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

 


McAnulty Will win seat “old fashioned way”

McAnulty not seeking Labour List: Will win seat “old fashioned way”


Kieran McAnulty, Labour Candidate for Wairarapa

5 May 2014

Labour Candidate for Wairarapa, Kieran McAnulty, is determined to win Wairarapa “the old fashioned way” after announcing today that he will not be seeking a position on Labour’s list in this year’s election.

Mr McAnulty, understood to be the only Labour Candidate not seeking a list position, says his decision not to stand on the list demonstrates his commitment to Wairarapa.

“There is a huge difference between a candidate who wants to represent his home region and one who just wants to get into Parliament. For too long Wairarapa has gone without a strong, local voice in Parliament. Wairarapa people want an MP whose primary focus is Wairarapa. They want an MP who is committed to them. This is my way of demonstrating that commitment,” says Mr McAnulty.

"Like most Wairarapa people, I hold a strong connection to this region. My family have lived in Wairarapa for five generations and I have no intention of leaving. I had the opportunity to contest other seats – potentially easier seats to win – but I wasn’t interested. I chose to stand here because Wairarapa is my home and has been all my life,” says Mr McAnulty.

Mr McAnulty says a strong local voice is essential if Wairarapa is to reach its potential. “This region is full of innovative, hardworking people, but without an MP who understands them and the issues they face, they will continue to find it harder and harder to get ahead”

By not standing on the list Mr McAnulty will need to win the Electorate Vote in Wairarapa in order to get into Parliament however he says he remains confident he can win Wairarapa.

“I am fully aware of the task ahead of me, but I can do it. The Labour Party in the Wairarapa is now one of the best organised in the country and has a membership force that has doubled in the last year. I have a well-oiled campaign team behind me and my messaging and vision for Wairarapa is appealing far beyond our traditional support base.”

“I will always campaign for two ticks Labour. I know that Labour has the policies to deliver jobs and growth to Wairarapa. That’s real jobs; well-paid work that provides people with a decent standard of living and a future for their families. It is as the Labour MP for Wairarapa in a Labour Government that I can have the greatest effect”.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: A Govt. Christmas Bad News Dump -The Skycity Convention Center Blowout & A Negative MBIE Review

If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about at Christmas time – which is, traditionally, the dumping ground for terrible news that the government fervently hopes the public will be too distracted to notice. And so verily this Christmas Eve we learn of (a) the explosion of costs to the taxpayer and ratepayer of the vile SkyCity convention centre in Auckland and that (b) the government’s flagship MBIE “super-ministry” run by its Minister of Everything is a disaster zone of incompetence and mismanagement. MBIE is a Titanic looking for an iceberg, or so it would seem. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news