Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Botany & Pakuranga Labour chose their candidates

Botany & Pakuranga Labour chose their candidates for 2014 Election

Aberbaijani, Tofik Mamedov, chosen as Labour’s Candidate in Botany

At a well attended meeting on Friday the combined electorates of Botany and Pakuranga selected their candidates for the 2014 election.

Both electorates had two people contesting the nomination.

For Pakuranga this was the first contested selection for some time which is an encouraging sign for the Labour Party in the electorates and indicates that there is a definite resurgence of support for the Party.

The New Zealand Councillors who made up the selection panel, along with local Electorate Committee members, were most impressed with the calibre of the nominees coming forward to stand for and present the Labour Party’s policies in
both electorates.

The Botany selection panel selected local Insurance representative, Tofik Mamedov, as the candidate after a series of speeches and rigorous question
and answer sessions with the other nominee, 2011 Labour candidate for Botany, Chao-fu Wu.

Mamedov is the first Azerbaijani chosen to represent a political party in New Zealand. His selection is a reflection of the multi-ethnic community that is the Botany electorate and endorsement of the contribution the many immigrant groups make to New Zealand, said Botany LEC Secretary, Alan Papprill.

“Tofik has been out and about in Botany campaigning and door knocking for the best part of a year and has come to learn a great deal about the problems and concerns of the local residents who have been struggling with soaring house prices and growing social inequalities over the past six years of a National government. His experience has equipped him to be a dynamic candidate and spokesperson for Labour in the electorate.”

After the selection Mamedov said he was looking forward to the election campaign and the chance to put Labour’s policies to the people of Botany.

botany.labour@gmail.com http:botanylabour.webs.com !

Botany Labour Electorate Committee

The Pakuranga Labour Selection panel chose local psychologist, Barry Kirker as their candidate over Sunny Kaushal.

Kirker is a Registered Clinical Psychologist living in Pakuranga electorate and running his own business in South Auckland.

Outside of his professional activities he is active in various sporting and community groups.

He has lived in Australia and USA before returning to New Zealand to establish his practice in South Auckland.

He, too, is looking forward to the election campaign and the opportunities to argue and present the Labour Party’s policies to the voters in Pakuranga.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news