The Northern Advocate

Dansey pushing through the pain on campaign trail

- Adam Pearse

Labour candidate Georgie Dansey has dislocated her shoulder while campaignin­g for the Hamilton West byelection, which concludes this weekend.

However, the union leader and Hamilton business owner says she will push through the pain and campaign with the same vigour.

Dansey and another member of her campaign team had been knocking on doors around the city this morning, informing people of the byelection and encouragin­g them to vote.

While in the suburb of Melville near Waikato Hospital, Dansey told the Herald, she knocked on a front door with her right arm, but it seemed no one was home.

Just as she was putting a pamphlet in the door, a woman opened the door, and Dansey jumped backwards in surprise, causing her right shoulder to pop out of its socket.

“I said to my volunteer, ‘ Can you handle this one?’ and I sat down in the driveway and tried to calm down,” she said.

“I wiggled it back into place a few minutes later.”

Shoulder dislocatio­n is a regular injury for Dansey, who has done it about 10 times previously.

With a busy day today, Dansey said she wouldn’t let the injury get her down.

“It shows how much work I’ve put into this campaign but I will absolutely continue to do so and will be back at it bright and early tomorrow.”

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