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Labour, cur­rent MP for Napier

There will be cam­paigns around spe­cific is­sues that are im­por­tant at the time, and to which we will find so­lu­tions. The big­gest medium-to-long term chal­lenge fac­ing the elec­torate, how­ever, is also one of our great­est op­por­tu­ni­ties: that is how we at­tract and en­cour­age the type of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment that cre­ates well-pay­ing, sus­tain­able em­ploy­ment across our di­verse com­mu­ni­ties.

When busi­nesses in­vest or re­lo­cate or grow and de­velop in our re­gion, they em­ploy peo­ple. Em­pow­er­ing peo­ple through mean­ing­ful work is im­mensely valu­able. Many of the so­cial ills fac­ing our cities and towns – like home­less­ness, poverty, drugs and so­cial dis­en­gage­ment – can be man­aged, if not elim­i­nated, through em­ploy­ment. As your lo­cal MP I will con­tinue to work in­cred­i­bly hard to en­sure Napier is seen as one of the most at­trac­tive des­ti­na­tions to start and grow a busi­ness.

If I am for­tu­nate enough to be a min­is­ter in the sixth Labour govern­ment I will work with my col­leagues to make sure our elec­torate ben­e­fits from in­creases in health spend­ing, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment fund­ing, more po­lice, proper ed­u­ca­tion sup­port and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. Af­ter all, we do live in par­adise, how­ever, there are many things we can do bet­ter in or­der to en­hance the qual­ity of life for all.

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