Greens – 2017 list

The Greens have revealed their final party list that they will go into the 2017 election with.

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

There are currently 14 Green MPs. They will be hoping to do better than that this election.

They have promoted younger mainly female candidates. They presumably want to retain the support of those who voted Green last election and grow the young female vote, and maybe the young male vote as well to increase their overall party vote.

However most people are barely aware of party lists so a lot will still depend on the pulling power of leaders Metiria Turei and James Shaw.


  1. PDB

     /  May 30, 2017

    Headline: Green Party unveils strongest ever candidate list

    “17 – HOLT, Hayley”

  2. Brown

     /  May 30, 2017

    “Green Party unveils strongest ever candidate list …”

    Smell isn’t everything.

    • PDB

       /  May 30, 2017

      Due to this I think……

      • Patzcuaro

         /  May 30, 2017

        Snake oil salesmen existed long before the Greens.

  3. This is something the greens will have to contend with: Young Aucklanders not voting

  4. Zedd

     /  May 30, 2017

    Looks like a good list for 23/9, but I was a bit surprised to see Denise & Mr Clendon drop down, to the ‘maybe’ zone, just above Ms Holt. I guess the party are looking to promote ‘new fresh faces’ ?? :/

  5. So if the Greens have a bad day on 23 September and only the top 10 make it in that would be a heavily unbalanced gender ratio in their caucus…. what does a 10% party vote share get them? 12 seats? So the 8/4 split….

    They better hope their share holds up or some questions will need answering ; )

    And 2 weak as dishwater blokes and one pompous old bloke are the male reps in their top 10.

    Truly insipid….

  6. duperez

     /  May 30, 2017

    Ironic to see this list just after seeing the list “Reasons for admission to an asylum.”

    I have a list too. Mine is taken from comments on a blog site item about the Greens list. I am no particular supporter of that Party but the tone of the reaction there has something of the manic about it.

    – Perhaps some of them plan on gender re-assignment?
- Bat Shit Crazy,
- Tokenism at best. 

    – White virtue-signallers party of Aotearoa .
- Hamas lover at number 3

    – They’ve certainly filled their loon quota.
- I think maybe a lot of the Chardonnay Socialists snap out of it when they realise what’s going to happen to our Economy if these absolute nutjobs get anywhere near Power?

    – Hard to believe that with all those females on the list Materia is still top bitch.
- Final 2017 Green Party [crossed out] Children’s Crusade List

    – Looney Tunes.
- The real life characters of One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

    – Amazing that shagging an All Black can get you into Parliament these days
    – Reeks of incompetence … Mental.
    – On the plus side, dumb and blind appears to be well represented.
    – How did the awful Sage and Logie stay as high as they are? Space cadets the both of them.
    – Nothing illustrates the infantile nature of Green party members more than the elevation of …
    – A bit hard to follow the quota rules when most of the candidates might as well be genderless.
    – These watermelons are beyond belief I wish this didymo party of deranged bludging freaks would disappear. The poor taxpayer pays for this dysfunctional mess, but that’s the vile world of politics, which makes the mafia seem like Saints.
    – If I suffered from pre menstrual tension for three weeks every month, I would be driven crazy enough to vote for that lot.
    – That I call a list of lunatics who escaped from the nearby mental facility
    – Is Kennedy Graham still alive? He must be well over eighty.
    – Bwahahaha when the urban Dictionary definition of ‘stupid as stupid does’ (“means that an intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid”), could they have been referring to the new airheads in the Green Party?
    The delicious thing is that some on the Greens list will most likely get into the Parliament. For all the loathing they incur, those ordinary people will be doing whatever they think is best for the country, leaving the erudite on the sidelines to blog on.

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