Misa Fia Turner fan of Trump

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - ANNA LOREN

A politi­cian who thinks Don­ald Trump was ‘‘anointed’’ by God could have the most to gain from the Mt Roskill by-elec­tion on Saturday.

Labour’s Michael Wood and Na­tional’s Par­m­jeet Par­mar will vie for the seat re­cently va­cated by new Auck­land mayor and Labour stal­wart Phil Goff. If Par­mar wins Man­gere’s Misa Fia Turner will en­ter Par­lia­ment.

Turner was thrashed by Labour in­cum­bent Su’a Wil­liam Sio in the Man­gere elec­torate and nar­rowly missed a spot as a list MP.

She was born in Samoa and has lived in Man­gere for nearly 20 years. In 2014, she told the Catholic web­site CathNews that gay mar­riage is ‘‘re­ally against our moral val­ues’’.

She runs a pri­vate coun­selling prac­tice and has just fin­ished a nine-year stint with the Ge­n­e­sis Youth Trust.

Turner also seems to be a fan of United States pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump, who she refers to as ‘‘anointed [by God] for an as­sign­ment’’.

Na­tional Party pres­i­dent Peter Good­fel­low backed Turner as be­ing suit­able for Par­lia­ment. ‘‘While Labour likes to at­tack peo­ple based on Chi­nese sound­ing names or ex­clude peo­ple with proud re­li­gious be­liefs, like a lot of our friends in the Pa­cific com­mu­nity, Na­tional wel­comes peo­ple of all eth­nic­i­ties and cul­tures.’’

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