Tick a new colour New Lynn


There will be at least one more voter for Democrats for So­cial Cred­its in this elec­tion.

The party re­ceived 33 votes in the New Lynn elec­torate in the 2014 elec­tion – and the party’s lat­est can­di­date was not one of them. But Scott Macarthur has had a change of heart.

The 36-year-old, who put a tick against Labour’s David Cun­liffe at the polls last time, has been named the party’s New Lynn can­di­date. Macarthur said he had been liv­ing in the elec­torate since 2012. It was a drive through Seabrook Ave that left him awestruck at west Auck­land’s beauty.

Macarthur said af­ter Cun­liffe’s re­tire­ment New Lynn had be­come an ‘‘open race’’. And the Democrats for So­cial Credit had all the ‘‘right’’ poli­cies.

The New Lynn-res­i­dent said he did not agree with the views of the Na­tional’s New Lynn can­di­date about same-sex cou­ples.

‘‘Whether it’s a mum and a dad or two dads or two mums, and if they love that child, they will just be as good as any het­ero­sex­ual cou­ple rais­ing their chil­dren.’’

Macarthur said for him trans­port and hous­ing were the top New Lynn is­sues he would take to Par­lia­ment, if elected. He said he would ad­vo­cate for in­crease bus fre­quency and build­ing in­fra­struc­ture around pub­lic trans­port and bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties for cy­clists.

‘‘It’s a lot of stuff that coun­cils al­ready do, but they are held back by money.’’

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