Hunua backs Andrew Bayly again
Andrew Bayly has an impressive list of conquests.
Amongst other things, the former New Zealand Territorial Army officer and British Parachute Regiment member has climbed Mt Aspiring, competed in three Coast-to-Coast endurance events, and dragged a sledge 120km across the ice to the North Pole. He can now add to that list a second term as the MP for Hunua.
Writing on his Facebook page on Monday, the National Party MP said he’s ‘‘absolutely privileged to be re-elected as MP for Hunua and to continue to be part of the 14 communities which make up the electorate’’.
‘‘I’m so grateful for the support and efforts shown to me by so many people from all across Hunua. Thank you.’’
The Hunua electorate forms a dog-bone shape, from halfway across the Mangemangeroa Bridge at Somerville, East Auckland, to Tapapakanga Regional Park, through Hunua and Pukekohe and out to the Awhitu Peninsula.
In 2014, Bayly won the Hunua parliamentary seat with a 17,376 majority. Saturday’s election night result showed the majority had slipped slightly to 17,256. Bayly has served on parliament’s finance and expenditure select committee, chaired the local government and environment select committee, and co-chaired the BlueGreens.
Re-elected Hunua MP Andrew Bayly, right, with John Cotman, checking one of the Kawakawa Bay predator traps.