Wallace Chapman talks to recent converts to candidacy to find out who they are, where they've come from, and why they want to join the House of Representatives.

New candidate profile: Clayton Mitchell, New Zealand First

Clayton Mitchell.

Clayton Mitchell. Photo: CLAYTON MITCHELL

Clayton Mitchell who is stepping into his leader’s big shoes as New Zealand First candidate for Tauranga. He's also number six on the party list. Clayton Mitchell talks to Wallace Chapman.

Maori Party Ikaroa Rawhiti candidate Marama Fox

Marama Fox Maori PartyWallace Chapman talks to the Maori Party's potential Ikaroa Rawhiti M.P. Marama Fox.

Barry Coates - new candidate for the Green Party

Barry Coates Green Party candidateContinuing the Sunday Morning profile series of new candidates this election, Wallace Chapman talks to new Green party candidate for Mt Roskill, Barry Coates.

Labour's Manukau-East candidate Jenny Salesa

Jennifer Salesa Labour s Manukau East candidate cropLabour's new candidate for the Manukau-East seat is of Tongan descent, and has a working life including time spent in the U.S.A, Tonga and New Zealand.

Jenny Salesa talks to Wallace Chapman about what she can bring to this south Auckland electorate.

ACT's Epsom candidate David Seymour

David SeymourOur ongoing series of profiles looking at new candidates - who are they, where did they come from?

Wallace Chapman talks to 31-year-old David Seymour, who is running for ACT in Epsom, an electorate that will be 'one to watch' come election time.

National's Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop National candidate Hutt SouthContinuing our profiles of some of the new candidates standing in this year's election.

Today: National Party candidate for Hutt South Chris Bishop.

Bishop is from the Hutt, he has worked as an advisor to Gerry Brownlee, and later Stephen Joyce. He spent two years as corporate affairs manager for tobacco company Philip Morris New Zealand. Chris Bishop is also an award winning debater.

Internet Party candidate for Auckland Central Miriam Pierard

Miriam Pierard supplied cropWallace Chapman profiles some of the new candidates standing in the 2014 election.

Miriam Pierard is the Internet Party's candidate for Auckland Central, and number 3 on the party list.

The 27 year old's background is in the social sciences, education and activism. Miriam says she came home from South America early this year, to change the government.

Find out more about Miriam Pierard on The Wireless.

Listen to Wallace Chapman's conversation with Miriam.

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