5 May 2014

McLean stands for Tamaki Makaurau

6:03 am on 5 May 2014

The Maori Party has named Rangi McLean as its Tamaki Makaurau electorate candidate.

Mr McLean, who is the Manurewa Marae chair, saw off challenges from the party's Tamaki electorate co-chair, Bronwyn Yates, and Hato Petera college deputy principal Te Hira Paenga to win the candidacy.

The Maori Party's former co-leader, Pita Sharples, has held the seat since 2005.

Meanwhile, the Maori Party has named educationalist and entrepreneur Susan Cullen of Ngati Maniapoto as its Hauraki - Waikato candidate.

 Rangi McLean wants to fill Pita Sharples' shoes in Tamaki Makaurau electorate.

Rangi McLean wants to fill Pita Sharples' shoes in Tamaki Makaurau electorate. Photo: RNZ / Rosemary Rangitauira