Faafoi turns focus to domestic violence
Kris Faafoi is not going to be idle once the dust settles on the election.
Though he will be taking some much-needed time off with his sons in the upcoming school holidays, he is already looking forward to issues for the Mana electorate in the coming term.
He has been prominent in the fight against synthetic cannabis and over the state of housing, and said domestic violence was something he also wanted to tackle.
‘‘A lot of what I focus on comes from what people come to talk to you about – listening and building those community connections is part of your job as the local MP,’’ he said.
‘‘They rely on you to be their voice. One issue I’m hearing a lot of is domestic violence and I’m really keen to get some positive messages out on that.’’
The closure of the Mana PostShop was something he had fought against, but he was not able to attend a public meeting today because of Labour’s first caucus assembly.
Planning for the next three years would get under way soon for Faafoi, with his Mana team.
‘‘ After four years we’ve learnt some lessons on how to be efficient. It’s a case of carrying on and doing the good things right.
‘‘I have no intention of sitting back on my laurels – the great thing about this campaign is meeting people and hearing the concerns out there, and now it’s about doing my best to address them.’’
Number crunching: Kris Faafoi checks the latest results on election night.