Rob McCann, Labour Candidate for the last two general elections, is standing for KCDC and launching his campaign at the annual comedy debate.
Previous debates have featured three local Mayors, the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, ACC Minister, Broadcasting Minister and Police Minister, to name a few of the decision makers who have delighted audiences over the last few years.
“The moot is ‘that all politics is local’ and that is the reason I got into politics,”says Mr McCann, “to make our community a better place.
“I’ve always run on the need to live in your community and put the interests of your community at the heart of every decision. So my family and I have made the decision that the best way I can do that is to offer my services as a KCDC Councillor,”says Mr McCann.
“KCDC plays a huge role in our lives, from providing the drainage and local roads, to creating the right conditions for business growth. I see one of my strengths as being able to build relationships with central government, so our region can increase our social housing stock, increase central government funding for public transport and projects such rail electrification to Ōtaki, and deliver better after-hours healthcare.
“But first we have a comedy debate to win,”says Mr McCann. “f you can’t laugh at yourself or communicate an idea, politics is an uphill struggle.
“So come along to the annual comedy debate at the Ocean Road Community Centre (Once known as the Senior Citizens Hall) this Friday 23rd August at 7:30pm for a night of hilarity and an opportunity to see three local candidates challenge the talent of the beehive.”
The debate features Mayor K Gurunathan, Sophie Handford, Rob McCann and MPs Greg O’Connor, Dr Deborah Russell, Kieran McAnulty and Ruth Dyson.
Tickets are $20 waged and $15 unwaged. Books yours now by ringing Beryl on 021 444 540no