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

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 6967


Latest from Iain Lees-Galloway

Workplace death toll still too high

April 28, 2016

It’s a damning indictment on the Government that as workers gather to remember their lost workmates on Worker’s Memorial Day, New Zealand’s workplace death toll is still far too high, Labour’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

“At least 46 people have died at work in the last year including 16 farm workers.

Zero hour contracts are history

March 08, 2016

It took a year and a half, 56,500 signatures and a whole lot of campaigning, but we did it; we’ve put an end to zero hour contracts.

Today’s victory is a win for all those Kiwi workers required to be available for work but who have no work guaranteed.

Workers need more family time, not less

March 03, 2016

Supporters of National’s Easter Trading Bill are pushing for more gambling, more booze and less time with family says Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“Not satisfied with stealing family time from workers on Easter Sunday, hospitality and retail sector lobbyists today told a Parliamentary select committee they want more access to pokies and more booze to be sold on that day as well.

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