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

 


Progressive Party announces candidate list

Hon Jim Anderton


Progressive Party leader

30 September 2008


Progressive Party announces candidate list

The retention of locally-owned KiwiBank is the number one priority for all Progressive Party candidates, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.

He said the party believed in having the strength to care about the well-being of all in our society, and would be promoting policies that enhanced that principle.

"As a coalition member of the Labour-Progressive government, we have had considerable success in achieving our goals: we set up a New Zealand-owned bank; we got a fourth week of paid annual leave; we got paid parental leave; and helped get what is effectively full employment, almost completely eliminating youth unemployment - something people told me couldn't be done just 10 years ago."

Jim Anderton said the Progressives want a New Zealand with the strength to care.

"That is a New Zealand strong enough to care about the priorities New Zealand needs to address.

"We want an economy made strong by full employment with good quality jobs - that's why I took on the economic development portfolio, and now responsibility for the backbone of our economy, our primary industries sector.

"We want health and education systems that care for New Zealanders, we want housing to be affordable.

"And we want to care enough about our young people to offer them security and opportunity."

The Progressive Party would be standing 26 electorate candidates and 27 on the Progressive Party list, Jim Anderton said.

"I am delighted by the calibre of people standing as Progressive Party candidates. These are good people, committed to their families and communities, with the strength to care for all New Zealanders."

The full list is:
Jim Anderton, Cabinet minister (Wigram)
Matt Robson, barrister, (Maungakiekie)
Josie Pagani, communications consultant (Otaki)
Paula Gillon, masters student (list only)
Phil Clearwater, social worker (Port Hills)
Viv Shepherd, health worker (Whangarei)
Trevor Barnard, senior lecturer (Manukau East)
Brenda Hill, businesswoman (Northcote)
Craig Hutchinson, engineer (Ilam)
Justin Robson, tertiary student/musician (Auckland Central)
Jeffrey Ly, pharmacist (Pakuranga)
Suki Amirapu, marine engineer (Mt Roskill)
Prof Somnath Bagchi, academic senior consultant (Christchurch
Central)
Sukhdev Bains, taxi owner-operator (Manurewa)
Racheal Cheam, businesswoman (Botany)
Mohammad Kazemi-Yazdi, businessman (New Lynn)
Debbie Lucas, tertiary student (Palmerston North)
Claire Main, tertiary student (Waitaki)
Phillipa Main, farmer (Selwyn)
John Maurice, train controller (Rimutuka)
Jacqui McAlpine, technician (Dunedin South)
Dawn Patchett, barrister (Tukituki)
Tala Po'e, financial controller (Mangere)
Pavitra Roy, electronic engineer (Te Atatu)
Elspeth Sandys, author (Christchurch East)
David Somerset, scriptwriter (Wellington Central)
Ralph Taylor, chartered accountant (Tamaki)

Jim Anderton said the party was also unveiling two new websites, where it would be easy for people to get information about Progressive Party policy.

The first, the party's official website, is at www.progressive.org.nz

A campaign website is available at www.supportprogressive.org.nz


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: "For the second time in a week, international assessments show we have a problem... We need to put more resources into schools in high poverty communities to ensure all kids get the support they need."

New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

 

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news