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Māori Party selects political commentator and local resident Carrie Stoddart-Smith as 2017 General Electorate candidate for Pakuranga

Carrie Stoddart-Smith of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua and Pākehā descent has been selected as the Māori Party candidate for Pakuranga in the 2017 General Election.

She lives with her husband and three children in Eastern Beach.

Stoddart-Smith holds a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from the University of Auckland, and received her Masters of Law awarded with first class honours from the University of Canterbury.

She says, “I am excited to be the Māori Party’s first ever candidate to stand in the Pakuranga electorate and I look forward to representing all the voices of Pakuranga in Parliament”.

Pakuranga is an incredibly diverse and family centred electorate. Small business forms the backbone of our local economy. Given the shared focus on family and enterprise, these attributes make the Māori Party a good and stable fit for the electorate.

Stoddart-Smith says, “My campaign will focus on connecting culture, commerce and community.”

As a Regional Business Analyst with a background in law, international economic policy, strategy and planning, she is confident that she will be a genuinely effective voice for Pakuranga.

通告: 毛利党选择 苏嘉莉 为了Pakuranga的候选人

苏嘉莉(Carrie Stoddart-Smith)来自Ngāpuhi部落, Ngāti Whātua部落, 和欧洲移民的家族.

她在2017年大选中被选为Pakuranga的毛利党(Maori Party)候选人.

苏嘉莉说 “我觉得非常兴奋, 我是Pakuranga的史无前例的毛利党候选人。Pakuranga是一个以家庭为中心的社区. 小企业是当地经济的支柱.”

“我的运动将侧重于文化交流,商业和生活水平. 我的愿望是代表Pakuranga人们的所有看法.”

她曾在新西兰政府工作,因此具有国际经济政策,战略规划经验。

苏嘉莉说 “因为毛利党支持家庭和企业, 这些属性使毛利党成为一个适当的选择.”

苏嘉莉毕业于坎特伯雷大学和奥克兰大学. 她住在Eastern Beach跟丈夫和三个孩子.