Labour List 2020

Participation in the Labour Party list selection process is open to all members of E tū who have been members since before 31 December 2019.

Your union is affiliated to the New Zealand Labour Party (NZLP).  This means E tū members are eligible to take part in the Labour Party list ranking process online. This list will contribute to the NZLP Moderating Committee process that determines the final party list for the 2020 General Election on 19 September.

When Labour’s parliamentary candidates are nominated, they opt to go on either a regional list or the Te Kaunihera Māori list (if they are standing in a Māori electorate or are a list-only candidate on the Māori roll). E tū members on the general roll rank the list nominees for their region, members on the Māori roll can opt either to rank nominees in their region or to rank nominees on the Te Kaunihera Māori list.

Here is a list of electorates within each region. If you are unsure what region you belong to this list should help:

Region 1: Northland, Whangarei, Te Tai Tokerau, East Coast Bays, North Shore, Northcote, Rodney, Helensville, Upper Harbour, Te Atatū, New Lynn, Kelston, Tamaki Makaurau, Mt Roskill, Maungakiekie, Auckland Central, Epsom, Mt Albert, Tamaki, Pakuranga, Manukau East, Manurewa, Botany, Mangere, Hunua, Papakura

Region 2: Hauraki-Waikato, Hamilton East, Hamilton West, Waikato, Taupō, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Rotorua, Waiariki

Region 3: Taranaki-King Country, East Coast, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Te Tai Hauauru, Ōtaki, Palmerston North, Napier, Tukituki, Ikaroa Rāwhiti

Region 4: Wairarapa, Hutt South, Rimutaka, Mana, Ōhariu, Rongotai, Wellington Central, Te Tai Tonga

Region 5: Te Tai Tonga, Christchurch East, Selwyn, Christchurch Central, Port Hills, Rangitata, Ilam, Wigram, Waimakariri, Nelson, Kaikoura, West Coast-Tasman

Region 6: Clutha-Southland, Dunedin South, Invercargill, Dunedin North, Waitaki, Te Tai Tonga

To participate in the Labour Party list ranking process please register by clicking on one of these two links before 11:59pm, Thursday 4 June:

Please note Māori roll members can opt to take part in either a region or the TKM list ranking – but not both. Once you register you will receive profiles on all Labour Party candidates standing on the list in your region which will also include video recordings of their pre-recorded speeches.

E tū is supporting candidates for the list who are E tū members.  These candidates are listed below:

Te Kaunihera Māori list: Mynette Erueti, Rino Tirikatene

Region 1: Aupito William Sio, Carmel Sepuloni, Marja Lubeck, Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Michael Wood, Phil Twyford, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Romy Udanga, Arena Williams, Camilla Belich

Region 2: Nanaia Mahuta, Jan Tinetti

Region 3: Andrew Little, Meka Whaitiri, Heather Warren, Linsey Higgins,

Region 4: Grant Robertson, Kris Faafoi, Kieran McAnulty, Ibrahim Omer

Region 5: Megan Woods, Poto Williams, Tracey McLellan

Region 6: Liz Craig

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is also an E tū member but she is guaranteed the number 1 list spot as the Leader of the Labour Party.

Voting timeline:

Voting for the Regional Lists will open at 12pm on Saturday 6 June and run until 12pm on Tuesday 9 June.

Voting for the Te Kaunihera Maori list will open at 12pm on Tuesday 9 June and run until 12pm on Thursday 11 June.

Members who are eligible to vote will receive an email with voting credentials from Electionz once registrations close tomorrow night at 11.59pm. We will also send out an email to these members with links to speeches and flyers from the candidates.

Only E tū members who were members as at 31 December 2019 are eligible to vote.

E tū election campaign:

If you would like to be involved on our election 2020 campaign, please sign up here:

Alternatively you can contact Anaru Ryall, our Political Organiser by emailling

You can also join our Election 2020 Facebook group here for the latest campaign news, upcoming events and activities: