Party plans busy next three years

South Waikato News - - OPINION - By LOUISE UPSTON,

MP for Taupo

Over the past three years I have spent as much time as pos­si­ble meet­ing peo­ple, and forg­ing close re­la­tion­ships with groups and in­di­vid­u­als here in our South Waikato com­mu­nity.

I have worked hard rep­re­sent­ing your views and the is­sues you have told me are im­por­tant to you and our lo­cal area, in Par­lia­ment.

I would like to thank you so much for your con­tin­ued sup­port and for elect­ing me to rep­re­sent you for an­other three years.

The past three years as the elected Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Taupo have been a real priv­i­lege. I am so grate­ful that you have ac­knowl­edged the work I have done, the strong plan that National has and have given me the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue to rep­re­sent you.

National has a busy leg­isla­tive plan for the next three years. We have a vi­sion to build a brighter fu­ture for New Zealan­ders; this means a stronger econ­omy, in­vest­ment in ed­u­ca­tion and the con­tin­ued de­liv­ery of our world-class health sys­tem.

Our straight­for­ward plan to build a more com­pet­i­tive econ­omy is all about cre­at­ing jobs, higher in­comes, and op­por­tu­ni­ties for New Zealan­ders and their fam­i­lies to get ahead in our coun­try.

Many of you will know how pas­sion­ate I am about ed­u­ca­tion. Im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tion and skills is a crit­i­cal part of National’s plan to lift New Zealand’s eco­nomic per­for­mance.

A high-per­form­ing ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem will help make sure our chil­dren and young peo­ple get the skills they need to suc­ceed in the fu­ture.

I am also proud that National has de­liv­ered bet­ter ac­cess to the front­line health ser­vices that all New Zealan­ders de­serve. We’re work­ing hard to grow and pro­tect our pub­lic health ser­vice to care for you, your fam­ily and your com­mu­nity. We al­ready have 2000 more doc­tors and 800 more nurses around the coun­try, and we will carry on with our in­creased num­ber of elec­tive surg­eries and shorter wait­ing times.

I am hon­oured to be a part of the Govern­ment that has been re-elected to de­liver this plan and would like to once again thank you for the role that you played in help­ing us achieve this. I am here to rep­re­sent you and I am al­ways keen to hear your views.

To get in con­tact with me, or to re­quest more in­for­ma­tion on any is­sues you have, please phone the elec­torate of­fice on 07 886 5554 or email Upston.sth­waikato@par­lia­ment. govt.nz.

LOUISE UPSTON

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