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For the first time ever, Mana MP Kris Faafoi will rep­re­sent the area as part of a rul­ing govern­ment.

Be­fore it was an­nounced that Labour were vic­to­ri­ous, he said his top pri­or­i­ties were im­prov­ing hous­ing fol­lowed by ac­ces­si­ble health care.

Since 2010 he has been part of the op­po­si­tion. Now he is in a po­si­tion of sig­nif­i­cant in­flu­ence, and it will be more im­por­tant than ever to make sure he sticks to his word.

What an amaz­ing time for Porirua – and lo­cals have played a key role in de­liv­er­ing this op­por­tu­nity by shift­ing the largest chunk of their vote to Labour from Na­tional since the 2014 elec­tion.

This time, the Mana elec­torate voted 45.4 per cent Labour com­pared to 36.4 per cent Na­tional.

Faafoi has been the se­nior Labour whip, its spokesper­son for rac­ing and tourism, and as­so­ciate spokesper­son for broad­cast­ing.

We’ll soon see if he can add govern­ment min­is­ter to that CV.

- Se­nior re­porter Jared Ni­coll

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