Hon Phil Twyford

MP for Te Atatū

Minister for Economic Development and Urban Development and Transport

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Hon Phil Twyford was born and raised in Auckland. He is the Labour Member of Parliament for Te Atatu, where he lives. Phil’s vision is for New Zealand to deliver hope and opportunity to all people. He is committed to fixing the housing and transport problems that affect our biggest city, as well as much of the rest of the country.

After studying politics at Auckland University, Phil worked as a journalist and union organiser before becoming the founding Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand. Phil’s strong belief in justice led to him becoming Oxfam’s Global Advocacy Director, based in Washington DC.

Upon returning to New Zealand, Phil was elected to Parliament for the Labour Party in 2008. In Opposition, he held the portfolios of Housing, Transport, Auckland Issues, and Disarmament and Arms Control.

As Minister for Urban Development and Transport, Phil is part of the team that's helping to build New Zealand out of the housing crisis and is working with communities to create a safer and sustainable transport network.

Contact Hon Phil Twyford

Te Atatū electorate office

Phone: 09 835 0915

6 Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8704

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Hon Phil Twyford

Housing report earns Nats the red card

September 21, 2017

National’s failure to acknowledge and fix the housing crisis will be their legacy. Labour will tackle the housing crisis head-on, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Credibility shot as Government runs out of steam

September 06, 2017

New Zealanders are witnessing the desperation of a government clinging to survival, evidenced by policy on-the-hoof, dodgy maths and dirty politics, says Labour MP Phil Twyford.

“New Zealand had been hoping we’d seen the end of dirty politics, but what we’re seeing is the National Party doubling down on deceit and divisive tactics.

Not another Nick Smith wild goose chase

September 05, 2017

Only the election on September 23 can save the country and the RMA from Nick Smith, say Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford and Environment spokesperson David Parker.

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