Chlöe Swarbrick

Chlöe Swarbrick is a Green Party MP and a former Auckland mayoral candidate. She was born in Auckland in 1994.

Politics
Oct 19, 2018

How New Zealand got hooked on moral panic over drug laws

A new bill to increase the penalty for drug supply and distribution has passed its second reading in Parliament. Green MP Chloë Swarbrick looks back on a decade of harmful drug laws. 

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Politics
Apr 11, 2018

Why we can't divorce genuine climate action from social justice

The idea that we have to ‘choose’ between policy priorities couldn't be a bigger stack of nonsense, says Green MP Chloe Swarbrick

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Politics
Nov 16, 2017

‘I want to change people’s awareness of what politics really is’: Chlöe Swarbrick’s maiden speech

In her first parliamentary address, the new Green MP reveals her personal history of anxiety and depression, and her overriding ambitions for NZ.

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Politics
Jul 30, 2017

Chlöe Swarbrick on the baying for Metiria’s blood and escaping echo chambers

For the last fortnight the Green Party has found itself in the unfamiliar position of dominating campaign headlines. Chlöe Swarbrick takes a (brief) pause for breath to reflect on it all in her third candidate diary for the Spinoff.

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Books
Jun 13, 2017

‘I really admire that you have been open about mental health as a candidate’: Chlöe Swarbrick in conversation with Holly Walker

All this week the Spinoff Review of Books is covering the new, very candid memoir by former Green MP Holly Walker, and the mental health issues she experienced in parliament. Today: an interview conducted by Green candidate Chlöe Swarbrick.

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Politics
May 17, 2017

‘This mad political experiment would test any relationship’: Chlöe Swarbrick dives into campaign mode

In her second candidate diary for the Spinoff, the Greens' Chlöe Swarbrick recounts a moving visit to Christchurch and pays tribute to partner of five years Alex, a rock in a turbulent political tide.

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Politics
Apr 18, 2017

‘How to compute these ridiculously humbling and incredible things?’ – Chlöe Swarbrick begins a tilt at parliament

In her first candidate diary for the Spinoff, Chlöe Swarbrick recounts a mad few weeks, getting 13th on the Greens' initial list, and the thorny question of what our country stands for.

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Politics
Mar 27, 2017

Snowflake, cuck, virtue signalling: the new dictionary of slurs feeds division where we need dialogue

In an interview with The Spinoff, Bill English said that he didn’t claim to be a feminist, because to do so amounted to ‘virtue signalling’. Chlöe Swarbrick says it is part of a wider problem

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Politics
Nov 13, 2016

Chlöe Swarbrick explains herself

Chlöe Swarbrick's entry into the Auckland mayoral race captured the imagination of tens of thousands of voters – including, but not limited to, scores of politically disillusioned millennials. Now she wants to channel that passion into a run for the Green Party at next year's general election.

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