Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Progressives Announce Joshua Forman As Candidate


The Progressive party has selected Joshua Forman as its candidate in the Rimutaka electorate in this year's general election where he will be campaigning for party votes.

"Joshua, who lives in Upper Hutt where he is working towards an apprenticeship as a fitter and welder, is going to be really noticed this election because of his enthusiasm for our party's pro-jobs and anti-drugs record in government over the past five-and-a-half years," says deputy leader, Matt Robson MP.

"My message in Rimutaka is that giving a party vote to Progressive doesn't subtract from Labour, but on the contrary adds to Labour's strength and also strengthens the overall chances of getting the type of Labour-led government that won't sell-out," Joshua Forman said.

"Jim Anderton's Progressive party is campaigning this year on an ambitious platform that includes doubling the number of apprenticeships and ensuring that everyone aged under 20 years is in either a job or alternatively in training by 2007. Also, our student debt-relief policy proposes to cut the debt burden of graduates in return for them commiting to use their skills working in New Zealand after graduation," Joshua Forman said.

"Jim Anderton and Matt Robson are politicians that we need more of. They put their heads down and get on with it. Since 1999, they are responsible for creating New Zealand-owned Kiwibank, they ensured the law change that will give workers an extra week's paid holiday every year and no one can accuse them of being shy about advocating for strong action to combat problems like youth binge-drinking and drug abuse.

"I am proud to stand with them and to campaign alongside them for Progressive party votes to elect more Progressive MPs to ensure the next Helen Clark-led government is the kind of government our country needs," he said.

See also: http://www.progressiveparty.org.nz/candidates


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news