Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Māori MPs: Sandra Lee (2nd of 2)

Māori MPs: Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee (later Lee-Vercoe) is shown in 2002, being greeted by her elders on Waiheke Island before announcing her retirement from parliamentary politics. She holds her granddaughter, Omiha Pearl. Lee entered Parliament in 1993 when she became the MP for Auckland Central, representing the Alliance, a coalition of minor parties that included Mana Motuhake. She lost the seat in the following election but served two more terms as an Alliance list MP.

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Political alliances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016