Hunua backs Andrew Bayly again

Papakura Courier - - FRONT PAGE - IMO­GEN NEALE

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.

STUFF FILE

Re-elected Hunua MP Andrew Bayly, right, with John Cot­man, check­ing one of the Kawakawa Bay preda­tor traps.

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