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Maori Party salutes Sue Bradford

Maori Party salutes Sue Bradford
Hon Tariana Turia,
25 September 2009

Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia has today spoken of her sadness at learning of the resignation of Green MP Sue Bradford.

"Parliament will lose a passionate and powerful advocate when Sue leaves," said Mrs Turia.

"I have known Sue for many years, long before we came to Parliament," she said.

"She has had a very strong social justice background and has been part of a powerful movement for social change.

"She has been a keen advocate for the unemployed and has spoken up for the need to address poverty issues with arguments which are both compelling and compassionate.

"Undoubtedly her greatest success has been in achieving her aspirations to place child safety and wellbeing firmly on the nation's agenda" said Mrs Turia.

"Sue has demonstrated an enormous commitment for the betterment of the lives of New Zealand families.

"I have greatly admired her courage and I know that wherever she goes she leaves behind big footprints to follow. The loss for the Greens will be huge.

"We all wish her well for a life outside the Beehive - and we know that whatever direction she now chooses to take, she will continue to make a difference in her own unique way,” said Mrs Turia.


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