Below is a list of known members, supporters or “hangarounds” of NZ’s leading Trotskyist organisation, .
Many of those listed may no longer be supporters. Where relevant I include the time period where the named indivuidual was connected to SW.
I am trying to complete a comprehensive list of the organisation’s membership.
If you know of members or supporters I have not named, or have further information on those I have, or think names have been wrongly included, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
SW was formed partly from the old Communist Party of New Zealand (CPNZ), so membership in that organisation is listed.
Allison, Percy Retired barber, Auckland. Close to SW, Poverty Action Coalition official. Probable ex CPNZ.
Archer, Don SW Central Committee, Christchurch, meatworker, UNITE volunteer. Ex CPNZ.
Archer, Emma SW supporter, Christchurch, late 90s. Don Archer’s daughter.
Brookes, Grant SW Central Committee, Wellington. Nurses Union activist.
Buchanan, Sandra SW member, Wellington, early ’00s.
Buckley, Tom SW member, Auckland. UNITE union official.
Carolan, Joe SW Central Committee. Involved in Solidarity Union, Climaction, Venezuela/Aotearoa Solidarity Team.
Colyer, David, SW member Christchurch and Auckland.
Crook, Ross SW National Executive, Hamilton, late ’90s. Ex CPNZ.
Dobson, Jan SW supporter, Christchuch, late ’90s. Wife of Don Archer. Probable Ex CPNZ.
Edmond, Fran SW Canterbury University, mid ’90s.
Espinoza, Julia SW member, Auckland. Involved in Solidarity Union, Climaction, Venezuela/Aotearoa Solidarity Team.
Farris, Gordon SW Central Committee, Wellington. Ex CPNZ.
Foley, Roy SW member, Christchurch, early ’00s. Ex CPNZ.
Forbes, Kane SW member Palmerston North and Auckland. Musician, about to depart for Australia.
Fala, Tony SW member, Auckland.
Fowler, Roger Close to SW, director of Mangere East Community Learning Centre (Auckland). Ex CPNZ.
Francois, Natasha SW member, Auckland, early ’00s.
Gardiner, Stewart SW supporter, Auckland, late ’90s.
Glockling, Mitch SW member, Wellington, early ’00s.
Gunson, Vaughn SW Central Committee, polytech lecturer, Whangarei.
Haines, Tony Close to SW, Auckland
Hornfeck, Bernie SW Central Committee, retired Rotorua. UNITE union volunteer. Ex CPNZ.
Hughes, Peter SW Central Committee, Auckland. Ex CPNZ.
Hughes, Robyn Close to SW. Residents Action Movement Aucland Regional Councillor. Partner of Grant Morgan.
Jones, George SW member, retired teacher, Tauranga. Ex CPNZ.
Kelly, Joseph SW, Victoria University, Wellington, early ’00s.
Kemp, Darren SW member, Christchurch and Wellington.
Lawless, Daphne SW Central Committee, Auckland. Musician and editor of SW’s “Unity”.
Lyall, Heather SW member in Auckland and Hamilton. Social worker, partner of Joe Carolan.
Anna Lee close to SW. Teacher and unionist. Wife of Barry Lee. Ex CPNZ.
Lee, Barry SW National Executive, Auckland, late ’90s. Ex CPNZ.
Lee, Sara SW, Auckland university late ’90s. Daughter of Barry and Anna Lee.
Ma’u, Sione SW supporter, Auckland. Was active in Residents Action Movement. Currently, lecturer in USA.
Massey, Nik Close to SW, Auckland, early ’00s. Official Residents Action Movement
Minto, John Close to SW, teacher and columnist, Auckland
Morgan, Grant SW Central Committee, until recently SW General Secretary. Residents Action Movement leader, was a leader of Solidarity Union. Ex CPNZ.
Morris, Geoff SW supporter, Christchurch, late ’90s.
Newton, Maxine SW member, Rotorua, late ’90s.
O’Dea, Jimmy SW member, retired, Auckland. Ex CPNZ.
O’Dea, Kevin SW member, Auckland. driver, son of Jimmy. Ex CPNZ.
O’Dea, Pat SW member, Auckland. electrician and unionist, son of Jimmy. Ex CPNZ.
Parker, Dean Close to SW, writer, Auckland
Parker, Len SW Central Committee, Auckland. retired, Residents Action Movement official. Ex CPNZ.
Potts, Anna SW member, Wellington.
Ramsey, Jemma SW Auckland University, early ’00s. Was model for Residents Action Movement hoardings in 2005
Snelling-Berg, Tony SW Central Committee, Tauranga.
Stanley, Georgina SW Canterbury University, late ’90s.
Stevens, Julie SW member, Christchurch, early ’00s.
Sullivan, Robyn SW Canterbury University, mid ’90s.
Tait, Tahae Close to SW, Rotorua. Works for Blind foundation. Ex CPNZ.
Ward, Maurice SW supporter, Christchuch, mid ’90s. Currently working in Japan. Ex CPNZ.
Webster, Kyle SW member in Dunedin, Christchurch and West Coast. Nurse.
Young, Graeme SW supporter, Christchurch, mid ’90s. Unionist, ex CPNZ.