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

 

TOP Leadership Election Winners Announced

11 December 2018


The Opportunities Party is delighted with the results of the first-ever party election:

The winner of the Leader position is Geoff Simmons. Geoff has been acting as the interim leader and was formerly General Manager of the Morgan Foundation. He brings with him a rock-solid background in TOP’s policy as well as excellent communication skills, particularly when discussing complex issues.

Geoff says “The Opportunities Party is back and calling for the Government to deliver real change that will work for people and businesses. We need tax reform that will put more money in the pockets of hardworking Kiwis, stop housing speculation and drive investment in business, but instead it looks like we will get (at best) a watered down Capital Gains Tax that will hurt business and do nothing to control house prices.”

The winner for Member Representative is Donna Pokere-Phillips, a former TOP candidate. She brings with her a background in law and Māori governance as well as superlative communication skills.

Donna says “I am humbled by this result and thank everyone who voted for me. I look forward to representing our members on the TOP Board and ensuring their voices are heard. I joined The Opportunities Party to achieve real change, not to be a career politician but to ensure our tamariki and mokopuna thrive in a society that promotes fairness and allows them to participate in an acceptable standard of living surrounded by a thriving environment. Being a member on the Board affords me the opportunity to ensure we are on track to achieving a fairer, more sustainable New Zealand through evidence based policies"

The voting results for both Leader and Membership Representative can be found online at the TOP website.

The voting was conducted through partnership with Horizon State - a secure platform for engagement and election processes.

-ENDS-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year...

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to increase baseline benefits to stop record numbers of people requiring hardship assistance to meet the basic costs of living. More>>

 

DHBs "Prepared": Junior Doctors Strike Tuesday, Wednesday

The needs of acute patients will be met during tomorrow's junior doctor strike, a DHB spokesperson says... Almost 3000 junior doctors are expected to walk off the job, which will affect all DHBs apart from West Coast District Health Board. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Report: Complaints About Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha

The Authority has found that DC Haumaha acted improperly by approaching staff and others to provide information to support him to refute the allegations about his 2016 conduct, or solicited other staff to do so on his behalf... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels