Iain Lees-Galloway

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Name: Iain Lees-Galloway
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

MP criticises increase in train fare

Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway says a rise in the fare on KiwiRail's Capital Connection will make the commuter train service too expensive for some.Iain Lees-Galloway.Photo: LABOUR PARTYThe rail operator says fares on the service from Levin, Shannon ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Naylor: Raising fares won't fix commuter train

The $800,000 Labour was proposing to invest in deferred maintenance on the Capital Connection could be just a fraction of the true cost of keeping the train on the tracks.Former Palmerston North mayor and now National list MP Jono Naylor said increasing ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Threat of Labour's favour spooks the horses

A Labour Party candidate endorsement at the upcoming mayoral by-election in Palmerston North would be a curious and antiquated move, but hardly insidious.The Labour electorate committee (LEC) has invited mayoral prospects to speak next week and it will ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Labour mayoralty role rankles

Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway has defended his electorate committee's offer to provide Labour Party backing to a candidate for the city mayoralty.The committee has invited mayoral candidates to talk to its next meeting, after which it would decide ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Alarm at Labour mayoral backing

Palmerston North's Labour electorate committee is considering endorsing a mayoral candidate, in a break with the tradition of keeping party politics out of city council business.City councillor Adrian Broad said the move could make the campaign "unpleasant ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Four Nominees for Labour’s Leadership

As at 5pm today four valid nominations had been received for the position of Labour Leader, as follows:Andrew Little(nominated by Poto Williams and Iain Lees-Galloway)Nanaia Mahuta(nominated by Louisa Wall and Su’a William Sio)David Parker(nominated by ... [Published Scoop - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Funds raised for homeless

Spending a night under the stars is nothing compared with what homeless people often go through, Palmerston North city councillor Aleisha Rutherford says. Rutherford was one of a group of people who slept under cardboard boxes on Saturday night in the ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Govt to sell a third of region's houses - MP

Manawatu could be in the firing line as the Government prepares to sell a large portion of Housing New Zealand's portfolio.The Government announced this week it could sell some of its housing stock to the Salvation Army and the private sector, and use ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

Stay on a little longer, Jono

When Jono Naylor announced he would contest the Palmerston North seat at the general election he was quick to accept some people would be sour at him setting eyes on Parliament less than a year into his mayoral term.But he could not have anticipated the ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Big drop in drink driving

Fewer Palmerston North drivers are being caught after having too many drinks, with drink-drive convictions dropping by more than 20 per cent in a year.Police and a politician behind new drink-drive laws expect those numbers to keep falling, driven by ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 3 reports

New Zealand Labour Leader David Cunliffe Pressured Decide to Step Down as Support Weakens

New Zealand's Labour party leader David Cunliffe, who lost to Prime Minister John Key in the recent election, is now reconsidering the future. Former loyalist Iain Lees-Galloway, a Palmerston North MP, has advised Cunliffe to step down as party leader ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 2 reports

Early votes followed overall trend

More than 8000 people took the opportunity to vote early in Palmerston North this year, close to a quarter of all votes cast.The Electoral Commission has published a breakdown of the party vote at each polling booth in the country, as well as early v ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 23 2014]

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Lees-Galloway said their reaction was a little over the top. "there is no desire to bring party politics to the council table. but obviously, if someone is standing who shares labour's values, it could be quite beneficial for people to know the candidate's underlying values."

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MP criticises increase in train fare [Published Radio New Zealand - Oct 19 2014]
Naylor: Raising fares won't fix commuter train [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 17 2014]
Threat of Labour's favour spooks the horses [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 17 2014]
Labour mayoralty role rankles [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 16 2014]
Alarm at Labour mayoral backing [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 16 2014]
Four Nominees for Labour’s Leadership [Published Scoop - Oct 14 2014]
Nanaia Mahuta to contest Labour leadership [Published New Zealand Herald - Oct 14 2014]
Funds raised for homeless [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 13 2014]
Little banking on a clean break [Published New Zealand Herald - Oct 09 2014]
Govt to sell a third of region's houses - MP [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 09 2014]
Council team's cold night out for a cause [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 08 2014]
Naylor quits as mayor [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 06 2014]
Stay on a little longer, Jono [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 03 2014]
MP urges Naylor to stay put [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 02 2014]
Big drop in drink driving [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 30 2014]
'I resign ... but I want the job' [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 27 2014]
Curtains for Cunliffe [Published Taranaki Daily News - Sep 26 2014]
New Zealand Labour Leader David Cunliffe Pressu... [Published International Business Times Australia - Sep 25 2014]
Whip loses both his role and his voice [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 25 2014]
For the good of the party [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 25 2014]
Resilient MP holds on against blue tide [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 23 2014]
Early votes followed overall trend [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 23 2014]
Cunliffe on the rampage [Published The Press NZ - Sep 23 2014]
Don't eat each other: Cunliffe [Published Southland Times - Sep 23 2014]
Labour's future of uncertainty [Published Dominion Post - Sep 22 2014]
MP Ball needs introducing [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 22 2014]
Palmerston North in the red as National romps in [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 22 2014]
Nats win party vote with 43 per cent [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 22 2014]
Key's triumph no small achievement [Published Manawatu Standard - Sep 22 2014]
Palmerston North mayor to resign [Published Newstalk ZB - Sep 21 2014]
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