Monthly Archives: September 2014

Thank you

Thank you, to my team, and to my family, and to people who’ve supported me, and to people who hollered encouraging words out of their car windows, and to people who voted for me. I think the results from Rangitīkei … Continue reading

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This is very gratifying

The local paper has handed out some campaign awards. Manawatu’s pre-election awards Best campaign: Deborah Russell, Labour. Faced with the unenviable task of taking on National’s Ian McKelvie in Rangitikei Russell has thrown everything at the campaign. She’s been all … Continue reading

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Working hard for Rangitīkei

It’s hard to believe that this election campaign is nearly over. My team and I have been working hard for months. We’ve visited every town and village in the electorate, knocked on doors, held street corner meetings, attended festivals and … Continue reading

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Campaign newsletter – 18 September

Nearly there!  Click here to download my very last campaign newsletter before the election. Rangitīkei Labour campaign update 18 sep – PDF See you on the other side.

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Campaign update – 7 September

Just 13 days to go. Or 13 sleeps, however you prefer to count this. I’ve had so many people contacting me to say that they’ve voted, and that they’ve voted to support me and the Labour Party. Thank you. The … Continue reading

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About that CGT

I’ve been tweeting about Labour’s proposed CGT. Nats are scaremongering on Capital Gains Tax. Making up a bogie, pointing at it histrionically, and trying to alarm people. Standard way to form tax law is to work out broad outlines of … Continue reading

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Campaign update – 16 days to go

16 days to go. The early voting booths are open – click here for a list of Rangitīkei early voting places. We’re busy with a cycle of candidates’ forums and street corner meetings and getting leaflets out, doing our best … Continue reading

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