The Northcote contenders

There are three seeking Labour’s nomination, and five (after pre-selection) seeking National’s nomination. They are:


  • Shanan Halbert, 2017 candidate, head of relationships at Te Wanaga o Aotearoa, former parliamentary funded staffer
  • Richard Hills, Auckland Councillor, popular with people on both left and right
  • Paul McGreal

Halbert and Hills have similar demographic backgrounds.


  • Dan Bidois, economist, works for Foodstuffs, has worked for OECD. Has an MPP from Harvard
  • Danielle Grant, Chair Kaipatiki Local Board, marketing consultant
  • Darren Ward
  • Lisa Whyte, Chair Upper Harbour Local Board, accountant
  • Simon Watts


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