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Erica Louise Stanford is a New Zealand politician who doubles as a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.
Erica Stanford Age
45 years old
Erica Stanford Height
Erica Stanford Nationality
Erica Stanford Biography
Erica Stanford was born in 1978.
Stanford resides in Okura in the Auckland region and is known as the daughter of a Dutch immigrant. She bagged a Bachelor of Arts in politics from the University of Auckland, and cites a lecturer, Dr Raymond Miller, as the intention for her passion for politics. She is married, meeting her partner Kane while at Rangitoto College, and has 2 children.
Erica has worked in export sales as well as producing local TV shows. This comprised being the producer of a reality Television show named Noise Control, in which she and a camera operator followed a noise control team in Auckland.
Stanford was promoted as the spokesperson for education and associate spokesperson for Ethnic Communities while retaining her portfolio for immigration on 6 December 2021, in the Shadow Cabinet of Christopher Luxon. This led to her ranking being promoted from 25 under the Shadow Cabinet of Judith Collins to 7 under the Shadow Cabinet of Christopher Luxon.
Erica Stanford Parents
The names of her parents are unknown
Erica Stanford Siblings
The siblings of Erica are unknown.
Erica Stanford Husband
Kane Stanford is the husband of Erica.
Erica Stanford Children
Erica Stanford has two children.
Erica Stanford Career
In 2013, Stanford started working in the office of Murray McCully, the MP for East Coast Bays. She took the place of her sister who previously worked for McCully. She joined the National Party at the same time. When she started in the office, she worked there two days a week as one of three jobs while also having two children.
During the campaign, she also attended a debate of Auckland Central candidates, as National had not selected a new candidate for the electorate by the debate. Stanford retained East Coast Bays by a margin of 8,764 votes.
She later worked there full-time, and prior to running for parliament, she held the role of Senior MP Support. Stanford describes McCully as her mentor, calling him “a political master.”
McCully retired from Parliament in 2017, and the National Party selected Stanford as his replacement for East Coast Bays. Stanford had not previously stood for parliament or other office.
The East Coast Bays electorate has been a safe seat for National since 1987; since then McCully held either East Coast Bays or Albany, which covered a similar area. In the 2017 general election, Stanford won the electorate easily, with 66% of the vote.
In the 2020 election, Stanford stood again for East Coast Bays. During the campaign, she also attended a debate of Auckland Central candidates, as National had not selected a new candidate for the electorate by the debate. Stanford retained East Coast Bays by a margin of 8,764 votes.
In her maiden speech, Erica Stanford spoke on matters of conservation, sustainability, marriage based on love rather than gender, and a desire to see political parties work with one another to seek enduring, practical solutions. In a 2018 interview, she said her priorities in her first term included resourcing police stations in her electorate, improving local roading projects, and supporting local schools.
Erica Stanford Net Worth
Erica Stanford net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a politician. Erica Stanford’s salary per month as a politician with other career earnings is over $350,000 dollars annually.
She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in New Zealand. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. Erica Stanford stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.