Team

  • Andrew Little

    Leader of the Labour Party

    Labour List MP

    Spokesperson for Security and Intelligence

    Born in New Plymouth and educated at New Plymouth Boys’ High School, he studied philosophy, law, and public policy at Victoria University. He served as president of Victoria’s student association and was twice elected NZUSA president.
  • Annette King

    Deputy Leader

    MP for Rongotai

    Spokesperson for Health

    Spokesperson for Social Development

    Annette has proudly represented the eastern and southern suburbs of Wellington for 21 years. Annette is also the MP for the Chatham Islands, which gives her both an urban and rural view of peoples concerns. Getting involved in the local community and advocating for the values and policies of Labour is Annette's passion.
  • Grant Robertson

    MP for Wellington Central

    Spokesperson for Finance

    Grant is driven to be an MP by his belief in social justice, and desire to give opportunity for all to achieve their potential. He lives in the Wellington suburb of Northland/Wilton, with his partner, Alf.
  • Nanaia Mahuta

    MP for Hauraki Waikato

    Spokesperson for Māori Development

    Since becoming an MP, Nanaia has been committed to youth development, advancing Māori success through education and training opportunities, Iwi development, care for kaumatua, support for Māori women and sustainable ways to care for the environment and create jobs.
  • Phil Twyford

    MP for Te Atatū

    Spokesperson for Housing and Transport, Associate Spokesperson for Auckland Issues and the Environment (Cities)

    Phil is a strong voice for the community in West Auckland. He campaigns for better transport, including a rapid transit busway on the north western motorway, and speaks out regularly for his constituents. He is known for his street corner meetings and his big red van is a common sight on the streets of West Auckland.
  • Chris Hipkins

    MP for Rimutaka

    Shadow Leader of the House

    Senior Whip

    Spokesperson for Education and Early Childhood Education

    Chris is passionate about education, having worked as a training consultant in the oil and gas industry and coordinated education programme approvals in the health sector in the UK.
  • Carmel Sepuloni

    MP for Kelston

    Junior Whip

    Spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage

    Associate Education: Early Childhood Education Transport Safety

    Much of Carmel’s work as a Member of Parliament has been focused on improving educational and health outcomes for marginalised and vulnerable groups. In particular, her efforts brought National’s Minister of Social Development to account for slashing training incentive allowances.
  • Kelvin Davis

    MP for Te Tai Tokerau

    Spokesperson for Police and Corrections

    Associate Spokesperson for Justice (Sexual & Domestic Violence), Education (Māori Education) and Regional Development

    Kelvin Davis has recently returned to parliament with the following priorities: 1. To improve educational outcomes 2. To grow the Te Tai Tokerau economy 3. To increase the number of people who can speak Māori 4. To eliminate sexual violence
  • Jacinda Ardern

    Labour List MP in Auckland Central

    Spokesperson for Justice, Children, Small Business and Arts, Culture & Heritage

    Jacinda'a passion for social justice led her to the Labour Party at just 17 years old. She was elected to Parliament in 2008. Jacinda ran in the 2011 election as Labour’s candidate for Auckland Central, halving the incumbents’ majority down to approximately 700 votes.
  • Dr David Clark

    MP for Dunedin North

    Spokesperson for Economic Development

    Associate Spokesperson for Finance and Health (Mental Health)

    David is concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor which he sees as limiting our social and economic potential. He believes we can and must achieve a fairer society where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.
  • Su'a William Sio

    MP for Māngere

    Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Local Government and Interfaith Dialogue

    Associate Housing Spokesperson (South Auckland)

    Su'a is a strong and fearless advocate for the rights of working-class New Zealanders. He speaks passionately for the people of Māngere - a place he calls the land of the young, beautiful and gifted. He has a consistent vision that diversity is a strength for New Zealand and is proud of his own Pacific heritage.
  • Iain Lees-Galloway

    MP for Palmerston North

    Spokesperson for Labour

    Iain believes in the power of people working together to create stronger families, a stronger community and a stronger economy. His priority is to enable opportunites for Palmerston North to make the most of its many strengths.
  • Megan Woods

    MP for Wigram

    Spokesperson for the Environment and on Climate Change

    Growing up and living in the Wigram electorate ensures that Megan has the knowledge and experience to effectively represent the people of Wigram. She is committed to making sure everyone has opportunities and gets a fair go. Megan is also committed to making sure everyone hasaccess to quality, affordable housing, world-class education and skills training, and well-paid jobs.
  • David Cunliffe

    MP for New Lynn

    Spokesperson for Regional Development, Tertiary Education, Research & Development and Science & Innovation

    Associate Economic Development Spokesperson

    David is in politics because he believes that people matter most, and that we need a new era of positive politics in New Zealand.

  • David Parker

    Labour List MP

    Spokesperson for Trade & Export Growth and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

    Shadow Attorney General

    David Parker had a long career in business and law before being elected to Parliament as a Labour MP.
  • David Shearer

    MP for Mt Albert

    Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Consumer Affairs

    David believes New Zealand should be the best country in the world, where everyone can get a fair go and anyone prepared to work for it can achieve their dreams.

  • Phil Goff

    MP for Mt Roskill

    Spokesperson for Defence, Veterans' Affairs, Disarmament, Auckland Issues, Ethnic Affairs

    Phil Goff is committed to Labour principles of all people having a fair go and everyone having the opportunity to realise their potential and provide a good life for their families.
  • Trevor Mallard

    MP for Hutt South

    Assistant Speaker

    Spokesperson for Internal Affairs (excluding Gambling), Sport & Recreation, Animal Rights and Parliamentary Reform

    Trevor advocates for the opportunity for all New Zealanders to reach their potential through quality education and good jobs, within a high-wage and high-skill economy.
  • Ruth Dyson

    MP for Port Hills

    Spokesperson for Conservation, Senior Citizens, Disability Issues and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

    Ruth is determined to create and implement a plan to retain skilled and passionate people in the Canterbury region. She aims to include people, particularly young people, in the thinking and planning for the future to create a committed, passionate community in Canterbury.
  • Damien O'Connor

    MP for West Coast Tasman

    Spokesperson for Primary Industries, Biosecurity and Food Safety

    Damien believes every New Zealander, regardless of their background or family situation, deserves the opportunity to realise their full potential and participate in their community and society. He is a passionate advocate of constituent representation and true democracy in our Parliament.

  • Clayton Cosgrove

    Labour List MP in Waimakariri

    Spokesperson for Revenue, State Owned Enterprises, Building & Construction and the Earthquake Commission

    Associate Finance Spokesperson

    Clayton lives in Christchurch, where he went to school at St Bede’s College and later obtained an MBA and BA . He is a former small business owner and held senior positions in the private sector in the field of public and corporate affairs.
  • Sue Moroney

    Labour List MP in Hamilton

    Spokesperson for ACC, Immigration, Women's Affairs

    Associate Labour Spokesperson

    Sue is a mum, a former journalist and a proud Hamiltonian and so she is a champion for early intervention and strong regional development plans.
  • Clare Curran

    MP for Dunedin South

    Spokesperson for ICT and Broadcasting

    Associate Spokesperson for Justice and Commerce

    Clare has been the MP for Dunedin South since 2008 and is a strong advocate for the Dunedin South community. In Dunedin Clare fought hard to save Kiwirail’s Hillside workshops and is a passionate advocate for building the Dunedin economy and providing more jobs.
  • Kris Faafoi

    MP for Mana

    Spokesperson for Commerce, State Services and Racing

    Assistant Whip

    Kris lives in Titahi Bay, Porirua and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mana in November 2010 following more than a decade working as a journalist at both TVNZ and the BBC – giving him a strong commitment to public service broadcasting.
  • Louisa Hareruia Wall

    MP for Manurewa

    Spokesperson for Youth Affairs

    Associate Spokesperson for Auckland Issues (South Auckland) and Sport & Recreation

    Louisa (Ngati Tuwharetoa me Waikato) has held a variety of roles across the public sector as a policy advisor and community advocate in the social policy and public policy areas.
  • Stuart Nash

    MP for Napier

    Spokespesron for Forestry, Energy, Land Information and Statistics

    Stuart has worked at senior management level in small and large organisations, and in both the private and public sectors. He will bring a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in helping to achieve the type of vision only Labour can bring to the people of New Zealand.
  • Rino Tirikatene

    MP for Te Tai Tonga

    Spokesperson for Fisheries and Customs

    Associate Regional Development Spokesperson

    Rino is one of a new generation of Māori MPs, committed to serving his people and rejuvenating Labour in Te Tai Tonga. He successfully won the seat in the 2011 election, defeating the incumbent. He represents the largest electorate in the country. Rino has deep connections across Ngai Tahu his paternal side, and to Ngati Hine in the Far North on his maternal side.
  • Meka Whaitiri

    MP for Ikaroa-Rawhiti

    Spokesperson for Water

    Associate Spokesperson for Regional Development, Finance and Primary Industries

    Meka Whaitiri is the proud mother of two teenage sons. Meka was born in Manutuke, Gisborne and grew up in Whakatu, Hastings. Meka was Head Girl at Karamu High School and played both netball and softball at a national level. She started work at the local freezing works and went on to complete a Masters degree in Education from Victoria University.
  • Poto Williams

    MP for Christchurch East

    Spokesperson for the Community & Voluntary Sector

    Associate Spokesperson for Housing (Christchurch), Justice (Family) and Education (Christchurch Schools)

    Poto's deep experience in grassroots community work means she has an affinity for supporting people to reach their potential. Poto works hard to ensure their voice is heard at a national level to get a fair deal for the people of Christchurch East.
  • Peeni Henare

    MP for Tāmaki Makaurau

    Spokesperson for Tourism

    Associate Māori Affairs Spokesperson (Employment & Te Reo Māori)

    Ka ngana a Peeni kia whai reo kaha a Tamaki Makaurau ki roto i te Paremata. Ka puku mahi ano ia ki nga take nui o Tamaki - whai mahi tuturu, whai whare, hauora pai, whai matauranga, a, kia whai hua ano te reo o te hunga taiohi ki a ratou ake kaupapa.
  • Adrian Rurawhe

    MP for Te Tai Hauāuru

    Spokesperson for Civil Defence & Emergency Management

    Associate Internal Affairs Spokesperson (Gambling) and Treaty Negotiations

    Through his Iwi and community roles, Adrian has worked successfully to improve the lives of whānau, hapū, Iwi and the community. He will be a strong voice in Parliament, and an advocate for the people of Te Tai Hauāuru. He has a particular interest in ensuring that we have empowering policies that help unlock the potential of all whānau.
  • Jenny Salesa

    MP for Manukau East

    Spokesperson for Employment, Skills & Training

    Jenny is committed to representing the people of Manukau East in Parliament. She is a strong advocate for a fair and just society as well as opportunities for all New Zealanders. She will bring to Parliament a wealth of public sector experience and a strong background in community contribution.