I am New Zealand First because we advocate for fairness and justice for all.
Clayton Mitchell has a strong background in self-defence, being a black belt in Judo and a boxing coach. He believes in bully-proofing children and runs classes for this along with woman’s self-defence and training for the New Zealand Police in Auckland. Clayton has been involved in Surf Life Saving since he was a nipper in Napier and now enjoys patrolling the beaches along the coast at Omanu during the summer months with his father, sister, wife and children.
A husband and father of three, Clayton and his wife also helped raise his sister’s two eldest children after a tragic accident left his niece and nephew without a mother. Clayton and his family enjoy a busy life, taking full advantage of the great weather and fabulous life-style opportunities the Bay of Plenty has to offer including boating, fishing, diving and walking along the beach.
Clayton has owned and operated a number of successful businesses in his career encompassing hospitality, importation, event management, business coaching and mentoring. He enjoys the challenges that business creates and thrives under pressure and opportunity. He has been on the executive of a number of boards including the Chair of BoP Hospitality New Zealand and Vice Chair of BoP Judo NZ. In 2013 Clayton was elected as a Tauranga City Ward Councillor for Mt Maunganui and Papamoa but stood down after successfully becoming a Tauranga-based MP with New Zealand First in 2014.
Clayton has always stood up for one rule for all. This, along with a passion for his local community and New Zealand at large, has contributed to his commitment to New Zealand First and its common sense policies.
Clayton has now committed himself to a political career path, and is excited to be part of a positive and proactive team working together for the future betterment of New Zealand and all New Zealanders. His focus includes improving the health, wealth and well-being of Kiwis by bridging the gap of inequality, creating opportunities for people to enjoy sports, recreation and activities, and putting an end to separatism. He strongly believes we should not be selling off our State-owned assets, or allow offshore foreign investors to buy our precious land. Clayton also believes that the foreshore and sea bed of New Zealand should be owned by ALL New Zealanders and should not be available to be owned by any single group, organisation or person.
- Internal Affairs
- Sports and Recreation
- Labour and Industrial Relations