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Helen White

MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
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Personal details
Political partyLabour
Children3
ProfessionLawyer
Websitewww.labour.org.nz/helenwhite

Helen Ione White is a New Zealand politician. She is a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

White grew up in Freemans Bay, Auckland and became a barrister, specialising in employment law. She lives in Auckland and has three children.[1]

Early in her legal career, White worked with the EPMU Union for a period alongside future Labour leader Andrew Little.[2]

Member of parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2018–present 52nd List 40 Labour

In 2009 White attempted to gain the Labour nomination in the Mount Albert by-election to replace former Prime Minister Helen Clark, but lost to David Shearer.[3] Eight years later in February 2017, White won the Labour Party nomination to stand in Auckland Central at the general election in 2017, gaining preference over other contestant Shanan Halbert.[1] White was ranked 40 on Labour's party list.[4]

White did not win the Auckland Central seat, but was later allocated as seat in Parliament via Labour's Party list following the resignation of sitting MP XXXXXX.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Helen White Labour's 2017 candidate for Auckland Central" (Press release). New Zealand Labour Party. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ Elliot, John. "Impressive new Labour candidate for Auckland Central". Ponsonby News. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  3. ^ Young, Audrey (27 April 2009). "Goff thinks fresh face has winning edge". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". Scoop.co.nz. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Nikki Kaye
Member of Parliament for Auckland Central
2017–present
Incumbent


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