Chlöe Swarbrick MP

Spokesperson for Education, Arts and Heritage, Tertiary Education, Small Business, Broadcasting, Youth, Local Government and Internal Affairs

Chlöe’s story

Chlöe has spent the last few years as a student, journalist, business owner and community project leader.

In 2016, looking at the future of Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau, Chlöe decided that attempting to hold politicians to account would no longer cut it, so she stood for the Auckland mayoralty. She gained almost 30,000 votes in just four months of campaigning on a shoestring budget.

She entered the ring to stand up for the things she believed in, the people she loved – all our people, especially those neglected by the status quo – and she has never looked back.

Living in a generation saddled with student debt, diminishing job opportunities, and with an ecological time bomb has taught her to question everything, and her law degree has provided a framework for implementing answers.

Her education and experience has driven Chlöe’s desire for good criminal justice, housing, social development, local quality broadcasting and local government.

She believes in a world that values all people, from all walks of life.

In 2016, Chlöe alongside her partner and a friend opened a small art gallery and coffee shop. This community and small business has now grown into a purpose-built space of their own, showcasing and developing young artists.

Our planet has finite resources, yet systemic inequality fuelled by consumption and economic 'growth' at all costs is leading us towards unnecessary demise. I became a candidate for the Green Party to fight for our people, and our planet.

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