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

Owning our future

The election is now less than six months away.  We’re starting to get a better picture of where each political party stands.  And they are standing in quite different places.

The keynote speeches at Labour congress have been available online for a couple of weeks.  I’ve just re-read them. They’re good. The links below mean you can read the original text.  Phil and Annette’s can also be watched on YouTube.  

Personalities are set to play a lesser part in election politics this time around.  Instead, each linked speech has a strong emphasis on Labour values and policies.  In this vein, Party President Moira Coatsworth drew attention to the difference that Labour represents.  She spoke about the environment, equality and the economy.  She also spoke about our strengths as a Party.

Annette King’s speech focused on making sure all children have what they need to succeed. Too many of our most vulnerable are slipping through the cracks.  Action must be taken.  Annette announced the creation of a Ministry for Children as the platform for action.  More on this closer to the election.

Phil Goff’s speech, Owning our Future, focused on creating jobs and growing the economy.  You can read the detail.  He also reiterated that when it came to asset sales, only one party had learnt from the past.  Labour will keep kiwi assets in kiwi hands.

At this year’s election, New Zealanders will have clear choices.  Choosing wisely (or not) will make a real difference.


2 comments on ‘Owning our future’

  1. 1 June, 2011

    Owning our own future sounds like a great idea.

  2. 27 June, 2011

    1984 is when the privatisation/asset sale experiment started. A lot of the guinea pigs died, many more were maimed for life and a very small minority transmorfed into Fat Cats. Another round of this experiment started in 2008 when the amateur politician/professional money-maker,John Key, was perceived by many as King Midas. Well John turned out to be King Midas In Reverse……. everything he touches turns to dust.

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