Helen White is a Barrister, with over 25 years experience in employment law and has become a leading voice in advocating for workers rights. Over this time she has worked for a variety of unions including EPMU and the Amalgamated Workers Union. Helen believes that employment is a fundamental right, it allows people freedom, choice and to contribute to their community, which is why she spends her day fighting for equality and fairness in the work place .
Helen loves the atmosphere of Auckland Central, the new development of shared spaces making it walkable and the diverse small businesses that are at the heart of the city's culture. Helen is honoured to be selected again to represent Labour as the candidate for Auckland Central in 2020.
Growing up and working in Auckland City, Helen is acutely aware of the challenges that the city will face in the coming years, but, she is passionate about ensuring that Auckland Central continues to grow and prosper by realising its potential and helping it to become the worlds most liveable city.
As an active member of the community, Helen volunteers on a number of boards including the AUT workplace research institute and the AUSA advisory board. In her free time she also enjoys yoga, walking her dachshund Shiloh and spending time with her three children.
Helen is dedicated to ensuring that all New Zealanders have access to a system that is built to enable them to flourish. She knows that a decent job, a good wage, access to quality housing, healthcare and a fair education system are basic rights that New Zealanders all deserve to enjoy.