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Iain Lees-Galloway

MP for Palmerston North

Spokesperson for Workplace Relations and Safety, Immigration, & Defence.

Contact Iain Lees-Galloway

Iain believes in the power of people working together to create stronger families, a stronger community and a stronger economy.  His priority is to enable opportunities for Palmerston North to make the most of its many strengths.  Iain is passionate about creating a healthy, sustainable future for children born today.

Iain has been the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North since 2008 and is an experienced advocate and campaigner for his city and for the issues that matter to his electorate. Previous roles with the NZ Nurses Organisation and MedLab Central have made him passionate about healthcare, the largest employent in Palmerston North.  Iain is married with three children and enjoys rugby, football, singing and theatre.

Career Highlights:

  • Campaigns and Media Advisor for the NZ Nurses Organisation
  • Massey University Student Association President
  • Laboratory Technician for MedLab Central at Palmerston North Hospital
  • Labourer on the Tararua Windfarm

Contact Iain Lees-Galloway

Electorate office

Address: 46 Princess Street, PO Box 1430, Palmerston North 4440
Phone: 06 356 5958
Email: palmerston.north@parliament.govt.nz

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 6967
Email: iain.lees-galloway@parliament.govt.nz

Website

iainleesgalloway.co.nz

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Latest from Iain Lees-Galloway

National still has no plan on immigration

February 27, 2017

Today’s release of latest immigration statistics is further proof the Government has absolutely no plan for immigration and its impact on New Zealand, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The statistics show another year in which records have been broken – in January 2017 71,300 more permanent and long term migrants moved to New Zealand – an increase of 4.7 per cent in one year alone.


Compassion needed for Indian students

February 03, 2017

The ejection of 41 international students, who now have deportation orders against them after the Minister has coldly rejected their appeals, is further evidence of a Government that is heartless and out of touch, says Labour’s Immigration Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The plight of these students who are seeking refuge in a church, and the potential for immigration officials and police to be raiding this church to extract the students, could cause significant damage to New Zealand’s reputation as a welcoming and progressive country – especially for international education.


Questions remain about Thiel citizenship

February 01, 2017

The Government’s cynical dumping of material relating to billionaire Peter Thiel will not ease disquiet over why he was granted citizenship, says Labour Immigration Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The Government chose the day it announced the General Election date to finally release detail on the Thiel decision, but it simply raises even more serious questions as to why a New Zealand passport needed to be granted to a wealthy foreign businessman who does not live here.


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