If you think you've got what it takes to represent the people of the Bay of Plenty then the Labour party wants to hear from you.
Nominations are now open for everyone who wishes to stand as the Labour candidate for the Bay of Plenty electorate in the 2017 General Election.
Bay of Plenty Labour Electorate Committee chair Russell Langton says planning for next year's General Election is well underway and he looks forward to the selection of a strong candidate to represent the electorate.
“Bay of Plenty is an electorate which, alongside the increase in population, has shown growth in primary industries, retail, housing and hospitality, and seems set to continue on this path.
“However, many of our people still suffer from homelessness, inadequate housing, poor transport, casualization and exploitation within many job situations, and ongoing health service issues.
Labour's General Secretary Andrew Kirton says the party's focus is on winning next year and electing capable, energetic and forward-looking candidates to join the Labour team in Parliament.
“Only a Labour-led government will back the Kiwi Dream and help every New Zealander to get ahead.”
The Bay of Plenty electorate surrounds Tauranga in a U-shape from Omokoroa in the west across to Papamoa in the east and features a diverse mix of coastal, urban, rural and commercial areas.
Nominees must be members of the Labour Party at the time of submitting a nomination form which can be found along with more information at: labour.org.nz/party_resources