The electorate covers Wellington city and surrounding suburbs, including Mount Victoria, Mount Cook, Brooklyn, Aro Valley, Kelburn, Northland, Wadestown, Wilton, Karori and Makara. Held by Labour MP Grant Robertson with a majority of 6,376.
2011 party vote (%): National 38.42, Labour 26.56, Green 27.69, NZ First 2.88, ACT 1.17, Maori 0.71, United Future 0.65, Mana 0.63
Ben Craven New Zealand First Party List #14
Grant Robertson Labour Party List #14
Labour's spokesperson on Health, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage. He entered Parliament in 2008, having previously been a UN diplomat and a parliamentary advisor to former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Minister Marian Hobbs.
Gynn Rickerby Pirate Party of New Zealand
James Shaw Green Party List #15
Leadership coach and trainer.
Kelly Buchanan Alliance List #8
Laurence Boomert New Economics Party
Michael Appleby Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party List #1
The ALCP leader, he has stood in Wellington Central for the party in every election since 1996. Wellington lawyer.
Paul Foster-Bell National Party List #56
A career diplomat, his postings include deputy head of mission in Tehran. He is new to the National Party list.
Paul Stipkovits Conservative Party
Puhi Karena None / Independent
Reagan Cutting Libertarianz List #4
Stephen Whittington ACT Party List #7
Corporate lawyer. Former advisor to ex-ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas.