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Monday, 22 September 2014

Thank you!

My sincere thanks to everyone who supported myself and National at the general election. We're very pleased that National secured the party vote here in Rimutaka. It was a challenging campaign and one full of great experiences, debates and issues.

We know from the booth-by-booth analysis that we won across central Upper Hutt and the outlying suburbs, including Stokes Valley and Totara Park, both traditional Labour areas. Avalon and Manor Park were 50/50. However the southern booths remain a struggle.

I will remain engaged on the issues that matter to the people of Rimutaka, especially transport, economic development and local authority amalgamation. A number of people have asked if I will stand again - it's too early to say, as that's a decision for the local Rimutaka members of the National Party. If you want to be part of that decision in 2017, you'll need to keep your membership up to date. Please remember to renew!

Over the next three years we will continue to build the electorate organisation, membership and fighting funds for our campaign in 2017. But for now I can say that I'm proud to have represented the party and to have helped many of the residents of Rimutaka.