Holly is a staunch and outspoken advocate for equality, social justice and transparency in government.
She was born and raised in the Hutt Valley and lives there now with her partner; their first child, Esther; a small cat and their 1976 Mini, Reilene.
Her 2007 Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford - to complete a Masters in development studies - drove Holly's desire to make a difference.
When she returned to New Zealand she already knew the Greens were the party to help her achieve her goal of reducing inequality and defending New Zealand's welfare system.
Holly's been a force within the party since 2006, contributing as a caucus media advisor, a co‑convenor of the Young Greens and now as an MP. Everything Holly does is defined by her desire to make a positive contribution to public life.
"The Greens are the only party to understand the inextricable links between social, environmental and economic justice; and we build these values into everything we do."