Camilla BelichCandidate for Epsom

Camilla Belich

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Meet Camilla Belich

I'm standing for Parliament because we have more work to do to build a fairer, kinder, more equal New Zealand for our children and grandchildren.

Camilla has worked as an employment lawyer and has been standing up for others since she was a teenager. She now brings these experiences to her role as a List MP based in Epsom and Chair of Labour Auckland Caucus.

During high school she campaigned for a youth health centre in Wellington, securing funding to establish Evolve, a dedicated youth health service still operating today.

While at Law School, Camilla was elected Co-President of the New Zealand University Students Association. In 2005, she led a successful campaign for a fairer student loan scheme, culminating with Labour’s 0% student loans election policy.

Throughout her legal career, Camilla was a strong advocate for working people. While in the UK she was the solicitor on a high profile case at the Court of Justice of the European Union that addressed holiday pay rates for people across the EU who are paid on commission. In NZ, she was a volunteer solicitor at Community Law for many years.

Camilla is a strong advocate for women and the families they support. She has worked extensively on pay equity policy and on legal claims seeking equal pay for work.

Camilla loves the diverse and vibrant communities in the Epsom electorate, from Newmarket to Mt Eden, Remuera and Parnell to Eden Terrace and Grafton. She and husband Andrew live in Auckland with their three children.

Elected in 2020, Camilla is the Deputy Chair of Parliament’s Education and Workforce Select Committee, Chair of the Labour Education and Workforce and Select Committee and is also a member of the Regulations Review Select Committee.

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