My values are Labour values.

I want to help build a stronger, more caring society. I am passionate about Dunedin, and I bring considerable energy and wide experience to the task of representing this electorate.

My diverse work background has given me an understanding of the economic and social levers that can be pulled to achieve meaningful change.

Please read some of the discussions included here. I welcome your comments.

- David Clark

Front Bench in Dunedin

The Labour front bench met yesterday in Dunedin.  Reports say they had a productive meeting. 

Labour’s David Parker took the opportunity to distribute literature to the attending press-pack.  He gave them a copy of a previously unreported speech explaining what state asset sales under National would mean: higher power prices, and increased profits flowing offshore.  His jibe that leadership rumours had been a conspiracy to get the press-pack an undisturbed hour of reading-time on the homeward flight – went down well, I’m told.

On Monday evening we had a social event at the Kensington Tavern with around 100 supporters attending and rousing speeches from the MPs in attendance.  Everyone is focused on getting Labour elected – so we can get some progress on the big issues facing our country:

– The rising cost of living. Prices are rising faster than wages, and many families are struggling

– A Government that seems to have no plan for the economy

– National’s proposal to sell state assets, meaning higher power prices and profits heading offshore

– Labour’s plan to ensure every child has the best start in life. We need every citizen to contribute to society.

I attended some interesting meetings with my colleagues over the two days they were in town.  Colleagues from out of town got a picture of the challenges that are facing Dunedin.  Among others, we visited the excellent Otago Youth Wellness Trust; we visited the Dental School’s aging facilities, where our high-quality NZ dentists train; we spoke with representatives of the University and Polytech; we met with the DCC.   Some photos from the last couple of days are below. 

Photos below: Les Williams and I at the Kensington; Clare Curran, Grant Robertson, David Clark, Pete Hodgson outside the Dental School; Phil Goff and I on Princes Street on a perfect Dunedin day; Te Tai Tonga candidate Rino Tirikatene and I.


1 comment on ‘Front Bench in Dunedin’

  1. 30 March, 2011

    Great to see you in such fine company. It sounds like a very productive day.

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