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Fiona Beazley for Progressive in East Coast Bays

Fiona Beazley campaigns for Progressive in East Coast Bays

The Progressive party has selected its candidate in the East Coast Bays electorate for this year's election where she will be campaigning for party votes.

"I am proud to announce that Fiona Beazley will be carrying Progressive's banner this year. With her many years of experience in the health sector, Fiona is a great candidate to outline our pro-business with a social conscience message," says party deputy leader, Hon. Matt Robson MP.

"My message to East Coast Bays is that if you support policies to help working families - like a minimum of Four Weeks Annual Leave for workers and the progressive extension of paid parental leave entitlements - and if you want these type of pro-family policies to continue, then your party vote needs to go to Progressive," Fiona Beazley said.

"That is because by giving your party vote to Progressive you can strengthen the chances of getting the type of government that will continue to deliver to working families," she said.

"I strongly support the pro-economic development and anti-drugs policies which Jim Anderton's Progressive party has brought to heart of Helen Clark's government over the past six years," she said.

Progressive is campaigning this year on an platform that includes ensuring that everyone aged under 20 is in either a job or alternatively in training.

The party's student debt-relief policy proposes to cut the debt burden of graduates in return for them committing to use their skills working in New Zealand while its policy to reduce youth binge drinking includes raising the alcohol purchasing age to 20, better controlling the marketing of alcohol and toughening up on those caught supplying liquor to minors.

See also: www.progressiveparty.org.nz/fionabeazley.

ENDS

FIONA BEAZLEY - EAST COAST BAYS

Fiona Beazley, a mother of two, completed her studies in General and Obstetrics Nursing in 1987 and her nursing career since that time has been varied and includes such specialties as neurosurgery, gerontology, gynaecology and urology. Fiona is currently working as a senior registered nurse with the Waitemata District Health Board at North Shore hospital.

Fiona has always been involved in her local community starting with Plunket with her first child, then as an active member of Totaravale Playcentre where she held a variety of offices. She was a leader for Guiding New Zealand for several years and has coached and managed several of her children’s sports teams. She has always been involved in her children’s schooling, having served on the Parent Teacher Association and fundraising committee at Mairangi Bay Primary.

Fiona's interests include embroidery, working out at the gym, running and being with her wide circle of friends.

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 Economic, Industry and Regional Development and for driving the coalition government's campaign against drug abuse.

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