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

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.

To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.

The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Bad Transnationals: Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”... More>>

ALSO:

Select Committees: Tobacco Plain Packaging Hearings

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More>>

ALSO:

Milk: Oravida Asked For Cabinet Help

New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism scare, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

ALSO:

With Conditions: Ruataniwha Consents Approved In Draft Decision

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation. More>>

ALSO:

Fast Lanes, Campervans: Labour 'Making The Holidays Easier For Kiwi Drivers'

The next Labour Government will make the holidays easier and journeys quicker for Kiwi families driving on the roads, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Royalty And Its Tourism Spin-Offs

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm. Far more congenial representatives have now emerged... More>>

ALSO:

Privacy (Again): ACC Demands Excessive Privacy Waivers

Labour: “This is just another example of ACC under National deliberately acting to deny treatment and compensation... Those who did fill in the form have effectively been victims of yet another ACC privacy breach. This time Judith Collins knew it was happening..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news