Election 2011 Electorates

Wellington Central

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

 

Candidates

Ben Craven - New Zealand First Party List #14

University student.

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.