David Shearer

MP for Mt Albert

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David Shearer is the MP for Mt Albert. His life has been dedicated to the service of others both in New Zealand and internationally. Prior to entering politics he ran large-scale humanitarian operations for the United Nations and Save the Children in areas of conflict including Iraq, West Bank and Gaza, Afghanistan, Somalia and Rwanda. He believes New Zealand should be the best country in the world, where everyone can get a fair go and anyone prepared to work for it can achieve their dreams.

In January 2017, David will be taking up a new role as the UN Head of Mission in South Sudan.

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Electorate office

Address: Level 1, 901 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025
Phone: 09 845 1919

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 9793

Latest from David Shearer

Shearer congratulated on UN peacekeeping role

December 14, 2016

Mt Albert MP David Shearer’s appointment as head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan is a huge credit to him and to New Zealand, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

“The Labour Party congratulates David on what will be a demanding role, but one that has a humanitarian focus which he’s passionate about.

David Shearer proposed for UN peacekeeping role

December 08, 2016

Mt Albert MP David Shearer is being proposed for a demanding and exciting role heading the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

“David has kept me fully informed about this opportunity and we are very excited for him.”

John Key mustn’t wear rose tinted glasses in Fiji

June 08, 2016

When Prime Minister John Key visits Fiji this week, polite but firm messages need to be delivered, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

“Fiji has clamped down on its own media, several New Zealand journalists are banned from visiting the country and there have been issues with the functioning of its parliament.

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