Hon Willow-Jean Prime
Willow-Jean is the MP for Northland, and has a strong background in law, advocacy and Māori and community development. She is also a māmā of two daughters, Hihana and Heeni.
Willow-Jean was educated at Bay of Islands College and the University of Waikato where she studied Te Reo Māori and Law. She has a LLM (First Class Honours), a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and Post-Graduate Diploma of Māori and Pacific Development (with Distinction).
Her work in the community led to increasing calls for her to stand for the Far North District Council. In 2013, she became the youngest FNDC Councillor. She was re-elected to Council in 2016. Willow-Jean became a Labour List MP in 2017.