What we've heard from Tamaki
One week on since I announced I’ll be standing in the electorate of Tamaki, our volunteers and I have been hitting the streets. We’ve been out door-knocking, meeting residents and hearing what’s really on the minds of people in Tamaki.
Here’s what they have told us so far. There is a real mood for change. Change in Government, but also change for the electorate.
If we’ve already knocked on your door, thank you for taking the time to chat. If I haven’t yet made it to your home, I look forward to meeting you soon.
Here’s what your neighbours are saying so far on their door-steps:
National and Labour’s three three-storey housing plan is very unpopular. I’m glad my party, alone, voted against it. We are right to campaign for repealing it and funding infrastructure properly to fix sewage on our beaches.
People have told me they don’t feel as safe on their streets or walking to the shops. We need stronger consequences for crime. I’m proud that ACT has always taken crime seriously.
People have also said “I’ve lived here 20 years and no politician has ever come to my street.” One told me the only politician they’d ever met was David Seymour when he knocked on her door when she lived in Epsom. Now she’s in Tamaki, knows two MPs, and they’re both from ACT.
I have voiced your concerns in Parliament, highlighting the issues of crime and infrastructure. You can watch this video here.