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Michael has represented Mt. Roskill in Parliament since November 2016. The father of three young boys has a huge interest in Auckland’s future. Along with commentary on key political issues, his interviews seek out a range of informed perspectives on Auckland. Outside work and politics, Michael loves walking, cricket, gardening and spending time on the Waikowhai Coast.
Involved in political organising since her student years, Jenny entered Parliament for the people of Manukau East in 2014. Trained as a barrister and solicitor with extensive experience in education and public health both here and in the U.S., Jenny is a strong advocate of opportunities for all. The Tongan-speaking mother of two daughters is married to an academic and has great ambitions for young people’s success.
Julie is the Deputy Chair of the Puketapapa Local Board. She has a strong interest in how the council can use its resources to get better community, economic and environmental outcomes. With a background in education, Julie is an activist by nature with a passion for social justice. When not on the radio, a computer or in a meeting she is running a busy household which includes three children. Time out is reading science fiction.
Priyanca is Labour’s candidate for Maungakiekie. She has extensive experience working with women survivors of violence and migrant workers facing exploitation. She is passionate about social justice and strongly believes that everyone deserves to live with dignity. In her down time, you can find Priyanca playing board games with friends or spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Deborah is the Labour candidate for New Lynn where she lives with her husband and three teenage daughters. Deborah is a tax expert who has worked in the private and public sectors, as well as lecturing at universities in Australia and NZ. Deborah’s doctoral thesis was on multiculturalism. In her spare time Deborah reads science fiction and the classics; she gardens and knits.