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Julie Anne Genter to stand in Mt Albert by-election

Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, January 13th, 2017 - 39 comments
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Green Party press release,

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February, said the Green Party today.

Well-known for her strong advocacy of the City Rail Link and ways to cut congestion in Auckland, Ms Genter said she was looking forward to a positive campaign with the Labour Party candidate, with a focus on policies that will make Auckland fairer and greener.

“New Zealanders have a big choice to make in 2017, to stick with the status quo, or to change the Government to get real action on things like affordable housing, public transport, and protecting our rivers,” said Ms Genter.

“The by-election will be the first opportunity for voters in Mt Albert to see what Labour and the Greens have to offer in a new, progressive government.

“The Green Party has a reputation for keeping New Zealand politics honest. I think this is an opportunity to show how politics can be done differently – respectfully, positively, and collaboratively.

“Labour and Greens share a vision for a fairer New Zealand – affordable housing and healthy kids. Whichever of us Mt Albert vote for, they will get a competent, experienced MP committed to a fairer New Zealand.

“I’ve spent my career working on transport and urban design. That expertise will be of great value to Mt Albert residents as Auckland grows and changes,” said Ms Genter.

“We have an opportunity to create a happier, healthier city, and I can be the champion for that in central Government. The Greens have a successful track record on advocating for better public transport, safer cycling, and liveable neighbourhoods in Auckland.”

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw is delighted that Julie Anne Genter has been selected.

“She’s provided the strong voice we’ve been looking for, particularly with her focus on public transport and housing, two of the biggest issues faced by Aucklanders today. I also look forward to seeing two dynamic and talented women standing in Mount Albert. This is democracy at its best and how politics should work.”

The decision to stand Ms Genter was made at the candidate selection meeting this evening. Ms Genter is the Green Party spokesperson on Health, Transport, and Auckland Issues, as well as Youth, ACC, Sport and Recreation.

Julie Anne Genter’s website.

The Herald

Stuff

TVNZ

39 comments on “Julie Anne Genter to stand in Mt Albert by-election”

  1. Penny Bright 1

    Why waste your Mt Albert vote on existing MPs?

    Sure – Labour and the Greens should use the Mt Albert by-election to advocate for the policies they are promoting for the 2017 General Election, for the PARTY vote?

    But why waste this electorate vote?

    In the Mt Albert by-election, I’m already getting public support from members of both the Green and Labour Parties, who say they will vote for me, because Jacinda and Julie Anne are already MPs.

    Would the House become more ‘representative’ by including a fiercely INDEPENDENT proven ‘anti-privatisation / anti-corruption Public Watchdog’ in its ranks?

    What do YOU think?

    Penny Bright

    2017 Independent candidate Mt Albert by-election.

    • DoublePlusGood 1.1

      Surely choosing a well-regarded public transport expert who should be the next Transport Minister is an excellent option. What portfolio positions and select committee responsibilities would you be pursuing as an independent MP supporting a left-wing government?

      • Penny Bright 1.1.1

        Except in Auckland there is effectively NO ‘public transport’?

        There are 10 private bus companies, 4 private ferries and a French multi-national running the trains.

        Auckland Transport has been proven to be fraught with corrupt ‘conflicts of interest’ which have, in my opinion, with moving to the ‘collaborative’ (ie CORRUPT) model for contracting.

        I have studied the 226 page ‘Reasons for the Verdict of Fitzgerald J’, and the evidence, in my view, is politically explosive, regarding how endemic and entrenched is the corruption.

        Who else has STUDIED this document?

        In my view, it completely vindicates my persistent and consistent ten years of anti-corruption ‘whistle-blowing’.

        Penny Bright

        2017 Independent candidate Mt Albert by-election.

        • DoublePlusGood 1.1.1.1

          Hmm, who is most likely to get actual public transport in Auckland, a public transport expert, or a ‘whistle-blower’?

          • Penny Bright 1.1.1.1.1

            What’s your definition of ‘public transport’?

          • Sacha 1.1.1.1.2

            Public transit systems transport citizens.

            I support monopoly infrastructure being owned by public organisations, but I am not convinced this is an election-winning position right now, by a long margin. People care most directly whether the bus or train comes on time.

            • SpaceMonkey 1.1.1.1.2.1

              And now knowing that a French multinational is running the trains, I have more confidence that the trains will run on time.

        • Visubversa 1.1.1.2

          Whistle blowing? – pissing in the wind more likely. Zero tangible results in 10 years. Go back to welding – at least that produces something useful.

    • Carolyn_nth 1.2

      If Ardern wins the by-election, the NZ Herald (at the link in the post) reckons Labour will then get another list MP. Is that correct?

      Ardern is a list MP and her probable victory will mean another Labour List MP will come into Parliament. Next on the list are Maryan Street and Moana Mackey, but Labour leader Andrew Little is understood to be keen to get Raymond Huo in to provide Chinese representation.

      • Andre 1.2.1

        Both Ardern and Genter are currently list MPs.

        So if Ardern wins, she vacates her list MP position to take up her electorate MP position. Labour gets to fill their vacant list spot from their list, leaving the total number of Labour MPs the same as now.

        If Genter wins, she vacates her list MP position to take up the electorate MP position. Greens get to fill their vacant list position from their list. Greens increase their numbers in Parliament by one, and Labour decreases their numbers by one.

        Or maybe Penny will win 😆 in which case Genter and Ardern stay in Parliament as list Mps, and the Labour contingent reduces by one.

        Gotta say, if I was in the Mt Albert electorate I’d be sorely tempted. Just to give in to that “fuck you” impulse.

        • Carolyn_nth 1.2.1.1

          Ah. Gottit. Thanks. So, basically, an Ardern win could result in a more representative Labour caucus, depending on which List MP replaces Ardern.

          And ditto for the House as a whole if Genter wins, depending on which list MP replaces her.

          • dukeofurl 1.2.1.1.1

            She isnt going to win.

            And no if she does win, the next on the Greens list are ALL men
            15. BROWNING, Steffan
            16. DAVIDSON, Marama
            17. COATES, Barry
            18. HART, John
            19. KENNEDY, Dave

            • James Thrace 1.2.1.1.1.1

              I wasn’t aware Marama had a sex change?

            • Carolyn_nth 1.2.1.1.1.2

              Except, most of those people are already MPs. I think Barry Coates was the last one in. So the next ones are

              18. HART, John
              19. KENNEDY, Dave
              20. Jeanette Elley
              21. Jack McDonald (Māori)

              So potential for diversity there, depending on who is now available. Would love to see Jack McDonald in the House. He comes across in debates as very energetic, articulate and on top of some essential left wing values.

              • Clump_AKA Sam

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        • Cemetery Jones 1.2.1.2

          Wait, so if Genter won, Labour would lose the lowest current MP on their party list? Wouldn’t that be Andrew Little himself, or am I off the mark on how that could work? I seem to recall he only just got bank into parliament off last election’s list once the special vote had its final count.

          • Andre 1.2.1.2.1

            The MP Labour has just lost is Shearer. So right now Labour is down one MP from last year. The question is who replaces him, and the two declared candidates with any chance are a current Labour list MP or a current Green list MP. When either of those ends up the winner, it will create a list vacancy in her party when she resigns her list position to take up her electorate MP position.

            • Cemetery Jones 1.2.1.2.1.1

              Ahha, that’s good. I can only imagine how horrendous it would be if Hosking had that scenario to crow about. It might have even undone his post-Key blues. And we can’t have that.

      • Skinny 1.2.2

        It’s all about the money honey so Ray Ray Huo is it. Be some deal done via Goff’s financial support and future funding. I doubt the other 2 will make it back, hardly a new look Labour is it. Be a bit of venting from the sisterhood within the party but they will keep it in house or they may get the down and out on the list.

    • Andre 1.3

      Penny, I think your best chance is to go hard for the Nat voters. If you can persuade enough of them to vote for you for the lolz and to reduce the sane left contingent in Parliament by one, and there’s an even split in the left vote between Ardern and Genter, you might just sneak past on the side.

      • Penny Bright 1.3.1

        You would be surprised at how much growing support there is across the whole political spectrum, for proper transparency and accountability in the spending of public monies on private consultants and contractors?

        I had a very senior member of Grey Power seek me out – totally gets the Public Records Act 2005, and the endemic and entrenched bribery and corruption which has worsened with the ‘collaboration’ (ie: CORRUPT) model between public officials and private contractors.

        It appears that NZ First aren’t going to stand a candidate either?

        So, in my view, there is a HUGE political gap, and anyone who thinks that Jacinda is going to ‘sleep walk her way to victory’ in Mt Albert, is probably being a little over-optimistic?

        Labour and Green voters aren’t going to lose anything by voting for me, because Jacinda and Julie Anne are still MPs.

        I’m not.

        Yet.

        Who better to help make corruption a HUGE General Election issue – than Independent MP for Mt Albert, Penny Bright, making a HUGE fuss – inside the House?

        Because a HUGE fuss is needed, and focused action to help transform this corrupt, polluted tax haven, back to a cleaner, greener New Zealand?

        Penny Bright

        2017 Independent candidate Mt Albert by-election.

  2. Sanctuary 2

    Good chance to put the Greens in their place.

    • weka 2.1

      lol, like as MP of Mt Albert?

      • dukeofurl 2.1.1

        There is no chance of winning any electorate, I dont even know why they bother, apart from the real reason, which is to be able to spend all the money they get from rich people.

        • wek a 2.1.1.1

          I’m pretty sure you do know why but who am I to object if you want to present yourself as ignorant instead. Nice troll attempt but not quite up to TS standard.

        • DoublePlusGood 2.1.1.2

          ‘No Chance’ – really? There has to be at least some chance that Shaw or Turei could win an electorate if they actually went for it.

          • dukeofurl 2.1.1.2.1

            They have tried for electorates before- got nowhere.
            Turei has run in Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tonga and then in Dunedin North.
            Russell Norman, even though he was Wellington based, stood in the Mt Albert bye election after Clark left. Getting under 15 % like most Green electorate candidates doesnt get you elected …
            Back in the 90s there was one Green Mp forCoromandel, and that came with a lot of help from Labour. The only seat where they came 2nd in 2014.

      • LOL.

        A well deserved one-liner in reply to a one-liner.

    • Sacha 2.2

      ooh, tell us more.

  3. The Chairman 3

    “The by-election will be the first opportunity for voters in Mt Albert to see what Labour and the Greens have to offer in a new, progressive government”

    It’s a red electorate, therefore also making it a good testing ground to see how the Greens stack up within the left.

    Should be interesting.

    • Penny Bright 3.1

      It will be fascinating ….

      😉

      Her Warship

    • newsense 3.2

      well, there’s also a lot of the more central, liberal Grey Lynn type Green/Nat split, though where Jacinda does well there too. It’s hard to say it is a red electorate as of right. Plus every home owner has over a million dollars of assets to their name…

    • Yeah, I think it also will give Jacinda Ardern and Julie-Anne Genter a good chance to practice the interesting dance of coalition campaigning they’re going to need to do this year where they make their own cases while presenting a united front.

  4. Sacha 4

    The traditional Boiler Masters Union urges its members to vote early and vote often, given the YUGE political gap identified by renowned local operative Chicken Licken Good.

    Ignore your instincts and do whatever you last read in a local publication. Shine those tyres. Sport those tresses. Buy those dresses. Bananas cheaper by the dozen. Buns by the van load. Kimchi, even.

    Just do not think for long – that way lies only confusion. Blessed are those who know their place and do their master’s bidding. Shop local, citizens. A bulb is not always so dazzling.

  5. Sanctuary 5

    I am struggling to see the strategic thinking of the Greens in this. What are the likely outcomes?

    If Genter gets easily and handily spanked – the most likely outcome if given a) Labour’s get out the vote machine works as well as it did in Mt. Roskill and b) the Greens turn out is as dismal as ever and c) the overall turnout is low, with all the National voters staying home and inflating the margin of Ardern’s win – it will diminish her rising star and seriously damage the credibility of the Greens nationwide heading into a general election. No amount of “exposure” of the “Green message” will outweigh the media writing off the Greens as terminal losers in this scenario.

    If (unlikely) Genter does well or even wins then the left over all will suffer a serious blow, since the MSM will simply write Labour off even more than it does now – the NZ corporate MSM is itching for any reason it can to annoint Bill English as PM for a fourth term and present the election narrative as simply a coronation procession for the entrenched neoliberal establishment.

    The decision of the Greens to run Genter has all the hallmarks of the sort of passive-aggressive strategic wishful thinking the Greens have consistantly indulged in since Shaw became leader.

    • dukeofurl 5.1

      Agree. It would have been better to try out Chloe Swarbrick rather than Genter.

      What ever happened to their last candidate Jeanette Elly ?

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