Welcome to new Green MP Marama Davidson:
Parliament has a new MP – Marama Davidson replaces Russel Norman
Auckland-based Marama Davidson has entered as Parliament’s newest MP, replacing Green Party stalwart and former co-leader Russel Norman.
Davidson makes up the party’s fourth member of its Maori caucus, and will take on the Maori development, social housing, human rights and Pacific peoples portfolios
Davidson has spent 10 years with the Human Rights Commission and is of Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa and Ngati Porou descent.
Davidson said she was looking forward to being a “modern, progressive voice at Parliament for Maori Political aspirations”. “After years working with grassroots organisations, I’m excited about the opportunity to help ensure that Government provides the support communities need to find their own solutions. “I plan to be a passionate advocate for those who have been left out of the current Government’s plans for New Zealand. …
You can find out more about Marama’s background from her candidate’s page.
Accompanied into the house by Metiria Turei, Denise Roche, Meka Whaitiri, Louisa Wall and Marama Fox.
— Chris Bramwell (@ChrisBramwell) November 3, 2015