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


Heather Roy For Wellington Central

Heather Roy For Wellington Central

ACT Deputy Leader and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today announced that she will stand as the ACT New Zealand candidate for Wellington Central in the upcoming 2008 General election.

"I am delighted to be contesting the Wellington Central seat for ACT in 2008 - this is the electorate in which my family and I live, and it is the one I want to represent," Mrs Roy said.

"Without a doubt, Wellington Central is the most interesting and high-profile electorate in the country. With its focus on education, culture of promotion based on merit, and the arts - as well as sport - Wellington Central's values reflect ACT values.

"For too long, Wellington Central has been taken for granted under a Labour MP and a Labour-led Government. This has led to a lack of investment in infrastructure within the electorate and the wider Wellington Region - which has also suffered poor economic performance when compared to the national average.

"Issues important to Wellingtonians - largely ignored by the incumbent - include roading - notably inner-city congestion and the ongoing saga of Transmission Gully; infrastructure; the serious problems that continue to plague Wellington Hospital; the environment; public transport; rising rates; spending and leadership; crime … the list goes on.

"This will not change as long as Labour views Wellington Central as nothing more than a safe 'red' seat. Only when this seat is marginal will Wellington Central see the investment and progress it so richly deserves.

"Former ACT Leader Richard Prebble won the seat in 1996. Like him, I will take Wellingtonians seriously and battle on their behalf.

"Labour's approach of telling people what to do is patronising and insulting. I believe that listening to people and campaigning for them is what's important - and that's exactly what I intend to do for Wellington Central," Mrs Roy said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The (Looming) Nurses’ Strike

It is (almost) possible to feel a bit sorry for the DHB negotiators engaged in the current nurses pay round. Come next Monday there’s every sign that nurses will resoundingly reject the pay offer the DHBs have put on the table, as being totally inadequate (a) as fair compensation for the crucial work that nurses do and (b) as a recruitment incentive for a workforce which is already under severe stress, and facing a demographic explosion in patients as the baby boomers lurch into old age. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The PM’s Indonesian Guest, And West Papua

As David Lange once said, it is almost impossible to get New Zealand to think about Indonesia, the huge nation sitting right on our doorstep.More>>


Out By 24,000: Treasury Child Poverty Estimate Wrong

The Treasury has revised the child-poverty projections it provided to the Government in December 2017. As outlined in the Treasury’s 17 January media release, the previous estimate was based on code that included a modelling error...More>>


Mentions Russia: NZ Joins Condemnation Of Nerve Agent Attack

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand Government has grave concerns over the use of a chemical nerve agent in the United Kingdom resulting in critically serious injuries to some of those exposed. More>>


IPCA (And Privacy Commission): Police's “Exit International” Checkpoint Was Illegal

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were not justified in stopping vehicles at a vehicle checkpoint to identify individuals who had attended an “Exit International” meeting in Lower Hutt on 2 October 2016. More>>


NZDF Coverup: Defence Admits Raid Was In Area Described In Hit And Run

When the book Hit and Run was published in March last year, the Chief of Defence Force Tim Keating held a press conference claiming the SAS had been in a different place on that date... The Defence Force has finally admitted that the “three photographs in the book are of Tirgiran Village”. More>>


"It Could Work" - Team NZ: New America's Cup Base Option

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Emirates Team New Zealand’s acknowledgement that a new fourth base option is workable and would see Auckland host the America’s Cup in 2021. More>>





Featured InfoPages