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

Labour Annual Conference

I’ve left this year’s annual conference buzzing.

Phil Goff’s keynote speech outlined a vision and path for New Zealand that would see a prosperous future for ALL New Zealanders.  He compared that to the creation of two New Zealands by the National Government: one struggling to afford enough to eat, and the other – where life is getting easier – enjoyed by a privileged few. 

Phil described how the big picture needs to be addressed to create a New Zealand we can all be proud of. 

As an aside, it is a real credit to the clear way he outlined his vision – that Phil’s section on reforming monetary policy was received by the crowd with genuine excitement.   I often find I’m in a minority when it comes to real unbounded enthusiasm for that kind of thing!

It’s not possible to do a complete round-up of what went on.  The Standard has a good crack at a short summary.  There were dozens of workshops, and, since they run parallel to one-another it’s not possible to get to them all.

Annette King’s speech was another conference highlight for me, but I’ll write more on that later.

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