Jenny Salesa selected as Labour’s Manukau East Candidate
Labour Party President Moira Coatsworth has announced that Jenny Salesa will be Labour’s candidate for Manukau East at the 2014 General Election. She was selected from a strong field of eight candidates following Ross Robertson MP’s announcement that he was to step down at the election after 27 years as the local MP
Moira Coatsworth said today:
“Labour ran a robust democratic selection process in Manukau East attracting hundreds of local people to two public question and answer meetings and today’s selection meeting, in a packed sports hall in the heart of the electorate.
"Local members have told us that the Manukau East electorate needs an MP who understands the reality of people’s lives. Our process has given us a very talented and impressive candidate. Jenny has an outstanding record of working with people and communities. She will advocate strongly for the people of Manukau East dealing with housing, unemployment and state services, and a range of other issues. Ross has left big shoes to fill; Jenny is up to that challenge."