Re­sound­ing vic­tory for Upston

South Waikato News - - FRONT PAGE -

Louise Upston took the Taupo elec­torate for the National Party again and did so by a huge mar­gin.

Her ma­jor­ity al­most dou­bled from three years ago to 13,049 ahead of Labour’s Frances Camp­bell.

Mrs Upston said she was thrilled she could share the win with her hus­band and chil­dren.

‘‘I am very pleased with the re­sults. I have worked hard the three years. That three years of work has pulled this off ...A high­light for me is bring­ing in the po­lice pro­tec­tion or­ders that al­low po­lice to ad­dress do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on the spot.’’

Mrs Upston said she had watched the or­ders used first hand when she went with po­lice on a ride-along in Toko­roa.

Satur­day’s re­sults also brought bril­liant news for Maori Party co- leader Tar­i­ana Turia, who re­tained Te Tai Hauauru with 7466 votes, ahead of So­raya PekeMa­son on 4706.

Additional reporting

IN AGAIN: MP for Taupo Louise Upston.

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