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7:10 am, April 17th, 2020 - 73 comments
Categories: election 2020, greens - Tags: Elizabeth Kerekere, green party list, green party list 2020, Ricardo Menendez March, Teanau Tuiono
The initial Green Party list was posted on twitter last week by Henry Cooke. This is its first form. Next it goes through a member ranking process, and then is adjusted for balance of Māori, gender, region, and age. The list is then reviewed by the Leadership group and approved by the National Executive. You can see the full process explained here.
For comparison, here is the 2017 final list, the one adjusted after Metiria Turei, David Clendon and Kennedy Graham left the party ahead of the 2017 election, and the 2020 initial list.
|2017 original final list||2017 election list||2020 initial list|
|1||Metiria Turei||James Shaw||Marama Davidson|
|2||James Shaw||Marama Davidson||James Shaw|
|3||Marama Davidson||Julie Anne Genter||Jan Logie|
|4||Julie Anne Genter||Eugenie Sage||Eugenie Sage|
|5||Eugenie Sage||Gareth Hughes||Teanau Tuiono|
|6||Gareth Hughes||Jan Logie||Julie Anne Genter|
|7||Jan Logie||Chloe Swarbrick||Chloe Swarbrick|
|8||Kennedy Graham||Gloriz Ghahraman||Golriz Ghahraman|
|9||Chloe Swarbrick||Mojo Mathers||Elizabeth Kerekere|
|10||Golriz Ghahraman||Barry Coates||Ricardo Menendez March|
The order of the 2020 initial list is likely to change.
One of the list ranking instructions is that we are supposed to be mindful of caucus renewal. It's actually not too weird an outcome to have an as-yet-to-be-elected candidate in such a winnable position, especially after his work in the 2017 and 2019 elections.— Matt Whitehead (@MJWhitehead) April 9, 2020
There are three new candidates in the top ten:
Teanau Tuiono is a long time indigenous activist, who works as an education consultant in the Māori and Pasifika arena, and has worked at the United Nations and Massey University. He is standing in the Palmerston North electorate.
Elizabeth Kerekere, Ngāti Oneone, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Whānau a Kai, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, is an artist, takatāpui/LGBTIQ activist and scholar, and chair of the Tīwhanawhana Trust (community support for LGBTIQ people in Wellington).
Ricardo Menendez March is an anti-poverty activist, who has been working with Auckland Action Against Poverty on liveable incomes, housing, WINZ culture, and access to healthcare. He is standing as Green Party candidate in the Maungakiekie electorate.
The Greens currently have 8 MPs off 6.3% of the vote. To get another two MPs, they would need around 8.5%. At the 2014 election they gained 14 MPs from 10.7%.
I’d be very happy to see all three new candidates in parliament via 8.5% of the vote. I don’t know Steve Abel, at #11 currently, but he’s another long time environmental activist and is standing in the New Lynn electorate.
The full initial list, via Henry Cooke,