Kaye’s new com­pe­ti­tion

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Af­ter fight­ing breast can­cer and re­turn­ing to pol­i­tics in 2016 Na­tional MP Nikki Kaye has a new Labour com­peti­tor in her patch.

Labour has put for­ward He­len White as its new can­di­date stand­ing in the Auck­land cen­tral elec­torate af­ter Labour MP Jacinda Ardern left the area to cam­paign in the Mt Al­bert by­elec­tion.

The seat has been held by Kaye since 2008.

The Auck­land cen­tral seat was tra­di­tion­ally held by Labour un­til Ju­dith Tizard was de­feated by Kaye in the 2008 gen­eral elec­tion by a mar­gin of 1497 votes.

White, an em­ploy­ment lawyer, wants to re­turn the seat to Labour.

‘‘I think I can con­trib­ute quite a lot and it needs a change,’’ White said.

‘‘I see a lot of in­jus­tice and I want to see a change in gov­ern­ment.’’

White moved to Free­mans Bay when she was three years old and con­tin­ues to work in the area.

She lives in Morn­ing­side with her three chil­dren, two at­tend the Univer­sity of Auck­land and one at­tends Mt Al­bert Gram­mar.

‘‘If I was to be elected I know the peo­ple and they mat­ter to me.’’

When White isn’t work­ing, she leads a busy life with her chil­dren and en­joys go­ing on bush walks with her pet dachs­hund.

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