Kiri Allan

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Kiri Allan

Kiritapu Allen.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Personal details
Born 1984/85
Te Karaka, New Zealand
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Natalie Coates[1]
Children 1[1]
Profession Lawyer

Kiritapu (Kiri) Allan (born 1984/85) is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Personal life

Allan was born in Te Karaka, of Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent, and became a commercial lawyer and business consultant in Whakatane.[2] During her university studies she worked in an internship with then-Prime Minister Helen Clark.[3]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd List 21 Labour

Allan stood for Labour in the East Coast electorate in the 2017 election and was placed 21 on Labour's party list.[4] Allan did not win the electorate, but entered Parliament via the Party list.[5]

In 2018, Allan launched the political podcast Authorised By with Chlöe Swarbrick.[6]

She is Labour's junior whip, and a member of various Select Committees.[7]


  1. ^ a b Malone, Audrey (20 January 2018). "Ardern's baby already has friends in high places".
  2. ^ "Candidate Allan ranks 20 on Labour list". Gisborne Herald. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ Malone, Audrey (27 January 2017). "Labour East Coast candidate Kiritapu Allan says National stalwart's time is up". Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Successful Candidates". Electoral Commission. 23 September 2017. Archived from the original on 28 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "KFC, babies, and tax - the new political podcast 'Authorised By'". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  7. ^ "Allan, Kiritapu - New Zealand Parliament". Retrieved 2018-10-14.

External links

  • Profile, NZ Labour Party
  • Profile, NZ Parliament

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