June 22, 2022
Tauranga Maori voters need MP
Crown Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis is reminding new Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell to remember his Māori constituents.
As expected the banker and agribusiness owner handily beat Labour’s Jan Tinetti in Saturday’s by-election, with ACT candidate Cameron Luxton bringing up third.
Mr Davis says that’s the result Labour expected in the deep blue seat.
“Fifty percent of Māori are on general rolls so I hope when he’s helping out his mates and he remembers there are Māori in his electorate as well and that he does his best to represent them. I don’t hold out much hope but good luck to him. It’s always a special day when you are elected to parliament for the first time and I wish him all the best,” he says.