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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

Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages

August 24, 2016

Just 16,000 – or 8 per cent – of the 209,000 work visas issued last year were for occupations for which there is an identified skills shortage, says Labour Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The overwhelming majority of the record number of work visas issued last year were for jobs that kiwis can do.


Work visas issued for jobs workless Kiwis want

August 11, 2016

Thousands of work visas for low-skilled jobs were issued by the Government in the past year despite tens of thousands of unemployed Kiwis looking for work in those exact occupations, Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

“A comparison of the Household Labour Force Survey and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment immigration statistics shows the Government approved work visas for 6,500 labourers despite there being 15,600 unemployed labourers here in New Zealand.


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).


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