Four local candidates head to parliament

An election that NZ First MP Tracey Martin described as ‘one like no other’ has seen four candidates from Rodney enter Parliament.

National MP Mark Mitchell was returned for a third term with 24,905 votes or 64 percent of the total vote. He says delivering Penlink is a priority.

NZ First list MP Tracey Martin retained her seat for the second time through the party vote.

She is keen to address education and gender pay issues, as well as access to medical care in Rodney.

Marja Lubeck is believed to be the first-ever Labour candidate from the Rodney electorate to make Parliament. She polled 7227 votes, but at 32 on her party list gained one of Labour’s 45 seats.

Her priorities include mental health, emergency care and Penlink, with clean waterways and housing affordability also on her agenda.

Despite failing to win a seat in Tamaki, Matakana resident Jenny Marcroft is in Parliament for the first time as the ninth and final seat on the NZ First list.


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