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Iain Lees-Galloway

MP for Palmerston North

Spokesperson for Workplace Relations and Safety
Spokesperson for Immigration

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


Latest from Iain Lees-Galloway

15 corrupt bank managers identified in student fraud

June 22, 2016

New information show 15 bank managers in India have been identified by Immigration New Zealand as presenting fraudulent documents on behalf of foreign students studying here, Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

“Documents obtained by Labour under the Official Information Act show bank managers doctored genuine information which was then used by education agents to prove students had the funds to pay for their New Zealand tuition (see INZ No Surprises Factsheet attached).


90-day work trials an unfair failure which must change

June 17, 2016

A new Treasury report shows the Government’s 90-day trials haven’t helped businesses and are inherently unfair, Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

“The Motu report found that 90-day trial periods had no impact on overall employment and did not result in more young people, beneficiaries, Maori or Pasifika being given jobs as National promised.


National puts Easter trading in the too hard basket

May 12, 2016

All Labour MPs will vote against National’s move to leave Easter trading laws up to councils, Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain-Lees Galloway says. 

“Despite this being a conscience vote, Labour MPs are united in their opposition to the Government’s moves to abrogate its duty to determine whether shops should be open over this holiday period.


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