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Labour candidate Barry Kirker on Maurice Williamson

Barry Kirker
Labour candidate for Pakuranga

2 May, 2014

Media Statement on Maurice Williamson

Pakuranga residents expect and deserve more from their elected Member of Parliament, Labour’s candidate for Pakuranga Barry Kirker says.

“National MP Maurice Williamson has failed the people of Pakuranga.

“Taking care of their friends has become standard practise for ministers in the National-led Government. Maurice Williamson’s lack of judgement follows falls from grace from his colleagues including Pansy Wong, Richard Worth, Judith Collins, John Banks and Nick Smith.

“Those who donate to the National Party appear to get special treatment from Government ministers. This is not a trend I want to see occurring in New Zealand.

“Sadly many local people I have spoken to are not surprised by Maurice Williamson’s actions. He has a reputation for questionable judgment and character.

“Locals are also concerned Maurice Williamson has been taking the electorate for granted and pursing his own personal interests.

“In my experience as a psychologist, people who have serious lapses of judgement such as this, have often engaged in similar questionable behaviour before they were caught out.

“I am running a campaign based on the need for new face in Pakuranga, integrity of character, putting people before profits, equal treatment for everyone in the electorate and transparency in Government.

“A Labour government will represent all of society, not just the wealthy,” Barry Kirker says.


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