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David Parker confirmed as Labour's Epsom candidate

David Parker confirmed as Labour's Epsom candidate


Epsom is set to be one of the battlegrounds for the election on 26 November.

“Labour will give the voters of Epsom a choice.” Labour Party President Moira Coatsworth said today when announcing the selection of David Parker to stand for Labour in Epsom at the election.

This is a fight for the future of NZ.

“I am delighted to have been selected to contest Epsom for the Labour Party”, David Parker said.

“I believe Act – led by Don Brash – are extremists whose vision for NZ is as divisive and repugnant as Hone Harawira’s is at the other extreme. Labour won’t work with either of them”, he said.

“In a democracy voters deserve to be shown respect by giving them a choice of who they want to vote for. National and Act are taking the people of Epsom for granted and treating them like sheep to try and construct an outcome that brings MMP into disrepute – to bring Act into Parliament, with disproportionate influence, on the coattails of Epsom.

“NZ has structural economic problems. We need to save more, invest more in the productive export sector and export more in order to reduce our growing current account deficit and stop getting poorer. Changes to tax, savings and monetary policy are needed, which Labour would bring.

“Labour has a coherent plan for the growth of our country. It enables tax cuts for the vast majority of New Zealanders, paid for by taxing capital gains at a moderate rate. This is both fair and will improve the economy by directing more of our investment capital into the productive export sector, rather than the speculative sector. I welcome the opportunity to put the case for Labour’s policy to the voters of Epsom” David Parker said.


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