - Labour candidate for Epsom
  • Jordan Carter - Labour candidate for Hunua
  • Conor Roberts - Labour candidate for Rodney and campaign manager for inaugural Greater Auckland Mayor Len Brown
  • Hamish McCracken - Labour candidate for Northcote

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Archived 2012-08-20 at the Wayback Machine Princes Street - Young Labour
  2. ^ Vic Law Student Back on Campus, Northern Courier, 5 March 2008
  3. ^ Roger is Back[permanent dead link], speech by Rodney Hide, 08 Jun 2008
  4. ^ Self Help, New Zealand Herald, 03/04/2002
  5. ^ Jonathan Hunt Bio Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, University of Auckland
  6. ^ du Chateau, Carroll (31 May 2001). "Our Liberal Leaning Rights Commissioners". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  7. ^ Who's Who in the New Zealand Parliament 1987. Wellington: Parliamentary Service. 1987. p. 79.
  8. ^ Hon Judith Tizard Archived 2008-02-05 at the Wayback Machine, Government website
  • Godfrey, Darryl C. Princes Street Branch: Intergenerational Change & Modernisation in the NZLP 1960 - 2000, Thesis, University of Auckland, 2002.

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