For me politics is about people. I don’t buy into cynicism about politics. Yes, sometimes bad decisions are sometimes made, but when people with a common vision join together to work and organise around an idea, so much good can be achieved. Over the course of our history it has happened time and time again
But let’s be clear, if we want to achieve positive change, we need to start winning.
For as long as our opponents keep winning, Labour’s great ideas for a stronger, fairer New Zealand will remain just that.
I’m standing for the Labour nomination in Mt Roskill because I know that I can win this seat. Difficult boundary changes in 2015 mean that we can’t take it for granted. Our opponents will start with a small party vote advantage and the resources of government.
Over the past twelve years I’ve gotten to know every nook and cranny of our community, working as Phil Goff’s campaign manager, and founding the Roskill Community Voice team that has won a majority on the Puketāpapa Local Board. In the 2010 and 2013 local elections, I was the top polling Local Board candidate.
The key to winning Roskill, is earning people’s trust on the ground. I’ve been doing that for years and will work tirelessly as your candidate.