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Family Party to stake claim for Mangere

Family Party to stake claim for Mangere

The Family Party will launch its campaign to win the Mangere seat off Labour at 12pm this Saturday (8 December) at the Mangere town centre.

The event will involve speeches from party leader Richard Lewis and deputy leader Paul Adams. The highlight will be the introduction of local Mangere man Jerry Filipaina, who will contest the Mangere seat on behalf of the party.

“We are looking forward to this event, which effectively marks the launch of our campaign for Mangere. Paul, Jerry and myself all have local affinity with Mangere. Jerry was raised, schooled and lives in Mangere, Paul has family ties to Mangere and I policed Mangere. So I guess its makes sense that we would be very passionate about this electorate,” says Mr Lewis.

Mr Lewis says the party will pour a significant amount of energy and resource into Mangere and the neighbouring Manukau East electorate, where the party believes their traditional values, pro family message will strike a chord with conservative locals.

“We’ve been visiting Mangere families in their homes and the message we are getting is very clear. Today’s Labour has become so self-indulged that they have forgotten about the people who matter most. In essence, the loyalty people have formerly shown towards Labour has been betrayed. The social and economic outcomes for Mangere families are far worse than any other electorate in our country. That’s the result of three long, hard terms under Labour. The people don’t want a fourth. The Family Party offers Mangere a vehicle they can call their own, a party that truly represents the traditional Christian values of this electorate and that unlike Labour, will put up a Mangere man to represent them,” he added.


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