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Al’a Al-Bustanji selected as 2017 candidate for Taupo

Friday 10 March

Al’a Al-Bustanji selected as Labour’s 2017 candidate for Taupo

Al’a Al-Bustanji has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Taupo for the 2017 General Election.

“I am delighted to be Labour’s candidate for the 2017 election and I look forward to representing the Taupo electorate in Parliament,” said Al’a Al-Bustanji.

Originally from Jordan, Al’a moved to New Zealand in 2009 and settled in Taupo. He lives with his partner Cynthia and runs a small shop.

“I am passionate about Taupo and this beautiful part of New Zealand. Our local communities are full of generous and hardworking people who don’t ask for much: decent health care, decent schools for their children, good wages, and a chance to one day own their own home. This is what I will be fighting for.”

Labour’s President, Nigel Haworth, said: “A’la joins our growing list of energetic and fresh candidates who will stand for Labour in 2017. Our focus is on electing a strong, Labour-led government next year that will rise to the challenge, back the Kiwi Dream and build a better New Zealand.”


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