The Herald reports:
Lee has lived in the central Auckland electorate for close to 20 years and currently serves on the Auckland Council representing the Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward.
She is the daughter of Graeme Lee, a former National MP.
MP Sam Lotu-Iiga, who is retiring, won the seat in 2014 with a majority of 2348.
The Labour candidate is Priyanca Radhakrishnan.
This will be an interesting seat to watch. Since it was created under MMP it has swung between National and Labour. Belinda Vernon held it from 1996 to 1999 then Mark Gosche from 1999 to 2008 and Sam since then.