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

A More Positive New Zealand

Today I spoke frankly in Parliament.

I am concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor, what it is doing to our social fabric, and what it is doing to our economic prospects.

My concern formed a big part of my original decision to stand for Parliament. And – as you would expect – addressing inequality was a major theme in my maiden speech to Parliament.

Since then, things have got worse. The current Government is content to pass tax laws that drive the wedge between rich and poor.  It is not good enough.

Labour does not accept the inevitability of a growing gap between the haves and the have-nots.  We have a positive vision for New Zealand, where every New Zealander has the opportunity to succeed.

I’d be interested to hear what you think.

 

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