New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Phil Twyford

MP for Te Atatū

Minister for Economic Development and Urban Development and Transport

Hon Phil Twyford


Te Atatū electorate office

09 835 0915

6 Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

Parliamentary office

04 817 8704

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Phil Twyford

Meet Phil

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.

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