Bad news for the newest Labour scum list MP: you’ll achieve sweet Fanny Adams

via Stuff, supplied

The special vote count saw Labour’s newest MP, Angie Warren-Clark, hurriedly writing her resignation letter.

Labour and the Greens were the big winners from the special vote count which saw a two-seat swing in favour of the left wing parties. National lost two to Labour and the Greens, which picked up one each.

Warren-Clark worked as the head of Tauranga Women’s Refuge, a position she would have retained had her parliamentary bid not blossomed. She said it will be tough to leave, as the job has been a big part of her life.

“I’ve got to get back to Tauranga and hand in my resignation letter without notice,” she said.

“Of course, when you work in women’s refuge, it gets under your skin, so you never really resign.”

Warren-Clark said working with victims of abuse and those needing assistance at women’s refuges was the catalyst for her political career.

“It gets to a point where you can’t just sit back,” she said.

“I had to pluck up the courage to do something about it. I’ve always been a Labour girl, as their values align with mine, so it was a no-brainier to stand for them.”

She hopes her time in Parliament will allow her to be part of policy changes to assist
Refuge in other ways, but that plan was initially dashed on election night.

She received 11,356 votes to National’s Todd Muller’s 25,352. Being 46th on the list, with Labour getting 45 seats on election night, it came down to the special votes to carry her through.

Most people standing for a party list that are well down the list are mostly oxygen thieves.  A place in parliament is a huge promotion for them, even if they only count as a vote when legislation is being passed or opposed.

But Angie Warren-Clark was actually doing something directly useful for her community – she headed up Women’s Refuge in Tauranga.

I’m sorry to tell you Angie, you’re going to regret swapping making a real difference in women’s lives for the spirit-sucking tar pit that is parliament.  You will have zero influence, and you will achieve even less.

 

– Stuff


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