Glen Bennett

MP for New Plymouth

“I'm committed to a nation that cares deeply for our people, as well as our planet, and Labour has strongly demonstrated its focus on both.”

Glen Bennett


New Plymouth electorate office

06 757 5662
[email protected]

78 Gill St, New Plymouth 4310

Parliamentary office

Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Glen Bennett

Meet Glen

After 20 years of work in the community, Glen is standing to become New Plymouth’s Member of Parliament because he believes he can strongly represent our people and our issues within a Labour-
led Government.

He is committed to ensuring all members of his community feel they belong, can actively participate, and can reach their full potential. Labour’s equally strong focus on secure housing, fair incomes, high
quality education, decent healthcare, and action on climate change has motivated him to stand for Parliament for the people of New Plymouth.

Glen has worked across social and business enterprise, restorative justice, community development and youth support, and helped the region create a plan for its future as a facilitator of Taranaki 2050
workshops. Glen is a trained celebrant and in 2016 was one of the organisers of the Peace Hikoi to Parihaka.

Glen has been a long-term advocate and community champion for the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell and its residents, as well as a life-long foster parent – he is now seeing the positive impact
this has made on the next generation of foster children, and counts this as one of his greatest successes.

Having worked throughout the New Plymouth community for two decades, Glen knows the challenges many face and has a proven record in developing solutions and pathways to help overcome these.

He knows he can make a positive difference for New Plymouth from within a Labour-led Government.

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