Cherie Chapman has many years’ experience working in education including as an Assistant Principal. She is currently the curator of a new Museum. Cherie has worked in Health Promotion, focussing on positive outcomes for tamariki, and also for the NZCTU as an education organiser. She has post-graduate qualifications in Business Administration with a focus on Change Management and Marketing. She also has a Teaching Diploma and holds a Bachelor of Arts.
Cherie believes that Clutha-Southland is struggling with an underfunded and overstretched health system. Housing affordability is challenging for people on low incomes, and there's a need for healthy homes. Water quality is a real concern to communities. Labour will take the first crucial steps to tackle the housing crisis and is committed to funding health and education properly not only in Clutha-Southland but all around New Zealand.
Cherie was the first in her family to attend university. It was here she became politically active, advocating for human rights for all.
She aims to be a voice for people whose voices are not heard, particularly in education and in her community. Cherie believes Labour ensures New Zealanders have the support and services they need to realise their potential no matter who they are or where they come from.
She believes it is time for a change of government.