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David Parkyn to campaign party votes in Waitakere

David Parkyn to campaign for Progressive party votes in Waitakere

West Auckland writer David Parkyn has been selected as the Progressive Party's candidate in Waitakere for this year's general election where he will be campaigning for party votes. "David is an excellent candidate for our party in this electorate. He is a long-time resident of the West, going back to Tim Shadbolt and other communards in Huia. He has raised his family in Titirangi, is well known in the community and well-placed to raise Progressive's party vote tally later this year," deputy leader, Hon. Matt Robson MP said.

"Our government today is a coalition between two parties, Helen Clark's Labour Party and Jim Anderton's Progressive Party," David Parkyn said.

"Policy discussions and negotiations between the two parties occur around committee tables, and never via the news media. That means that the Progressive Party's public profile is very limited between General Elections.

"With the coming election campaign, however, there will be more scope for Progressive candidates to promote our distinctive policy ambitions directly to the community and I am really looking forward to doing that here in Waitakere," David Parkyn said.


The Progressive Party is a partner in the coalition government first elected in 1999. Its leader, Jim Anderton, is the third-ranked Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Industry and Regional Development and driving the Ministerial Committee on Drug Policy. Matt Robson's Sale of Liquor (Youth Alcohol Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill, which proposes new regulations on liquor advertising and to raise the minimum alcohol purchasing age to twenty, will be considered by Parliament on June 8.

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