11 Oct 2023

AK's Tamaki electorate coming down to ACT or National

From First Up, 5:47 am on 11 October 2023

With the election just days away now, Aucklands Tamaki Electorate is set to be one of the most tightly contested seats. National MP Simon O'Connor has held the seat comfortably since 2011, but this time around ACT MP and the party's deputy leader Brooke Van Velden is breathing down his neck. The recent Taxpayers Union-Curia poll showed O'Connor on 35 percent, with van Velden right behind him on 33 percent. Leonard Powell paid a visit to Tamaki - once considered a "safe blue seat" - to hear who locals were getting behind.