Green Party List announced

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Green Party press release.

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Green Party unveils strongest ever candidate list

The Green Party is excited to today reveal its final candidate list for the upcoming election, with a mix of familiar faces and fresh new talent set to take the party into government.

The final list was voted on by Green Party members, after a draft list was created by candidates and party delegates in April.

“I am confident this exceptional group of people will take us to our best ever election result and into government in September,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

“We will be continuing our work on the big issues New Zealanders care deeply about – our people, our environment and our planet – and we will take that work into government.

“This list reflects the progress the Green Party has made in the 27 years since our inception. We are bigger, bolder and more diverse than we’ve ever been. We have supporters in every neighbourhood, town and city in Aotearoa New Zealand, and a candidate in most areas.

“I am thrilled that there will be highly skilled Green Party representatives in the next government and Parliament, who are experts in their given fields.

“Our returning MPs are joined in the top 20 candidates by new Māori and Pasifika candidates, a human rights lawyer and refugee, indigenous rights activists, climate change campaigners, business people, a farmer, a former diplomat, and a TV presenter.

“This list truly reflects 21st century Aotearoa New Zealand. Chloe Swarbrick will become New Zealand’s youngest MP in 42 years. In Jack McDonald we have one of Te Ao Māori’s leading young voices, Pasifika candidate Teanau Tuiono is a noted activist and expert on climate change, and human rights lawyer Golriz Gharhraman will become Parliament’s first MP who came to New Zealand as a refugee.

“The Green team will go into this critically important election united and determined.

“We will be a force to be reckoned with this election and in the next Parliament,” said Mr Shaw.

Green Party list:

1 TUREI, Metiria

2 SHAW, James

3 DAVIDSON, Marama

4 GENTER, Julie Anne

5 SAGE, Eugenie

6 HUGHES, Gareth

7 LOGIE, Jan

8 GRAHAM, Kennedy

9 SWARBRICK, Chloe

10 GHAHRAMAN, Golriz

11 MATHERS, Mojo

12 COATES, Barry

13 MCDONALD, Jack

14 HART, John

15 ROCHE, Denise

16 CLENDON, David

17 HOLT, Hayley

18 CROSSEN, Teall

19 TUIONO, Teanau

20 TAMU, Leilani

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The Green Party currently has 14 MPs in parliament (10.7%).

Bios of current MPs and all new list candidates.

has around 6000 members. Green members determine the list ranking. rules

Eugenie Sage

TVNZ coverage with GP announcement

 

21 comments on “Green Party List announced”

  1. DoublePlusGood 2

    As I said in the other thread, Swarbrick and Holt are way too high, not happy that Swarbrick is given a freebee into parliament, happy that Ghahraman moved up and will be in parliament, disappointing for those in 18, 19, and 20 that despite their excellent resumes they got bumped for a tv host.
    Still, it is overall a very good list.

    • weka 2.1

      It’s a pity Leilani Tamu isn’t further up. I don’t have too much of a problem with Swarbrick being in there, the Greens do well in Auckland and there’s been a push for more representation there. She seems competent and hard working and committed to Green politics.

      Am please about Jack McDonald, and John Hart being in on current %. Not sure about replacing experienced MPs that way, but I guess that’s incentive for them to go hard on the party vote.

  2. Karen 3

    It is a good list. My quibbles are minor and would just be a couple of order changes – swapping Coates with Clendon and swapping Tamu with Holt. I was glad Kennedy Graham jumped up a bit.

    Swarbrick is underrated by many on the Standard. She is extremely hard working and I am sure she will bring more votes for the Green Party from a demographic that sometimes doesn’t bother voting.

    As with the Labour list the order isn’t an indication of their ranking once elected – it just provides a picture of who will get elected depending on the percentage of party votes. Rather more accurate idea for the Greens as they don’t have electorate seats that need to be taken into account.

  3. swordfish 4

    Denise Roche’s slide from 14 (provisional list) to 15 (final list) might just prove to be a career-ender. Unlucky.

    • mauī 5.1

      Not knowing anything about Ghahraman prior I found she comes over really well and maybe even a future leader down the line.

  4. Bearded Git 6

    14% for the Greens gets Holt in as an MP. This is clever-spread it around.

    • garibaldi 6.1

      These election predictions may be too high if the cannabis vote goes to TOP.

  5. The Greens are only contesting 29 of the 71 seats. Certainly not going to be an election winner and it will mean that those in the 42 other electorates are going to miss out on a lot of party recognition.

  6. james 8

    Im wondering how this works with the green rankings – reading (a blog which wont be named) – They are saying that there were rules for the greens in regard to gender – which looks like they have been ignored.

    If the genders had ben swapped (ie – replace the females with males on this list) – there would be calls of sexism.

    Can anyone explain?

    • No problem at all, James. In fact, the explanation pasted below is from the blog you read:

      AG

      However the Greens seem to have ignored their rule that men should make up at least 40% of the list at each rank after the first three.

      That’s because the “rule” you cite is not a rule at all. Have a look at clause 5.3.1 of the Green Party Constitution.

      So for there to be only three men in the top 11, means that the members voted only three men in the top 13 – or they ignored their own rules.

      That’s right! The Green Party membership voted to have 8 of the top 11 (and 8 of the top 13) candidates women, and the Party’s National Executive chose to adopt this list (rather than a different “balanced” list). Probably hard for a National supporter to understand how that could happen, given that party’s problem with getting female candidates.

      http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/05/final_2017_green_party_list.html#comment-1940050

      [edited for quote clarity and to add link – weka]

      • weka 8.1.1

        I can’t see anything in the Constitution like that, and here is no cause 5.3.1. It refers to gender in regards to delegates and the Executive.

        There is this,

        “10.1 Procedures for the selection and approval of candidates for public office including the ordering of the Party List shall be determined by the Executive.”

        • weka 8.1.1.1

          5.3.1 probably refers to the Green Party Candidate Selection and List Ranking Process not the Constitution, but I can only find older versions online and there is no 5.3.1 in those.

          There is this though,

          “4.9.2.Gender – a maximum of 60% of candidates shall be male; a maximum of 60% of candidates shall be female”

          12 women out of 20 is 60%

          Farrar also says this,

          “So for there to be only three men in the top 11, means that the members voted only three men in the top 13 – or they ignored their own rules.”

          My voting papers had nothing about members having to take gender into account. The balancing gets done by the Exec at the end.

          Farrar is a dick and I wouldn’t trust anything he wrote, nor take it at face value. Based on the past I fully expect he won’t correct his post.

          • One Anonymous Bloke 8.1.1.1.1

            +1

            Farrar is just another version of Cameron Slater.

            • Anne 8.1.1.1.1.1

              An upmarket version of Cameron Slater.

              Btw, when are we likely have a decision in the Eminem case?

              Edit: not related to the post I know but the slug’s name has been mentioned.

    • weka 8.2

      Afaik, the original list is complied at a conference. That gets given to the membership, who vote on it. The list can then be adjusted for gender, geography, age, ethnicity (candidates can be moved up to 2 places so as to keep the members’ intentions). The Executive can make final adjustments after that.

      The only gender difference in the top 20 between the list given to the membership and the one today is that a woman replaced a man (so the voted upon list had 11 women and 9 men, the final one has 12 women and 8 men).

      “If the genders had ben swapped (ie – replace the females with males on this list) – there would be calls of sexism.”

      Because we live in a society that structurally favours men over women, which is why we need to intentionally rebalance the list. Sexism isn’t an even playing field, that’s the point.

      I”m surprised at the gender balance in the list, but as someone on twitter pointed out, you might get that in a list based on meritocracy. How terrible, the Greens have a surfeit of talented women.

      “Can anyone explain?”

      The blog who shan’t be named was lying to you on a number of fronts, about how the GP works, how the list selection happens, and what sexism is.

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Philippines activist speaking on the Duterte tyranny
    Auckland Philippines Solidarity is excited to host Professor Judy Taguiwalo for a speaking tour of NZ in September. She is a well-known activist in the Philippines and was a political prisoner under the Marcos dictatorship. Professor Taguiwalo briefly served as a Cabinet member under President Duterte but was forced from ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Disgust
    I have no special insights to offer on the Labour sexual assault coverup. All I have is disgust. Disgust that an organisation could fail its people so badly. Disgust that they punished the victims rather than the perpetrator. Disgust that its party hacks are apparently blaming the victims for demanding ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Speak Up for Women calls out Greens’ censorship
    This open letter to the Green Party was penned after an opinion piece by Jill Abigail, a feminist and founding member of the party, was censored by the Greens’ leadership. (Redline has reprinted her article here).The intolerance of the Green Party leaders and their acceptance of the misogyny of gender ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Member’s Day: End of Life Choice, part 3
    Today is a Member's day, and David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill continues its slow crawl through its committee stage. They're spending the whole day on it today, though the first hour is likely to be spent on voting left over from last time. After that they'll move on ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Flight to Los Angeles turned back after passengers decide they don’t want to go anymore
    An ambitious plan to fly to Los Angeles petered out into a brief sight-seeing trip and a desire to return home and get some sleep before work tomorrow. Air New Zealand has confirmed a flight to Los Angeles last night was turned back about a quarter of the way into ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Indigenous Futures: defuturing and futuring – an analytical framework for policy development?
    There appears to be consensus – by omission – that the concept of indigenous futures should be accepted at face value. So I scavenged the internet to see if I could locate an academic descriptor or a framework around how we think about it as a concept, and whether it ...
    EllipsisterBy Ellipsister
    2 weeks ago
  • Cadbury rumoured to be releasing the Pineapple Trump
    Here’s another novelty chocolate to shove in your gob, New Zealand Cadbury could be seeking to make itself great again with a rumoured new release: Pineapple Trumps, a spin on its classic chocolate-encased pineapple treat and do-it-yourself tooth remover. The global confectionery manufacturer and bumbling “before” character in an infomercial, ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    2 weeks ago
  • The coming resource war.
    During my time in the Pentagon I had the privilege of sitting down with military leaders and defence and security officials from a variety of Latin American nations. Sometimes I was present as a subordinate assistant to a senior US defence department official, sometimes as part of a delegation that ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    2 weeks ago
  • Māori Language Week with The Civilian
    Kia ora, Aotearoa. It’s that magical time of year. Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. In English, the week that frightens talk radio. As you probably know by now, all your favourite media outlets are participating, some more successfully than others. Stuff has changed its name to Puna for the ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Will Horizons act on climate change?
    Local body elections are coming up next month. And it looks like all Palmerston North candidates for Horizons (the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council) want to take action on climate change:Climate change is set to be a key issue in Palmerston North for the next three years if those wanting to get ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • BORA reform is stalled
    Eighteen months ago, the government promised to strengthen the Bill of Rights Act, by explicitly affirming the power of the courts to issue declarations of inconsistency and requiring Parliament to formally respond to them. So how's that going? I was curious, so I asked for all advice about the proposal. ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Corbyn and Brexit
    As the Brexit saga staggers on, the focus is naturally enough on the Prime Minister and his attempts to achieve Brexit “do or die”. But the role played by the Leader of the Opposition is of almost equal interest and complexity. The first problem for Jeremy Corbyn is that he ...
    Bryan GouldBy Bryan Gould
    2 weeks ago
  • A ditch for him to die in
    Last week, English Prime Minister Boris Johnson boldly declared that he would rather die be dead in a ditch than delay Brexit. Unfortunately for him, the UK parliament accepted the challenge, and promptly dug one for him. The "rebellion bill" requires him to ask for and secure yet another temporary ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Warning! Warning! Danger Jacinda Ardern! Danger Marama Davidson! Warning!
    Lost In Political Space: The most important takeaway from this latest Labour sexual assault scandal, which (if I may paraphrase Nixon’s White House counsel’s, John Dean’s, infamous description of Watergate) is “growing like a cancer” on the premiership, is the Labour Party organisation’s extraordinary professional paralysis in the face of ...
    2 weeks ago

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