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2011: Won by Peter Dunne (United Future) with a majority of 1,392.
This Wellington electorate includes the suburbs of Ngaio, Khandallah, Newlands, Johnsonville, Churton Park and Tawa.
2008 party vote (%): National 46.27, Labour 33.33, Green 9.13, ACT 3.41, United Future 2.21, Maori 0.73, Progressive 0.71.
Charles Chauvel - Labour Party List #11
Labour’s spokesperson on Justice and the Environment. Candidate for Labour in Ohariu in 2005 and 2008. Entered Parliament in August 2006 as a list MP. Worked as a lawyer before entering Parliament.
Gareth Hughes - Green Party List #7
Spokesperson on Transport, Housing, ICT, Youth, Oceans, Climate Change, Tertiary Education. Entered Parliament 2008. Previously worked for the Green Party and Greenpeace.
Hugh Barr - New Zealand First Party List #10
Scientist and outdoor recreation advocate. Co-chair of the Coastal Coastal Coalition, a group that campaigned against National’s marine and coastal legislation.
Katrina Shanks - National Party List #38
Chaired the Social Services select committee in the last Parliament. Entered Parliament as a list MP in February 2007 and was a candidate for National in Ohariu in 2005 and 2008. Former accountant.
Peter Dunne - United Future List #1
United Future leader. Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Health in the last Parliament. Entered Parliament as a Labour MP in 1984, resigned and launched Future New Zealand in 1994. He later became leader of United Future which supported the last Labour-led Government and the following National-led Government.
Sean Fitzpatrick - Libertarianz List #2
Martial arts instructor.
Stephen Woodnut - Conservative Party
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