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.’’