Michael Wood has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Mount Roskill since 2016. Prior to entering Parliament, he spent many years working at the grassroots level in his electorate, driven by a core belief that people do well when living in strong, fair, supportive communities.
Michael was previously a member of the Puketapapa Local Board, where he helped win Council investment to upgrade local parks, and spoke up on local issues like the Three Kings quarry development and the campaign to save seniors' social housing at Liston Village.
Some of his other career highlights include his work for Habitat Humanity, as chair of his local Board of Trustees, and his time as a senior negotiator for the finance sector union Finsec, ensuring the big Australian banks gave their New Zealand workers a fair deal.
Along with his wife Julie and their three sons, Michael lives in Roskill South.