To kick off the political year we asked all 20 mem­bers of Cab­i­net one thing they

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● Part­ner Clarke Gay­ford.

● Mt Al­bert MP.

● Re­duc­ing child poverty and im­prov­ing ac­cess (and New Zealan­ders’ love) of our arts, cul­ture and her­itage.

● Bea con­ven­tional Govern­ment.

● Part­ner Jan Trot­man.

● List MP.

Straight talk. give up fish­ing.

I won’t ever

● Mar­ried with three chil­dren.

● Te Tai Tok­erau MP.

Re­duc­ing prison pop­u­la­tion by 30 per cent over the next 15 years.

● For­get where I come from be­cause Te Tai Tok­erau keeps me grounded.

● Civil Union part­ner Alf, two stepchil­dren and three grand­chil­dren.

● Welling­ton Cen­tral MP

Al­ways re­mem­ber­ing the econ­omy is not an end in it­self, but a means to an end — a bet­ter life for all.

For­get the peo­ple who work hard ev­ery day and pay their taxes to drive our econ­omy. one son Harry. ● Mar­ried to Jo, ● Te Atatu MP.

All I can to get more New Zealan­ders into warm, dry homes and get Auck­land mov­ing.

Pre­tend there isn’t a hous­ing cri­sis while kids are liv­ing in cars.

● Sin­gle, with a step-daugh­ter from a pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship.

● Wi­gram MP.

Speed­ing up the Can­ter­bury re­cov­ery. one child.

● Rimu­taka MP. Back down. ● Part­ner and

Lis­ten­ing to teach­ers and ed­u­ca­tors and re­spect­ing their pro­fes­sional ex­per­tise.

Al­low the fo­cus of our ed­u­ca­tion to be nar­rowed down to a small range of ar­bi­trary mea­sures.

● I’m hap­pily mar­ried to my lovely best friend Leigh Fitzger­ald and we have an amaz­ing 15-year-old son, Cam.

● List MP.

I will work re­lent­lessly to en­sure New Zealand has a jus­tice sys­tem that re­duces of­fend­ing and keeps all New Zealan­ders safe.

I won’t ever stop learn­ing te reo Māori. Nga man­aak­i­tanga! chil­dren. ● En­gaged, two ● Kel­ston MP.

Mak­ing the wel­fare sys­tem fairer and more ac­ces­si­ble and help­ing peo­ple to re­alise their po­ten­tial.

Make life harder for those who are al­ready strug­gling.

● Mar­ried with three chil­dren.

● Dunedin North MP.

I will work hard to en­sure ev­ery New Zealan­der has ac­cess to af­ford­able, qual­ity health­care.

I won’t back away from ad­dress­ing in­equal­i­ties New Zealan­ders in­creas­ingly face in seek­ing health care.

● Part­ner: Bar­bara Ward and three adult chil­dren.

● List MP.

To drive the econ­omy to­wards pro­duc­tive in­vest­ment rather than spec­u­la­tion. Build a sheep farm in the Saudi desert.

● Mar­ried to Wil­liam Ormsby, two chil­dren

● Hau­raki-Waikato MP.

● Mar­ried to Sarah, four chil­dren in­clud­ing two from pre­vi­ous mar­riage.

● Napier MP.

Work to­wards re­cruit­ing 1800 ex­tra po­lice over three years as per the Coali­tion Agree­ment.

Ihopeto avoid an­noy­ing Par­lia­ment’s Speaker, Trevor Mal­lard, again.

● Mar­ried with three chil­dren.

● Palmer­ston North MP.

Make New Zealand a bet­ter place to work.

work­ers’ rights. Strip away

● Mar­ried to Da­mon Salesa with two chil­dren.

● Manukau East MP.

Con­tinue to serve our most vul­ner­a­ble in so­ci­ety in a com­pas­sion­ate way.

Stop car­ing about peo­ple who need our help the most.

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