McCully’s East Coast Bays replacement

National have chosen Erica Stanford, currently working “in a senior role in McCully’s local electorate office”, to replace Murray McCully as next year’s East Coast Bays candidate.

She is likely to win the seat unless something very unexpected happens. In 2014 McCully won  with 19,951 votes, with Colin Craig coming next(4,923) beating  the Labour candidate (3,915).

Newstalk ZB: McCully’s replacement selected for East Coast Bays

A staffer in East Coast Bays MP Murray McCully’s local office has been selected to contest the seat at next year’s election.

look how far another former staffer from the electorate office of McCully went. It seems to be an incubator.

Haha, true. He’s better at picking talent than he is sites for sheep farms.

That’s funny.

Does anyone know who the other former staffer was?

Erica Stanford works in a senior role in McCully’s local electorate office and has worked overseas in export sales roles.

“Having been raised here, and now in turn raising my own kids here, I’m not exaggerating when I say I think it’s the best place to live in Auckland.

“From watching Murray up close working for him, as one of his constituents, and seeing his work for New Zealand on the world stage, I know I have big shoes to fill.”

She currently serves as chair of the Browns Bay Business Association, and has previously produced a number of local television shows.

National look to be continuing to do well at replenishing their caucus.

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  1. Gezza

     /  25th November 2016

    “Does anyone know who the other former staffer was?”

    Corky’s political love-interest. Hon Paula Bennett.

    • Thanks.

      After graduating, Bennett worked as an electorate secretary for Murray McCully, National Party member of Parliament for East Coast Bays, until the 1999 general election. She then worked as a recruitment consultant for several years and assisted McCully in the 2002 general election campaign.

      She stood in Waitakere in 2005 and lost, but got in on the list.

      • Pete Kane

         /  27th November 2016

        Recruitment Consultant. Beautiful. From the Ovis aries area of ‘recruitment’ employment one wonders?

  2. Erica has the right sort of credentials: young mother, attractive, BA Hons major political science, minor Maori Studies, employment history in export trade to multiple countries. East Coast born and bred. Gets my uptick as a formidable candidate.


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