Why I’m running
This election is incredibly important. Jacinda Ardern's Labour-led response to Covid-19 saved lives, livelihoods and our sense of community. Our biggest national issue now is when to open the borders, and I trust only Labour to make evidence-based decisions which put people first. Those who see the health and economic responses as separate issues will risk the lives of New Zealanders. Labour will lead a recovery that's fair to everyone and that will ultimately help close the inequality gap.
I'm a mother-of-three with proven experience in law, journalism and public service. I've owned my own small business and know the difference that stable leadership, health and safety, and economic security makes to our lives and our children's lives. My Dad's working-class background and values, and family involvement in the union movements that shaped NZ, make me proud to call Dunedin South home and to seek to represent the many diverse communities which live within the Taieri boundaries.