Baljit believes that Labour Party values, built on equal opportunities, compassion and investment in people are those that will build a prosperous New Zealand.
As Hunua’s representative in Parliament, Baljit will advocate for improved health, education, housing, transportation safety and employment opportunities for her electorate.
She is an active member of the Labour Party, having been a women’s organiser for Labour’s multicultural arm.
Baljit is a proud immigrant from Punjab. Since coming to New Zealand Baljit has been deeply involved in her work with the community.
She is a leader in the local Indian community, serving as chair of the New Zealand Sikh Women Association, an organisation that provides support for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence in South and East Auckland communities. Her values are Labour’s values where everyone should have a right to own their own home where they can feel safe and have a sense of belonging.
She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree and worked in aged care facilities as a health care assistant. She is currently working as a Medical Underwriter for Southern Cross Health Society.