|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for East Coast Bays
23 September 2017
|Preceded by||Murray McCully|
Erica Stanford is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.
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Stanford lives in Okura in the Auckland region and is the daughter of a Dutch immigrant.She holds a Bachelor of Arts and has worked in export sales as well as producing local television shows. She is married, meeting her husband while at high school, and has two children.
Okura is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. A Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.
Dutch people or the Dutch are a Germanic ethnic group native to the Netherlands. They share a common culture and speak the Dutch language. Dutch people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Aruba, Suriname, Guyana, Curaçao, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States. The Low Countries were situated around the border of France and the Holy Roman Empire, forming a part of their respective peripheries, and the various territories of which they consisted had become virtually autonomous by the 13th century. Under the Habsburgs, the Netherlands were organised into a single administrative unit, and in the 16th and 17th centuries the Northern Netherlands gained independence from Spain as the Dutch Republic. The high degree of urbanization characteristic of Dutch society was attained at a relatively early date. During the Republic the first series of large-scale Dutch migrations outside of Europe took place.
At the 2017 general election Stanford stood in the electorate of East Coast Bays.She had not previously stood for parliament or other office. Prior to running for parliament, she worked as Senior MP Support for Murray McCully. The East Coast Bays electorate has been a safe seat for National since 1987; since then McCully has held either this seat or Albany which covered a similar area. Stanford was selected by National to replace McCully as their candidate after he decided not to seek re-election.
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In her maiden speech Stanford spoke on matters of conservation, sustainability and marriage based on love rather than gender and a desire to see political parties work with one another to seek enduring, practical solutions.
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