Election 2011 Electorates
2011: Won by Grant Robertson (Labour Party) with a majority of 6,376.
The electorate covers Wellington city and surrounding suburbs, including Mount Victoria, Mount Cook, Brooklyn, Aro Valley, Kelburn, Northland, Wadestown, Wilton, Karori and Makara.
2008 party vote (%): National 35.41, Labour 34.57, Green 20.62, ACT 3.95, United Future 1.00, Maori 0.85, Progressive 0.66.
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.