Misa Fia Turner fan of Trump
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.’’