New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Poto Williams

MP for Christchurch East

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Immigration, and Social Development

“My aspiration is for communities where everyone has a place, everyone has a voice and we are all loved.”

Hon Poto Williams


Christchurch East electorate office

03 382 0288

Level 1, Eastgate Shopping Centre
PO Box 18898, Christchurch 8641

Parliamentary office

04 817 8724

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Poto Williams

Meet Poto

Poto's deep experience in grassroots community work means she has an affinity for supporting people to reach their potential. Her work in the Christchurch East electorate focuses on assisting her constituents in a broad range of issues and concerns they face. Poto works hard to ensure their voice is heard at a national level to get a fair deal for the people of Christchurch East.

Poto has worked in the community sector for most of her professional life, including mental health, disability, community health and family violence. Understanding recovery models and the role that communities play in supporting and sustaining our people is an important aspect of her work experience. Poto is a keen runner and can often be seen running in New Brighton in the early morning in her Labour T-Shirt.

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