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!
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.