Before voting opens, we want to make sure that our supporters and the wider public know how future MPs and leaders of Aotearoa, New Zealand feel about animal experimentation, an issue that is close to all of our hearts!
We sent a short questionnaire to the main political parties in Aotearoa and their candidates to find this important information out. Here is an overview of the results!
Which candidates participated in our questionnaire?
We invited nearly 400 candidates to participate in our questionnaire and we also sent out multiple reminders. Unfortunately, some candidates didn't even care enough to reply.
Here's an overview of how many candidates from each political party filled in our Animal Testing Questionnaire:
Sustainable New Zealand Party: 64%
The Opportunities Party (TOP): 48%
The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand: 34%
The New Zealand National Party: 24%
NZ Outdoors Party: 21%
New Zealand Labour Party: 11%
New Zealand First Party: 7%
ACT New Zealand: 5%
Maori Party: 0%
* Percentages calculated according to the number of candidates on vote.nz.
Where are the most supportive candidates located?
|Kaya Sparke||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Auckland Central|
|Vernon Tava||Sustainable New Zealand Party||Auckland Central|
|Peter Fleming||Sustainable New Zealand Party||Botany|
|Dale Stephens||The New Zealand National Party||Christchurch Central|
|Chrys Horn||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Christchurch Central|
|Nikki Berry||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Christchurch East|
|Charlotte Staples||NZ Outdoors Party||Christchurch East|
|Jack Brazil||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Dunedin|
|Shannon Withers||Sustainable New Zealand Party||Epsom|
|Kyle MacDonald||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Epsom|
|Heidi Jensen-Warren||NZ Outdoors Party||Ilam|
|Joshua Gunn||New Zealand First Party||Invercargill|
|Elliot Blyth||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||List Candidate|
|Dean Riddell||Sustainable New Zealand Party||List Candidate|
|James Crow||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Napier|
|Aaron Stallard||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Nelson|
|Steven Abel||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||New Lynn|
|Dan Thurston-Crow||The Opportunities Party (TOP)||New Plymouth|
|Jessica Hammond||The Opportunities Party (TOP)||Ōhāriu|
|John Ranta||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Ōhāriu|
|Terisa Ngobi||New Zealand Labour Party||Ōtaki|
|Bernard Long||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Ōtaki|
|Nerissa Henry||New Zealand Labour Party||Pakuranga|
|Rachel Wood||Sustainable New Zealand Party||Pakuranga|
|Teall Crossen||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Rongotai|
|Stu Armstrong||ACT New Zealand||Selwyn|
|Abe O'Donnell||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Selwyn|
|Ingrid Leary||New Zealand Labour Party||Taieri|
|Scott Willis||The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand||Taieri|
|Tracy Livingston||NZ Outdoors Party||Tauranga|
|Shirin Brown||New Zealand Labour Party||Tāmaki|
|Catherine Giorza||NZ Outdoors Party||Upper Harbour|
|Liam Wairepo||New Zealand Labour Party||Waitaki|
|Tricia Cheel||NZ Outdoors Party||Whangaparāoa|
|John Davies||Sustainable New Zealand Party||Whangaparāoa|
|Ciara Swords||The Opportunities Party (TOP)||Whangarei|
Find out more and see exactly how your local candidates responded here.
We invited nine of the main political parties to fill in our Animal Testing Questionnaire. Here is a summary of the results:
Find out more and see exactly how political parties responded here.
Now we have a quick question for you:
Will the information from our Animal Testing Questionnaire help you decide your vote this election? Answer this quick poll here.
Not only can you use this information to be better equipped before casting your vote, but you can also use it to take action and contact your local candidates directly. Take action here.
- Return to the main Election 2020 page.
- Find out how your local candidates feel about animal experimentation.
- Find out how to take action and contact your local candidates.
- Access the questionnaire that we sent political parties and candidates.
- Find out how political parties feel about other animal-related issues on the Animal Agenda Aotearoa website.