Michael Wood

Labour MP for Mt Roskill

Senior Whip

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Michael was first elected to Parliament at the 2016 Mt Roskill by-election. In opposition he was Labour’s spokesperson for Transport, Revenue, and Consumer Affairs and after the election he was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities and became Chair of the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee.

In his Ethnic Communities role Michael is closely connected to New Zealand’s vibrant and growing Ethnic Communities and is focussed on ensuring that every person regardless of background has the ability to flourish and reach their fullest potential in our country. He has a specific delegation to work with Ethnic Communities on community safety issues.

Prior to his parliamentary role Michael was an Auckland Council member in his community and has held roles providing advice to Habitat for Humanity and as a senior negotiator for the Finance Sector union Finsec.

Michael is driven by the core belief that people do well when living in strong, fair, and supportive communities. He believes that an economy and public institutions that are focussed on people’s wellbeing will lead to a society that is both more prosperous and just.

Along with his wife Julie and their three young sons, Michael lives in Roskill South where he loves to tramp along the Waikowhai Coast, tends to a very neglected vegetable garden, and dreams of an alternative career as a roving international test cricket commentator.

Contact Michael Wood

Mount Roskill electorate office

Phone: 09 624 2278

559 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8755

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Michael Wood

Labour committed to fair and progressive tax system

September 14, 2017

Labour is committed to a tax system where everyone pays their fair share and where we start to address the imbalances that have fuelled the housing crisis, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.

"Today Labour has released its full tax plan, bringing together a number of previous announcements and more detail on the Tax Working Group. Given the amount of misinformation being spread, it is important that we have all the information in one place.

Labour will fund Auckland’s Skypath

August 25, 2017

A Labour Government will commit up to $30 million to build Skypath, the shared cycling and walking path across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Michael Wood.

“The Skypath, which will be built from modern composite materials, will be clipped on to the city side of the bridge. This will give Aucklanders the ability to walk and cycle safely from one side of the Waitemata to the other.

Government’s Johnny-come-lately approach to multinational tax won’t wash

August 03, 2017

It’s a case of baby steps for a Government that still allows multinational companies to avoid paying their fair share of tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.

“After nine years in government, five years after the issue of multinational tax avoidance was placed on the IRD’s work programme, and two weeks after Labour’s own detailed proposal was released, the Government is to be congratulated on their relatively quick response.

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