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Progressives select Te Atatu, Mt Albert candidates

Progressive Party selects Te Atatu and Mt. Albert candidates

The Progressive party has selected candidates to campaign exclusively for party votes in the Te Atatu and Mt. Albert electorates in this year's election, says party president Grant Gillon.

"Our canvassing has found good recognition of the achievements of Jim Anderton and Matt Robson in government over the past six years, from establishing Kiwibank to winning working people Four Weeks Paid Annual Leave and their leadership in the public health campaign against alcohol and other drug abuse.

"The challenge for our Mt. Albert candidate, Jennifer Wilson, and our Te Atatu candidate, Pavitra Roy, is to attract party votes for Progressive so that our party can continue to deliver forward-looking economic and social policies in the next Parliament,"Grant Gillon said.

"Progressive policies this election include doubling the number of apprenticeships and having everyone under 20 in a job, education or training. Our tertiary policy is to cut the debt burden of graduates and our programme to reduce youth binge drinking includes tighter restrictions on liquor advertising and raising the alcohol purchasing age," he said.

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


Pavitra Roy holds a B.Science in Electrical Engineering and a post graduate Diploma in Export Management. Currently a Director at R RICON Ltd., his previous work experience is in management in the information technology sector. Pavitra is married with two children and is involved in the Bengalese Association (NZ) Inc. of which he has held the position of General Secretary. He is a keen cricketer.


Jenny Wilson, now retired, has had a distinguished teaching career spanning the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Active in the St. Benedicts congregation in Newton, Jenny's community service includes active involvement in Dominican matters and in the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She has been an elected member of the Maungakiekie Community Board and her interests include drama, music, the gym, reading and fishing.

The Progressive party, a partner in the coalition government first elected in 1999, is led by third-ranked Cabinet minister Jim Anderton who is the Minister for Economic, Industry and Regional Development and the driving force in the coalition government's programmes aimed at reducing the harm caused by drug abuse.


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