Election 2023: National Party selects 'strong team' for upcoming election

  • 19/08/2023

The National Party has selected a party list "heavy on new talent" as it prepares for the upcoming election.

Unveiled on Saturday afternoon, the party said it's a "strong team" that will "get our country back on track inside a National-led Government".

National's party list

  1. Christopher Luxon Botany
  2. Nicola Willis Ōhāriu
  3. Chris Bishop Hutt South
  4. Shane Reti Whangārei
  5. Paul Goldsmith Epsom
  6. Louise Upston Taupō
  7. Erica Stanford East Coast Bays
  8. Matt Doocey Waimakariri
  9. Simeon Brown Pakuranga
  10. Judith Collins Papakura
  11. Mark Mitchell Whangaparāoa 
  12. Todd McClay Rotorua
  13. Melissa Lee Mt Albert
  14. Gerry Brownlee List
  15. Andrew Bayly Port Waikato
  16. Penny Simmonds Invercargill
  17. Simon Watts North Shore
  18. Chris Penk Kaipara ki Mahurangi
  19. Nicola Grigg Selywn
  20. Nancy Lu List
  21. Suze Redmayne Rangitīkei
  22. Katie Nimon Napier
  23. Catherine Wedd Tukituki
  24. Tama Potaka Hamilton West
  25. Agnes Loheni List
  26. Maureen Pugh West Coast-Tasman
  27. Emma Chatterton Remutaka
  28. James Christmas List
  29. Dale Stephens Christchurch Central
  30. Siva Kilari Manurewa
  31. Harete Hipango Te Tai Hauāuru
  32. Rosemary Bourke Māngere
  33. Frances Hughes Mana
  34. Paulo Garcia New Lynn
  35. Blair Cameron Nelson
  36. Barbara Kuriger Taranaki-King Country
  37. Tracy Summerfield Wigram
  38. Hinurewa te Hau Tāmaki Makaurau
  39. Angee Nicholas Te Atatū
  40. Vanessa Weenink Banks Peninsula
  41. Rima Nakhle Takanini
  42. Ruby Schaumkel Kelston
  43. Mahesh Muralidhar Auckland Central
  44. Dana Kirkpatrick East Coast
  45. Scott Sheeran Wellington Central
  46. Navtej Singh Randhawa Panmure-Ōtāhuhu
  47. Carl Bates Whanganui
  48. Carlos Cheung Mt Roskill
  49. Matthew French Taieri
  50. Matt Stock Christchurch East
  51. Karunā Muthu Rongotai
  52. Ankit Bansal Palmerston North
  53. Joseph Mooney Southland
  54. Simon O'Connor Tāmaki
  55. Scott Simpson Coromandel
  56. Stuart Smith Kaikōura
  57. Sam Uffindell Tauranga
  58. Tim van de Molen Waikato
  59. Miles Anderson Waitaki
  60. Dan Bidois Northcote
  61. Mike Butterick Wairarapa
  62. Cameron Brewer Upper Harbour
  63. Hamish Campbell Ilam
  64. Tim Costley Ōtaki
  65. Greg Fleming Maungakiekie
  66. Ryan Hamilton Hamilton East
  67. David MacLeod New Plymouth
  68. Grant McCallum Northland
  69. James Meager Rangitata
  70. Tom Rutherford Bay of Plenty
  71. Felicity Foy List
  72. Janelle Hocking List
  73. Kesh Naidoo-Rauf List
  74. Senthuran Arulanantham List

National Party president Sylvia Wood said National has selected people who represent a wide range of communities across New Zealand.

"We are committed to ensuring that we are a truly national National Party representing a broad-cross section of New Zealanders. Our 2023 list reflects our commitment to continuing to build that," she said in a statement.

There are 21 women and 19 men in the top 40, representing European, Māori, Indian, Cook Island, Samoan, Korean, Filipino, Tongan and Chinese New Zealanders.

"In a tight election, as the 2023 election will be, it's crucial New Zealanders can have confidence in the people their party vote will bring into Parliament," Wood said.

"They can have absolute confidence that the National Party's list offers the strongest possible team of candidates to rebuild New Zealand's economy, to lower the cost of living, restore law and order and improve our schools and healthcare."

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