September 14, 2015
Davidson to be a new voice
Incoming Green MP Marama Davidson says no longer being the most prominent caregiver for her younger children will be the hardest part of going to parliament.
The mother of six will head for Wellington in late October when Russel Norman resigns to become the head of Greenpeace New Zealand.
She says it’s a discussion the family already had the night of the election, when it looked possible the Greens could get 15 MPs.
She says it’s rare opportunity for a Maori woman.
"It’s been put in front of me and I have a responsibility to take that opportunity and to work through it and I'm also blessed and privileged with enormous networks and support so I can do this. It's going to be hard but I can do this and I look forward to it because there are changes to be made and there are voices to be heard that I don't believe always get to be heard and I hope to be able to contribute by standing up for those groups and those people," Mrs Davidson says.
She’s pleased the Greens have clawed back the support from Maori voters they lost in 2006 to the Maori Party, and she looks forward to increasing that support further.
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