Erica Stanford

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Erica Stanford

Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for East Coast Bays
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded byMurray McCully
Personal details
Political partyNational

Erica Stanford is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.

Personal life[edit]

Stanford lives in Okura in the Auckland region and is the daughter of a Dutch immigrant.[1] She holds a Bachelor of Arts and has worked in export sales as well as producing local television shows. She is married, meeting her husband while at high school, and has two children.[2]

Political career[edit]

At the 2017 general election Stanford stood in the electorate of East Coast Bays.[3] She had not previously stood for parliament or other office. Prior to running for parliament, she worked as Senior MP Support for Murray McCully. The East Coast Bays electorate has been a safe seat for National since 1987; since then McCully has held either this seat or Albany which covered a similar area. Stanford was selected by National to replace McCully as their candidate after he decided not to seek re-election.

Member of parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd East Coast Bays 65 National

In her maiden speech Stanford spoke on matters of conservation, sustainability and marriage based on love rather than gender and a desire to see political parties work with one another to seek enduring, practical solutions.[4]


  1. ^ "Meet the backbencher: Erica Stanford". The New Zealand Herald. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "National selects East Coast Bays candidate - Scoop News".
  3. ^ "New candidate selected to contest National's East Coast Bays electorate". Stuff.
  4. ^ "New National MP wants cross-party pragmatic solutions". The New Zealand Herald. 14 November 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Murray McCully
Member of Parliament for East Coast Bays