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

 


Peter Foster Backs Rob Mccann for MP

Peter Foster Backs Rob Mccann for MP


Peter Foster has joined Labour’s campaign to elect Rob McCann as the next MP for Otaki.

Peter is a well known local lawyer who lives in Waikanae Beach. In 2011 he stood for Labour in Otaki and despite late selection, gained a very creditable 13,920 votes.

Rob McCann of Otaihanga was selected as the Labour candidate in December last year. He is building his bid for election on the base created by Peter Foster. Since the start of this year Rob McCann has been very active on the campaign trail meeting constituents at public events and in their homes.

Peter was out door knocking in his home patch of Waikanae Beach with Rob and an enthusiastic team of Labour volunteers last Saturday. They received a very good reception from electors . “We are getting a lot of support on the doorstep this time around. Last election the phone was off the hook and people weren't ready for a change. This election, the people of Kapiti and Horowhenua are looking for both a change of MP and a change of government,” Rob McCann reported. “And the only way to change the government is to party vote Labour,“ Rob added.

Peter Foster endorsed Rob McCann saying, "Rob is an excellent candidate. Being out on the hustings with Rob, I've seen a young man who is ready and willing to put in the work required as an electorate MP. I'm proud to support Rob as the next member of Parliament for the Otaki electorate. We need a community minded MP and I'm certain that Rob McCann will be that person."

Rob McCann welcomed Peter Foster’s endorsement and active support saying, "I'm humbled to be supported by Peter. His advice and knowledge has been really helpful in building the campaign to win back Otaki and give the electorate an MP that lives and is connected to the community."

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2014 General Election: Voting Period Begins

The first votes for the 2014 general election will be cast today, Wednesday 3 September, as advance voting begins ahead of election day on Saturday 20 September.

“Election day is September 20, but if you want, you can vote from today,” says Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden. “Almost 300 advance voting places will be available around the country for people to cast early votes.”

Times and opening hours will vary around the country to suit local needs. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Two Dead, One Injured: Suspect Charged After Ashburton Shooting

Russell John Tully has appeared in Christchurch District Court. Tully has been remanded in custody on charges of murder of Peg Noble and Leigh Cleveland and attempted murder of Lindy Curtis. More>>

ALSO:

John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

ALSO:

Internet MANA: Georgina Beyer Rocks The Waka

“There is now, and always will be, a range of views about many issues within our movement and members are free to express them, but Georgina’s views on Kim Dotcom are not shared by the MANA Movement leadership or the vast majority of MANA members and supporters around the country” states MANA Candidate for Waiariki, Annette Sykes. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Update: Inquiry Into Release Of NZSIS Information

The Inquiry would be conducted in private and individuals would appear before her separately over a period of more than a week. She does not intend to name those summoned to give evidence until her report is published. “I can confirm that all persons summoned will be required to appear under oath...” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

ALSO:

Maori Council Lawyers' Statement: Supreme Court Decision On Maori Water Rights

“…the Supreme Court refused to give Pouakani people what they asked for, but may have given them something much, much better instead… the Supreme Court has questioned whether the Crown owns the River at all.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news