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

Otago Jobs

The National Government’s neglect for Otago and lack of a jobs plan have combined to exact a frightening toll.

Our local unemployment rate is up 37% on a year ago. The last time there were this many people unemployed in Otago was in Ruth Richardson’s era – 22 years ago. I took the fight for credible regional development to Parliament and asked Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce some hard questions about the challenges facing Dunedin and Otago.  See what you think about his responses…

Joyce’s dismissive tone has not gone unnoticed in the South.

I’m pleased our jobs challenge is getting a wider airing and that Dave Cull is gathering city leaders to take a combined voice to Parliament on proposed cuts at AgResearch’s Invermay campus.

Labour leader David Shearer will also have something to say about the lack of a jobs-plan when he visits Dunedin on Monday to address the 5:15pm public meeting at Knox Church Halls on our NZ Power policy.

 

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