Election 2014

Auckland Central

The electorate stretches from the Auckland CBD and waterfront westwards to Westmere and Western Springs. Includes St Mary’s Bay, Herne Bay and Ponsonby, Rangitoto, Waiheke, Great Barrier and Little Barrier Islands. Held by National MP Nikki Kaye with a majority of 717.

2011 party vote (%): National 42.24, Labour 25.11, Green 22.79, NZ First 4.10, Maori 1.64, ACT 1.18, Mana 0.69

Candidates

Allen Davies New Zealand First Party List #33

Anthony Joseph van den Heuvel (Human Rights Party)

David Seymour ACT Party List #5

A senior policy analyst at Canadian think tank Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Contested the Mt Albert electorate for ACT in 2005.

Denise Roche Green Party List #11

Waiheke Local Board member. Stood for the Greens in Auckland Central in 2008.

Jacinda Ardern Labour Party List #13

Labour's spokesperson on Youth Affairs, Employment, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage. Entered Parliament in 2008 (list MP).

Nikki Kaye National Party List #33

Entered Parliament in 2008 when she won Auckland Central from Labour.

Stephen Greenfield (Conservative Party)